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You'll Find It THE DAILY OKLAHOMAN The Weather FRIDAY Partly cloudy, warmer In the panhandle Friday afternoon. Hign temperature to be near 90. tht set of March 3. 17 City. Oklahoma, txtoffle SINGLE COPY PRICE: Daily 5c Sunday 12c TWENTY-SIX PAGES 500 N.

BROADWAY, OKLAHOMA CITY, FRIDAY, JULY 12, 1946. Morning and Sunday VOL. 55. NO. 186.

Bare Senate Margin Beats Taft's Amendment to OPA Lifting Industry's Ceilings Fields Flashes Back at Arms Quiz Accusers Promoter Denies Bribe Offers, Sees Self as Scapegoat Administration Wins on Tie Vote, Last Hurdle Cleared For Passage of Price Bill WASHINGTON, July 11. (A3) The administration won a major round in the OPA revival fight Thursday night when the senate smashed an attempt by Senator Taft Ohio) to deprive OPA of discretion and force it to raise manufacturers' price ceilings to cover increased costs. The decision came on the closest possible margin a 40 to -id vote. A tie vote defeats an attempt to amend a bill. This action removed one or the last major hurdles to senaf passage later of a measure to restore some price and rent control? for one year.

The vote came only a few hours after President Truman told his news conference that every day which passes without price controls increases the country's danger of runaway inflation, which he said thus far had been prevented. Rejection of the Taft proposal left intact in the bill a compromise formula worked out by Democratic Leader Barkley Ky.) for prices of manufacturers, processors and produces. WASHINGTON, July 11. Immediately upon his return from the west coast to appear before the senate war investicratinsr committee, the fabulous Benjamin Franklin TL n.L This is the burning "Star of Lisbon." giant TWA Constel-I he Ueatn OT a Ueeil iation plane which crashed near Reading. Thursday while on a training flight for crew members.

The airline said the crash was the first fatal accident of a commercially-owned Constellation, world's largest passenger plane now in regular service. Five of the men aboard were killed and the sixth critically injured. (Another picture, page 12. i Fields held a press conference late Thursday claiming that he was being made a "scape goat." Sitting In his luxurious public relations office with his beauti Bieily is would require the revitalized OPA to boost ceilings to add an industry's average cost increases to the average prices for 1940. Taft said he agreed to such a formula, substituted for his proposal which President Truman criticized severely in the June 29 veto or the original OPA bill, but he sought to knock out exemptions under which he said the OPA could refuse to raise any ceilings.

ful wife beside him. Fields told reporters he had not tried to; Wlrtphoto stop or fix the committee's; probe into the operations of an Illinois munitions empire. Cut in Federal Spending Gets Truman Pledge He Backs Steelman Report on Reduced Army, Veteran Cost WASHINGTON, July 11. (P) President Truman pledged his administration Thursday night to cut federal spending. President Truman indorsed a report by his new reconversion director, John Steelman, calling for reduced outlays by the government particularly by the peacetime army and navy and for a "workable" OPA "Government expenditures will be reduced," Mr.

Truman said in a statement at his news conference in connection with issuance of Steel-man's quarterly report. "Military and veterans program costs which have been rising above earlier estimates will be reviewed, to determine where they can be reduced without endangering national security cr causing unjustified hardship." The president prldefully summarized the progress made by midyear production at "the highest level ever attained In peacetime;" more people working "than ever before:" the r.attun meeting hi f.sll our fom-mitments to ship food to the starving peoples of the world, eight out of every 10 returned veterans already at work, The president said he had directed Steelman to co-ordinate fully the ac-iH-itlei of all gov'orrWrifc agencies to attain: the high volume of production needed to ward off inflation. The carving of government expenditures is part of a review of federal fiscal and monetary policies, he said. Veterans at Work Cited "All deferrable construction and public works projects using federal funds will be studied with a view to saving strategic materials and diminishing inflationary pressures, "All these measures are necessary but' they are no substitute for specific price control until full production is attained." Mr. Truman laid emphasis on the number of Americans at work "four and a half million more than in 1941, our highest prewar year" and on the record made by Industry In absorbing veterans.

"But we shall not be satisfied until the rest of our veterans have suitable employment opportunlUes." he said. Steelman, only recently Installed as head of the office' of war mobilization and reconversion, declared In his nuartcrly rcnort that price control School Plans Study Finished City System of 23 Highschoofs Urged A system of 23 highschool 65 elementary schools, and 1-prlmary schools to meet an anticipated future school enrolment of 65,000 students is pro-posed in the comprehensive long-range plan for urban Oklahoma county completed Thursday bj a 16-member citizens commit- Those exemptions would allow OPA AnythlnK he did was "purely from a friendship standpoint ror my friend, i to: UA.W "I don't believe In IWerCy capital punishment." These words from Mrs. Al Davis, widow of the Brooklyn boxer slain In a holdup last November, to the sentencing judge in New York saved her husband's three killers from the electric chair. The judge asked Mrs. Davis' opinion, then sentenced the trio to life Imprisonment instead of death.

Joseph Freeman," Washington representative of the Erie Basin Metal Products Fields said. IMakc "reasonable adjustments" for conditions resulting from abnormal production. 2 Grant price increases only to expand production In cases where ceilings broke even with current costs and thus provided no profits. Strikes Back at Accusers The former Oklahoma promoter and convict has been accused of trying to bribe a senator and committee Investigator to call off the probe. The press conference to strike back at his dacious lion of needftii Jletns.

Shoppers Find Choice in Meat Beef, Lamb, Veal Back on Counters Housewives can afford to be a little more choosy when they visit the butcher, a survey of city meat markets disclosed Thursday. Beef, lamb and-veal are much more plentiful than they have been for three months, arid the Big packcrs.be-liieve the situation will be even better next week. Pork, however, still is relatively scarce, although supplies of fresh hams, loins and other pork products are returning to meat counters. It will be approximately a month before cured and smoked pork is available. Hogs, however, won't be in plentiful supply until September.

Most butchers said the housewife is quite cheerful about paying a few cents more a pound for meat, and is still purchasing the better cuts in spite or the relatively higher price. As one manager put it, "I guess they would rather pay 35 cents per pound for a chuck roast and be able to see It In their roaster than pay maybe 25 cents a pound for the same kind of meat and see it only in their dreams." Art Pcmbcrton. 1108 Classen, said he had far from the supply or jncat nnin; War Records Give Convicts Clean Slates EIGHTEEN former Sooner servicemen who have received honorable discharges from the army in recent weeks got another "discharge" Thursday at the state capitol. The second discharge was sort of tied in with the first, and there was little doubt as to which made the men the happier. Seventeen of them had one time been inmates of Oklahoma penal institutions, one following a court conviction had been given a suspended sentence.

All eighteen Thursday had a little Thanksgiving day right in the heat of mid-summer, because Governor Kerr signed the papers which either restored their full citizenship rights or pardoned them, and in 13 cases it was both. "Give 'em their citizenship back and a pardon?" pondered Dr. A. B. Rivers, state pardon and parole officer, quizzically.

"Wc didn't give 'em a darn thing. These boys earned it, and we're mighty glad for them." These arc the boys with whom the state made a "little deal" during the grim war years, and Rivers beamed as he taiked over the records of the boys who made good. The army was choosy over the boys they would take. Those convicted or certain crimes were excluded. All but first-termers were out, too.

And the prisoners met these qualifications and wanted to go, the slate released them from civilian custody to enter the army. The little deal was this: Go out and fight for Death Penalty Given 9 Poles KIELCE, Poland, July 11. MP) A military court Thursday sentenced to death nine of the 12 defendants charged with setting off the bloody July 4 pogrom here and gave prison terms to the other three, Forty-one persons, mostly Jews, were killed by rampaging crowds which attacked Jewish homes, stores and apartments. The military prosecutor asked the death penalty for all except the one the Harlnnd Bartholomew and assi ciatcs firm. The committee, headed by Leiar.

two of the present 17 junior an senior highschools and construction an additional eight, for a total of white and two Negro highschools. Plans were bused on the prose 6-3-3 division of grades, nnd srian' tlon or junior and senior hfghschoo Abandonment of five of the pro ent S3 elementary schools was mk gestecl. Of the proposed elementary school 60 would be element artcs. I white primary schools iklndcrgarte Taft charged these would "nullify entirely" the price increase directive. Earlier in the day, the senate approved 50 to 20 an amendment preventing OPA.

when and if It is revived, rrom applying rent ceilings in any state which has its own rent control system, or up such a system in the future. The amendment was sponsored by Senators Khowland Calif.) and Ferguson The chamber bent back. 58 to 14. an amendment to rorce an increase in rent cclhnss throughout the nation, After rejecting the Taft propositi on the tie vote, the senate scaled its verdict by voting to 34 against reconsidering it. Purpoe Defended Taft asserted that the purpose of his amendment "is to get increased production." He said he was not interested In the size or profits but In "a pricing scale that will Ret reasonable production, fill up the shelves, and get rid of shortages." Auto Dealers Repeat Pledge Recheck Reveals Price Discrepancies Oklahoma City used car dealers Thursday reiterated a previously expressed determination to hofd the price line at or below former OPA ceiling prices.

The action was taken at a special meeting called by R. J. Maddox. president of the association. As a result of a news story in The Oklahoman last Tuesday concerning increased used car prices in Oklahoma City, the State Used Car Dealers association asked that a recheck of prices charged by its members be made against ceiling prices existing at the time OPA expired.

The recheck revealed that price spreads as outlined In the story were erroneous to the extent that they were based on an -as Is" ceiling, which was one set up by OPA for automobiles sold by individuals. The ceiling for a licensed used car dealer who gives a warranty with the car was fixed bv OPA at 25 percent higher than the "as is" ceiling. On the basis of the original inves- tication. the Oklahoman story listed a 1941 Packard convertible at $1,675. The car in fact had an OPA ccllinK of $1 740.

which the story interpreted to be $1,282. This car was priced under the former OPA ceiling. A 1942 Buick sedan priced at $1,850 had a ceiling of $1,906. which the story interpreted to be S1.589. This also was under the OPA celling.

Another a 1941 Buick convertible priced at $1,875 had a ceiling of but also had radio, heater and automatic transmission for which increases were allowed that would make the total celling well over the old OPA level. Another, a 1942 Oldsmoblle four-door sedan priced at $1,850 had a ceiling of $1,822. an increase of only $28 over the former OPA warranty "while pointing out that even with the 25 percent markup added, most of the prices mentioned in the previous article would have figured in some measure above OPA celling. The Oklahoman is glad to note these corrections fairness to the city's used King Attends Service LONDON. July II.

CSpccial.) The cathedral of Canterbury, mother church of England, was the scene Thursday of one of the most magnificent ceremonies in its long history when King George and Queen Elizabeth attended a thanksgiving service there for preservation of the cathedral from destruction during the war. through second grade i and who received a 10-year prison stu At th conference he: 1 Claimed that Senator Hugh Mitchell's charge of having been offered a $5,000 campaign contribution by Fields to call off- the probe was "merely a figment of his imagination." 2 Admitted trmt he had gone to Chicago to try to. Induce the committee's investigator, Tom O'Connell, to "expedite" auditing of the Eric Basin books. 3 Charged O'Connell with being "talkative and braggadocios" and calling the investigation "a political rather than meritorious one." 4 Asserted he had gone to the White House to talk to Mrs. Eleanor Roosevel in behalf of the Fields foundation to rehabilitate other former convicts, making the appointment himself.

5 Said Mrs. Roosevelt had been a member of the board of directors of the roundatlon. resigning after about six months. 6 Called Senator Elmer Thomas his "friend" and told of having entertained him at his Chesapeake bay summer home, but denied having tiscd his Indian affairs committee room ns an office in his early Washington career, 1( He denied knowing representative Andrew Jackson May. chairman of the house military affairs committee whose name has been brought into the probe of bringing pressure of the way department in behalf of the Erie Basin firm.

Thomas Picture on Wall Asked whether he had other congressional friends beside Senator Thomas. Fields declined to name any of them "offhand." On the walls of Fields' office overlooking fashionable Connecticut avc- had day In the past four months." "What could be fairer should be bulwarked by government economy, continued high taxes and credit controls, and a Scdcrai budget lnd balance ror surplus. Army Forces lilt First Because the armed rorces are "nnt far from half" the posed expenditures of the new fiscal year for government agencies, they are the logical places for the economy prison terms were Tadeu.sc Szczcsnlak, seven years, and Stanlslav Rurarz, life imprisonment. Those sentenced to die were Joscr Sllwn Antonl Pruszkowskl. Kaslmlerz Nowa'kowskl.

Stcran Mzur, Edward Jurkownkl, Josef Pokrzywlnskl, Julian Chorazak, Wlabysla Blachut and Josef Kugllnskl. The government charged that the woman defendant and Jurkowskl were the ringleaders of the mob. SHwa, Pruszkowski. Nowakowski and Maur were, charged specifically with seizing a Jewish woman and child during the rioting, taking them to the outskirts of the city and killing them after attacking the woman and beating the child. As the trial opened government investigators said that the rumor which started the pogrom the tale of an eight-year-old boy that Jews had threatened him with death was found to be false with the boy's The recommendations, several Which will be curried out by th, board of education under She pro visions of the $4,050,000 bond is-sue were part of an over-all blueprir.

for park and school development. Schools Scattered "The future urban area." the re port stated, 'ideally, should have school system so arranged that al mile of nn elementary school or mlic-and-a-half rrom a junior high school." charge to show us. If you're still out or trouble and appear to be going straight, there'll be a full pardon and restoration of citizenship waiting for you. Thursday was the payoff, and the governor had signed the papers on recommendations of the state pardon and parole board headed by Jim Hatcher of Chickasha. Most of the boys.

Rivers, himself a his first Quarterly report to Mr. Tru-man and the congress. Cecil Rahn, 31 Harrison, indicated his company, which has been held down to a quota because they slaughtered their own animals, and which has been confined to the retail field because of the short supply of meat, will be once again wholesaling meat within 30 days. Leo Sellers, manager of a market at NE 9 and Walnut, said his cases had been full for the past three days and would continue to be full, if the supplies of meat promised by the packers were forthcoming. British Actor Gets Roosevelt Role in Film HOLLYWOOD, July 11.

(yP) The much-discussed role of Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the film. "The Beginning or The End- will be portrayed by Godfrey Tcarle, famous for 50 years on the British stage and screen. Originally cast in the part was. "Without price control, other powers of the government would be inadequate to stabilize the economy under present aonormai conuiuwui, swiir Ok la) "But if price control is in effect, it can be aided powerfully by other weapons aimed chlef.ly at reducing State Puzzles Over Lexington Status excessive aemana. "We must not hamper the present operations of the armed forces, who are fulfilling international obligations essential to the advancement of American interests and to progress relatively large Sand area in retail to population, however, schools have to be spaced farther apart he "Schools are expensive to buiici.

crate, and maintain," the co tinned, "ssnd one objective of the should be school system that tnlns the smallest possible number units consistent with good edue.ui practice." It was spcciricd that each sen drawn when the Roosevelt family ob- Senator Holding Union Card Contests No Strike Rider toward lasting worm peace, oieci-man said. He's Friendly to Congress "Economy may be possible, however, without interfering with this function." He added: "If a major cut In the inflationary imnnri nf federal exnenditurcs Is to highschool 1 should be "on the same basis as before the war" and should get pre-war prices plus Incrcoscd material, labor and other costs brought about by the Senator Huffman Ohio) declared that the Taft. proposal "will completely wreck all possibility of price stabilization." Senators Attend Tarty Even without It, he said, the OPA bill has been amended to the point that It Is "absolutely lncrrcctlve." The senate has approved amendments prohibiting any price curbs on meat, milk, butter, gasoline and several other products. Thursday's nctlon on the Tart proposal was taken after a two-hour recess during which about one-third or the senate members attended a cocktail party given by Senator Guffy Pa.) for Senator Rndclltte Radcliffe, defeated in the recent Maryland primaries, will end his senatorial career when congress adjourns. Hope (or Today: Cooler Weather It will be a little cooler Friday, the weatherman promises, but it still won't be coat-and-tle weather.

In Oklahoma City and vicinity portly cloudy skies arc predicted with the day's highest rending expected to he near 88. For the stntc the finnic forecast Is made, partly cloudy, warmer in the panhandle In the afternoon, with high readings near 90. Thursday's high reading in Oklahoma City was 92. and while hot. was far below the all-time top of 107 notched in 1933.

The lowest mark Ardmorc was the state's hottest spot at 4:30 p. m. with 'a reading of 5)8. Other temperatures were Way-noka 90, Gage 86. Port Sill 05.

Ponca City 91. Enid 92, and Tulsa 93. 1.0 site of at ler located with ready access to be sought, expenditure plans of the Oklahoma still had the use of the former naval gunnery school at Lexington Thursday, reports from Washington to the contrary and nearly everyone agreed that government is "so confusing." Announcement came from Washington Thursday that the school, now being used as an annex for Central State hospital at Norman, along with 25 other military installations probably would be dismantled. War assets administration announced that unless top priority holders such as federal and other governmental units acquired the buildings within JO days they would he dismantled. The idea is to get needed materials Desirable enrolment ior jimn was set at 750 to 1.250; Mw army and navy 15 percent 01 au proposed expenditures other than interest and refunds must be re WASHINGTON.

July 11. VP) Senator Taylor Idaho), said Thursday he must serve without pay because he holds ft union cord and so will not sign a "no-strike" pledge now required of most government workers. "It seems unfair that I should serve without salary while other senators should be paid for their ust Like Old Times examined in the light of the present considered were Walter Hdston and James Dunn. Tearle, born in New York, is a brother of Actor Conway Tearle, who died in 1940. Prices Up 4 Percent In Week Without OPA WASHINGTON.

July 11 The bureau of labor statistics said Thursday primary market prices rose four percent during the first OPA-lcss week ended July 6. and described it as the most" rapid weekly rise in six years. The BLS index of general primary market commodity prices reached 117.2 percent of the 1928 average, the highest level since 1920 and more than 11 percent higher than at the Svith his union, the Sheet Metal Workers International association, affiliated both the American Federation of Iittbor and Railroad brotherhoods, and round they did not ban strike's against govern ments. He also learned ihsre had been numerous oh government contracts and he removed the "no-strike" secH'ons from his affidavit and returned It revised. I he disbursing cls'K Snrorml reporters that Taylor had not gone puyloss yet.

because no paydays have passed, but that he must comply with the law by jnins; the "no-strike" affidavit. Taylor said, he had no intention of the affidavit or dropping union card, which h- said is "Inactive" and requires no dues. He said, too, that he had intention of going on and had not struck against either government or private employers in, the past. But he declared the "no-strike" rider is "unconstitutional." tho 11 kind esc art A planned vacation! A carc-je-y with a clear conscience. And just l.ke old times, you can have the Oklahoman and T.mcs mailed to you af your vacat.on address.

There hO extra cos. either. Call the neca tor nnu-inuauouaiy uvmuu. Steclman's language on price control was conciliatory toward congress. It Is "eminently desirable." he said, that congress should set the policies ror price changes and the removal of ceilings.

Further OPA would "welcome" the aid ft decontrol board-like the one provided In the OPA extension act which Mr. Truman vetoed to. state when specific items should be released from control. Elks Parade in New York NEW YORK, July 11. (Special.) Some 7,000 Elks rrom almost every state In the union paraded down Fifth avenue Thursday in a colorful pageant complete with bathing beauties, floats, flowers, gaudy costumes and horseplay.

pupil hurts his educational exn encc in a relatively la.e school some puhlls may hf iwhc tus im "A ylun for a school system Oklahoma City might well look ward establishment of a separate distinct type of school for the te small child a primary school--! I the board of affairs and others who thought Oklahoma already linct use or the property, were just slightly confused. Anyway, there are several hundred patients already down there. Browne said. People will be mighty-surprised if and when workers start tearing the roors from over their "We don't do anything until the government tells us to." Browne declared firmly. "We've had no notice at all of this action, if It affects us.

The state has an agreement, which, of course can be revoked, but we've had no notice of such action." Taylor freely admitted he was making test against a rider recently inserted in appropriation bills. The rider forbids use of the funds to pay salaries to any person who strikes against the government, or belongs to an organization that claims the right to strike against the government. Along with government clerks and stenographers, Taylor said he had received a "personnel affidavit" from the senate's disbursing offi- ccr. The senator said he checked Press Probe Demanded LONDON. July 11.

(Special.) Demands by government supporters tor a sweeping investigation Into the ownership and control of the British press gained momentum Thursday with the introduction of a motion to that cHcct in the hous department, 2-1211..

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