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Saturday, April 23, 1949
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The Weather SATURDAY Partly cloudy and continued mild. High about 80. Fair and somewhat cooler Saturday night. Details, Pact S. THE DAILY OKLAHOMAN ', Oklahoma, poitotfice at si You'll Find It- Editorials V Public Record., f Good MonilRf. 5 'Radio Log 14 Movie Times... 2jSoclety Obituaries 5-SporU 9, 10 OU 14State Briefs.... IS VOL. 58, NO. 107 Morning and Sunday SIXTEEN PAGES 500 N. BROADWAY, OKLAHOMA CITY, SATURDAY, APRIL 23, 1949. SINGLE COPY PRICE: Daily 5c Sunday 128 Tight Fit! Carol Ann Russell, 3, was wedged lor 20 minutes Friday In the seven-inch slot between two buildings at Providence. R. I. She fell 14 feet Into the crevice while playing on the roof. Firemen sledged a hole in the foot-thick concrete wall to rescue her. At right below. Carol's anxious mother peers down the crevice. The space is just an inch wider than these pictures. Angry Britons Chase Commie FromSoapBox Navy's City Is Not Taking Any Guff On Chinese Shellings DARTMOUTH. England, April 22 () An enraged crowd drove Britain a No. 1 communist. Harry Pollitt, to cover in a house here Friday night after breaking up a political meeting where he discussed the shelling of four British warships by Chinese Keds. Pol lit I took refuge In the house after police snatched him to safety from the meet ins where eggs, fruit and rocks were heaved. When the crowd outside was slow to break up, the rommunist chief decided to stay there overnight, ignoring shouts of "come out. Harry, we will wait all night if necessary- One member of the crowd a man who lost a son in the China shellflre had given Pollitt a rope and a note suggesting that he hang himself. The crowd also burned the Red flag which draped the speaker's platform. list Ftghtinc Follows After Pollitt ducked into the house fist fighting broke out between his followers and members of the crowd, estimated by police at about 1,000. People surrounded the house shouting "your name should be Pollltsky!" nd "We will be fighting the Russians before we are finished!" Dartmouth, a navy town. Is the site of the royal naval academy. Feelings j ran high over the sneiung 01 tne Brit ish warships in the Yangue. Forty-four British sailors died and 82 ot more wounded in the fire from the Chinese communist shore batteries. When the atmosphere at the meeting became threatening, police grabbed Pollitt and hurried him away up a side street. The incidents here constituted the most dramatic reaction in Britain to the attacks on the British naval vessels. 'Slow Boat to China' The temper of the crowd at the meeting became evident when Pollitt suddenly cut snort a speecn on communist party policy and said he would answer questions. Someone shouted: "What about the Amethyst?" The reference was to thCi British sloop shelled by the Chinese communists. Tne crowa. wnicn nau circled around Pollitt. then began chanting the song "Stow Boat to China . "What would you do If you were on h Amthvt?" a aueatloner Insisted. Pollitt replied: "I should do exactly as our British. boys " at l moment I would ask the same qu-tlon as many of you are asking: What was the Amethyst doing tnere7 'Go Do Like Judas!' TV,. . man who had lost I In the Yangttc fighting broke through and shoved the rope and a note at, Pollitt. Police said the note read: j "Judas Iscarlot was presented with one of these and used it. I Invite you to do likewise, signea u. r. Annum, father of one of the boys murdered on the Yangtze." Akhurst is a Dartmouth decorator, si. M hi son. John Cecil. 29, was one of those killed on the destroyer Cnnsort. The Consort was shelled when she went to the aid of the Amethyst. someone in the crowd had shouted: "I don't go to Russia because my rfnt i. m remain in mv own country and to help the working class to bring! lts jn satUrday er said. M Reparations Demand tried Another nerson asked Pollitt he would do if the Russians Invaded Britain. t 'My answer Is there is not tn .iiohto.t nnuihilitr of ever such ai occurrence taking place." Pollitt said. Recently the communist Daily Worker quoted him as saying that British communists will try to saoo-tax any "imperialist aggressive war' against Russia. This statemenl paralleled similar declarations by communist leaders In other western nations. Pollitt also has unted Britons to re pudiate the North Atlantic treaty and; to use Britain as an atom bomb base. Tn T-ondon. the Evening News sug gested British involvement in the Chine ie civil war may be "inevitable." Lord Beaverbrook s Evening Standard said "heavy reparations must be demanded" from the Chinese communists. These editorial expressions by two CnUa4 ttf X CIM 1) Stricken Amethyst Is Shelled Again SHANGHAI. April 22 OD Th British sloop Amethyst was hit again Friday by Chinese communist shell-fire aa she tried to limp up the Yangtze to Nanking. The British embassy in Nanking nd naval sources in snangnai oom reported the Incident but did not Know ir anv new casualties had been added. They said the Amethyst, prevented from moving by daylight from her position 60 miles east or wanning, might try to reach Nanking by night. The 1.375-ton vessel first was attacked Wednesday as she soueht to reach Nanking- on a routine mission; of supply and protection for the embassy. Three other British ships, the cruiser London, destroyer Consort and loop Black Swan were damaged by communist artillery when they attempted to aid the Amethyst, Total casualties were 44 dead and 82 or more wounded. The London, Consort and buck swan are au oacic in Shanghai now. I 10 Percent Down Will Buy Anything but Autos Under Easier Instalment Ruling Chiang Is Back In Chinese War NANKING, April 23 (Saturday) (,?) Generalissimo Chiang Kai-shek strode back onstage Friday nleht with a joint elect slon with acting President LI Tsung-Jen to fight the Chinese communists "to ine ena. communique announced this suit of a secret conference of the top nationalists as this tottering capi- abandoned by its officials and s communist troops smashed across the Yangtze river and reached its gates. Looting began in Nanking. The city was a no-man's-land, with both sol diers and police withdrawn. Mobs broke into shops and carried all manner of merchandise to their homes: and the countryside. Chiang, president and for 22 years the No. 1 man in China, "retired" January 2t to let Vice-President Lt try to negotiate peace with the communists. That effort failed finally on Wednesday and the Reds attacked across the YangUe. VrMnv chlanir. Li. Premier Ho Ying- Chln, former Premier Chang Chun and General Pal Chung-Hsi conferred Hanschow. on tne coast tuu mues sjuth of Shanghai. announced that Chiang and Li had decided the government "must; fight for the people's freedom and; national independence to we cnu. Premier Ho was placed In command of all nationalist forces and took over the national defense ministry. It was announced that decision was taken to join with "all democratic and liberal elements throughout the country" in the struggle against the communists, and to take effective emergency measures to strengthen the unity of the Kuo-mlntang (government party) and its relations with the government . How these ends were to be achieved was not stated. Premier Ho flew to Shanghai and: acting President Li returned to Nan- King iate rriuay. Teen-Ager in Hurry, Father Is Charged A 45-year-old father Friday faced Dolice charges after two motorcycle oniccrs caugni nis son speeaing on NW 10. Tne orricers, Huel Hamm ana R. S. Clark, said they clocked the car between 40-45 miles an hour along six blocks. When they stopped the auto, the driver identified himself at Ronald Fowler. 15. Police filed changes ot permitting i unlicensed minor to operate a motor vehicle against the boy's father, Chester Oran Fowler. 2537 NW 12. He was released on his own bond for police court hearing. WKY Takes On Two More TV Contracts OKLAHOMA CITY'S first television broadcast reached into Fort Worth, Texas, early Friday. The report came as WKY-TV went Into its second day of test broadcasts. P. A. Sugg. WKY manager, also announced the station has signed contracts with two television networks and is negotiating with several others. Sugg said the Fort Worth report came from a man in the Hale hotel during the hours before dawn. The switch for the first broadcast was thrown at 12:37 p. m. Thursday. The test pattern was on the air almost continuously until 4 a. m. Friday. EARLY confirmations of reception came from points Inside a circle drawn through Denning, Ark.: Muskogee, Ada. Holdenvllle. Ardmore, Frederick. Cordell, Watonga, Perry, and Pawnee. The pattern went back on the air at 2 p. m. Friday and reception in Ponca City and Tishomingo expanded the broadcast area. Sugg said the dealer in Tishomingo reported better reception from WKY-TV than he Is receiving from a Fort Worth station. From his monitoring position in his home. 1314 NW 20. Sugg said late Friday, "It's very encouraging. We are very pleased with our distance. "We are working day and night to get the bugs out and with 1,800 vacuum tubes in the systems you can figure yourself how many there can be." SUGG was at home watching for the technical errors on his own receiver. He disclosed that contracts have been signed with both the American and Columbia television broadcasting networks. The network agreements will enable Oklahomans to see the same video entertainment viewed by persons on either coast. Because Oklahoma City is not connected to the networks by a transcontinental coaxial cable, the network programs will be presented from film kinescope recordings flown from production centers. What it it?. See Page 14 Guthrie Has Its Biggest Day Yet By Eugene Hills GUTHRIE, April 22 Not since that April day 60 years ago had Guthrie seen anything nice it. From all over Oklahoma and several other states, crowds poured into this, the first state capital, which has a normal population of some 15,000. Friday was the second day of the 89er day celebration here the suite official observance of the run int Oklahoma territory by white settlers i April 22, 1889. But there was no comparison with Thursday's half of the festival. Threatening skies kept thousands at home Picture on Page 8 during the first day. and vacant seats plentiful at tne nrst two roaeo performances. Hopes for good weather hit another low Friday morning when celebration officials woke to find Guthrie covered Ith a thick blanket of fog and mist. By parade time, though, at 11 a. m., the skies were almost clear. A bright; had pushed the mercury close toi no ana lou.uuu persons were waning to see the mammoth display of floats, bands and horses. Some estimated the crowd at 125.- 000. All agreed there were more people inside the Guthrie city limits Friday morning, than ever before. was on a day just aoout nice this when I rode through this town, stopped a little ways south and staked my claim," said Ralph R. Bradford, 84, who now lives near Hcnryetta. "I thought I saw a lot of people thai day. but this beats everything." People Jammed sidewalks on both sides of Guthrie's two main streets, City's School Bells Ring Out Again Today School bells will ring Saturday for the second of three make-up sessions made necessary by the Janu weather holidays. The first make-UD session was held March 19. The third and last will be June 4. School rolls will be checked usual. Dr. Fred W. Hosier, schools superintendent, said. The sessions necessary to bring the total school year to 180 days, Hosier said, so the schools; :an qualify lor state aid. OU Student Is Hurt Critically in Crash Rooney Mclnrey. 19-year-old University of Oklahoma student from Muskogee, was critically injured Friday night when his car overturned atop him a mile northwest of Nor- an on a county road. Mclnrev's car. with five other OU students in lt. struck the rear of a car driven by Dr. Edith Sawyer Ham mond, proiessor at tne uxianoma College for Women, Chlckasha. She. was not injured. I New Regulations Effective On Wednesday; Items Selling For Less Than $100 Exempt WASHINGTON, April 22 (P) The federal reserve board Fridav entrthened to 24 months tne time limit ior comnletintr instalment nurchase navments and simultaneous ly cut the down payment to ill percent ior everything DUt automobiles. The new regulations will become eiiective April n, mariung the second time the board has reiaxea creait controls in less man twn months. The new 24-month time limit replaces the 21-month limit! that has been in effect since March 7. The 10 percent cash downj payment replaces a 15 percent requirement also in eiiect since March 7. In addition, the board exempted from control requirements furniture, radios and refrigerators and other now-controlled items costing less than $100. Previously, the only exemption was for articles costing $50. Thomas B. McCabe, chairman of the board, declared that any increase in credit which may result from this new relaxation "wouici not unaer present circumstances be a significant ele ment in reviving Inflationary pressures. "If, however, such a condition to arise again. I am sure the board would act promptly to meet the sltua Hon." McCabe said. The automobile cash down payment continues at 33 'i percent while that, on the dozen other articles under i regulation drops to 10 percent. Other Items Listed The other regulated items are cooki stores, dish washers, ironers, refrig-j erators, washing machines, air condl-i tioners, radios, television sets, pnono-gruplis, sewing machines, vacuum cleaners, furniture and rugs. McCabe said the board, in easing j instalment credit terms, "had in mino not onlv current developments and current trends in employment and business, but also the relation oi uie total volume of instalment credit Latest government reports showed total instalment credit at a peak of about $8 billions while national income was at an estimated annual rate of over $230 billions. Th federal reserve board's author ity to control credit requirement Is; scheduled to expire June 30, unless congress renews it. Palman for Extension Rep. Patman (D., Texas) has been outspoken among congressmen who wanted the time limit on repayments extended to 24 months, particularly in the case of automobiles. He contended the shorter time requirement as hampering auto sales. Patman said he would not vote for; extension of power to regulate credit unless terms were easea to approximately the level they will be when The relaxation on consumer credit controls will take effect just one month after the reserve board eased credit for buyers of stocks, cutting the cash down payment on the latter from to 50 percent. i The new terms for consumer goods ' approximate those prevailing before: i order Headless Tale Ends in Death Of Lazarus LOS ANGELES, April 22 m L a z a r u s . the headless rooster, died Friday. The celebrated chicken succumbed suddenly berore city inspectors who were scrvinn Lazarus' owner, Mrs. Martha Oreen. Negro, with a to kill him within 12 hours. "All of a sudden he just hung his neck and died," said Mrs. Green. "I got down on my knees and prayed. I prayed for America. I know God put that rooster into the world and let him live for a purpose. I prayed that God might forgive us for what we had done." Only Thursday, Lazarus won in court a reprieve from an earlier death sentence. Mrs. Green said the chicken will be stuffed "so we can keep it as a token of what God gave to the world." MRS. GREEN said she was out In the yard with Lazarus when B. E. Morse, chief animal inspector, and his assistant, P. L. Flynn. arrived to serve her with a notice to kill the fowl under terms of the state penal code which prohibits keeping alive a bird or animal mutilated and in pain. "I had cleaned him up real nice." said Mrs. Green. "He was real happv. He got out in the dirt and feathered himself. Then Mr. Flynn came into the yard. "He said T'm sorry to have to do this. but. you'll have to put the bird to death.' Then he asked me if he could have a drink of water. We went into the house. I carried Lazarus in to his box. While we were talking in the kitchen. I looked at Lazarus and he just hung his neck and died. He was perfectly all riRht and happy just three or four minutes before." CHARGES under the same penal code section were dismissed by peace Justice Stanley Moffatt Thursday. Moffatt said he did not believe the chicken was in pain, and commented: "The bird Is going to die anyway. Of the two evils, I chose the lesser and gave Mrs. Green the bird." That action was prosecuted in a county court, by the society for the prevention of cruelty to animals. Flynn filed hts suit in city court. Mrs. Green bought the rooster nt a market April 2. took him home to clean him and was astounded when the bird stood up and began to strut and, apparently, try to crow. She had kept him alive with milk and other light food, administered by an eye dropper. Lubbock Airbosc Reopens WASHINGTON. April 22 ttJ.PJ The Lubbock, Texas, airbase will be reopened as a pilot training station, the alrforce announced Friday. the Effect Is Explained A major effect of the longer time limit will be to permit lower monthly payments on autos and other tro led items. Dealers who extend their time limn to 24 months from 21, as the regulations permit, will In effect be giving! buyers roughly 14 percent more time to pay off the balance due after down payment. Thus for example, if they disregard the added Interest costs for longer-j term credit, each monthly instalment i payment can be about 14 percent less $64.50 instead oi $75, or $43 instead of $50, or $21.50 instead of $25, and Dealers are free to impose stricter terms than the controls specify. : the regulations merely set a limit c how easy the terms can be made. Philco Lays Off 600 PHILADELPHIA. April 22 (JP)- Philco Corp., announced Friday it has laid off 600 employes at its refrigerator plant. President William Balder- necessary to "conform with return to a normal season pattern in the refrigeration business." Wets in Final Drive to Rally Support in Senate for Repeal By Otis Sullivant Repeal forces will make their last desperate effort over the weekend to rally support in the state senate for submission of repeal of prohibition at a special election. The wets, who have been defeated repeatedly, are expected to make another effort Monday In the senate revenue and taxation committee to report to the senate a measure for submission of repeal. They have used gross production tax increase and a natural gas tax as levers to try to rally votes In the senate. Thus far it has been unsuccessful. "We are trying to find 30 votes in the senate." said Leo T. Gibson, executive secretary of Oklahoma Economic Institute. "I think it is getting awfully close." Gibson denied reports that thousands of letters are being sent out, some with the aid of oil companies. urging signers of the initiative petition to contact their legislators for a vote for submission of repeal. David C. Shapard, attorney for the United Drys, said counter measures will be taken by the drys to show their opposition to a special election. Shapard said the dry forces have no interest in the legislative decision other than that they want to be sure it doesn't evolve into a renewed effort for a special election on The legislature reconvenes Monday. Walter Bllllngsley, speaker of the house, said the house will be ready to adjourn May 6, the date fixed in a resolution passed by it. Me predicted the session can be closed down shortly thereafter, or by about the time the (15 a day rate of pay ends May 11. Frid.iv. NW 4 and Broadway became the scene of this down-the-draln party. Ted Burnett, 923 N Robinson, was driving the truck west when he dodged a car which ran a signal light. Part of the load tumbled to the pavement. Several cases didn't survive the fall. Edmond Man Dies in Crash STATE TRAFFIC DEATHS 1949 to date, 156: April, 34. 1948 to date, 130; April, 26. A 29-year-old Edmond man! died Friday night alter hts pick-up truck collided with a semitrailer truck near Edmond. Hi; death was the fourteenth on Oklahoma county roads this year. Dead was Robert E. Treccc. He wa. drivlne his truck north on U. S. 7' about l'i miles south of Edmond hen the accident occurred about 7 He ran off the road on the west side! s he met the truck and semitrailer loaded with pipe and then cut back! the road In the path of the! ford, highway patrolmen, said. The truck struck Treece's vehicle and dragged it a few feet. The larger j truck, driven by Arthur a. - rent, 47, of 820 SW 28, then went out of con trol and struck a sedan driven by unester w. araaiey, 24, oi no nw o. Bradley was troated at an. Edmond hospital and released. Fent was not injured. Trecce died about 9:15 p. m. in an Edmond hospital of multiple Injuries. Also. Roy Frances aicuurdy. 49. of! crescent, was Killed r riuny nignt in a highway crash on U. S. 77 near Den ton, Texas. Highway patrolmen said his automobile was In collison with a truck driven by Billy Joe Hlghfleldl of Valley View, Texas. One of Triplets Dies, Others Face A Tough Fight Doctors in University hospital Fri day night fought to save the lives of two tiny babies, the survivors of triplets born Thursday to Mr. and Mrs. W. J. Moomey, 1640 SE 22. Tne secono-oorn enna, a gin. aiea Fridav afternoon after livinK 24 hours. Hospital attendants said the babies. are so small that it's on hour-by-hour fight to keep them alive. Born in Polyclinic hospital, they later were taken to University hospital and put in special incubators for premature Infants. The triplets were full-term babies but their size requires attention similar to that given premature infants, doctors explained. Tne two survivors, a coy ana giri. e being fed clucose and water. A lKdiatrlcian at University said they face "a tough fight." Meanwhile, at tendants at Foiycunic reporiea ine 21-year-old mother doing well. She has another child, a 3-year-old son. Two State Men Named To U. S. Chamber Panel Two Oklahomans Friday were elected to the United States Chamber of Commerce board of directors. The results oi tne man oaiiot election sre announced in Washington, D. c. Evans A. Nash, president of the! Yellow Transit Co., Oklahoma City, elected as the representative of transportation and communications. Richard K. .Lane, president oi ine Public Service Co. of Oklahoma, Tulsa, was elected to represent the! seven ta ouincw TroubleShoofer Rushed to Reich WASHINGTON, April An ace American' trouble-shooter Robert D. Murphy, rushed overseas Friday night to sell a "compromise" plan of limited self-government to balking Germans and thus prevent Russia from winning a big round In the cold war. The compromise was offered by tne Big Three The United States, Britain and France after the powerful Ger- socialist party turned thumb down on a big three offer for a federal German state with limited powers. In the compromise, made public Fri day night, the three powers gave in slightly to the socialists demands for centralised control or the finance of the proposed west German regime. Secretary of State Acheson picked Murphy, his top expert on German affairs, to put the compromise across. Murphy, American political adviser for the occupation, canceled Important speaking engagements in this country i maKe tne trip. The ureent reason for the move was this: If the Germans should finally reject the western allies' offer to cre- ite a German government in tne west-rn zones, it would be a big diplomatis ictory for Russia. Weatherman Has Eye On Another Fine Day The sun will ' continue to shin through partly cloudy skies over Oklahoma City and the rest of the state Saturday, and temperatures will continue mild, the weatherman said. Clouds are expected to disappear entirely Saturday night in Oklahoma City, but temperatures will become somewhat cooler. Highs Saturday will be in the lower 80s over tne state. The high in Oklahoma City Friday was 84 with the low at 56. Yipee! At Last! After nine straight losses, Oklahoma City's Indians finally won one Friday night. The score: Indians 10, Tuba 9. All the details, Page f.

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