The Daily Oklahoman from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on April 27, 1949 · 1
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Wednesday, April 27, 1949
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The Weather WEDNESDAY Partly cloudy and ullghtly cooler. High about 78. Fair and mild Wednesday night. Details on Fate 13. THE DAILY OKLAHOMAN You'll Find It- Editorials 20; Public Records. 17 Good Morning. 10 Radio Log 29 Movie Times... 3: Society U Obituaries.... 5, 6SporU 21. II Oil..- 12, 28.State Briefs.... 11 VOL. 58, NO. Ill Morning and Sunday THIRTY PAGES 500 N BROADWAY, OKLAHOMA CITY, WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 1949. SINGLE COPY PRICE: Daily 5c. Sunday 12c ! Bonds By 4-1 Go Over! N( Secretary ii J Blasts Defense Death of a Ship The proud new 17,500-ton British luxury liner Masdelena was on the way home from her maiden voyage to Brazil. Off Rio de Janeiro, she went aground Monday. Her 350 passengers were taken off safely. The ship was refloated Tuesday, but she broke up as she left the rock.s. These dramatic pictures show her end. At left, buffeted by the waves, she is coming off the rocks. Center, her jjlern and center section are breaking up. Right, the forward section is going under the waves. Most if not all. of her crew of 237 was saved in the last minutes. -IEDEL s T51 IV three ticklish whole flight, which was conducted bv refueling from a Jeep which followed them from port to airport. These came during storms over Fort Worth. Florida and Beaumont. The carburetor iced up In the Texas How about sleep? "Actually we're right up on our sleep; said Barris. "Well Just have to get used to sleeping more than four hours at a stretch." The biggest thrill of the night? "Easy." laughed Rledel. "this landing." After an airport reception, the fliers were hustled off to a hotel for a checkup by doctors who pronounced them "both In fine shape." It was a big day for Fullerton clti-tens, 2.000 of whom had chlppti in SI apiece to help keep the boys aloft. BARRIS said: "We credit a great deal of our success to the diet which our nutritionist prescribed for us. It really was the McCoy." (The diet Included lean meats, milk, lots of fruit juices.) "Actually we feel pretty good except that our legs are pretty numb. It s like that last drink that you didn't need. "As soon ma we get our land legs, we'll be all right." Rledel. asked what was their worst time, replied: "The low point for us was the last few days before we broke the record. That was the crucial point: tfcat was what we were striving for. Cncv we got that far. we felt we were a cinch to reach 1.000 hours." One of Rledel's first acts was to ask a secretary to send out souvenir picture postcards of "The Sunkist Lady," with special stamp cancellations for collectors. Picture on Pagt It old buildings, sites, moderni zation and repairs, and equip ment. Fifteen mills will produce about $2,400,000 for the schools general budget. While balloting Tuesday was light reflecting the usual voter apathy ward school Issues, the total number of j bond issue votes was only 635 lessi than the total tabulated on th $4,050,000 proposition voted in 1945. No Promises Made Observers expected an even lighter te for two reasons. First. people; e more cautious about spending money. And second, no promises were Dr. Fred Hosier, superintendent or school, and school board members, who were caught short on 1945 bond oromises when prices soared, refused j outline specuic projects to oe ouui service. Money will be spent where the greatest needs arise, Dr. Hosier emphasized. I appreciate tne line support given ," Dr. Hosier said Tuesday night. Officials Watch Returns It was the first school election here for th new superintendent, who took office last autumn. John Pearson, school board president, also expressed thanks to voters. All school board members and Dr. Hosier were at the election board of- :e to watch tabulations. More persons voted on the bond proposal than on the other two questions. The 5-mlll levy took 8.319 votes; the 15 -mill levy. 8.209. The vote by wards: Ward one bond issue. 2,955 for. 653 against: 15-mill levy. 2,926 for. 561 against; 5-mlll, 2,955 for. 610! agalast. Ward two bond issue. i.33o for, 397 against: 15-mill levy, 1.320 for, 346 against; 5-mill levy. 1.320 for. 372 against. Hard three bond Issue. i.OZo lor. 9 against; 15-mtll levy. 986 for. 242 against; 5-mill, 1,010 for, 251 against. Ward four bond issue. 799 for, 21 1 against; 15-mill levy. 757 for. 205 agalast; 5-mlll, 774 for. 197 against. Rural precincts bond issue, 849 lor, 50 against; 15-mill levy, 809 for. 57 against; 5-mlll, 770 for, 60 agalast. Needs Are Acute Approval of the bonds will mean ie school board can build extra elementary classrooms to meet! demands or a booming graaescnooi age population. Hosier nas stated mat tne gradeschool children whose ranks expected to Increase by 10.500 In next six years win get nrst tention. Crackerbox" annexes the tempor ary units erected to meet postw emergencies could be junked hi favor j of permanent structures. Sixty-four classes In scattered sections or the dis- housed in such build ings. For senior nignscnooi students new building funds probably would mean cnance at vocational training, ur. center planned at NW 10 and May j world, ui get eariy consiaeratiou. Oklahoma City schools won a $:' millions victory at the; polls Tuesday. The bond building proposal carried by more than a four-to-one margin, with S.o49 otcs cast. Score: 6.96.; "yes" 1.586 "no" votes. A 60 percent majority wasiday as' seCretary of the navy, required. . 'firing a roaring broadside aij At tne same nme. voters appruvra mr rcBuiui ij-mwi icjr iui secretary ot Leiense jonnsoni for halting construction of the navy's super-carrier, the USS United States. The New Hampshire Ircshman said he was deeply disturbed because Johnson acted "so drastically and arbitrarily" without consultation with the navy. And he said he is convinced the! move means ' a renewed effort to abolish the marine corps and to transfer all naval and marine aviation elsewhere." Action Regretted Johnson dismissed Sullivan's attack with a terse statement from his office "I regret very much Uiat my old friend and colleague. John L. Sulli van, has joined the aircraft carrier issue on personal grounds, and I believi that he, too, will soon regret his ac- Sullivan's resignation, widely expect ed since Johnson lowered the boom the big flat-ton Saturday Truman. Botn or tneir communications were couched in the polite patter of protocol. Sullivan submitted his ignation "with profound regret." The1 president accepted it - reluctantly- ana with deep appreciation tor suutvanj operating expenses of schools for 1949-50 and a 5-mill building; A total of 6.798 votes was counted for the 15-mlll levy, and 1411 against. On the 5-mlll question, the vote was 6.829 for" and 1,490 "against." Boxes were open at 210 voting places. Adding estimated proceeds from the 5-mlll levy to the bond fund, the school board will have approximately S3.800.0C0 avail- ' j able for new buildings, additions 7,008 Hours! Pooped Pair Quits the Air FULLERTON. Calif., April 26 (,PVSix weeks of droning monotonously through the skies ended Tuesday for BUI Barris and Dick RledeL They boosted the world's endurance flight record to 1,008 hours, landing at 1:45:50 p. m., Oklahoma time to the cheers of their townspeople. Tired, but smlUng and fresh-shaven, the two Fullerton airport employes were able to walk away from their little Aeronca monoplane, "The Sunkist Lady." without help. We're pooped, but well be all right in a short time." said the 36-year-old. graying Barris. "The worst thing was the monotony of the engine. It Just about drove us crazy. We d never try It again. This is our last try." HIS blond partner. Rledel. 34, was first out of the plane. He quickly embraced his wife. June, and two children. Dickie, 10. In a wheelchair with arthritis, and Barbara. 4. Barris' wife. Betty, and their two children. Patty. 2. and Steven, 1. were right there, too. An estimated crowd of 8.000 half of Fullerton's population and then some turned out to welcome the boys back to the field they left March 15. Thus, after three previous unsuccessful attempts. Barris and Riedel became the first fliers to stay Up more than 1.000 hours consecutively. On April 14. they passed the previous endurance record of 726 hours set by Wes Carroll and Clyde Schlleper of Long Beach. Calif. The old mark was made 10 years ago. "A shower and a haircut." was Barris first request. Rledel wanted a bath, rubdown and dinner haircut later." Letter Is Blunt But Sullivan cut loose his pent-up wratn in nis letter to tne new secretary of defense. The letter, released by Sullivan's own office shortly after Mr. Truman accepted his resignation, began bluntly: On Saturday, April 23. without dis cussion with the chief of naval opera tions, without consultation with the secretary of the navy, you directed the discontinuance of the construction jf Picture on Page 19 the USS United States, the tion of which had twice been approved by the president." After recounting details oi tne legis lative authority for the 65.000- $189 millions craft. Sullivan noted that the final decision was announced by Johnson while he (Sullivan) in Corpus Christi, Texas. ueepir liisiuroea" of course very deeply dis turbed by your action." fauinvan wrote. hlch as far as I know represents the first attempt ever made in this country to prevent the dcvelopmec powerful weapon. 'The conviction that this will suit in a renewed effort to abolish the marine corns and to transfer all and marine aviation elsewhere adds mv anxiety. However, even of greater signifi cance is the unprecedented action or ! part of a secretary or aeiense lr drastically and arbitrarily restrict- without consulting with that service. "The consequences of such a procedure are far-reaching and can bt tragic." nisoute Comes (o Head Sullivan's heated communication pointed up the long smoldering dispute between the navy and the air- The airforce saw the building of the super-carrier as an attempt to Invade its field of strategic bombing. Sullivan said that navy planners consiuer construction "indispensable to continuing development of American sea power so mucn so .mat twice they have sacrificed other construction to give it top priority. Th nss United States was planned the largest aircraft carrier in tne Illght aecK a mm ui Hail Barrage Hits Buffalo, Crops, Cars, Signs Damaged An Intense hailstorm struck Buffalo, Harper county, about 6:30 p. m. Tues day, breakinz neon signs, windows. denting automobile tops and damaging I crops. Some of the hailstones were - as large as tennis oaus. tuntira editor of the Harper County Journal, said, but most were about the size of i golf balls. Meanwhile, the weatherman pre dicted partly cloudy weather foi Wednesday in Oklahoma City. Pair weather is expected over the north and west parts of the state with showers in the southeast. i The Buffalo storm lasted more than 30 minutes, doing most damage the north edge of town. An Intense rain followed the hail. Telephone cir cuits, wnicn railed during tne storm. quictiy restored. High temperature In Oklahoma City Wednesday is expected to be about 78, compared with Tuesday's peak of 80. State highs are expected to range Some showers were reported the state Tuesday. Tulsa had .01 of an inch of rain, and McAlester .13 of; an inch. A front which first entered the I northwest part of the state shortly after noon Tuesday, was scheduled to! reach Oklahoma City around mid night. Ceilings will lift and the weather will clear after the front passes, weather observers promised. A thunderstorm was reported dropping rain on Gage and other sections in the northwest section of the state late Tuesday. Spanked Boy Puts Bullet in Teacher ARTHUR. 111.. April 26 MV-A lG-year-old boy, spanked for i passing notes. Tuesday shot and seriously wounded a country school teacher. Mrs. Nina Donahoo, 57, leachcr at White school west of here, was shot in the groin by a .38 caliber automatic pistol bullet. She is suffering from shock and of blood. Sheriff Glen W. Braden said Mrs. Donahoo was shot in "revenge" by one of two boys who were spanked by her husband Monday. The husband. George W. Donahoo, is teacher at the nearby Maple Grove school. He punished the two boys after ho caught them passing notes. The boys arc Lloyd Titus. If!, and Glen Phillips, 11. They were captured under a bridge more than a mtle from the scene. Braden said both boys made slate-meats that Titus fired the shot. Phillips' foster parents. 'The 'boys approached Mrs. Donahoo in the school yard and ' demanded her purse. They followed her into the building, where young Titus struck her on the head with the pistol and grabbed the purse as she fell. She got up and followed them outdoors. As she attempted to retrieve her purse, the Titus boy shot her. Mrs. Donahoo crawled to the school house and fainted. John Ozler, plowing in a nearby field, heard cries of the pupils. He called an ambulance. Stormy Debate Rages in House Over Labor Bill Senate Sizzles On Bonus Vote Forcshadowinjr defeat of the proposal, the state senate Tuesday tied iLself in a knot over submitting to vote of the WASHINGTON, April 26-oi',; , iav 04 a $m millions bond issue for a veterans bonus, Before packed galleries. louse piungect into stouu oe-i . DroDOsal to finance the bonus bond issue by a 2 perceni pate Ps,, y over , H Tnfi Uross production tax on oil was put before the senate in a storm: Lratitm bill to repeal tne lau- gesslon hv Ray Fine. Gore, a war veteran member. In the form 0: Hartley laoor law. ja subslllute for a CommitUee bill which didn't provide means 0: Rep.! (D.. Mich.V PonoriflnancIng tnp issue meim6rS SnSi A test vote showed ihe senate more favorabIe to financing congE" "wV5ib0D1B witn an added l-cent sales tax thon the gross Productioi: hysteria una vengeance. iax. n. vute suuwcu io ui 10 But Rep. McConncii R.. Pa.) told; against tabling a motion to fi-the house that the Lesinski bill would! nance it by sales tax instead of cut out a provision of the present lawj;ne oil tax. which enabled the atomic energy 1 Aner about two hours or debate, the commission to protect atomic secret?; wm,le on motion of J. C. Nance, Pur-from communist labor officials." ce,L ,ro3lponeti consideration of the Mcconnell went on: "As a matter jn umil a later date, of fact, this (Lesinski) bill encotir-, p 9ld advocates of the bonus ages the infiltration of communists; ,d u.v ,0 reach nn agrecincnt wllh and their leaders into unions and: ens of the pross production tax opens the door to complete commu-j means of financing it. and if nisi domination of unions. U)CV couWn.t lt be pushed. (Jalk-rie.s Jammed ,. . . .., ,.,, .,,, c,Arf 3 bucked measure would deprive the: State Boy, 70, Brands Dad As a Killer TULSA, April 20 (.T) A 10-ar-old boy stood in th itness box Tuesday and dra matically pointed out Mrs. Nina Donahoo Glen Phillips, left, and Lloyd Titus Eyes of Texas Brighter Here rpO learn how a large central cattle market operates, four Moore county, Texas, 4-H club boys brought their cattle to Oklahoma City Tuesday. They went home with several dollars more than their county agent, J. B. Waide. had expected them to get from the sale. "They got 50 cents to a dollar more a head thnn we had figured based on Monday's quotations," Walde said. The four boys. Charles Sheldon Jr.. Eddie Stnllwltz, both of Dumas. Texas, and Neal Messingcr and Billy Plehl of Channing. sold 27 head of cattle. Six head, however, belonged to Harold Hamm of Outlining, who was unable to make the trip. The sale was just part of an all-day study by the boys of market functions here. They were taken on a tour of Oklahoma City's stockyards by A. K. Mackey of the Oklahoma National Stockyards Co. WAIDE brought half a dozen 4-H club members here on a similar marketing trip last year. "This is the largest and closest central market to Dumas. We have auction markets at Dalhart and Amarlllo, but we want to. give the boys a chance to see a big market." The Moore county agent said he briiiRS club members who plan to go into the livestock business. Many of his members already own sizeable herds. "These are the boys who need to know about cattle markets," he said. "In four or five years, they win be active west Texas cattlemen." WKY-lVDay! It'll Be June 6! Television will make its formal: debut in Oklahoma June 6. On that Monday, WKY-TV will begin regular television broadcasting. P. A, Sugg, station manager, made the announcement Tuesday less than n week after the station's first test pattern went on the nir. Sugg said engineering tests have progressed rapidly. A test pattern is being broadcast dally between 1 and 4 p. m. to enable state dealers to adjust receivers. Although regular programs will nol be on the air until June 6 Okla-homans will get to see actual television pictures long before. In the testing period, many different types of programs will be tried out in an effort to iron out all faults. Sugg said this vrould include both local staff members and film. The June 6 opening will come only a year and four days after the federal communications commission granted; WKY-Tv a construction permit. "That's an achievement few other stations have bnen able to Sugg declared, "and that's with the; fire we had and the winds that de-laved installation of the antenna." He was referring to the $150,000 fire in Little Theater of Municipal auditorium last November. The fire destroyed more than $100,000 worth of television equipment that had to be reordered. High winds kept workers from climbing the 968-foot tower for many days In March. ..." . Technical' testing of equipment will (Continue ri t, Colu repeal of prohibition a power it NOW has; ir(u nm,,M.. -U1 ifnl her Molhnrn T Mntt T fflJ?SS2SSkS. "Hel'iV" Ji! i e slaer f.Ms ynger sister said It. would also abolish provisions) nJ. .Turner-' sib mil-' 11 , iviuu, iouKeo. on unpas lions building bond issue proposal. Hc , Q The proposal was Tor adjusted com-a charge of murdering Marv France pensatlon for veterans who served iniMott( 6 as she siept viih the b the first war from April 6,191 . to jtheir home at neighboring Saht Dec. 17, 1919, and in the lflsL r , Springs the nisht of March 8 followlni from Dec. 7. 1941. until Dec. 3. 194o.!a famiy quarreL 'protecting the political freedom of Spectators' galleries were jammed as the heated, arm-wiwlng debate opened. Speaker Rayburn (D.. Texas) had to admonish the visitors against applauding speeches on the floor. House lenders said a final vote Is not expected before late Friday. The debate was formally launched by Chairman Lesinski of the house labor committee, whose bill would kill the Taft-Hartley act ana reinstate the old "new deal" Wagner act along some changes recommenaed oy President Truman, Substitute Is Backed Arrayed ngnlnst the Lesinski bill ;re backers of a substitute measure by Rep. Wood (D., Ga.). These were chiefly Republicans and southern Democrats, with a sprinkling of Tru- lan Democrats. The Wood bill would ?tnin most of the Taft-Hartley law, hile repealing it in name. Shortly before the session began, i Rnyburn predicted to newsmen tlvt on It Is expected Thursday. Opposing strategies began to take shape early. reminded the house that the Democratic party campaigned last autumn on a platform advocating repeal of the Taft-Hartley law. They called for support of the administration's bill to do that. Union Gains Cited McConncii and Reps. Hertcr (R., ass.), Wadsworth (R., N. V.), B&l- leck (R.. Ind.), and Howard W. Smith vaj. countered mis Dy noting that a majority of the present members of the house voted for the present law two years ago over Mr. Tru-i they said, labor unions havt ould provide SlO-a-month for service in this country and S15-a-month for overseas service. The top amount would be $300 for those whose i sen-ice was confined to tne united States, nnd $500 for those with over- Xcarly 300.000 Veterans In offerlnc the bonus proposal. Fine said there had been talk since the close of the war oi aamsteo pensatlon for veterans. The bill, he said, would nowhere compensate for the service but would oe an eitort to give the veterans some compensation. Hc said it was futile to pass a bonus measure without means of fi nancing it. He said the 2 percent gross mnriiielinii tax would raLse S7 mU lions a year and retire the bonds In 15 years. He said Oklahoma had nearly 300. 000 veterans of the last war and the ad lusted compensation would be feeble effort for the men who de fended their country. Will Roaers, Muskoaee. another cran-member. said the senate wouid be more or less derelict if it didn't provide means or retiring tne do: and with the gross production tax nconle would know what they v voting for and how the issue would be financed. 20 Have Paid Bonuses Hc said 20 states paid bonuses after the first war and about 20 states have since the last war. He said the rank and file of the veterans wanted bonus regardless of the position of the American region. Frank Mahan, Fairfax, said he was fnr a bonus but axainst the oil In- gained in membership and won wagcjdustrv having to pay for it. He cited increases while the law has been in r jgres to show the oil companies: enccr. 0id nbout 43 percent of the money ut-muiaaui. mi-mud ui . received oy uie general iuna. Madden, the labor committee when the Taft- Hartley law was passed, described it greatest legislative mistake days of the Volstead pro hibition act." Kansan Says Tornado Dips Near El Dorado WICHITA. Kan.. April 26 A power company patrolman reported a tornado near El Dorado, Kan.. Tuesday afternoon. He told the Wichita weather bureau it dipped to earth orieny men moved nortneast apparent damage. Joe Bailey Cobb. Tishomingo, said hc was a i-t er ana naa aone wei durine the war. He said so did oth ers and Sen, Robert S. Kerr. He said; Kerr had made $10 millions hadn't paid his pro rata share of the taxes. Don Baldwin, Anadarko, said oil will be bought where it is the cheapest, and a 7 or 8 percent gross pro duction tax would raise the price of oil. "If Oklahoma oil is a penny higher a barrel than Texas oil, the Texas oil will be bougnt." he said. Baldwin proposed the amendment to Decisive China Battle Looms As Reds Turn Toward Coast SHANGHAI, April 26 (iP) Chi- ;se communist columns, boasting they had overwhelmed two govern ances, wheeled west of Shang hai Tuesday toward Hangchow and a uosslble "decisive battle. Shanghai, which remained . calm i when the Reds broke the. Yangtze river !llne, began to show signs of panic. 'Business was almost at a standstill. The money market was chaotic. Nervousness increased as tne united States and Great Britain moved heavier naval units out of the Whang- They were anchored m the Yangtze to the north to avoid possible Involvement in any fighting. nationals were getting out. Many inort elected to stay. U. 3. economic ad ministration association headquarters packed up to move to Canton, south China city now serving as the tionalist capital. (The communist radio in Pelping announced that lives and property of foreign nationalists would be protected.! The broadcast was heard by the AP in san Francisco.) The communist radio said Red columns had captured Ihlng and Chlng-tal. about 80 miles west of Shanghai If true, they were half way from the! Yangtze to Hangcnow, us mues southwest of Shanghai. Hangchow may be the site of a last-ditch government stand on the populous eastern seaboard of China. Many of the government forces which seem to have vanished from Shanghai may be at Hangchow now. Charles Wayne Mott. ihe state's star witness, testified that he saw his father get a butcher knife and draw It across his sleeping sister's throat. The boy said he then saw his fathei coming toward him. knife in hand. "I said 'daddy, daddy don't do it' oi j something like that. He didn't say any- imng out inea to pun tne covers or: me. I held onto the covers. I guess hi threw the knife behind the divan anc I heard the door close," Charles tolt the court. Public defender Quinn Dickason one of Mott's attorneys, asked the boj if his father looked "anv differen from what he usually looked" on th nigtit or the slaying. Charles an swered "no." "What was his condition tha night?" Dickason continued. "He was drunk." the bov renliec simply. Assistant county attorney James P Devine rested the state's case followint Chnrles' testimony. The jury is quail tied to inflict the death penalty. Thi case is expected to reach the Jurj Wednesday night after the defense i heard Wednesday. Medical Research Center to Be Started Actual construction of the Oklahoma medical research center bulldinj on ne 13 is scheduled to start nexi Monday. Officials of Oklahoma Medical Research foundation said it is right it line with the schedule set severa! months ago. Workmen lor J. J. Bollinger Construction Co. began' moving equipment on the ground Tuesday The rest of the week will be used ir making preliminary surveys and oth- er preparations. April Showers Too Wet KETCHIKAN. Alaska. Anril 2fi- fP Nobody sings about "April show- er arouna nere witn any glee. 50 far this month there's been 28 Inches of precipitation in Ketchikan. That's already 10 inches over the previous record for April. Airforce to Cut Pay Roll WASHINGTON. April 26 fP CI-ilian personnel of the airforce In Ha waii will be reduced 2.700 in the 12 months startine Julv 1. Secretary Sv. mington of the airforce disclosed Tues day. Man, 33, Rescued From Sealed Room After 10 Years NEW YORK. April 26 (JP Brook. lyn police Tuesday rescued a 33-year- i man who they said had been held prisoner in a sealed room for thi past 10 years by his mother. police identified the man as Paul Makushak. They said he had a long beard, described his apeparance a. uuny . ana saia ne apjrentiy had tad no change of clothinK in the nasi 10 years. The strange story, police said, cami to light after the mother, Mrs. Anna Makushak, was forced to enter a hospital because of illness.

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