Oklahoma City Times (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 57, No. 240, Ed. 2 Tuesday, November 5, 1946 Page: 1 of 13
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EVENING EXCEPT SUNDAY TWENTY-TWO PAGES—500 N.
BROADWAY, OKLAHOMA CITY. TUESDAY. NOVEMBER 5. 1946
PRICE FIVE CENTS
IJVTE STREET EDITION
section spot check of early voting
No Rain Relief
report ft to anyone.
Here in 24-Hour Crime Attack
■ I T 4
At a Glance
Tulsa Turnout Reported
As 'Surprisingly’ Large;
Rural Polls Start Slowly
Despite threatening skies, early balloting in Tuesday’®
432 Seats in House,
35 Senate Places Are
At Stake in Races
Fun Goes to Bed.
Of Wounded Gls
transportation to prison. After
seven years they may apply for
a parole. (Wirephoto.)
or Impassable roads. • ——
The weatherman held out no h.ope for an immediate break,
was rain, except snow
In Early Hours Despite Weather;
Nation s Democrats on Defense
Bethany, Pct. 2. 31 votes, heavy.
Edmond. Pct.'l, 77 votes, heavy.
PI.EAHC TURN TO
r*O« 2. COLUMN 1
German officials Tuesday with
j ias|n< ’iikl Vt-^-e ____________-
WA8HINGTON, Nov. 5.—OP)—If
^history runs true to form, the na-
11 Of states and spoke in
* of Germans’ pride in
e» democracy from the
I ■ ■ > ■
today ” •
deep in the
VFW Cornerstone Stolen
JOLIET, XU.. Nov. 5.—<JP>—There
was only one hitch in the plans by
the Cantigny post. Veterans of For-
eign Wars, for the cornerstone-laying
ceremonies for its new building. Some
husky thieves stole the 350-pound cor-
WH^N TO VOTE— Polls in rural pre-
cinct* will remain open until <
p. m . and in city precinct* until 7
The city survey covered the first three hour** of voting,
and, with few exceptions, precinct election officials reported
Cold, drizzling rain* still were
falling Tuesday for the fourth
• over Oklahoma
commission, headed by Leland B. Mor-
ris of the state department’s foreign
service, has been back about a month.
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that present governmental policies are
country flight was available at the air-
port here, and Tuesday morning no
hint ot its ownership had been un-
covered. However, deputies said they
believe the plane made an emergency
landing and the pilot simply failed to
Show Officers Chosen
KINGFISHER Nov 5 — ofi —
Charles Lorenz has been named gen-
eral superintendent and L. J. Cun-
ningham .general secretary of the .
Kingfisher county dressed turkey and
autumn poultry show to ba bald hare
November 20-23. ’
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Obedient Dog Escapes Eviction
Miss Kay Gage’s Chicago landlord objected to having "Tiger,**
an 85-pound*Great Dane share her apartment. He tried to
evict him. In renters’ court the dog passed a Judge s obedience
test and the judge ruled he should-stay put. (Wirephoto.)
WASHINGTON, Nov, 5.—< UP)—An
official United States mission has in-
I formed the state department there
, were irregularities in the recent Greek
monarchy plebiscite but they had no
| influence upon its result.
i I •
up la 50 degrees in the southeast
The long-range forecast calls for
r. warmer temperatures and
the GOP ticket. Flyn and other Re-
publican candidates are; counting on
this factor for a victory at the ballot
Rep. Mike Monroney. Democratic
Incumbent in the fifth district, and
Carmon C. Harris.. his Republican
opponent, also swapjwd jibes in brief
1. If showed, an overwhelming ma-
jority in favor of the return of a mon-
’la 15.000 each
and] battery by
preliminary hearing Monday.
£ _j given a
Friday, were jdent-
.20. Anthony. 23. and
IB. and Charles Laf-
do the job. the American mili-
tary government would.
Spe*<-nK to about 200 top German
of the U. S. zone at the Ger-
On that prime issue. Repub-
licans confidently predicted the
Democrats would be swept out
of power in congress, where they
have held the upper hand In
both houses since 1932.
- Democrats Make Concession*
Democrats, generally fighting a de-
fensive battle against GOP assaults
on their hahdling of reconversion
problems, conceded they may suffer
some losses. But they contended they
will keep the legislative machinery in
their grasp. They apparently were
more confident, however, of retaining
senate control than of holding the
house in line.
At stake in the election expected to
bring out more than 35,000.000 citi-
Oklahoma City Times
Paid Circulation Greater Than Any Other Evening Newspaper in* Oklahoma
(Evaning Edition ot Ths Dally Oklahoman.) Entered at the Oklahoma City. Oklahoma. Poatottlca aa second ciasa mall matter under the act ot March S. ISIS.
Because of strong anti-new
sentiment sweeping the state.
Democrats are expected to vote for 1
I to heavy, a cross-section spot check revealed, while early
voting in Tulsa city and rural precincts was described
City, skies are ex-
pected to remain cloudy through the
night, with lower temperatures and a
drizzle whipped by high north wind*.-
Temperatures here are expected to
range from a top of about SO to a low
near 3B. compared with the 51 to 43 of.
the last 24 hours.
Panhandle Has Winter
If was winter time out in the pan-’
handle’, a here Guymon - reported a
high of but 34 degrees and a low of jo
during the last 24 hour*: with «now
west of there 17 inches
area around Boise City.
The statewide forecast indicate*
dreary weather will continue generallv
of the stiffest language yet passed
. publicly from occupation authorities
to German administrators.
-J MUiUry Caa Do Job
Clay gave the Germans 80 days in
which to get the denazification pro-
gratt going again. .
"I! the- German people are unwitt-
ing to do the Job. the military govern-
ment can arid sill do it,.’’ he said. “I
fail to understand how you can be-
come a democracy if you shirk the
first task p-.it before you "
s I; He warned the German official*that
hie would •‘follow denazification for the
next 80 dev*, with special attention in
the hope t.l»t the will to denazify,
which is not present today, will be-
a 30-plece orchestra.
These plea* set the stage for Tues-
day's voting. Democrat* pleaded for w
straight vote, while Republicans urged |
msmeJ Democrat* to scratch their ballots or
peJW | "bolt” to the Republican party.
ticket. H I.
nits $4 Millions
Rich Rice Crop Destruction Feared;
■possibility of More Rain Forecast;
Hundreds Routed by Raging Neches
<By The-ABAoclated Pre-®)
In the first peacetime gen- i
eral election in six years,
millions of Americans regis-
tered their reaction Tuesday
to nearly 15 months of gov-
ernment efforts to regear the
Deputy sheriffs Tuesday were
searching for the owner of a twe-
motared. private transport plane which
landed a mile and one-half south of
Edmond late Monday afternoon.
Farmers reported the plane landed,
but the pilot and passengers were not
around it and had not come back to it
after it sat down, in a pasture In that
The sheriff s office reported no rec-
PHXLADELPHIA Nov 5 — —
Ernest Ulnch. l&,.who police said had
bee® tied Sm a rope to ;he rear of
an automobile and forced to run be-
hind n four blocks before he fell and
was baiter* d into unconsciousness.
**» reported "ijnproved’' Tuesday.
fl four youths were held
I on charges of assault
by automobile following a
J*r”T~-r~’---* < —r---* ———.
: The youths. Who .wrfll be
ilfSw-d a# James,
lert). 18. ■
Pblice -.estifieij the youths admitted
t»;hg the rp|
‘"Jtaijt as a i
cwuld run.” X
torn from lit! body, attracted the at-
tenfikm of potroa* of a riding academy
W’ha cut him free and took him to
the hospital a here he is reported suf-
feirmg frnm frvere body burns and a
possible serjou* head injury,
Skelton to Be Honored
HOLLTWCOI) Nov 5.—b»»i—Ad-
jiatiaad the I'mbsi co-operative and
termed "the work of, kids."
safe at Central highschool
tacked sometime during the night, the
latest in the series.
Efforts to open the safe were unsuc-
| cessful. however, even though the
Most of V, S.
state night- but: for more rain
this over the state by Saturday.
■' Rain* Center Here
*’. * Heaviest rains in the state appar-
ently centered near Oklahoma City,
with 1 22 at the Classen station, and
1.08 at 4fie airport. Extent of the rain-
fall. howtexyr, is indicated by I inch at
Clintoh,. and 7» at Woodward, in the
northwest, to sn at Antlers, in tha
Otlter official rainfall report* for
the last 24 hours included Ardmore.
.12: Elk City, 22; Enid. .40. Fort Sill,
78. Gage. .43; Guymon. 14; Mc-
Alester. 35; Ponca City. 57; Tulsa.
-13. Waynoka. 87. and El Reno. .52.
1—13 vole*, heavy.
4—30 votes, heavy.
7—45 votes, not heavy.
13—32 votes, heavy.
20—52 votes, heavy.
23—22 vote*, heavy.
34—150 votes, heaviest
. WARD FOUR
vention and that other international
leaders will be invited to speak before
the assemblage scheduled for February
16 to 21. The nine planning members
met Monday night with Byrnes and
Connally, Crotty said.
All of the United Nations and all
nations represented by diplomatic
missions in Washington will be in-
vited to send delegates to the con-
vention. Crotty said.
Victipi, Her Pocketbook,
Purge Grabber All Gone
PHILADELPHIA. Nov. 5.—(^*)—Pa-
trolman Harold Hemmerle told his
superiors he heard a woman scream.
As he went to assist her. he spotted
a man fleeing with a pocketbook.
Hemmerle turned and gave chase to
the man. who dropped trte jxxiketbook
When the officer returned to learn
i name, she was gone—
(By United Press)
626 NW 14. lost the radio out of his
car while he was inside a cafe at NW
10 and Harvey Monday night. He said the woman's
he was inside the cafe about* 20 min- 50 was the purse*.
Only Skeleton Staff Due
For UN Office in London
LONDON, Nov. 5.—OP)—An in-
The following shows a cross-
Tuesday in Oklahoma City's four general election in Oklahoma City’s four wards was medium
zens in weather forecast as fair and :
cool generally, although rainy in the
south and snowy in the Rockies, are
35 senate places. 432 hou.se seats and
The Republicans need a 1 ‘
of 10 seats to win control of
senate and 26'to take over the house
The Democrats could lose seven in the
senate and 17 in the house and still
hold the legislative whip hand.
Divided Congress Possible
The possibility of a divided
gress. with the GOP winning
house and the Democrat* keeping the
senate, already had started Washing-
ton’s rumor factory talking of the
possibility of a special session call im-
mediately after the election.
But one responsible Democratic of- I
ficial. who asked not to be quoted by
name, said President Truman ha*
given no intimation of any such plan.
This office holder said Republicans
undoubtedly would be able to block
any administration-sponsored legisla-
tion in such a lame duck session. And
pt.ease turn to
PAOE 2 COLUMN )
I—37 vote*, heavy.
8—38 vote*, medium.
12—32 vole*, medium.
15—20 voir*, medium,
is—37 vote*, heavy.
22—34 votf*. heavy.
-—s. <B» Th* AmocIsim Praaa)
Potential voter* around 92,000,000
Margin of women overmen 1.171.748
Estimated eligible to vote 59,860.656
Estimate of probable vote 35.421,339
Thirty-four states elect 35 sena-
tors—Virginia chooses two—with 31
long and four short terms at stake.
Maine elected a senator, governor
and three representatives, all Re-
publicans. September 9.
All other states pick representa-
Governors are being elected in 33
Minor parties have 146 candidates
among the 1,065 running for senate,
house and governor.
\To Address World !
Parley of Jaycees
NEW YORK. Nov. 5.—(UP)—Rep- I
resentatives of the Junior chamber in- I
ternational, the Dallas (Texas) and
United States Junior Chambers of
Commerce were completing plans
Tuesday for a February international
convention at Dallas to be devoted to
a discussion by young men of all na-
tions on the problems of world peace.
Willard Crotty, vice-president of the
Dallas chamber and chairman of the
control committee for the convention,
said Sen. Tom Connally (D., Texas)
Turn to Rags
SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 5.—»
(/P)—A 46-year-old former post-
office clerk has confessed In
full, postal inspectors said
Tuesday, that he stole $40,00(X
in cash from a mall sack back
in 1937. • ’
But. they explained that he can-
not be prosecuted for the theft be-
cause no indictment was returned
within the three-year period speci-
fied by the statute ot limitations.
However. U. S. treasury officials
were interested in the case—because
the man failed to pay income tax
on the $40j000
Special Postal Investigator W. 8.
Palmer, here from Washington. D.
C„ quoted the man as confessing he
slit a registered pouch enroute from
the federal reserve bank to an Oak-
land bank and "grabbed the first
thing I got my hands on.”
It was a small canvas bag con-
taining 840.000 in currency. He said
he concealed it in his garage.
The man kept on as a postal
clerk for two years and then went
into business for himself. Eventually
he lost every cent of the money.
Palmer said. Fearful of being
caught, he moved from town to
town witlr his wife and two chil-
"He's on the verge of a break-
down.” Palmer said. "He's hasn't
got a bean left.”
improve, we cap
nuistration i. unwilling to. assume ord of tha type plane on a cross-
that responsibility." he said
He also warned the Germans that ;
lagging food collection* must improve
whllf army transportation tor pro-
duce is available. Almost 3.000 army
trucks witb GI drivers and gasoline
werr asMgned last week to moving
autumn crqpt threatened by frost.
j Clay s speech followed mo|*e than
tyro hours ot speechmaking by high
German officiate. Thev sung praises
of the coui
rums of ni
For Youths Held
KjCity Voters Cast Heavy Ballot
I ________ 4_____________ ____ ____i__;____ __
Life in Prison
Billy Anderson. 16.
■ camera* and Nathern Janies,
15, Tuesday were on their way
to San Quentin prison in Cali-
fornia to serve a life sentence.
Last September 8 they am-
bushed Anderson’s mother and
father, shot them to death in
their bedroom and fled in the
family car with a neighbor
girl. Convicted of murder Mon-
day, they are shown here re-
entering a jail cell to await
; WASHINGTON. Nov 5—UP)—If
^history runs true to form, the na-
jtian’s voters will decide Tuesday—
ftwo years in advance—which po-
litical party is to take over the
presidency in the 1948 elections.
Only once since the Civil war.
and it was a quirk then, has the
party which won control of the
house in an off-year election failed
to put it* candidate into the White
House two years la ter.-
This is an off-year election.
The exception that proved the
rule was in 1876. when Democrats
won the house. Two years later.
Samuel Tilden, a Democrat, won a
popular vote majority in the presi-
dential race, but the election was
thrown) Into the house when some
southern electoral votes were chal-
lenged. A Republican.
B. Hayes, was seated as president.
RedpBkeltrTuesday night will re-
•WW a gold honorary membership
card in the Ijo* Angele* pre** photog-
I j | X i*> —
H eather Forecast
Rate rscepi «no« iti panhandle
tonight »nd Medneteat. No decided
rhas<e in temper al uro. Low tonight
2S-M panhandlr to 45-50 southeast.
‘Found9 at Edmond,
Owner Is Sought
Politics Rears Its Head
On Police Car Radio, Even
Even policeman can't keep up with
everything, although the citizenry nat-
urally expects it of them. Shortly
Texas and Pacific division 88. charged g m pollce Dispatcher B111
, Marcum -received this call from a
; scoutcar: “Car — to headquarters.
Out of service for 8 a. m. police
Marcum, f- being the vote-conscious
-- ■ * • knowing there '“***« ■=”=“• *«*•*
:ourt on election and Secretary of State Byrnes already
"Headquarters to have been asked to address the con-
service in your “ *
no police court
Reported Monday morning were the
8500 safe robbery of the Sport* center.
524 N Broadway; an attempted safe
burglary at the Robinson Brothers |
would-be safe crackers borrowed toobn drug store, 3636 N Western; attempted | formed source said Tuesday there had
from the school manual training shop
to work with.
"Evidently someone familiar with
the school." Bain said Some evidence
of vandalism also was discovered in
• the school's office.
Thirty cartons of cigarets were also
reported taken Tuesday from a small
cafe at 1507 S Robinson by a burglar over 8125 in currency. Twelve minute* ministrative
who broke out a window and reached
inside for the loot.
Another report on file Tuesday dis-
James Glen Coffey, 26, of
Seen for Day
To Be Not So Wet
citizen he is. and knowing
wasn’t any police court on
day. radioed back:
Foes to Lose -
15—80 vote*, record early vole.
21—77 vole*, heavy.
,31—56 votes, heavy
47—115 vole*, heavy.
57—88 votes, heavy.
entry of the Easter grocery and mar- been no change in the United Na-
ket, 401 SE 22. and entry, but no loss tions’ plan, announced last summer,
reported, at the Arrow Tailoring Co., to do away with the "temporary Lon-
110 E Grand. don UN office," except for a small in-
The boldest crimes occurred laU- formation staff, by the end of this
Monday afternoon, when three bare- 1 year.
headed youths forced A. L. Weirlck. Fyodor Gusev, Russian delegate to
grocer at 725 N Robinson, to hand the UN assembly, criticizing 'UN ad-
---- X— j expenses in New York
later they forced Mrs. Kathelene John- thia week, said the London office em-
•on. cashier at the Clyde drive-in ployed over 300 persona and was un-
grocery, NW 10 and Walker, to give up necessary. UN officials here would
approximately >375. | not divulge the number of .employes.
Nine burglaries have been reported
to police here in the last 24 hours.
In an amateur effort which De tec-
hflpfui" among movie and radio stars, lives George Leech and Mark Bain
Spanish Leftists Blamed
For Food Store Bombings
MADRID. Nov. 5. — (A>) — Spanish
leftist* were blamed Tuesday for . 14
bomb blasts before Madrid food stores
Monday night, which some sources
described as a part of a "month of
agitation" designed by leftists to co-
incide with the discussion of Spanish
problems by the United Nations. One
bystander was injured.
A semi-official source said more
than 200 persons earlier reported ar-
rested in the last fortnight during po-
■ ground Ulrich Sunday tral committee of the Spanish com-
g to see how fast he munist party.
nch. whose clothes were--”--------
Bur stars Strike Nine Times
weather, but sleet and snow
threatened to limit voting in
U. S. weather forecasters said
that "nasty weather" was limited to
parts of Colorado. Kansas. Okla-
homa, Texas and Arkansas. A light
snow still was falling in eastern
.Colorado. At midnight the three-
day snow accumulation measured
28 inches at Denver. There were
scattered showers in the gulf states.
Fair and cool weather, however,
prevailed throughout the Ohio ’ .
river valley. Great Lakes region. nation from war to peace,
upper Mississippi valley, the plains
stattes, northern Rockies. Pacific
coast and great plateau states.
voting far ahead of the same period in the July 23 runoff
Oklahoma City and Tulsa apparently were setting the pace
for the entire state. Meager reports from other sections indicated
voting got oft to a slow start, due tq continued rains and muddy
or Impassable roads. • \ -
The forecast for Tuesday and Tuesday night
in the panhandle.
Weather stations reported rain at Ardmore, cloudy at Elk
City, Enid, Fort Sill and Oage; tog at Guymon; rain at McAlester,
Tulsa and Ponca City, and cloudy at Waynoka.
Oklahoma City’s most impres- • — - ------
sive vote apparently was. being
cast in ward 1. Six precincts
checked show*ed a heavy vote .
without exception, and officials
of one poll described the early
vote as twice as heavy as in the
Ward* 2, 3 Vote Heavy
Balloting in ward 2 was hot as
heavy as in ward 1, but was described
a* good to heavy, considering th?
weather. Ward 3 voting Also v»s
hepvier than on July 23. and ward 4
reported voting normal to, heavy, /j ■
Sunday* downjiour and Monday consecutive dav
night* deluge preclude a hca-y vote M" .
in the rural area* of the state; Roads £na , ? Mau*han I---- ------
are muddy and many impassable. The -hope of J weather break befor*
Associated Pres* reported Tuesday Wednesday,
Enid, heart of the northern Okla-
homa wheat belt, received a 2.06-inch
rain overnight, and rural and urban
roads were barely passable. - .
Ballots by "Pony Express"
Roads in the vicinity of Chfckasha
were likewise muddy. C. A Hardesty
secretary of the county election board
there, was dispatching ballot* to rurai
areas by “pony express-."
Joe Beck. Ada. Pontotoc county
election board secretary, reported c,on-
The plebiscite was held September slderable difficulty is being faced in
‘ distributing election supplies He il*o
reported that pony rider* ate being
archy. King George since has returned pressed Into service
to his throne. Similar conditions can be expected
A "semi-diplomatic" checkup of the from other areas, where heavy rains through Wednesdayr/with readings
plebiscite was conducted by 50 Britons drenched country roads over the week- the 25 to 30-degree range again cr,
and 50 Americans. The United States end. with more precipitation expected.; night in the panhandle but ranging
Democrat Head Hopeful
Apprised of the heavy voting in * nr k
, Tulsa county, which is expected to ' generally
pile up a big majority for the Re- for this storm to clear out Tuesday
publican ticket. H I.' Hinds, state night- but for more rain i----
"Reports from Tulsa county indicate
an extremely heavy- vote, but Demo-
crats in Oklahoma City and Oklahoma
county and the entire state are de-
veloping maximum strength, despite
"The weather continue* threatening,
but further indications around • the ;
j state^show Democrats are voting. Our
majority will be limited only to the
j extent to which Oklahomans exercise
their American right of voting. I can
see nothng but victory by a subst an-
[ tial margin if they carry out that pre-
Radio Barrage Laid .
*■ Eleventh-hour plea* in- the gubema- t
tonal and congressional race* clogged
the air waves Monday nighL but it. 1*
doubtful if they switched a vote. The
average elector, if his interest in poli-
tics is sufficient to prompt him to
vote, already had picked his candi-
Nevertheless, Republican leader* put
on a 75-minute broadcast over the
state network to catch the 'unde-
cided'’ voter. Olney F Flynn. GOP
nominee for governor, was one of
several speakers who urged election of
the entire state and congressional
Democratic leaders also sounded a
final plea, but it was a little differ-,
ent in that it wa» set to music. The
hour-long broadcast was the most un-
usual staged in connection with an
Oklahoma ixilittcal campaign.
Song* Woo Voter* >
The program dealt with both state
and national issues, and waa designed
to show' weakness in past Republican
leadership. Roy J. Turner*
"Hereford Heaven" was one- of the
featured musical selections played by |
opote evident" I *
(rerm*ns Paise Own Effort*
"If it doe* not
onlj- assume that the
In Greek Plebiscite
1—35 vole*, medium.
4—18 vote*, medium.
7—3# vote*, heavy.
9— 45 votes, heavy.
20—17 votes, light.
ZS-^-SSi vote*, heavy.
26—54 votes, heavy.
30—26 votes, light.
33—32 votes, heavy.
36—27 votes, light.
WHO MAY VOTE Any registered
voter Those who failed to vote at
the last three elections may re-
qualify at the polls, and1 elector*
who have moved since the July 23
runoff election may transfer' and
vote in their new precincts.
POSTS TO BE FILLED-Virtually a»
state executive office*, ail congres-
sional seat*, half of the state sen-
ate.^all,stale representative*, county
and judicial f>o«it* Four; constitu-
tional amendment* on school fi-
nancing reform* will also be on the
RIDES. INFORMATION—Demix rat*
list three telephoncnumber* 2+7716,
3-9674 .. 2-1034. and 3-9818 (U> Cap-
itol Hill); while Republican* list
the«e numbers 3-5789 7-1880. and
3-7974 School rides, call nearest
RESULTS—Station WKY will be on
the air from 7 p m. with latest AP
sod Oklahoman-Times election
the entire cen-
Railroad Telegraphers Awk
U.S. Economy Be Stabilized
FORT WORTH. Nov. 5.—(UP)—A
plea that "some agency of the federal
government” take a stronger stand
toward stabilization of the nation’s
economy was voiced Tuesday by a
general committee for the Order of
Union officials, meeting for the an-
nual executive session of the ORT.
BEAUMONT, Texan. Nov. 5.—(UP)—Flood waters
which swirled through half of Beaumont and destroyed the
’Surrounding area’s rich rice crop receded Tuesday, but
authorities warned more ran will “ruin” this city of 100,000.
Damage already ’was estimated at $4 millions from
Monday’4 flash flood, and weather forecasters said there is
a possibility of continued rain. Farmers said destruction
of the unharvested rice crop would add "millions of dollars”
[to the lots.! j
Hundreds of persons were forced from their homes In the
west end residential district when the angry Neches river over-
flowed its banks Basements of homes and business buildings
were filled with water. The sheriff s office, however, said no se-
rious injuries or loss of life had been reported.
Given 60 Days
To Fulfill Duty
I '[ I
General (Jay Rapa
Laxity of Officials
In F'irat Big Job
~ io Dusinew eataoiunments Z'’’T 1 9
STUTTGART. Nov 5— <UP»— • *’M the downtown drain- If OFFIlPr < J PT K S
Lt Gen Lucius D Clav charged I age svstpm jammed and base- * V't-CTf Fl
L-. C»en. LUCHU8 U.^xiay cnargea ment* of stores and office buildings
. ...„J were flooded,
their denazification .
program and delivered a blunt * hospital for delivery of her baby
if tHov hih when the rives overflowed. Her hu«- •
iLttmatum that if they did not band.B ttutMnobUe 8taUed and
hi* frantic-attempt* he could not start
j it. Firemen carried the expectant
mother to the hospital, but there was
no doctor available for delivery of
man council of State*. Clav used some L.J. 5 .
1 Firemen dashed out and returned
with Mr*. Aboo* brother. Dr. T. J.
Teeura, who performed the delivery.
Residents were given enough
warning to reach higher ground.
They were aided by outboard
motorboats cruising the flooded
streets. Hundreds returned to
their flooded homes Monday
night, but were forced to occupy
only the upper floors and spent
a wakeful night in anticipation
of more rain.
7.71 Inches of Rain
The flash flood swept through
Beaumont Monday with heavy dam-
age to homes after a sustained rain-
fall which measured 7.71 inches dur-
ing the 12 hours from 'Sunday night
to Monday morning.
Damage to business establishments
was caused When the downtown drain- j
age system was jammed and base- 1
Mrs. G. C. Aboo. 31, was enroute to Stolen Riches
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Gaylord, E. K. Oklahoma City Times (Oklahoma City, Okla.), Vol. 57, No. 240, Ed. 2 Tuesday, November 5, 1946, newspaper, November 5, 1946; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (https://gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc1766066/m1/1/: accessed May 18, 2022), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, https://gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.