The El Reno American (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 61, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 13, 1955 Page: 1 of 8
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Okla. Historical Sooiety
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F.L RENO, OKLAHOMA THURSDAY, JANUARY 13, 1955
Cong. John Jarman Booked as Speaker
For Annual Chamber of Commerce Fete
Date Set for Feb. 7—
Cliff Chapin Heads
C'Onjrrossman John Jannun
'ynl be the draw inn card for
the annual chamber of com-
merce banquet in El Reno
it was announced this week
after Judjce William L. Fonn
had contacted the fifth dis-
trict soIon at his office in
Washington and received Ins
atfrecnmnt to ho the main
speaker at the fete here.
The banquet is l>cinK delayed
i ‘his year to Feb. 7, the committee
nopma to be able to have the
W meeting in the new field-
™usuc* However, continued delays
m the completion date caused the*
decision to schedule the event at
the Etta Dale junior high audi-l
tonum, where it has been held
in the past.
C'lifi Chapin, chairman of the
banquet committee, is setting up
sub-committees to handle the de-
tails of the hig fete. Those will
include entertainment, food, tic-
ket and special guests.
While Cong. Jarman is busy in
Washington attending the 84th
congress, he told Judge Fori- that
he had planned to spend the first
week in February in Oklahoma
and would gladly accept the in-
vitation to speak here.
At a special meeting of the
board of directors of the chamber
Monday evening at the Oxford
cafe details were completed for
the annual membership drive
which will open next week
Special breakfasts will be held
by each of the four solicitation
groups, one each day from Mon-
day through Thursday. At these!
the solicitors will be given full I
information regarding the charn-l
ber budget of *16,000, the pro-
giam for 1955 and the accom-
plishments of the past year.
President Ralph Myers and'
Manager Jack Burmeicr have set
up the four solicitation groups
'representing the retail trade com-
mittee, industrial committee, agri-
cultural committee and highway
committee. The retail trade group
will start off the solicitation with
Union Bridge To Be
Finished by April 1
Work around the nearly com-
plete halt million dollar bridge on
U.S. 81 South Canadian river
crossing between Union City and
Mineo will enter its final phase
A work order has been issued
by state Highway Director C. A.
Stoldt for Smith Brothers of
Noble, to commence building the
grading and drainage for nearly
a mile of the bridge approaches.
The $46,000 job is to be com-
pleted within 70 work days from
As soon as the dirt work is
finished Boecking Construction
company of Oklahoma City, will
start putting down the Portland
cement paving costing, $106,609.
Dr. Oxford Talks
To B&PW Group
Dr. Leroy Oxford, director of
publications for El Reno high
school and author of several safety
manuals recently adopted by the
Oklahoma Highway Patrol, ex-
pressed the opinion that America's
highway accident rate would con-
tinue to become worse for some
time, in a talk Tuesday evening
he gave before the El Reno Busi-
ness and Professional Womens
club in the Wesley Methodist
church. He told the group that
the general public would have to
undergo quite a change in attitude
toward safety before any actual
decline in accident could be
I In his talk Dr. Oxford outlined
Rocoids of police chief Lee Har-| his theory about highway safety
ev reflect today that only three .with four major points:
accidents have occurred within \ (l> He said that it apparently
he city during the past week. All | does little good to direct the
nice were minor and no injuries safety campaigns on a national
level. . . . drivers are too re-
mote from such campaigns to
picture themselves as a possible
i Police Investigate
' 3 Wrecks in City
During Past Week
A crash Saturday in the 200
block of West Woodson resulted
in considerable damage to a 1950
Mercury driven by George Nason.
22. Oklahoma City, but no dam-
age resulted to the other vehicle
in the accident nor were there any
injuries. The mishap occurred
as Jack Scott, 719 South Reno,
was heading north down the alley
and pulled out into the street.
Scott did not sec the Mercury in
lime to stop and avoid the colli-
A charge of failing to yield the
right of way lodged against Grant
Potter. ji\, 19. Yukon Sunday as
the result of an accident at the
intersection of Rock Island and
Elm. Poller was attempting to
make a left turn off Rock Island
onto Elm in his 1947 Plymouth
when he collided with a 1950
Ford driven by Frederick L. Wat-
tongel, 55, Hinton, who was driv -
ing south on Rock Island. Damage
to the Ford was estimated at $35
to the right front fender, and
approximately $5 in damages was
estimated on the left front of the
When the Cheyenne Indians
foregather at the American In-
dian Exposition grounds at Ana-
darko next July for the big pa-
geant, the Cheyenne tribe will be
represented by Marlene Hawkins,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Hawkins of Concho, as the tribal
Marlene was selected for the
honor at a Cheyenne dance held
at Calumet Sunday for Tommy
Burns, who has been serving in
the Marine Corps at. San Diego,
Calil., since September. Tommy
spent the Christmas and New
Year holidays at home and left
Tuesday to return to his base.
Marlene, who has a twin sister,
Charlene, is 16 years of age and
is a junior in El Reno high school.
She is a member of the Squaws
pep club, BMC, Art Society and
n Capella choir. She is an expert
dancer of the tribal dances and
will serve for the next two years
as official princess of the Chey-
Richard Boynton, who resides
northwest ol El Reno, is a director
of the Anadarko Exposition, rep-
resenting the Cheyenne tribe. He
is an uncle of Marlene. The late
Kish Hawkins, prominent tribal
chief, was her grandfather.
Draft Calls Four,
Of Many Others
12 New Registrants
Sign Up Last Month
A report issued today by the
Canadian county draft board shows
that four men have received
orders to report Friday for in-
duction into the Armed Forces,
H6 county men have been reclassi-
fied and 12 new registrants have
added their names to the draft
list during the past month.
The four men being inducted
Friday include: Jack E. Hunt
and Ted W. Joule, both of El
Reno; Arthur J. Mueggenborg,
Okarche; and Billy J. Webb,
Those who have been classified
in the 1-A division by the board
dining the past month include:
John C. Dittmer, William A. Dub-
berstein. Charles W Link. Joel J.
McCracken. Donald C. Thompson,
Kenneth H. Payton, Nick Ramirez,
Dan R. Scott, Billy* R Ludlow.
Fredrick W, Heupei. Rav E.
Prince. Lester H. Krause, Phillip
W. Welch, Hiram E. Cassel. Virgil
R. Kirkland, James C. Simmons,
Richard D. Frederick. Gerald L.
Smith. Joseph T. Kimbell. Virgil
H. Randell. Kenneth L. Davis and
Jack P. Slaughter.
PUBLISHED WEEKLY-ALL HOME PRINT
Snow, Rain Make
Canadian county’s wheat pros-
pects, which only a matter of a
few days ago were looking just
about as sad as possible, are del-
initely improved today with the
moisture which has come from the
snow and shower of a couple a
weeks ago and the moist blanket
of snow that settled over the fields
Snowfall this week in the coun-
ty has varied from two to three
inches in depth with reports oi
moisture from it ranging in the
neighborhood of a quarter of an
inch. Unlike the snow of two
weeks ago. Sunday’s precipitation
was not accompanied with winds
and fell evenly on the wheat fields
whereas most of the snow in the
first storm was swept from the
open fields and piled in the road-
ways were it was least needed.
County agent Riley Tarver said
that the moisture from (hi snow
is 'actually rnTt*'*™*' affected "by
t, of injury or drath by auto (l"mlth and Mclvm L' Show,
accident. Men to be recently discharged
(3) The solution to the prob- ^om. armed forces and now
lem lies not in education of I d^ssified 1-C (discharged) are:
drivers, hut the changi ig of W. Brown. Stanley O. San-
their attitudes. The r neral x'n' jf- Fml L Everett. Alfred
public is aware of what's hap- . V\ Hson, Marvin H. Costicn, Ce-
pening, hut vet show no parti- \ ^ ( - Charles J. Kullman,
rular effort on their part to do ^ (,'d D. ^dls, Carnis G. Kull-
man. Archie R. Lynch, jr., Frank
W. Meyer and Robert I. Foster.
other miscellaneous reclassifi-
cations arc: 1-C (reserve)—Wil-
was actually worth more to the |
farmer that a bigger amount which \q v i
would come from ordinary rains | otcUflS YC&f Oil
He explained that the snow would I
melt evenly and all go down into! Wjfk RiCT Mpotmrr
the soil where rains, however ▼▼ Hll UIg IflCeiillg
light, usually tend to pack the! The El Reno Hi 4-H club open-j
ground somewhat and much ofed its 1955 program of business!
it runs oft where not needed. J'vith a meeting Friday at which
Canadian county was directly !%?w nasusum -county .aguiu Dave [
in the path of the storm system Williams was introduced to the,
that deposited the snow blanket group and presented a short talk
and all parts of the county bene-1 on the A&M poultry and Live-!
fited, while some areas, not too | stock judging teams,
far to the north and wheat, did | Among the items of business I
noLjfe moisture. discussed by the group included
This week s moisture has “come I plans for a special session Jan.
Those men now in 1-C findort-l 1°. ! res5uc’ of county 29 in the county extension office
ed) are: Arthur A Owing* Carl «!S iWh° tsowc? !he,r wheat!for making stuffed monkey dolls
M. Winslow Thomas p Foreman 1 th i J 0|), ° ,hV.-LI!?,JRlu” f°r ihr young patients of the Okla-
Normai. £ bve Elmo J Dixsonl ml, ??1rl,er’ Wh"e lhi* homa City Crippled Children hos-1
Richard L. Ball JcS W Biller ! T W,“ n°l l)rovide a»y; pital. The plan to make the
and Donald J Mcrveldt New th» If "Vr m,m' ,?rmers sa*v monkey dolls came as a result of
ana uonaia j. Mcneidt. New that with sufficient moisture from the big demand for them when
heie on out. the late wheat will | the 4-H’ers presented some to the
do as well as the wheat that has I hospital at Christmas,
been in the ground for three
It's Judge Roberson Now!
W«EN YOU address your remarks to
courthouse veteran Sam Roberson now
you best mind what you say, because as
of Monday morning h0 became Judge Sam. I
Roberson was sworn into the county judge!
post by senior member of the courthouse
staff, Cecil Dross, while a small gathering
of county officials looked on.
Judge Roberson succeeds Judge Roy
M. Faubion, whom he defeated in the July
primary election. Faubion served in the
post for ten years.
Roberson comes to the county judge
office from the office of the county at-
A torney where he served for some
* time. Roberson has served as both
county attorney and assistant.
Most of the county officials were sworn
in last week by Judge Faubion. State ’aw
requires that the county judge is sworn
in the second week in January of the new
tenure. Two of the county officials, Miss
Helen March, treasurer, and Superinten-
dent Neal V. Golden, will take their office
in July at the beginning of the fiscal year.
Marbleboard Owners Get the Word,
Move Machines by Saturday or Else
pOUNTY Attorney James V. plaints against them.
Phelps has declared open war T’T HAS been estimated that there
on the city’s penball machines were something like 50 of the
this week as he issued a public marble boards located in cafe, bais
statement warning to El Reno and other businesses within the
businessmen that they have until | city limits.
Saturday to get the illegal ma- • Chief of police Lee Harvey saidl
chines moved out. or the city that his officers would start a
police force will get the job done canvas of the city Saturday to
for them. see if any of the machines were
Phelps issued the edict this week still in town. Harvey said that
as a result ot several reports com- no warrants were needed to con-
ing in to him that some of the fiscate and destroy the boards,
machines were “paying off.” Phelps said that anyone ovvn-
“It is illegal for the machines ing one of the illegal machines
to offer any sort of prize to the and allowing them to be in opera-
player," Phelps said. “The Okla- tion after Saturday would find
homa Criminal court of appeals themselves faced with charges in
says that just the fact that the district court,
machines register a score offers The customary arrangement is
a challenge to some and is in- for the business house to share
centive enough, therefore were in half of the “take” from the
going to clamp down on them.” machines. One El Reno merchant
It is also illegel to allow a was quoted as saying that his
minor to operate one of the ma- share of one machine in his place
chines and this is one of the points of business ranged as high as
stressed by some lodging com- $100 a month.
El Reno 4-H Club
City Paper Hints That
Illegal Gaming House
Is Operating in County
Sheriff Raids Club, Alleged Bootleggers,
But Says No Incriminating Evidence"
Canadian county sheriff Tiny Rovse, who on nu-
merous occasions has gotten an unsolicited helping hand
irom Oklahoma City newspapers in exposing this county’s
liquor joints and so-called sin spots, again found himself
in the midst of a furor over the weekend, as an Oklahoma
t ity paper headlined a story about a couple of bootleg-
gers and a big time gambling hangout which they claim
were operating just inside the Canadian county line and
mil of the jurisdiction of the “long arm” of the Okla-
homa county law.
The places tabbed the “hall
mile ol sin” by the newspaper
article, are located along the
northwest highway just inside the
Canadian county. The news story
said that reporters had heard of
the places and went out Friday
night and Saturday to learn if
there was any truth to the rumors.
The reporters tried, without much
success, to enter the Saddle club,
a private club located a half mile
inside the county line on the
northwest highway and one-half
mile north. The reporters said
that they were greeted by two
well-known Oklahoma gamblers
and told through the front door’s
peep hole that they could not
come in because they were not
members. The paper said that
by Fred Singleton
In the past week the Tribe split
decisions with Duncan and Capitol
Hill, dumping the Demons 58 to
44 and once again going down to
the resurgent Redskins 37-27.
In last Friday's conquest of the
Demons the Indians could do no
wrong. With Walter Land, Jerry
Tillery and Don Wallace sweep-
ing the backboards, the Tribe led
all the way. Jody Farris led all
scoring with 19 points. The high
the club was closed and evervone I,mm for Duncan was big Cotton
there left shortly after the’ re- Dunn with 13 points. Duncan
porters’ visit. | fought all the way but it was El
Horse Pays Visit Ren?’s ni«hl and they kept pour-
The reporters said that they on Dual whistle,
also found two bootleg joints just I Tuesday night the Indians went
1 A two-truck mishap Wednesday
afternoon in the 300 block South
Bickford, resulted in some $25
damages to the left rear of one
t of the vehicles. Joseph Alois Mi-
chalicka. 55, route I Union City,
was backing from a parking place
in the 300 block South Bickford
hut turned too sharply and his
1940 Ford truck hit the left rear
of 1955 International truck parked
alongside it being driven by Otto
Guinn, 31, Oklahoma City. Dam-
age to the International truck was
estimated at $25.
County Heart Fund
Averv A. Johnson and W. H.
Boon. Canadian county co-chan-
man of the 1955 Heart Fund drive,
represented the county Wednes-
day in Oklahoma City at the an-
nual State Heart association meet-
Purpose of the meeting was to
acquaint the chairman of the cam-
paigns over the county with the
status of research in heart disease,
explain the program of activities
now underway by the association
and to outline how the drive will
be managed when it opens next
The group was conducted on a
tour of the Oklahoma Medical Re-
search foundation and shown pro-
jects on heart research and movies
The funds raised in the Febru-
ary drive, which has a goal of
$150,000. go into heail research,
Support medically indigent clinics,
rehabilitation aids and an educa-
anything about it.
(I) Generally the nation’s
sense of social justice is too
liberal involving eases of viola-
tion. . . . some courts suspend
licenses for being intoxicated
and not even driving, Other’s
let drunken drivers get off with
Thirty-two B&PW club mem-
bers and guests attended the Tues-
liam K. Spurr. Simon L. Cassel,
Curtis R. Trent, Alvin I. Morse,
Johnnie K. Fletcher. Dean L. Al-
bers and Paul E. Kastner. l-l>—
George M. Hedrick and Paul A.
Svcjko'sky. 2-C—James Lagaly.
FOP Names New
Board ot Officers
The El Reno lodge No. 101 of
day evening session and heard t-S—Virgil V. Hinrieksen. 3-A—
Dr. Oxford’s program.
4-H Meat? Judging
School Set Saturday
A meats judging school for 4-H
girls will be conducted Saturday
morning in the office of the coun-
ty home demonstration agent from
10 a.m. until noon. Mrs. Margaret
Mrs. Fitch said that the schools
arc in preparation for the selec-
tion of two four-girl teams which
are to attend the district 4-H
contests in Enid during the first
week in March and the Oklahoma
City meats judging contest March
Canadian county’s girl’s team
has placed second in the Oklaho-
ma City contest for the past four
years. There are 60 teams which
enter the competition each year.
Calumet Methodist Men
Set Dinner January 19
Program arrangements are un-
derway for the next meeting of
the Calumet Methodist Men’s
Group and a change from the
regular meeting date has been an-
nounced by Paul Borneii.ann. pro-
gram committee' chairman.
The next session, he said, which
will bo opened with a cohered
dish supper at 7 p.m. will be
held Wednesday. Jan. 19, rather
than the third Tuesday of Janu-
ary. The third Tuesday of each
month is the regular meeting date.
Bornemann explained that the
regular meeting date conflicts this
month with a sub district Lay-
men’s meeting scheduled in Hy-
Rev. N. E. White, Calumet Meth-
odist minister, and George Bul-
lock, lay leader of the church,
tional program, for both the pro- said they were expecting several
fessions and the general public, to attend the Hydro gathering.
Jack I. Stewart and Stanley L
Kolar. l-O—Casual C. Bruton.
t-F Lawrence J. Rot her, Rudolf
Ruzicka, Carrol Rising Bear and
Billy J. Hornberger.
Twenty men to be classified
5-A include: Charley W. Shawn,
Johnnie B. Tucker, jr., Charles L.
Austin. Billy M. Smith. Kenneth
C». Rowland. Carl B. Elmenhorst,
John E. Gatliff, John H. Ricker,
George H. McCann. LcRoy D. Zum
Mallen, Gaylord L. Reuter, Oscar
G. Best, Garold W. Burton. Rich-
ard D. Dozier, Zelbcrt W. Ritchie.
Harold W. Tait, Robert C. Kelley.
Wilburn B. Gregory, Franklin E.
Williams and Donald C. Hoinen
Today’s report was concluded
with list of youths who have just
become 18 years old and register-
ed with the draft board for the
first time. The new registrants
last month are: El Reno—John O.
Land), Glen A. Jackson, jr., Roy
I). Rowlett, D. L. Jones, Larry
C. Chapin, and Michael C. Neale.
Hinton—Harold L. Robertson. Yu-
kon—Theodore J. Scmrod, John
H. Pope and Howard D. Kirtley.
Calumet—Ivan F. Hunt. Geary-
Donnie L. Lackey.
Calumet CMF Installs
New Group of Officers
The Calumet Christian Men’s
Fellowship elected and installed
new officers for the coming year
during the past week. Those eject-
ed were Albert Leek. Pres. War-
ren Draper, vice-president, and
Alvin Moberly, secretary-treas-
The CMF has just completed
its latest project, the installation
of a new public address system
outside the church which is to be
used to broadcast the organ music
being played each Sunday before
and after services.
Marilyn Ellison announced to
I the group that a project was
1 undertaken to enhence the ap-
1 pcarance of El Reno’s rural route
, one by some of the club members.
Plans call for the painting of each
mail box on the roadside ale*-
Pre id<nt Nancy Kuiuiei lan re
the fraternal Order of Police an- vealed plans for a cooked food
nounces that a new board of offj- sale Fob. 5 for the purpose oJ
cers was elected Tuesday evening raising funds for the club treasury,
at th« groups regular meeting. She also led discussion on “Share
Newly elected officers include i the Fun” skits for both the junior
Clarence Lorenzcn, president: and senior divisions by the club
Thurman Hale, vice-president; N. for this year.
E. Douglas, secretary-treasurer. Accounts of recent trips by sev-
Lee Harvey, State Grand Trustee; oral of the members were given to
Russell Wood. Guard: Ralph Mon- the club in the business meeting,
d>C’ and Llovd Palmer, Juanita O’Nan, Marilyn Ellison,
Russell Wood and Harold Knox Nancy Kunncman and John Miller,
new members of the board of dir- talked on their recent trip to the
ectors. President Lorenzen sue-1 Wowl ward loader’s training recre-
ircds Douglas in the presiden al ation meeting and French Den-
,)0^, | wait reported on the tractor main-
I nc jJ Reno lodge was organ- renance school which he attended
i/.od here and received its charter in Woodward.
Polio Benefit Night
&inp’ Scheduled by VFW
The El Reno Veteran of Foreign
Wars post announces that it wil;
" a special benefit Bingo
inside this county and were con-
fronted by one indignant tenant
who ordered them off his property
and accused them of “only try-
ing to get him raided.”
The newsmen phoned county
attorney James V. Phelps Satur-
day afternoon about the places
and he told them that he would
initiate a request immediately for
cooperation of the state crime
bureau lor a raid. Before any
such raid went off, Sheriff Roysc
turned up at the club with’ a
search warrant to conduct his own
inspection of the club. The paper
quizzed Royse about results of the
raid and the sheriff said that he
found nothing to indicate that
there was any gambling going
there. He said that he only found
a few people thw^aUM charcoal
broiled steaks anfflhal he couldn't
arrest them for that.
”1 couldn’t find a thing to indi-
cate that there was any gambling
going on out there,” Royse said.
Deputies Find No Hooch
Deputies Roy Penweil and Ralph
Tree.se visited one of the places
Monday morning named as boot-
leg joints by the paper, but they
reported that they found none of
the illegal hooch which the news-
paper said was so plentiful.
The Saddle club is advertised
as a private supper club and is
housed in a somewhat run-down
white two-story house which is
located on property owned by
Forrest Hensley of Yukon. Hens-
ley reportedly rented the property
out about a month ago and moved
to Capitol Hill with revenge in
their eyes but inability to score
spelled their doom as the Red-
skins broke their three game los-
’ttg streak at El Reno’s expense
37-27. In an exceptionally low’
scoring game neither team hit the
basket with any consistency but
Capitol Hill on their home court
was able to outscore the Indians.
The game was bitterly contested
and worked by excessive infrac-
tion by both teams. It was the
second time this year that the
Redskins have been able to turn
'he trick on the Indians, having
knocked them out of the Norman
Tomorrow night the Indiums
venture to Chickasha for rne all-
important conference clash with
’bo Chicks. Both teams have
mastered two Boomer foes and
have not been beaten in confer-
ence play. The winning five will
be in good position to take con-
ference honors while for the loser
it will be an uphill battle. Chick-
asha is currently enjoying the
number iwo spot in the state class
On Tuesday the Indians will
return nome to tangle with Weath-
erford in a return engagement.
City Hostess Gives
List of Newcomers
During the busy month of De-
cember Mrs. Maxine Dill, city
hostess, reports that she contacted
only part of the newcomers to
• «* MkM, «hi& sv. SS?lM 23 £
with all proceeds going “play" every since it was opened
Canadian county March ot about a month ago and that there
are from 20 to 3ft
Mrs. Pavy Places In
State HD Contest
Mrs. J. C. Pavy of the Calumet
Home Demonstration club w a s
named fifth place winner Tuesday
in the state home grounds im-
provement at a special luncheon in
Tulsa and was presented a $60
gift certificate Irom the Oklahoma
Tire and Supply stores as her
The award was presented at a
luncheon sponsored by the Skelly
Oil company, Tulsa radio-TV
station KVOO and Oklahoma Tire
and Supply. In the county con-
tests. Canadian county was placed
fourth in a field of 6ft for hon-
Guests of the meeting were
Mrs. Eric O’Nan and Mrs. John
Kortemeier. Next regular meet ing
for the chapter will be February
Meets at Southern
There are still something like
345 days left till Christmas bu*
the El Reno ministerial alliance
is making sure that it isn’t caught
short in its preparations for the
1955 Christmas parade n
already appointed its committees
to plan this year’s big affair.
The committee appointments
were made when ministers from
mout of the churches met at the
New Southern hotel lor breakfast
""ttrSniy farm family touting ^ "*Utor
vir’and Mn°pnu|e Th(*° n»»-cd to servo on the
Mr and Mis. Paul Baustcrt, Okar- Christmas committee by Rev. A.
tL . , , W. Coleman, president of the al-
M,xh Pivv M, WnSt anC'luf,d, by I are Rov. Harold E. Enz.
Mis- CladW tcni’ *r ‘ \ ! Fi,sl Christian church: Rev. Rob-
, , » “nd Mrs- I”'1 Biel. Trinity Lutheran church.
M 1 0 F,lclv and Rev, Otto Bergner, First
n , w, , Presbyterian church. They will
rark View Registers
Peak Patient Load
nouneed Monday that the new
institution recorded the largest
number of patients to be in the
hospital since it was opened in
August last year.
The Monday patient load was
37 patients and four new babies.
Park View is set up to accommo-
date 40 patients and has ten bas-
sinets in the nursery.
ut. cS drive,
VFW officers say that a 50c
donation will be asked of every-
one attending and then valuable
prizes will be offered for each of
the bingo games played during
Kiwanians See Pics
Of European Tour
A tour of Europe was presented
at the weekly meeting of the El
Reno Kiwanis club Wednesday
noon when Dr. L. R. Conrad, form-
er head of the education depart-
ment of ihe U.S, Reformatory who
retired Jan. 1, presented colored
slides of the trip made by him
and Mrs. Conrad last summer.
The two were members of a
group of 19 making a conducted
tour under the direction of the
head of the audio-visual depart-
ment of A&M college. Views from
lor December are the names of
car* thorp J Those ,isled and lhcir "CW ad-
‘ in[dresses are: Mr. and Mrs. B. A.
n . i 11 ind two childn n 815 S
Rovsu- saui that he dropped in Williams; Mr. and Mrs.’ W. O.
"ii Ihe club again Tuesday to see. Bigelow and five children, 720
i his unexpected visit might Sunset drive; Mr. and Mrs. Foster
mu , ,my ovidencr to bear out [ Mow and two children, 020 S
the Claims that the place was a Milos; Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Howard
gambling hangout. .ind one child, 820 N. Choctaw;
It was just like my first visit Mr. and Mrs. C. G. Wright. 241 IK
there,*' Roysc said, “Didn't find Sunset; Mr. and Mrs. L. J. Har-
a thing that suggested the place mon, 1401 Sunset: Mr. and Mrs.
was what the Oklahoma City Robert T Speer and one child
paper had said it was.” 309 E. Wade; and Mrs. Melba Lee
And in answer to question why' Mitchell and one child, 802 bj
he didn't let the state crime bu-|S. Rock Island,
reau move in on the place Roysc!
said. “I want it known public-ally /nurt-K-.
that the crime bureau is welcome l••vQSTO^S Im G6//f)Q
to come over in Canadian county Cl i i / *4
an\ time that it sees lit and j/0/6u J0flUQry L6
operate to stamp out crime. They | ’
don’t nave to wait on an invitation
from me. We've worked together
on a number ol cases and the
bureau agents are always welcome
to move into Canauian county on
L. C. Garibei ry, who is a iman-
ber of the board of directors for
the Investors Building and Loan
company, reports this week that
the corporations annual stock-
Agent Dave Williams and J R.
Graves of Shawnee. Mr. Graves
is engaged in special work at the
Concho Indian school and was the
guest of Supt. Diamond Roach.
President Richard Bourne and
Secretary R. A. Bruce on the
meeting for the international Ki-
wanis president held at Capitol
Hill, Monday evening. They also
announced the fact that Kiwanis
International is observing its 40th
anniversary on Jan. 21.
Calumet First Christian
Church Names Officers
coordinate with the El Reno New officers of the official
chrnber of commerce in staging board of the Calumet First Chris-
the big Yulctlde production. tian church wore Installed in a
0 Rov Coleman alio urged the special candle light ceremony Sun-
Brnos lark view hospital other ministers to consider mem- day, Jan. 2.
administrator Robert Trimble an- bership in the chamber of com- The new Elders include W. H
metre either as individuals or as! Fore, C. E. Moberly, John Cran-
teprescntaUves of their churches, fill. John Laughlin and M. E.
Thompson. New Deacons are Al-
Donald J. Mcrveldt, son of Mr. vin Moberlv, Odell Ledbetter
and Mrs. Carl E. Merveldt, 801 Charles Steanson, Albert Leek.
Thompson drive, who left El Reno | Irvin Penwrlght, Billy M. Pcn-
Dec. 8, is undergoing basic tr-dr | weight, Joe Penwright, A. C.
ing nt headquarters anti-aircFaft Daughety, Lewis Clark, Tom S.
replacement training center with
battery C-10 at K! Paso, Tex.
nine countries were shown and anything that’s against the law.” j holders' meeUng^
“oil's......... ! c°un}yFarm R"1—"
Kail S. Farley, Assistant County | Hosting Businessmen The dinner-meeting will begin
County Farm Bureau members
are honoring their business friends
at 6:3ft p.m. and some 5ft stock-
holders and officers are expected
__________to be on hand for a report of
with a special dinner on Monday l corporation’s progress during
evening, Jan, 24, in the Weslov lho immediate past year and to
Methodist church, outline plans for 1955.
Prof. A. W. Jacobs of Oklahoma L Pri,1ni,p?1 spi*ak^r1f,°,r lhc mecl“
A&M college will present the-! .^nu.l^.111,B**bb,t‘ president
principal talk ot the evening on
"The Farmer's Ever-Decreasing
Margin of Profit.”
Farm Bureau president, M. A.
Jeffrey, said that members may
make reservations for themselves
and guests at the county office
108 West Wade until Jan 19.
of the Home Saving and Loan
company of Lawton.
County Farm Bureau
Meeting Set Monday
County Council Slates
Rummage Sale Friday
The first quarterly meeting of
the Canadian County Farm Bu-
reau for 1955 has been scheduled
Monday evening. Jan. 17, at 7:30
pm. in the Wesley Methodist
church, according to president M.
Ladies ot the county s Home A. Jeffrey.
Demonstration clubs will combine The quarterly meeting will be
their efforts to stage a rummage conducted in the Lincoln school
sale Friday and Saturday in the | and is to feature the presenta-
old jail building, across the street tion of achievement awards to the
north of the courthouse, for the 4-H dubs, FFA and FHA chap-
purpose of raising a fund to be
used for the purchase of 4-H club
awards. Mrs. Margaret Fitch an-
ters of the county who have dis-
Entertainment of the meeting
t*s to be a magic show staged
. The sale will open at 7:30 am, by professor Soudim. President
lav ins. R L, Griggs, Morris Leek| Friday and continue through Sat- Jeffrey said that the public is
and Glvn Snyder. urday afternoon. 1 invited to the meeting and show.
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Crump, Donald. The El Reno American (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 61, No. 12, Ed. 1 Thursday, January 13, 1955, newspaper, January 13, 1955; El Reno, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc911364/m1/1/: accessed January 19, 2019), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.