The El Reno American (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 61, No. 28, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 5, 1955 Page: 1 of 12
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THE EL RENO AMERICAN
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VOLUME 61—NUMBER 26
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EL RENO, OKLAHOMA THURSDAY. MAY 5, 1955
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PUBLISHED WEEKLY-ALL HOME PR INI
Piedmont 1Vi ns Cup for Keeps
And here’s the 4H Club leaders ol the
Piedmont unit rejoicing as The El Reno
American’s Model Meeting trophy passes into their permanent possession with Publisher H. M.
Woods handing it over at the close of the county contests held in the Eagles hall Monday afternoon.
Mrs. Frank Foley, club coach, looks on during the presentation ceremony and Miss Sandra Sue
Stout, left, club secretary, and Hugh Peddicord, next to her, president, beam their joy at the
achievement of their club. The annual Model Meeting contest is held to determine the efficiency
in which the clubs conduct their meetings and the trophy had to be won three times in order to be-
come a permanent possession. Piedmont won tw o years in succession and hoped to win again last
year, only to be nosed out by St. Joseph’s of Un iori City. In Monday’s contest Union City won
second and Calumet third. All three of the schoo Is are independent and have both high school and
The American announces that a new cup will be purchased and the name of the winning club
engraved thereon each year. Three victoiies will win it lor keeps. Mrs. Foley, in her first year as
teacher at Piedmont, is no novice as a winning coach. She accomplished the same feat at Brad-
ley school in Grady county and also at Victory school in Jackson county, before coming to Can-
City Schools to Vie in Annual Junior
Olympics at Memorial Stadium Friday
Kiwanis Club Sponsors
Elementary Track Meet
Plans for the annual Ki- t
wanis Junior Olympics which i Off Than U1 1954
Dry?... and How,
But We’re Better
will be held Friday afternoon
at Adams Memorial Stadium,
and the annual Kiwanis Boy
Scout Kamporee which will lie
held at the El Reno Rod &
Gun club on May 13 and 14,
were announced at the weekly
meeting of the Kiwanis club
Wednesday noon at the Ox-
ford Cafe, and committees
were announced to handle the
details of both of these pro-
A delegation of Capitol Hill Ki-
wanians paid an intcrclub visit on
the El Reno group. They included
Dr. J. M. Cannon, Floyd Lee, Bill
Booth, George Rodesney, Les Wy-
lie and Otto Rose.
Joe Sliwa, as chairman of the
Little Olympics, reported that this
annual track meet for El Reno’s
elementary schools plus the C&A
Indian school, will open at 1 p.m.
Friday, and will continue until all
events are run off. He announced
the following committees for the
Broadjump—Chas. Canon, chair-
man, Don Brown, B. M. McGinlcy,
Lester Bowling, Cliff Chapin:
Highjump—Ray T. Huddart. chair-
man, Paul Hutchinson, R. F. Jones.
Rev. Harold Enz and two student
Kiwanians: Shotput—C. A. Bent-
ley, chairman. C. E. Bross, Rev.
Jack Carroll, Willard Parks, Bob
Sharron and C. M. Hoard; Medley
relay—G. M. Anderson, chairman,
Dennis Adams, Forrest Allen; Bike
relay—Bob Trimble, chairman,
Frank Waller. Gene Brown, Geo.
Teague; 100-yard dash —Layton
Perry, chairman, Vestus Morris,
Diamond Roach. George Wint, H.
Other officials will be: Starters
—Pete Shepherd and Coach Davis;
Clockers — Verne Roberts, Ray
1 Tech, Bob MacSwain; Receiving
winners —Lon C. Booth, J. H.
Craven, U. R. Neal; Scorekeepers
—Ray T. Porter. Wilfred Ward;
d Loudspeaker operators — Walter
r P. Marsh and H. C. Dozier; Con-
cessions—Elmer King, Joe Sliwa,
Ed Hammons and Kiwanis wives;
Tagmen—G. W. Timberlakc, Her-
man Youngheim; Awarding rib-
bons—R. H. Bourne, Harry Wright;
Transportation—W. P. Marsh and
First, second and third place
winners will be awarded ribbons
as rapidly as the events are con-
cluded. Mr. Sliwa reported that
much enthusiasm is being gener-
ated among the schools and much
practice is being indulged in by
Kamporee Plans Announced
Harry Wright announced the de-
tails of the Kiwanis Kamporee, of
which he Is general chairman, and
named the committees to handle
the many details. Some 50 troops
are expected to participate from
all over the Last Frontier Council
and a plaque will be presented to
the troop making the best record.
Visitors at Wednesday’s meeting
Included Dr. Chas. Yale, former
Kiwanian from Winnemac, Ind.,
and a new member of the U.S.
Reformatory staff here, Hank
Perry, son of Layton Perry, and
Greg Mize, Oklahoma City, audi-
d tor for the Southwest Dairy Pro-
WESTERN AUTO STORE
¥. TO CHANGE LOCATIONS
Western Auto Associate Stores,
117 S. Rork Island, will move
around June 1. Into a new location
at 108 S. Bickford, formerly oc-
cupied by Mode O’Day ladies wear
store, according to George M.
So ou think it's so dry?
Well before you go making any
rash statements about this being
the driest year since ’way back
when. . . . better hold on ’cause it
just ain't. In fact moisture - wise
were quite a bit better off at this
point than we were last year.
At least that* what the records
of El Reno’s official weather ob-
server, Frank Hromada, show. At
£ sss zst.
Jaycees Plan Track
Meet, Honor Three
The big task of making arrange-
ments for their annual rural school
track meet being run off today,
was undertaken Friday for the
Jaycees at the regular noon lun-
cheon-meeting in Bradford’s cafe.
President Stanley Youngheim
named the various committees
that were to supervise the track
and field events and called a
special meeting for Friday evening
at which the arrangements were
Special guests of the junior
chamber were three El Reno high
school boys who won the top three
spots in the Teenage Road-E-0
Wednesday. The winners were
Reno had measured a total of 5 40
inches in the traditionally rainy
season. . . . which is about 15 per
cent more than the 4.54 inches
registered at this juncture last
Hromada offered a possible ex-
planation why it seems dryer now*
than it did a year ago. He pointed
out that while we might have a
bit more rain, we also have had
a bit more heat with the daily
temperature readings over the past
month averaging from five to ten
degrees more than in April ot
The bulk of last year’s precipi-
tation came in May last year, but
the long range forecast by U. S.
weather officials predict that this
area will likely get below-normal
rainfall during the coming month.
El Reno normally registers about
75 per cent of its moisture in the regular business session Tuesday
first four months of the year. Our • evening, May 10, and instead at-
annual average is 28.50 with Ok- tend in a group the “My Three
arche showing an average total ofj Angels” production of the Mayde
29.50 and Union City about 29.7/ Mack Mummers in Oklahoma City,
annually. President Bill Manning said that
UNDERGOES OPERATION ! 17,hTcounty‘woufd Teat'S
Patrick Schwab, son of Mr. and Chisholm Trail cafe on U.S. 66
Mrs. R. A. Schwab of El Reno, east of El Reno at 7:15 p.m. and
underwent major surgery Monday drive to Yukon where they will
in Wesley hospital, Oklahoma meet with members from the eas-
City. He was taken to the hos- tern sections of the county at 7:30
pltal Sunday. p.m. it the Yukon City Hall.
FREE STRAW HAT!
Men, before you go down-
town this week to buy that
straw sombrero, you would do
well to give a quick look at the
J. C. Penney advertising fea-
ture in this week’s American.
Penney’s is sponsoring a special
contest in conjunction with
Straw Hat Day Saturday and
is offering a free topper to the
first gent who drops by the
store and corrcct^^ctentifies
the four promiijgPftl Reno
businessmen picfMttin their
1,000 Vets to Reunite at Annual
State VFW Parley Next Week
Sunday Election, Installation Of
Officers To Climax Big Affair
ment. Gary Smith duplicated his
fete of last year of copping num-
ber one spot on Canadian county’s
trio that will go to the state
meet; Harold Walker compiled the
second high score in the written
quiz and driving test, while Rudy
Leehtenberger was third.
Chairman Bob Rlcherson of the
nominating committee read the
list of members nominated for the
various offices which are to be
named in the annual election Fri-
Jr. Farm Bureau To
Attend Stage Play
To add variety to their regular
monthly meeting, the Canadian
county Junior Farm Bureau has
announced that it will forego its
Canadian Co. Men
In ihe Armed Services
¥ RUBES VISITS TOKYO
Pfc. Donald J. Rubes, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Jim Rubes, route 2, El
Reno, Okla., recently spent a
week's leave in Tokyo from his
unit in Korea.
Private Rubes, u company clerk
in Headquarters Company of the
167th Transportation company, en-
tered the Army in January, 1954
and received basic training at
Camp Chaffee, Ark. He is a
1949 graduate of Yukon high
♦ GILMORE IN KOBE JAPAN
♦ SEVERN’S GET RADAR DUTY
Airman Second Class Charles F.
Severns, son of Mr. and Mrs. Nye
C. Severns, 121 South M, left
Sunday for Finland Air Force
Base, Minn., where he is to be
attached to a radar outpost, after
spending a 15-day leave here.
Mrs. Severns, the former Patsy
Ruth Fuller, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Clifford Fuller, 600 N. Choc-
taw, will reside with her parents
during her husband's current duty.
Prior to the Minnesota assignment,
the Severns were at Francis E.
Warren Air Force Base, Cheyenne,
Wyo., where he attended one of
the Air Force’s technical training
Here on May 13
Thirty-two county rural eighth
graders will march down the Etta
Dale junior high school auditorium,
aisle Friday, May 13 to receive
their graduation certificates in a
program sponsored annually by
the El Reno chamber of commerce
and staged in cooperation with the
office of county superintendent
Neal V. Golden.
The commencement exercises
will climax the school year for the
youthful pupils, but will only mark
the beginning of a day’s activities
for them sponsored by the cham-
ber. A luncheon will be served
the youngsters at noon in the high
school gymnasium and then they
will be privileged to see a feature
film at the Rocket theatre through
a special arrangement between
the chamber and theatre owner
In the commencement program
the rural students will be greeted
by chamber president Ralph My-
ers, jr., who will introduce the
commencement speaker, Dr. J. L.
Oxford. El Reno high school jour-
nalism and speech staff member.
One of the highlights of the
commencement day exercises will
be the presentation of the Charles
Palmer Davis awards to Ernest
Edward Morrison of Oak school,
and Patricia Fox of the Banner
district. They achieved the high-
est scores on the examination
given concerning current world
affairs. The Valedictorian and
Salutatorian awards also will be
presented at that time.
Ordered for Three
The Canadian county draft
board announces that actions dlur-
ing the past month include the
issuance of orders for three men
to report Friday for armed forces
physical examinations and the
registering 13 youths who have
reached their 18th birthday re-
The three men ordered to take
physical exams are Jean Schweit-
zer. Calumet; John H. Malone, El
Reno and Robert G. Pisell, a for-
mer El Reno registrant now in
The 13 new registrants are: El
Reno—Donald G. Blackwolf, Ed-
mond C. Williams, Billy R. Nail,
Jimmy L. Cash and Leon Black-
owl. Oklahoma City—Henry A.
Depue. Mustang—Herbert L. Mc-
Adams. Calumet—Thomas Evans.
Okarche—Duane E. Meade and
Sterling L. Williams. Yukon—
John L. Vogel and Edgar Wright.
Geary—Terry D. Cornell.
The selective service law re-
quires that youths sign with the
draft board within five days after
their 18th birthday or for veterans
to register within 30 days follow-
ing their discharge.
Country Club Party
With construction on the new
swimming pool at the El Reno
Country Club underway, the group
will have a special “pool” party
Saturday evening at the club
house for members and guests.
The affair will include dancing,
entertainment and refreshments
and will begin at 7:30 p.m.
First construction on the pool
was begun this week and the club
board reports that it should be
open for operation this summer.
A Luscious Chickon Dish— a dish of jellied chicken
was one of the tempting methods of preparing chicken in an ap-
petizing way demonstrated at the recent Poultry & Egg Cooking
School conducted here, and Mrs. J. D. Rinderhagen, 907 South
Barker, El Reno, beams as she shows it to Miss Norma Brum-
baugh, state home demonstration club agent, who assisted in the
show. Mrs. Rinderhagen is one of the pioneers of home demon-
stration work in Canadian county and gave a lull day of her
lime toward assisting in the poultry and egg school, even though
she is now in retirement from active agriculture work. She has
been unusually active in connection with the fairs and has served
as a judge of women’s work on many occasions.
National Home Demonstration Week
Has Special Significance in This County
This week, National Home Dem-
onstration week, holds special1 Elected VFW Sixth
significance for the ladies of Cana- Di8trjct Commander
dian county. It not only marks
War stories galore, high powered electioneering: and
renewing of old acquaintances will be only a part of the
many activities that will high light the Veterans of Foreign
Wars state encampment which begins May 13 for a three
day stand and will swell our fair city’s population by some
Cump Kobe, Japan—Army Sgt.
1/c Lewis R. Gilmore, son of Mrs.
Walter S. Gilmore, 701 N. Evans,
El Reno, is a member of the I* MORDY ENTERS SERVICE
8067th Army Unit at Camp Kobe, Second Lieut. Burke Mordy of
Japan. Sgt. Gilmore, non-com- Tulsa began his military chores
missioned officer in charge of the
administrative statistics and re-
ports section in the unit, entered
the Army in October, 1940. He
arrived in Japan in October. 1952.
♦ GRELLNER IN GERMANY
U. S. Forces, Germany — Cpl.
Joseph J. Grellner, 22, son of Mr.
and Mrs. John B. Grellner, route
1, Okarche, is a member of the
1st Infantry Division in Germany.
Cpl. Grellner, a gunner with Bat-
tery B. of the division’s 32nd
Field Artillery Battalion, entered
the Army in November, 1953. and
received basic training at Camp
Chaffee, Ark. He is a 1951 gradu-
ate of Holy Trinity high school.
Monday at Lake Charles, La.,
where he is serving in the Legal
department of the Air Force. Since
graduation two years ago he has
been employed in the legal de-
partment of a Tulsa Oil firm. His
wife and son are visiting with her
mother at Ardmore until quarters
are arranged for them at Lake
* PUGH FINISHING BASIC
Private Barnard W. Pugh, son
of Mrs. Blanche L. Williams, 705
N. Miles, is nearing the finish of
his basic training at Camp Chaf-
fee, Ark. Pugh entered the service
March 17 and is a graduate of
the Booker T. Washington high
school, class of 1947.
Represent Park View
At Hospital Convention
Attending the annual convention
of the Midwest Hospital associa-
tion in Kansas City, Mo., April
27-29 as representatives of Park
View were Miss Mary K. Ash-
brook, secretary of the Founda-
tion and Robert Trimble, adminis-
About 2,000 representatives from
seven midwestern states attended
the big three-day session to hear
reports on the latest advances in
hospital care and service, Trim-
the a/inual observance when they
look back over the accomplish-
ments of the year, but for the
county HD ladies it is the 29th
anniversary of extension work in
the county and as well marks the
tenth year of service for Mrs.
Margaret Edsel Fitch, who ha*
been part,and parcel of the growth
of the program.
The county has 29 clubs and
some 500 members to show for its
29 years of service. When Mrs.
Fitch took over her post ten years
ago, there were nine clubs and
147 members signed up. Under
her guidance and promotion. Ihe
home demonstration program has
come to be the largest organized
service group of its kind.
During the past week the ladies
have had special family programs,
put displays of their work in
store windows and recognized the
anniversary in a number of ways.
Among the accomplishments which
the ladies point to with pride
is their contribution during the
year of $500 to the Park View
Foundation, 4-H club programs,
sewing work for the benefit of the
Crippled Childrens hospital, com-
munity and church work.
The county officers serving this
year and helping to direct the
county program are Mrs. Eldon
Bollinger, president; Mrs. Ed Hunt,
vice-president; Mrs. Dick Jensen,
secretary; Mrs. Freeman, Denwalt,
treasurer; Mrs. Morris Hurst, song
leader; and Mrs. Everett Smith,
Services were Wednesday after-
noon in the Church of Christ for
Nelson Leon Allen, 24, son of Mr.
and Mrs. E. V. Allen, 1500 South
Evans, who drowned in a swim-
ming accident Sunday in the Fort
Neches river near Sruger, Tex.
Allen was born January 3, 1931,
at Cogar. Okla. He was a veteran
of two years service, with the U.
S. Marines and was with the Na-
tional Guard. He was working
in Port Neches, Tex., for a chemi-
Survivors include the parents,
three brothers, Edward, 1300 Sun-
set drive, Terry, and Noel, both of
the hoiye; two grandmothers, Mrs.
R. L. Andrews. 300 North Hoff,
and Mrs. JeflB&e McGaughey,
Minco; and thr#fcalf-sisters, Mrs.
Dan Murphy, Oklahoma City, Mrs.
John KeJitr. Bffigcr, and Mrs. Don
Johnson, Bridgeport, Tex.
Burial was in Memorial Gar-
dens under the supervision of the
Wilson funeral home.
Sixth District Veterans of For-
eign Wars members, who came
from 14 posts throughout t h c
southern part of Oklahoma, Sun-
day elected Jim Zivefk. 206 West
Watts, district commander for the
coming year at the election-meet-
ing in Lawton.
Zlverk, who is a correctional
officer at the federal reformatory,
will be formally installed at the
state encampment to be in El
Reno May 13-15.
Those from E! Reno who at-
tended the Sunday meeting were
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Coker, Mr.
and Mrs. Ralph Godfrey, Jack
DcAtley, Bob Wilson, Bennett En-
field and Jack Hodgkinson.
Lions PEA Banquet
Reset for May 12
Judge William L. Fogg will be
the featured speaker Thursday
evening. May 12, when the El Reno
Lions club presents it’s annual
FFA banquet in the Etta Dale
junior high school auditorium and
pays tribute to the Future Farm-
ers and their parents for the
achievements they have made dur-
ing the past year.
The banquet will begin at 6:30
p.m. Tickets to the affair are
available from any Lions club
member. The annual fete was
originally slated for April 25 but
was rescheduled due to it’s con-
flicting with other programs.
Sale of Res+ricteH Indian
Lands Se+ for June 3
Announcement of a sale of res-
tricted Indian lands to be held on
June 3 at the Cheyenne and Arap-
aho sub-agency at Concho, were
mailed out this week by Edward
Edzards, area field representative.
Four Canadian county tracts are
listed in the announcement, as
Betsy Curtis tract of 106.8 acres
on north side of El Reno in the
8WVt of 32-13-7; Big Face tract
of 60 acres three and one-half
miles north and three west of
Calumet in NWV4 of 33-14-9; Mrs.
White Bear tract of 159.5 acres
five and one-half miles west of
El Reno located in SEV4 of 20-11-
8; and William Gray tract of 178.4
acres nine miles south and four
west of El Reno, lots 1 and 2 be-
ing located in SWV4 27-11-8 and
lot 1 in 34-11-8.
A number of other tracts will be
offered in Blaine. Custer. King-
fisher and Washita counties. Seal-
ed bids are required for the land
and these will be opened at 10
a.in. Further information can be
secured from the sub-agency.
And ii you can get one of the
VFW members of the local post
No. 382 to pause a minute from
the laborious job of getting set
for the gigantic affair, he would
probably let you know that El
Reno was honored by being chosen
as the site for the ’55 encamp-
ment. It will be the first time
in the 35-year history of the con-
ventions that it will be held in
one of the state’s ’’smaller” cities.
Before it was confined to either
Tulsa or Oklahoma City.
One of the busiest of the crew
getting set for the three-day con-
fab is convention chairman and
past national councilman, Jack
Burger. It’s his job to see that
everything is in “apple pie order”
when the veterans and auxiliary
members start flocking into town.
And you can rest assured that It’s
no easy task taking care of the
thousands of details.
Probably the biggest factors
which helped El Reno land the
’55 encampment was the fact that
the local post, named in honor of
El Reno flying hero Charles “Son-
ny” Keggclman, was the outstand-
ing record compiled by the post
over the years, and the comple-
tion of the new Thunderbird
Coliseum, which was made to or-
der for just such a get-together.
The Veterans, noted for their
know-how in staging such a cele-
bration, have invitations out to a
dozen bands from throughout the
state, for the big parade Saturday
morning, including the official
45th division unit from Enid.
And just to make sure that the
Saturday evening barbecue in
Adams park is a success, a com-
mittee has obtained a special
Hereford steer that has been fat-
tened out to perfection for the
affair. Then to top off the eve-
ning the delegates will move into
the Elks’ home for a big dance.
On the final day of the encamp-
ment special memorial services
will be conducted in the coliseum
at 9 a.m. and then the groups
get down to the big task of nomi-
nating and electing a new slate
of officers for the coming year.
Once the election has been com-
pleted, the Sunday afternoon ses-
sion, which closes the three-day
affair, see the new officers offi-
cially installed into office.
Then begins the long trek home-
ward for many a weary delegate,
but on the basis of preparations
being made beforehand, it appears
that they will have had a good
time, proving that the “small”
city can be a successful conven-
tion site just as well as the metro-
Cancer Crusade Is
Near $2,500 Goal
Seen Park View Lately?... Openhouse Sunday Afternoon
Administrator Bom Trimble of
Park View hospital announces that
the first official open house for
the new institution since being
dedicated last summer will be held
Sunday, May 8, in connection with
National Hospital Week which
opens that day.
The doors of the big new $575,-
000 hospital will open to the public
at 2 p.m. and will remain open
through 5 p.m. Trimble said that
everyone is invited to come by
to learn exactly how the many
different phases of the big opera-
tion are managed.
Serving as hostesses will be the
Park View auxiliary, who will
conduct guided tours of the build-
ing and answer any Questions
which might be asked. Two spe-
cial films are also to be shown,
giving an outline of the qualifica-
tions needed to become a nurse
and some of the training they must
undergo to receive their white
cap, the official badge of qualifi-
“Though a great many people
don’t realize it, they should take
a definite interest in what their
community offers hospital-wise.”
Trimble pointed out, “Statistics
show that one of every eight per-
sons in the nation will spend some
time in a hospital during ihe
next year. This means that prac-
tically every family will have
someone as a patient in a medical
institution; therefore wc should
be interested in what those facili-
ties will be like.”
Making his point that Park View
has been an important part of our
community, Trimble quoted the
hospital records which show that
during the first four months alone,
the new hospital admitted 369
patients, with 248 persons receiv-
ing treatment and some form of
another which did not require
their being admitted or staying for
any length of time.
The obstetrics ward reports the
birth of 73 babies there in four
months and the dietary depart-
ment served 11,041 meals.
Neal V. Golden, county chairman
of the Canadian county Cancer
Crusade, reports today that the
1955 drive was the most successful
waged here in quite some time
and that when all solicitations are
turned in, the county will likely
exceed its $2,533 goal.
Golden and city chairman Way-
man Pumphrey reports that they
was still some area chairmen to re-
turned in to boost the present $2,-
202.97 total over the goal.
Humphrey reported that there
was still some city chairman to re-
port and he was hopeful that they
would boost the mark consider-
ably. This was the first campaign
here for Humphrey and the first
time that the “neighborhood” plan
of circulating the collection kit
from house to house was utilized.
Summing up his views of the
campaign, Golden said, “As coun-
ty chairman and publicity chair-
man for the Cancer Society, I
should like to thank every Cana-
dian county citizen and every or-
ganization for their help in mak-
ing this year’s cancer crusade so
successful. 1 regret that I am
not able to thank each one pers-
“I trust we will soon discover
a preventative or cure for cancer
and that each of you may experi-
ence the thrill of having played
a part in such a noble under-
El Renoite Pitching
For Tulsa Oilers
Lefthander Jules Hudson, son of
Steve Hudson, 710 South Barker,
is now with the Tulsa Oilers of
the Texus League, having been
bought by Tulsa recently from the
Boston Red Sox farm club.
Hudson was a 1948 graduate
of El Reno high school. He notch-
ed one victory and one loss in
the series against Oklahoma City
over the weekend and was called
on in the sixth inning of the final
game against Oklahoma City Sun-
day evening to protect the Oiler
lead, which he did without allow-
ing a single Indian run.
Named Top Rural
8th Grade Pupils
Earning the title of Canadian
county's brightest rural eighth
grader for this school year is Glen
Edward Griffin of Fairview school
and son of Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
“Bus” Griffin, of route 2, Yukon,
as shown on competitive tests
given recently in the office of
county superintendent Neal V.
Close behind in the scoring and
earning the title of county eighth
grade salutatorian was Sara Patri-
cia Rice, Mustang Valley student
and daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R.
O. Dobbs, of southeast of Yukon.
Glen Edward compiled a total of
442 points on the examination and
Sara Patricia totaled 441.
Both will be honored at the
county rural eighth grade gradua-
tion in El Reno’s Etta Dale Junior
high school auditorium sponsored
by the chamber of commerce and
will receive awards in recognition
of their achievements.
Other pupils to score high on
the exam included Ernest Ed-
ward Morrison of Oak school;
Alice Lee Stanley, Riverside school
and Evelyn Lorice Gambill of
Calumet C of C is
Backing Plan For
Calumet will have some hard-
surfaced streets before long if the
chamber of commerce has its way
about things and it looks as though
The Calumet chamber has open-
ed a drive to sign property own-
ers overthe town to agree to black-
topping of the streets at a cost to
the owner of about $5 per lot.
Chamber president L. C. Oakley
appointed a committee at the
Monday evening meeting headed
by Ed Haley to contact property
owners in a six-block area to de-
termine if the property owners
would favor such a plan. Report-
ing on a preliminary study of the
proposal, Haley told the group
that he bad contacted a small
number of the owners prior to the
meeting and it was the concensus
that the project would go through
The town board has not been
petitioned relative to the paving
project and the chamber indicated
that it preferred to keep the pro-
ject on a voluntary basis.
The part of town for which the
project has been proposed is the
area from the Davidson Case lum-
ber company west to the corner
of the school grounds, south to
the corner of the baseball park,
and east to U.S. 270. All streets
in that area would be hard sur-
Work is to be performed by
county work crews and equipment
if property owners agree.
Billy Graham Film
To Be Shown Here
"Oiltown, U.S.A.,” released by
Billy Graham Evangelistic Films,
will be shown in El Reno on Mon-
day, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. Local
arrangements are in charge of
the First Baptist Church Brother-
hood and the showing will be in
the church auditorium.
Evangelist Graham amazed the
entertainment and religious world
with the world’s first Christian
western film, “Mr. Texas.” More
than 5,000,000 persons have seen
the film in its first two years
of showings, and the Graham org-
anization reported that over 135,-
000 persons made “decisions for
Christ” through the ministry of
the picture during the first 12
months of showings.
“Oiltown. U.S.A.” was filmed
during Graham's crusade in Hous-
ton. and features the young evan-
gelist and his team in their meet-
ings in Rice stadium where the
attendance was as high as 60.000
for a single service.
Jaycees Plan Smoker
The El Reno Jaycees will hold
a “get acquainted" smoker for new
members Tuesday at the Country
Club, it was announced by presi-
dent Stanley Youngheim today.
He reported that the stag affair
was to be open to the public and
that reservations for non-members
may be obtained by telephoning
him at 368.
I LES VISIT SCHOOLINGS
Mr. and Mrs. Rolla lies, 407
South Admire, returned Sunday
from Sulphur where they spend
a four-day visit with Mr. and
Mrs. Lucien School, former El
They reported good fishing at
both Veterans Lake near Sulphur
and Lake Texoma.
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Crump, Donald. The El Reno American (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 61, No. 28, Ed. 1 Thursday, May 5, 1955, newspaper, May 5, 1955; El Reno, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc912302/m1/1/: accessed December 18, 2018), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.