The El Reno American (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 59, No. 45, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 3, 1953 Page: 2 of 10
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2-A The El Reno (Okla.) Awericen, Thursday, September 3, 1953
Indian Affairs To
Visit at Concho
Tour Planned To
Areas of Redman
Glen L. Emmons, commissioner
„f Indian affairs, will make a visit
to the Cheyenne and Arapaho In-
dian agency on a tour through the
southwest Indian areas, it was an-
nounced today b.v E. V. Downing,
assistant area director.
Emmons will meet with the
group in the Cheyenne and Arapa-
ho school auditorium at Concho
on Sept. 10 in the afternoon.
Emmons, of Gallup, N. M., was
nominated by President Eisen-
hower to be Commissioner of In-
dian Affairs. He was formerly in
the banking business In Gallup.
The nomination was made since
Emmons has had extensive eon-
tads with the Indians in the Gal-
lup area. There are 75,000 Indians
in the Navajo tribe and perhaps
another 15,000 in other tribes in
the immediate area, Including the
Hopls, Lagunas, Zunis, Apaches,
Utes and Pueblos.
A meeting has been planned
with members of the Sac and Fox,
Pottawatomie, Kickapoo and Iowa
tribes in Shawnee, on the after-
noon of Sept. 9.
On the morning of Sept. 10,
Emmons will meet with members
of the Kiowa, Commanche, Apa-
che, Fort Sill Apache, Caddo,
Wichitu and Delaware tribes in the
Fort Sill Indian school uuditorium
He will make a visit to the
Chilocco Indian school on Sept.
11 and also to the Pawnee Indian
school with the Pawnee, Ponca,
Otoe and Tonkawa tribes.
The entire day of Sept. 12, will
lie spent at Pawhuska, visiting the
leservation and meeting with
a embers of the Osage tribe.
All Cheyenne and Arapaho
tribesmen are urged by the Indian
officiaLs to make a special effort
to be on hand for Mr. Emmons
visit. He plans to arrive at Con-
cho in time to attend the tribal
barbecue at noon and then hold a
meeting with all Cheyennes and
Arapahoes from 2 to 4 p.m. W.
Wade Head, area director, Ana-
darko, will accompany Mr. Em-
County Men In
* ON FURLOUGH
Airman Second Class Ardemi
Elackowl, with the United States
Women's Airforce, loft Tuesday to
return to Donaldson airforce base
in Soutti Carolina. Miss Hlack-
owl, who enlisted in June of Inst
year has been spending three
weeks furlough witli her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Chester Lefthand,
west of El Reno.
* BLANTON VISITS HOME I
Airman 1/c Robert W. Blan-
ton of Robin AKB, Ga„ was the
guest Tuesday night in the home
of his parents,‘Mr. and Mrs. C.
S. Blanton, 1200 East Cavanaugh.
A picnic dinner was held In his
honor by Mr. and Mrs. Blanton
Tuesday evening when guests
were: Mrs. Brooks O. Finley. Mrs.
Mary Lee Fa mum and daughters,
Putrieia and Kathleen of Oklaho-
ma City, and Mr. and Mrs Alvin
White of Banner.
El Reno Guard Is
Accepting New Men
Retirement Plan Is
In City Schools
Enrollment Gain Is
Seen Over Last Year
A considerable increase was
Jane Bailey Tells
Lions Club About
Jane Bailey, daughter of Mr.
i,rd Mrs. Faye W. Builey, Concho,
was guest speaker Tuesday at the
regular luncheon of the Lion's
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noted In enrollment in El Reno j c|ub und t Id of her trip to Wash
l. i...... iiliulrlriit . r\ t* <> ■ ,rl ♦ n 1 le wit
city schools as students plodded
back to classrooms on Wednesday
morning and even a heavier In-
crease is expected when the late-
comers complete enrollment.
An increase of 164 students was
noted although the increase is ex-
pected to be nearer the 20(1 mark.
Over 2,.'it)0 liuve been enrulled
Charles W. Overton, coordin-
ator of elementary education for
the El Reno schools, said despite
the increase in the numbei of
lirst-to-sixth grade pupils, il hud
not become necessary to tiansler
students to oilier districts as yet.
The largest increase in number
of students is in the elementary
division where nearly 100 have
been added. The number of first
graders alone increased nearly
three-fourths of that number over
last year's enrollment. However
it was pointed out that last year s
first grade class was slightly less
Ilian usual und is constituting a
second grade class this year about
25 less than last yeur
An increase was noted in the
sophomore, Junior and senior stu-
dents at ttie highsehool, although
tieshman enrollment failed to in-
At Booker T. Washington, the
inglon, D. C., aud talk with
President Eisenhower. 11
Miss Bailey, El Reno highsehool
student, was an El Reno delegate
to Girls State at Oklahoma Col-
lege fur Women where she was
elected Lieutenant Governor and
one cf two delegates to the Na-
tional Girls state convention held
in Washington, D. C.
In addition to talking with the
president, Miss Bailey said she
was honored to talk with many
other dignitaries and stayed in the
home of Oklahoma Senator Robert
While in Washington, she ap-
peared on a nation-wide television
program, "Youth Wants to Know.”
Following a 10-day trip, shd re-
turned via Tulsa where she spoke
to delegates to tire Department
American U'glon Auxiliary Con-
Lions club members passed out
tickets for their circus at Friday's
meeting The circus. Mills' broth-
els world's second largest, Is be-
ing brought to El Reno, Sept
25. bv the Lion’s club. The show
as scheduled to be set up in
Mrs. Catharine Lemon, 111 'v
At Booker T Washington, the S()Uttl EvanSf returned Sunday af
number was almost the same, al- ;| |mmth-s vacation trip in the
though some increase wus noted " 1
in some grades. Students
(Continued from page 1)
Oklahoma county courthouse when
t h e following resolution was
“The resignation of Judge Bak-
er H. Melone is a great loss to the
bench of Ihic state. We, the dis-
trict Judges residing in Oklahoma
county, having worked with him,
desire to express our deep regret
at his resignation and our sincere
appreciation of his fine coopera-
tion on the bench.
"He has been honest, courageous,
capable, energetic and cooperative.
He has made a great contribution
to the administration of justice in
this state and in the two counties
in which he has served. He leaves
the bench with our best wishes
fur his success and happiness ot
himself and family.”
The resolution was signed by-
Judge Albert C. Hunt, Judge A. P.
Van Meter, Judge Clarence Mills,
Judge Glen O. Morris and Judge
W. A. Carlisle.
Judge Melone was born in
Woodward and moved to Tulsa as
a youth. He was graduated from
Tulsa University law school in
1927 He moved to El Reno in
March, 1934, and engaged in the
practice of law. In February ol
1942 he was appointed as county
judge, resigning in 1944 to enter
the navy. He served as MM2 c in
invasions of Leyte, Lingayt*n Gulf,
iwo J ima and Okinawa, receiving
his discharge July 26, 1945.
Resuming his practice, he made
the race for district judge in 1946
and entered office Jan. 1, 1947. He
was re-elected in 1951), and his
present term would have run un-
til Jan. 1, 1955.
in tendering his resignation, et-
feetive on Oct. 1, Judge Melone
stated that he plans Jo continue
his residence in El Reno for the
Speculation of a successor has
centered around William L. Fogg,
who ran a close race against Judge
Melone in 1946, Representative
Jean L. Pazoureck, and R. J. Kintz
ol Yukon, former county judge.
(Continued from page 1)
Mr. Barriger spoke most en-
thusiastically regarding the south-
west in the Rock Island opera-
tions. He came here from Chicago
early last week and journeyed
east to Memphis. On the return
trip he stopped off Monday and
spent the day at Oklahoma City.
From here he went south to Hous-
ton. He will return through here
later in the week and go west to
Amarillo and Tucumcari. includ-
ing Denver and several branches
in this visit.
Since taking over his new office
a month ago, Mr. Barriger has
covered approximately one-half of
the mileage of the entire system,
and will complete the entire tour
in the next few weeks, he antici-
Barriger complimented the fine
spirit and business attitude pre-
vailing in the southwest and pre-
dicted extensive improvements for
the Rock Island. His visit was
somewhat marred here as one of
the state’s nortorious dust storms
rolled in just as he was prepar-
ing to entrain.
Mrs. George Wilkowske of Cal-
umet and Miss Maxine Turner of
Oklahoma City, returned Sunday
from a two-weeks vacation, lour-
ing Minnesota and fishing in the
Lake-of-the-Woods on the Cana-
Openings are now available in
the El Reno unit of the Oklahoma
National Guard und applications
for men 17 years and over, may
enlist at any time and begin their
weekly p.iy, according to Warrant
Officer James Fouts, administra-
tive officer of the local unit.
Fouts pointed out that the re-
tirement plan was recently re-
viewed in a sample policy issued
from the information office in
Washington, O. C. It soys that a
veteran with five years of active
service in any of the armed forces
with 25 years of guard duty, retir-
ing as a sergeant, can receive u
$7It a month check after his 61)1 li
A sergeant with five years of
active duty and 15 years of na-
tional guard duty can retire with
a payment of $45.02 monthly and
on up to $120.43 monthly for col-
onels. With five years of active
duty and 25 years guard duty, a
sergeant can retire witli $66.4 <
per month on up to $165.32 for
With 20 years national guard
duty alone, a sergeant can retire
with $23.10 per month and on up
to $06 40 for colonels.
"There air many more oppor-
tunities than retirement,” Fouts
explained. "This is just one of a
Through the releasing of the
authorization by Muj. Gen. Hal L.
Muldrow, division commander re-
cently, the El Reno unit can now
increase the local unit to 93 men
including 12 officers. The El Re-
no unit was formerly limited to
27 men and officers.
The drive for new recruits and
former members of the 45th was
held off before the 45th division
returned from its annual encamp-
ment at Fort Hood, Tex., however,
the green light signal is on and
new applicants arc being accepted.
ill .'•unit RiHin ■■ ■ - •
somewhat crowded ;»t Ii'l W at tiu*
present time, due tu consti urtion,
which is not yet completed
Services Held for
Charles O. George
Services for Charles W. George,
Oklahoma City oil field driller,
who died suddenly Thursday m
Perry, were held Saturday in the
Benson chapel with Rev. Rex
1’homas, associate minister or the
First Christian church officiating.
Burial was made in the El Reno
Mr. George was born at Wapa-
koneta, Ohio, in 1664, and moved
to Oklahoma City about 11 years
He is survived by his wife, Nora,
of the home; a daughter, Ruth
Widdecombe, SI. Louis, Mo.; a
stepdaughter, Mrs. Harold Hug-
gins, Oklahoma City; two step-
sons, Tommy Trotter and Stanley
Trotter, botli of California; two
brothers, Emil George of VVapa-
koncta and Harry A. George,
North Richland, Wash.; a sister,
Mrs. Emma Morris, Wapakoneta,
and a nephew and a grandchild.
Mrs. Pauline Butts Smith, 101
N. Williams, lias returned from a
vacation trip to Hot Springs, Ark.,
where she spent 10 days taking
the baths at the Majestic Hotel.
Mrs. Fred H. Joehnk of Wichita
Falls, Texas, is here Tor a few
days visiting with Mrs. Lillie Ess-
ley, 602 S. Roberts The visitor
will return to her home Sunday.
New England states. She visited
witli i datives In Walpole and
KceriC, N.H., and Arlington. Mass.,
anil M>ent three days in New York
City Mrs Lemon left again Mon-
day for a week’s visit with her
daughter and family, Mr. and Mrs.
Roy . Hahn and children, Midwest
a Tl/, J C: Ktinneman, left, and Gary Smith,
pp&Qr OH / r • numbers of the Canadian county 4-H
dub, appeared on WKY-TV August 27 at 12:30. During the show,
Hie "Oklahoma Farmer," conducted by Sandy Saunders, the boys
demonstrated "How to Store Farm Grains,” They also gave their
demonstration at the El Reno Jaycee weekly luncheon Friday noon
at Ihe Oxford cafe in El Reno.
Toll Roads vs. Free Roads—Hot Issue
One of the hottest issues over merer last Friday that Oklahoma
the state as well as in El Reno, |lus never had free roads and
is the toll road issue w inch lias never will have free roads and
been gradually developing since openly denounced efforts to flat-
tiie forming of a group known as ; ten the toll road association.
Ihe "free roads" association and a i ,.eimon« Set 87.000 Signers
second group known as the Okla- Bul mcanwhile. the group of
lioma I urnpike commission. I free road enthusiasts have secured
Fred H. Harris, president of the an anti-toll road referendum wiflT
OU student bar association and 1 over 87,000 signatures asking
employees of an Oklahoma City Governor Murray to call an elec-
law firm, told members of the -:— r# -,...i..«j n„n,hnr nf
tition will force a vote of the people
. rn two toll road bills approved by
I the last legislature, which provide
for three turnpikes. The turnpike
bills are scheduled to go into
effect Friday. However the peti-
I tion, if found valid, will keep
I the bill from going into effect that
El Reno Jaycees heard discus-
sions pro und con Friday as Harris
presented his side of the issue,
declaring that anti-toll road
groups are rion-progressive and
that all roads, regardless of where
they are, are not free, but cost
Harris Tells Advantages
However, Harris pointed o u t
that the super-highways were not
paid for by the taxpayer, but only
by the individuals who travel the
toll road. He explained the ad-
vantages of the toll road includ-
ing its cut in accidents, the toll-
road becomes a part of the state
highway system when paid for,
pays its own way, brings more
traffic for Oklahoma, and actual-
ly results in no decrease in busi-
ness in towns along the turnpike.
Harris even quoted figures show-
ing an Increase in service stations
for the month of June this year,
in comparison with June of last
But the anti-toll road group
still maintained that toll roads
hurt local businesses, that the
small business man is excluded
from bidding on business on the
turnpike and that in their opinion,
when tlto turnpike is fully paid
for, it "would not—” be turned
over to the state higliwuy depart-
AntLs Claim Big Victory
The anti-toll road forces claim
they have won a victory by-
securing tile over 87,000 signatures
... cm uAiuMumj ui.v liovernor Murray ui can mi »ccui u-g nurnnsea n
iv firm, told members of the ; tion. If the required number of required to ha t the ^ “Omway p P
Reno Junior chamber of com- signatures are found valid, the pe- taking effect and charge that Gov, up_'__
Murray is not living up to the
“plain folks” doctrine. i
Harris listened to the arguments
by anti-toll road visitor* and aak-‘
ed them what alternative to take..
He listed five alternatives for
bettering the state's highway sys-
tem as follows:
1. More economy In the star,
with no new taxes; 2. Shift appro-
priations; 3. More new taxes; 4:
No new taxes and no new roads,
and 5. Tollroads.
Tollroads, are the necessity to
progress, Harris said, while anti-
turnpike boosters declared they
arc impositions on the people. ,
The prospective new turnpikes
would run from Oklahoma City
toward Wichita, Kans., from Ok-
lahoma City southwest through
Lawton to the Texas line anq
from Tulsa northeast to Joplin,
Mrs. Allle F. Parks, 205 S. Ma-
comb, returned Sunday from t»
vacation trip to California. In
Hollywood she was the guest of
her son-in-law and daughter, Mr.
and Mrs. Marvin K. Wood. Mrs.
Parks also went to Sylvania, O.,
where she spent two weeks witli
another son-in-law and daughter*
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Sweetser.
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Johnson and
family, 2424 Townsend Drive, have
as their guests, Mr. and Mrs. Ray
Falke and children, Jerry and AI-,
bert, of Kansas City, Mu.
Kendall Sheets will leave Mon-,
day for Peoria, LIE, where he will
the first game being set for Sept.
Constitutional amendments ear-
marking gasoline taxes and motoi;
vehicle registration fees for nigh-
from way purposes now have been *_
MR. C. fc. MERVELDT
Bo« 229 Phone 2268W3
0 Reno, Oklahoma
Ihoimo" Hwpl'fll* D»portm*nl
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For Labor Day
When members and families i f
the El Reno Golf and Country
club meet at the Country club
labor day, they will see final
rounds of the championship flight
Pairings started Sunday, accord-
ing to Dugan Barnes tournament
chairman. The annual dinner for
members of the club and their
families only is on the schedule
Pairings in the tourney cham-
pionship flight will be C. W. Wea-
ver, and Otto Hess. Dugan Barnes,
and Frank Vogel; Buddy Drake
and John Bolin; R. K. Hardy and
E. C. Ashford; Leo Morris and
Frank Phillips; Don Arnold and
E. I. Miller; Sid Ashley and Glen
Brown; F. H. Wright and Bill
In the Class “A" division, pair-
ings were listed as follows: J. H.
Mueller and Dr. O. Pinsker; R. L.
Musgrove and R. H. Morris; J. B.
Swaim and Earl Barnes; H. G.
Davis and E. A. Ashley; R. L.
Richerson and H. J. Davis; Dr
J. H. Goldberger and George Glen
son; Frank Quimby and Ralph
Myers; Tom Hopsqn and Don
In Class "B"—R. N. Dulmage
and Arnold Sawallish; George
Heuser and Kenneth Brown; Earl
Botts and Earle Arenson; C. V.
Peabody and Mohler Miller; Dr.
Alpha Johnson and Marvin Cham
bers; Dr. Joe Ozmun and Bob
Evans; Cecil Ledbetter and Frank
Class “C”—Fred Hampton and
R. A. Bruce; V. R. Mordy and
Kenneth Duncan; Dr. John F.
Montroy and F. E. Arnold; G. A.
Barnard and Earl Woodhouse; Rev.
Otto Bergner and Stone Morris;
Don Brown and Harry Morris;
Kenneth Hammons and Glen Mor-
dy: Rupert Fogg and Ryman Flip-
Class “D’—Jenks Simmons and
Pat Weaver; J. E. Penncr and C.
L. Franklin; Charley White and
Oscar Limestall: Kelly Barlow and
W. L. Moore; Roy Stafford and
David DeLana; G. W. Timberlake
and U. R. Neale; LeRoy Thompson
and Walter Ross; A Francis Porta
and Gene Marshall.
Finals will be played labor day.
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