The El Reno American (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 59, No. 45, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 3, 1953 Page: 3 of 10
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Soaring Expert Congratulated1
ID. A. Reed of
receives congratulations from Ralph Watkins, El Reno, just after he
landed his sailplane at the El Reno Airport, after completing the 200
mile hop from Grand Prairie, Tex., as one of the contestants in the
Southwestern Soaring meet, Thursday. Watkins is a member of
the association arid has competed in former tournaments. Jim Gib-
son, aii port manager, joined in welcoming Reed to El Reno.
El Reno Gains
20 New Families
Twenty new families moved into
El Reno during the past month
ending Sept. 1, according to Mrs.
Jack Dill, city hostess. To get you
acquainted with them their
names, address, occupations and
former addresses are listed res-
Calvin E. Kline, wife, two chil-
dren, 400 South Admire, train-
master, Rock Island, Fairway,
Neb.; John W. Smith, 311 East
llayes, Retail Credit in Oklahoma
City, Oklahoma City; Robert M.
Duncan, wife, two children, 14(1
North "O”, Doke Taxi. Minco;
George H. Jones, wife. 106 North
Donald, retired, Oklahoma City;
Sgt. Edwin Greer, wife, one child,
219 South Macomb, Ft. Reno,
J. D. Zuber, wife, two children. |
1207 West Wade, Western Elec-
tric, Beaumont; Dr Jack M. Dick-
son, wife, 1002 South Macomb,
chiropractor, Oklahoma City; J.
D. Breeze, wife. 501South Bark-
er, Willsey Radio, Barnett. Mo.;
Pfc. Eugene Barnhart, wife, 117
South Roberts, U.S Army, Ft.
P.eno, Ohio; E. G. Martin, wife.
617S South Rock Island, Champlin
Service station, Okarche; Harold
S. Eisenhour. wife, one child, 811
South Reno, Benson funeral home,
Minco; Cel. E. P. Kelchum, wife,
one child, 1412 South Reno, Army,
Charlottesville, W. Va.; Miss Kay
Hudson, 120 South Williams,
OG&E home service consultant,
Miss Dean Bradley and mother,
418Mi West Wade, General Mills,
Oklahoma City; A. D. Gaddis,
wife, one child, 409 South Hoff,
■* owner Necci-Elna Sewing Machine
Co., Oklahoma City; G. A. Kisacr.
wife, one child, band director.
Pauls Valley; W. F. Bryon, wife,
1017 Vi South Bickford, retired.
Greenwood, Ark.; Cpl. A. J. Bris-
tow, wife, 208 North Foster, Army,
San Antonio; and 1st. Lt. Stanley
H. Burgess, wife, one child, 418
West Wade, Army, Ft. Reno.
Niece of El Reno
A niece of an El Reno man, C.
S. Blanton, 1200 East Cavanaugh,
was joyous Sunday night as she
received word that her husband
was being repatriated in Freedom
village. She is Mrs. Kenneth L.
Spence of Pawhuska, who for the
past eight months, has lived un-
knowing whether her husband
was dead or alive.
Blanton said Mrs. Spencer re-
ceived word last January 19, that
her husband, Marine Capt. Ken-
neth L. Spencer, was shot down
behind enemy lines. The informa-
tion said he was on an observation
tour with several other planes
when they were shot at by anti-
Another man in the plane with
Spencer jumped by parachute.
Spencer, unarmed, was net found,
although the plane was found
slightly damaged. Observors the
•^following day said the plane did
Mrs. Spencer, subbing over re-
lief of some eight months of ten-
sion, had not given up hope, al-
though she felt hope growing dim
as the repatriations grew closer
and closer to the end and no
The couple have two children.
John Blanton Spencer, 2t4, and
Kenneth Scott Spencer, 1 'A years.
Capt. Spencer graduated from the
OU school of engineering in 1950.
Mr. and Mrs. K. W. Davis, 10H*
S Rock Island, expect to spend
Labor Day weekend with relatives
and friends in Little Rock, Ark.
They will be accompanied by Mr.
Davis' two sisters, Mrs. Ivon E itz-
patrick and Mrs. Veda Newton of
Von Tungelns Enter
State Dairy Show
Fred and Elmer Von Tungeln
have 14 milking Shorthorns enter
ed in the Oklahoma State Dairy
Show at Enid this week and while
they are usually almost certain
to walk off with some of the
championship ribbons, admit they
have tough competition this year.
Judges Named for
4-H and FFA Fair
Displays To Be In
At Ft. Reno Again
Judges for the annual Canadian
county 4-H and FFA fair to be |
held nt Fort Reno, Sept. 12 have I
been selected by Canadian county
Agent Riley Tarver and Vocation-
al Agriculture Instructor M. J.
Robertson to include W. D. Cooper,
Oklahoma City, judging hogs,
Claude A. Fite, assistant agent in
Oklahoma City, in charge of poul-1
try judging, and Clyde Reed, live-
stock specialist from the exten-
sh n division of Oklahoma A&M,
judging steers and sheep.
Judging will start promptly at
9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12 on 4-H
exhibits and around 10 a.m. on
livestock, according to officers of
the fair. The event will be held
at Fort Reno again this year, but
the officers hope the new armory
building will be in readiness to
house next year’s fair.
It was announced that all 4-H
girls who plan to enter the various
divisions may bring their exhibits
to Fort Reno on Friday and not
later than 9 a.m. Saturday.
Home Demonstration displays
will be exhibited Friday in the
chapel at the Fort.
M. J. Robertson will manage
the fair again this year with Dick
Jensen serving as assistant man-
age, Margaret Edscl Fitch, secre-
tary of the 4-H girls, Riley Tar-1
ver, secretary of the 4-H boys.
Farm Home Accidents
, Claim Toll of 400
| Over 400 persons are killed by
accidents each year in Oklahoma
j farm homes. About one half cf
■ these fatalities are due to fulls.
Earl R. Bell, Assistant Rural
I Buildings Specialist at Oklahoma | gjjjo
I A. Ar M. college, attributes this
tragic toll to the fact that many
people just don’t look where they
are going. “But," he adds, "there
If more to it tnan this, an unsafe
condition combined with indiffer-
ence and carelessness many times
leads to a fall."
r* i I J Virgil Miller, southeast of El Reno, received
rirST LOuUCf • a cheek for $279.20 for his first load of cot-
ton and the first in this area from the Williams Gin. Frank Wil-
liams, left, said the cotton was of the strict low- middling class with
one inch staple, which is extra good. The bale weighed 452 pounds,
about 12 pounds over normal. The cotton was bought for $.3197
per pound, almost a penny over the present market price. Standing
light is Allan Williams, who operates the seed and feed business in
connection with the Williams Gin & Feed company.
When you arc In a hurry, it is US 66, fine of $20.
The tl Reno (OkU.) American, Thursday, September 3, 1953
In JP Fines
Nine persons paid a total of
in fines this week in the
Justice of the Peace courts. All
were brought before Justice of
the Peace J. H. Craven.
Wesley Gamble, Gears In,pan,
paid a $20 fine for speeding three
miles west of El Reno.
Victor Hernandez. Tulsa, speed-
ing, 7 miles west of El Reno or.
For the first time a school org-
anization has enteied the event, I Merle”'Chapman7''secretary of 'the
the Stroud FFA having 18 animals FFA boys, and H. M. Woods,
in the show. I treasure.
A total of 141 Milking Short-1 One thousand dollars has been
horns are entered in the show and j appropriated by the board for the
judging of the class was due to be I event to be operated similar to
held today. Fred Von Tungeln "
now cost* no
more Then the
of water heat-
Come in and
G. E. DRESSER
Plumbing - Heating Co.
119 S. Rock Island Phone 791
. .mi ., . ,
keeps part of the herd at his home
southwest of El Reno and Elmer
has the remainder on his farm
Labor Day 200-Lap
Grind to End Taft Races
Oklahoma City—The eighth an-
nual Labor day 200-lap Grand
Prix completes the 1953 stink car
racing season here in Taft stadium
with 33 cars due to start the motor
i.n iathun in which a guaranteed
purse of $2,500 will be at stake. (
The entire program includes 230
laps of tt pflight racing. In addi-
tion to the 200-lapper, there will
be a 25-lap consolation for all
driver.-, who failed to qualify for
the classic, and a 5-lap sprint
for the champions of the different
months. In the group are 1953
champion Will Foirest of Wichita,
runnerup Stan "The Man" Scho-
enberg of Del City, 1952 title-
holder Charlie Lutkie of Wichita,
Flying Frenchman Marcel d'Avig-
ron of Guthrie, and Norman sailor
Lee Young of Noble.
The 33-car field will get off
to a flying start three abreast in
eleven rows. The start will be in
order of number of championship
points earned this year, thus the
first row will have Forrest on the
inside pole, Schoenberg in the
middle and Lutkie on the outside
Winner of this event, richest
stock car plum of the season, will
pick up $515. Prize money in
the 200-lapper totaling $2,220 will
be paid to the first 15 finishers
of the endurance contest. Ralph
Parkinson of Wichita Falls won
the first hardtop Grand Prix in
1951 and Jack Zink of Tulsa was
the winner last year. Previously
the events were midget races.
the previous fairs with about the
same divisions. They include the
canning division under direction
of Wanda Rohwer; food prepara
Workers Go Back
On Jobs Monday
Strike Endj o:i I Ith
Day with Waqe Boost
Of from $ 1.50 to $3
Phones in El Reno are ringing
at a normal pace once again. The
65 Union employees of the Com-
munication Workers Union of
America in F.1 Reno went buck to _ ________
their jobs Mcndny after company ] route 3, teacher at Mustang Val-
and Union officials came to an
agreement on over two hundred
items, including a w a g e boost
ranging from SITU in smaller
Klect Bertha Fast
In an election held Friday in
the county courthouse, Mrs. Ber-
tha Fast of Yukon, was elected
president of the Canadian county
Rural Teachers association. Mrs.
Fast, a teacher at Mustang Valley
school, will succeed Mrs. George
Foreman, former rural school in-
structor who is teaching fourth
grade at Central school this year.
Mrs. Earl Janssen, Banner
school teacher, was elected to
serve us vice-president and Miss
| Mary Ellen Coffey, Oklahoma City
route 3. teacher at Mustang Val-
ley, was elected to serve as secre-
tary. Mrs. Joe Armstrong, route
3 El Reno, was elected reporter.
Everett Wright. Oklahoma City,
ti ii Carolyn Schein as suuerin- ( *° vvcef',v in huge cities.representative of the state teacher
’ L J Slnc,n 8UHS‘"L i Operators and other union cm- .v«.om n.,tlln«H the
tendent; clothing. Stella Belle
Brodcrson; home improvement.
Mary Ann Jeffrey; special 4-11
canned production exhibits and
special 4-H home improvement
A gills' judging contest will also
be held Saturday.
The fjir will be held in the
livestock buildings un the west
cm! of the parade gr- unds with
home demonstration exhibits to be
displayed in the chapel.
From the amount of interest
shown in the fair thus far. the
largest number of persons in the
history of the fnir, is expected to
John W. Ricker
Dies at Home
John W. Ricker, 111 East Clark,
retired fanner and resident of El
Reno since 1935, died Friday at
his home following a shert illness.
Mr. Ricker, born April 16, 1874,
in Macon County, Mo., came to
El Reno from Seminole. He was
a member of the Assembly of
Survivors include his wife, Sal-
lie of the home: a stepson, Wil-
liam J. Murry of Oregon and a
stepdaughter, Mrs. Ellen Macha-
do. Martinez, Calif.
Services were held at 2 p.m.
Monday in the Assembly of God
church with Rev. J. k. Keen,
pastor of the church officiating.
Burial was in the El Reno ceme-
tery under the direction of the
Wilson funeral home. e
ployees went buck to their jobs
here at 1U a.m. as the strike was
entering the 11th day. Pickets
continued to walk in front of the
office here until the time the
"back to work" order was issued.
Little difference was noticed n.
operation here with the exception
of a slight wait on occasions and
the frequency of a "male" voice.
Supervisory personnel and non-
union upel alius were understaffed,
although they handled calls as
quickly as possible.
Some women giggled at the male
operators who frequently said
used—care to try another one?"
used—are to try another one?”
Meanwhile, the Southwestern
Bell Telephone company issued u
statment saying the only way to
recover money provided in the
new wage increases would be to
raise telephone rates. Company-det|ujt» The El
officials said, "this would not tel7™!T,bei directors expressed
popular, but it is the truth and
the public should know about it.”
The lust compromise between
the company and union was cen-
tered on a no strike clause which
covers only grievances and arbitra-
tion. The company thought the
public and employees “have put
up with enough of these strikes
and work stoppages.”
The wage increases will amount
to about $8 million annually. A
breakdown of this figure would
be around 20 cents per telephone
per year in Southwestern Bell's
Over 2.000 persons are cm oiled
in adult study centers maintained
throughout the state by the Univ-
ersity of Oklahoma Extension div-
retirement system, outlined t h e
year's program of work prepared
by Neal V. Golden, county school
The Canadian county Rural
Teachers association is a branch
of the Oklahoma Education as-
DAMRON GETS HONOR
As a result of having been
selected to assist the Oklahoma
City chamber of commerce in en-
tertaining the American Chamber
oi Commerce Executives confer-
ence at Oklahoma City on Sipt
20 end 21, Dow Damron, socie-
tal y-macager of the El Reno
chamber, is spending part of his
time every day at the Oklahoma
City chamber office. He has been
furnished a desk and is assisting
in handling a portion of the con-
appreciatien of the opportunity
to havp their manager participate
in the event as excellent training
in manager.,ent of convention de-
easy to silo on a wet step, trip
over a carton or run into a pro-
truding piece of flooring or an
"Many falls are caused bv un-
safe practices,” says Bell. "There
are these who use boxes, shelves,
chairs or other makeshifts for
climbing rather than take time to
get a safe ladder. Then there are
some ‘hnte-to-stop’ individuals
who walk around, over, or through
cluttered floors and stairways, and
never stop to remove tripping haz-
ards." “Lots of people," continues
Bell, “arc always looking the other
way when they come to obstruc-
tions on the floor."
Mr. Bell goes on to explain that
rbtlrwnys both inside and out-
side the home cause many falls.
To minimize the danger of trip-
ping, it is wise to make sure all
■•talr trends arc In good repair.
Immediately replace worn or bro-
ken boards and coverings. Permit
nobody to leave laundry, jars,
wnste baskets, brooms or other
tripping hazards on the sta.rs.
Mr. Bell suggests that a white
strip painted on the edge of each
step, or white top and bottom
steps, improves visibility. Three-
way switches should be provided
at top and bottom and the lights
located so that they Illuminate all
If there arc more than two :-h li-
on your porch entrance. It's advis-
able to provide a rail. If chil-
dren are in the habit of playing
on the porch, train them to pick
up their toys, lust as carefully
ns if they were in the house. Toys
strewn around a porch may cause
many serious falls.
Outside steps and porch fluoi
Richard Cope Mitchell, Oklaho-
ma City, pleaded guilty to a
charge of speeding tt miles west
of El Reno and paid $15 fine.
Ronald Wray Victzke, 118 South
Shepard, paid S5 fine fr.r having
an improper muffler on his auto-
Leroy Heidelberg, Union City,
$25 fine for drunken condition In
truck stop in Union City.
C. J. Wehinullcr, $5 fine for
dumping trash in a public road.
Emmett Nrff, Clovis, N. M..
passing in no-passing z ne, $5 fine.
William Floyd Jackson, Watnn-
ga, following ton closely, tl miles
west of El Reno. S10 fine,
Paul Dee Eugene Holtcr, Base-
hor, Knns., passing in no-passing
zone 12 miles west n| Ei Reno,
Costs in each rn.-e vva $10.5(1
with exception of Welimiillei win
paid costs of $12.
Over one million children mi
now getting monthly social secur-
ity insurance payments, Joscjph
,i. McCain, manager of the Okla-
homa City social security i fficos
The million mark no cl■ iI I bene-
ficiaries in the Nation was passed
in July, he says. Approximately
918,01)0 of these children are get-
ting monthly survivors insurance
payments because of the untimely
death of the family breadwinner.
Most oi the children v o are re-
i l iving these benefit payments arc
fi-i tn families in hicli the lathei
.Miss ■■mills Ferguson
WOODWARD—Hrre is Miss
Phillis Ferguson, the 1953 queen
of the 23rd annual Woodward Elks’
rodeo Sept. 3-4-S-6. This year's
“America's toughest of 'em nil"
professional rodeo runs three
night performances, with the
sh vvs starting at 8 p.m., and
dosing with a Sunday matinee,
beginning at 1:30 p.m. The IMS
frontier parade, a two miles long
procession, is scheduled Thursday,
tit pt. 3, at 5 p.m.
Mr. and Mrs. Ralph L. Phillips,
901 S Gresham, have had as their
giie Is the past week their son-m-
lau and daughter, Mr. and Mrs.
George (innan and children, Mit-
i hell .un! Danny, of Ottumwa, la.
They arrived Sunday and will
leave this weekend.
Mr and Mrs. James T. Brown,
217 North L, have as their guests,
Mrs. Brown's parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Clyde D. Matthews of Val-
dosta, Ga. Accompanying the
Matthews from Valdosta were Mr.
and Mrs. Donald Bray, who have
established their home on East
Wade Mrs. Bray is a daughter
ol Mr. and Mrs. Matthews.
covering made of wood are subicctj has died. Some. Imv.i'vi h. d
to weathering and rolling. Fro- j been dependent on insun I vvork-
quent inspections should be made ioff, mothers. About 8.>.ntm ol these
for signs of deterioration, so that j
repairs can be made before some-
one is injured
Disorderly housekeeping, poor
furniture arrangements, slippery
waxed floors, worn floor cover-1
ings, tmnnehored rugs or carpets
neglected repairs, smiled liquids I
or food, and dark obstructed pas- !
sageways are other fall hazard0
found in many homes, according
to Mr. Bell.
He concludes, "When everybody
in the home develops the SAFETY
HABIT, accidents haven’t a
There were 127,400 more per-
sons injured in U. S. motor ve-
hicle accidents last year than in
children—lets than one-tentli of
tile total -arc dependents of men
or women v do aie rc>giving old-
age in.-in nice pavne’ots.
The amount of all ol l uge and
survivors insurance piyine.nl is
hosed on the average earnings o'
li e person whose work was cover-
ed by ihc soci.'i . euiily law. The
average monthly payment now
being made to. a child beneficiary
is $30.44 a month; the largest
payment tn a family group i-
f i68.75 a month.
A field representative fr in the
Oklahoma C’ity office visits your
;.rca rogularlv. If vou desir.-> to
discuss social seem ity v .tii him.
contact him on one of these visit.
Norman Cannon vv'il be in Ei
Ren 1 at the Post Of fr" at 8:30
u.in. Tuesday, ScHt. 8. 1953.
13 Yean of Experience
205 North Bickford
El Reno Wranglers Club
7HRILUNG - EXCITING
ADAMS PARK -FRIDAY AND SATURDAY
Evenings ai 8:00 O'clock
BIG PARADE IN
EL RENO BUSINESS
SECTION AT 5 P.M.
SADDLE BRONK RIDING . . . BULLDOGGING .... CALF
ROPING . . . BAREBACK BRONK RIDING . . . BULL RID-
ING . . . LADIES’ BARREL RACE . . . Plus Specialty Acts at
STOCK FURNISHED BY CLAUD HAYES OF WEATHERFORD
All Recognized Riding Club Members
j Admitted Free.
mil]; i 1m "u ..I.... ..............
■ ■ ■ ■*■*■*!jMS*’
ANOTHER PURINA SUCCESS STORY
I EVER FED''
• m. It
O. C. BISWELL, TWO MILES NORTH AND THREE AND ONE - HALF MILES WEST OF
UNION CITY, HAS BEEN ON THE PURINA PROGRAM WITH HIS HERD OF MILKING
SHORTHORNS FOR TWO AND A HALF YEARS. HERE IS WHAT HE SAYS ABOUT
"Purina is the best feed I have ever fed. I feed D. & F. Chow to my cows and Milk
Chow to my milking string. I am also feeding my calves on the Purina Program.
"I find that my cows hold up their high flow of milk longer during the milking period
than they ever did before I started on the Purina feeding program."
Thousands of dairyman everywhere are finding that a good milking ration, with its proparly
blended nutrients, is the best bet for long cow life and fop production. A cow s milk-making
machinery is a lot more complicated than your tractor—and you know what happens f you
use second-rate fuel and oil.
COME IN — and let us help you get
your dairy started on the profitable
El Reno Seed & Feed Co.
ROSS & SONS
100 South Choctaw
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