The El Reno American (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 61, No. 18, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 24, 1955 Page: 3 of 14
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Planning Big June Reunion
The El Reno (Okie.) American, Thursday, February 24, 1955 3.A
EHS ’28-’32 Grads Asking Help In
Locating Addresses of Classmates
Rupert Fogg, chairman of the Harvey Harris, Bill Robbins, Don-
mt Reunion committee for El aid Turnham and Hesper Willis
mo high school, classes of ’28- 1929
^rhasTamed5 W n‘12 ^ The 1929 class <™"bers whose
' date oiThe Saduaw hk ar* -vet “"known are:
iebratlon here. Members of the w° Hargrove’ Lula^Kmcter'Evc'
omittee mol lnct u/ooic in twn 1 * ' e, L«uia Kindci, Lvc-
me of Mrs. Maxine Dill to work \V1 ^hnunf112^1^ PoSje’ ff1*
arrangements for the reunion Dorothy Swartz Fu Te'S ?1’
d to hear progress reports from LJS V‘lfi ’ ..v f w^^i
i various class chairmen re- York Wesley
‘ding their efforts in locating * 10,n
mini whose ddresses were not
lilable. ^he 1930 members being
Serving on the reunion commit- 5,ou^ are: Joseph Bell, Alice
as chairmen of their,respect- ^anon* Gertrude Fenell, R. G.
classes and heading up the ^ail» ^crnon Lelliment, Grover
k of finding the whereabout; Mur^hy, Henry Smith, Ruth Fra-
inany of the gratis are: Class /*‘°1 and Eugenia Page.
1928—Mis. Garrett Miles and 1931
s. Everett Johnston. Class of The 1931 alumni who have not
19—Sidney Schmoyer. Class of been located are: Gladys Jobe,
10— Bob MacSwain. Class ol Damon King, Marjorie Lantz, Earl
11— Mrs. Gayle Slaughter and Minter, Audrey Padgett, William
s. Duard Barnes. Class of 1932 Railsback, Lavern Behan, Carroll
ills. Bill Schulte and Robert J. Davis, Edward Stephens and Mary
The list of class members 1932
ose names are being sought by Those 1932 class members who
committee has been reduced have not been contacted include:
isiclerably, but there are still Paul Davis, Jimmy Gallagher,
10 60 People on the “missing” May Haverly, Loris A. Hcffron,
, Fogg said. Harold Hunnicut, Lewis Johnson,’
l ie committee requests any- Annette King, Leon Martin, Max-
‘ knowing the whereabouts ol ine McAdams, Clifton J. Mercer
r ()f the “missing” persons to Alice Marie Weber, Edith Mary
Local Chapter Cited
The National FFA Week is be-
mg celebrated this week Febru-
ary 19 to 2(i.
lhfn‘iSTA Chnpl('rs wilh ihore
'5,5'M ljr,.vs in Oklahoma, will
(UK FPA< S Wl!h mo,v than 371,-
PI I I A nu mbers in 9,000 chap-
!'?rs am,ss the nation to celebrate
Ihe annual observance.
The purpose of the National
A week ‘s to focus attention on
the work of the future farmers
ol today, who will lu> the suc-
cossiul farmers of toirfai row
Eight Canadian county 4-H girls
were singled out oi a lield of
35 Wednesday evening to repre-
sent the county in two Meats
Judging and identification contests
in the near future:
The two three-girl teams and
two alternates were selected in
competition in the school cafeteria
at Concho. Assisting the 4-Hers
in their contest were Hix Grocery
and Lovell’s grocery who furnish-
ed the various cuts of meat used
to test the contestants.
The three girls who will make
up the team to participate in the
State Meats Judging and Identifi-
cation in Oklahoma City in con-
nection with the Oklahoma Fat
Stock show, were Mary Smith
Union, Carolyn Schein, Yukon and
Nancy Kunneman, El Reno. Plac-
ing fourth in the contest and nam-
ed alternate on the first team, was
Susan Smith, Union.
The second team, which will
represent the county in the Enid
fat stock show March 9 are Melba
Jean Stoner, El Reno; Carol Wood,
Union, and Barbara Lorenzen, El
Reno. Alice Lee Stanley, of the
Peppy Trio 44-H club, was nam-
ed alternate on the second team.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Plant, 1113
W. London, had as their guest for
the weekend, their daughter, Miss
Lenore Plaut, who is a student
at the University of Oklahoma.
- - - . _ I
bn of a chapter. Vocational agri-
‘ cu.^re training is conducted in
public high schools for boys over
14 years of age "Who have enter*
j, ed upon or who are preparing to
jstUui upon the work of the farm
* the farm home” under a plan
’ of cooperation between the State
Jmnrd for Vocational Education
'•Mind the U.S. Office of Education.
The FFA, on Ihe other hand
( is, the national organization of,
j ljy and tor farm boys studying
vocational agriculture in the pub-
lic high school.
. The FFA is an educational, non-
profit, non-political, farm youth
organization of voluntary mem-1
bership, designed to develop agri-
cultural leadership, character,
thiilt, scholarship, cooperation,
citizenship, and patriotism among
, its members.
Former FFA Members
Some of the most productive i
farmers in Canadian county took
Vocational agriculture while at-
tending El Reno high school. Some 1
• -eh these who attended school in
; earlier years were Melvin Hoff-1
I man, Bob Brandley, Verdin Royse,
Walter Lorenzen, jr., Walter Evans
and many many more outstanding
; farmers. They have all been
Junior Master Farmers, the high-
est degree a future farmer can
receive in Oklahoma. El Reno
has had the honor of having an
, American Farmer, the highest de-
gree in the United States. Melvin
Hoffman was married to a future
homemaker of America who at-
tended school in El Reno, the for-
• mer Miss Carthcrine Miller. They !
now live on a farm southwest of
^ of the FFA members of
H later years are Lt. Jimmy Mer-
* ‘veldt, Leon Evans, Ricnard Korte-
2, ‘meicr, Don Merveldt, Bobby Wag-
- her, Don Borneman and Wayne
ft Cooksto* These have all been
r Junior Master Farmers and are
getting established in the business
~ mf farniing or attending college,
p Earn Many Honors
v 1 The El Renu FFA is Just one
J chapter in the U.S., in which they
have won their share of awards ,
^ -and winnings. The members not
Jonly win in county show but in
2 national show as well. Jimmy
w Jensen had the champion Here- '
«* »ford steer and champion FFA
steer, while Earl Kortemeier had 5
the reserve champion Angus steer \
i* .in the FFA division at the Am-
* erican Royal this year. At the v
- state shows and fairs Gary Evans t
It's FFA Week: f"1' “ '»• «"■
Farmers of America Week in Oklahoma. With the
dent of the FFA. and Jim Hogan. Clinton, state
over 15,500 members. The farm boy organization is
- his busy schedule at the state
proclamation declaring Feb. 19-26 as National Future
celebiating its 27th anniversary this year.
,1tDwefeakma?rniedK?"k^homa' lrR0Rer H°ffman' Student of 11
City last Thursday by Rc“ Hod- Universlty of oklah°™, Norma
Kes. spent the weekend with his pa
Mr. and Mrs. Mervil Moffat cn- ents: Mr< anct Mrs. Harvey
tertained with a dinner Sunday. Hoffman, 807 S. Duane.
Guests were Mr. and Mrs T V *
Moffat and children of Lexing- uAirman rh,rd class Perry E
ton, Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Moffat, chor of James Connally air for.
and children, Ernest Liebscher base, Texas, spent the vveeker
and children and Mr. and Mrs. with his wife and daughter, An
Ivan Moffat. Elizabeth, 1012 S. Williams.
• H. — II H ---- _
and Mrs. J. G. Smathers, IHHHHHKIHVr
parents, Mr. and Mrs. V.
;V Niles, 811 S. Hadden, left on
Tuesday for their home in Lcav- „ M
NEW BASKETBALL QUEEN
Janice Gragg, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Forrest Gragg, is
shown with team captain Carl
Kennedy in the coronation cere-
mony which was Friday evening
at the halftime of the Calumet-
Big Four game. Janice, sopho-
more candidate in the queen
race, was elected in a donation-
vote election. Carl is the son
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Stean-
Elm Glen News
Mr. and Mrs. Meivern Sharp
visited Monday night with Mr. and
Mrs. Win, Wallace.
Kathy Wallace is ill with the
chicken pox at this writing.
Mr. and Mrs. W. T. fellison of
Choteau, spent two days with
their daughters, Mrs. Meivern
Sharp and Mr. Sharp.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Schumac-
her and son. Lewis, and Mr. and
Mrs. Russell Porter of Bartles-
ville, were among the dinner
guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. B.
I Old Water Plant
Smoke Stack Gives
Wreckers A Battle
The St. Louis Engineering and
Chimney company found last
Thursday that it had its hands full
in tackling the $835 wrecking job
of the old smoke stack at the
water plant, as the old stack re-
sisted just about every effort the
wreckers threw at her.
The chimney was located im-
mediately adjacent to the pump
house and the job called for the
tumbling of the 106-foot chimney
to the southwest to avoid hitting
any of the other buildings or
equipment. The workers had chi-
seled away a large area at the
base of the stack extending about
half-way around it. Large wood-
en blocks had been placed in the
hole to support the stack on that
side and to allow' the wreckers to
fell the stack when they were
ready. The workmen placed dy-
namite charges in the wooden
blocks to splinter them simultane-
ously and let the stack fall. The
blast went off on schedule, but
the stack didn’t do just as was
planned. It stood just as stately
as ever when the dust and smoke
cleared away . . . supported bv
Ft oyer -
importoitt «s is
»f not MO»gfc!
LOT OF BULL—Thii 19-foot,
i#ven-inch plastic - and - steel
bull ia on his way to pasture
atop a 90-foot-high pylon in
Kansas City, Mo., provided for
him by the American Hereford
ML Zion Items
[/ THE LATEX WONDER WALL
It pays to be an "Early Bird" with your SPRED SATIN
decorating. You'll have dean, beautiful rooms now
and far less housecleaning this Spring. That's because
SHRED SATIN Stay-Fresh colors resist dirt, keep looking
new for years and are guaranteed washable.
Demonstrated an the NIC-TV
H©ME SHOW 3
had the reserve champion Angus of the conference year. An ap-
,at the Oklahoma Fat Stock show preciation service will be conduct-
last year. The FFA members also1 ed on Sunday morning followed
won at the district show, in which by a dinner at noon.
Jimmy Jensen had the grand Callers Tuesday afternoon on
champion steer, Darrel Cooksey, Mr. and Mrs. E. S. Shultz were
reserve grand champion, and Gary | Mr. and Mrs. Henry Schweibert
Evans, the champion Angus at Rev. F. J. Schadt and Mrs. L. R*
Enid last year. The members also Shultz.
show and sell swine, in which Earl William Waller was a Sunday
Kortemeier had the champion guest of Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Wil-
Chester White sale gilt at the Ok- son, Crescent.
Jahoma Swine Breeders Associa- Rev. L. F. Taburcn. a former
lion Sale in October last year. Don pastor here called in the Virdin
Borneman showed the reserve Royse home Sunday afternoon,
champion harrow at the county Rev. Taburen is doing some teach-
show last fall. ing in Oklahoma City for a few
The FFA not only show live- weeks,
stock but poultry as well, in which Mr. and Mrs. O. J. Wehmuller,
Glen Hill showed the grand cham- daughter, Joyce, were guests Mon-
pion trio, cockeral and pullet in day of her parents, Rev. and Mrs.
the poultry show this year. H. T. Neufeld, Enid.
The FFA chapter also entered. Dinner guests Sunday of Cor-
al! land/pou I try and livestock that1 don Miller, were Oscar, John. Ken- *
are in reasonable distance. | noth and Jimmy Wehmuller and
The El Reno FFA has won the, Gary Wright. Miss Margaret Sue
Farm Bureau achievement award ! Miller was also a guest in the
for four straight years by defeat- Miller home,
ing Union City and Yukon each j Mr. and Mrs. H. B. Wilkerson
I entertained with a dinner Sun-
destruction of the chimney was
that it was declared rickety and
a hazard. While the base re-
mained just about as strong as
the day it was built some 35 years
ago. the top of the old chimney
had cracked badly and was de-
positing an occasional chunk of
concrete on the plant yard and
pump house roof.
Mr. and Mrs. Russell Porter of
Bartlesville, were weekend guests
p Parents, Mr. and Mrs. W.
Schumacher, northeast of FI
Select exactly the color* y.
want from the I HO beautil
•hades on our giant color <j
Resisting the Wrong
Assisting the Right
Live each day FOR God and WITH God
Paint in inmfortwithw'indowt
closed on coldest day* with*
out drafts or irritating odors.
Message from El Reno Ministerial Alliance
DAVIDSON & CASE LUMBER CO.
Davidson & Case Lumber Co.
321 S. Choctaw Cliff Chapin, Mgr. Phone 16
MINCO AND CALUMET YARDS ALSO
CLOTHES LINES ARE FOR THE BIRDS
TO PROVE IT, WEIL GIVE YOU $1A FOR YOIIRU
Christi, Tex.. Mr. and Mrs. Russell
Porter, Bartlesville, and Mr. and
Mrs. W. F. Schumacher, son Lewis
and Dale Wilkerson.
Dinner guests Friday evening
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. O.
J. Wehmuller and family
End your weather worries . . . wet, windy, dusty
weather is yet to come! It costs you n'othing to
put this BENDIX GAS DRYER in your home for
10 days. Phone 180 today for a FREE HOME
Rev. F. J. Schadt, William Waller
and Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Shultz.
Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Shultz had
as their Sunday dinner guests, Mr.
and Mrs. Paul Brinkley, sons, Jim-
my and Alan. Rev. F. J. Schadt. j
and Drew Hodges. Afternoon cal-
lers were Mr. and Mrs. O. J.
Wehmuller and daughters Joyce I
« Ihe noon luncheon was served
‘ those attending the annual clinic
2 through the compliments of the
3 El Reno chamber of commerce.
: Wanda Rohwer Active
J In College Activities
• • Wanda Rohwer, Oklahoma A&M
• Sophomore and daughter of Mr.
, and Mrs. John Rohwer, Calumet,
- has been named to the House
■ Council on the campus as a rep-
‘ fesentative of Willard hall.
Wanda is carrying on her high
school reputation as sports stand-
• out and is captain of the Willard
, ball basketball team and co-cap-
i tain of tho dormitory volley ball:
or I0 days at our expense
and Janet Royse.
Florene Powell was a Sunday
evening guest in the Niemann
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Allison
and family were Sunday after-
noon guests of Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Heckes and family.
Tuesday evening’ dinner guests
m the L. R. Schultz home were
William Waller, son, Charles and
Mr. and Mrs. V. A. Mount, 620
S. Macomb, had as their weekend
guests, their daughter. Mrs. Merle
Talbott and daughters, Marvel Lou
and Donna Ruth, and son, Jack,
’ Mr. and Mrs. Richard J. Crump,
fliO E. Hayes, spent the weekend
with her mother, Mrs. Bottie
Samuell in Watonga.
Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. Wolver-
ton and children, Dick and Janie
of Oklahoma City were Sunday
guests of her mother, .Mrs, Forrest
and Lou Ella Nichols and Jack
Thrasher, all of Yale. On Sunday
the visitors and their hosts, and
Mr. and Mrs. V. A. Mount, Miss
Ruby Mount, E. C. Mount, Miss
Linda Mount and Ronnie Mount,
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Floyd
Hoffman at 1 o'clock dinner.
WILLARD PARKS, Owner
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