The El Reno American (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 61, No. 18, Ed. 1 Thursday, February 24, 1955 Page: 4 of 14
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4*A The El Reno (Okla.) American, Thursday, February 24, 1954
by PHIL TUUL)
Fishing reports from several of
the lakes over the state familiar
to local fishermen indicate that
the anglers have been having fair-
ly good luck during the past week.
The conditions at the various lakes
and the catches reported are:
Visitor attendance at Canton res-
ervoir for the week ending Feb.
20, 1955 was 2,510 persons. The
warm weather during the first
part of the week brought out the
fishermen and some good catches
were reported. Fishing fell off
over the weekend during the cold
wave. Fish were caught from the
banks as well as from boats.
Catches follow: Obie Bond of
Chester, 10 channel cats averaging
a little over one pound each; Edd
Hurt and wife of Fairvicw, 18
nice channel cat: Dave Weinmas-
ter and Alex Dowd of Okeene,
caught their limit of channel cat;
Jim Wahl and party of Okeene,
12 nice channel eat; Max Shaw
and wife of Watonga, five channel
cat; and Park Conklin of Eagle
City, 11 channel cat up to two-
pounds. Most of the anglers
around Canton project believe,
with the warm weather coming on,
filling will improve.
Fishermen turned out in force
at Tcnkiller Ferry Reservoir in
eastern Oklahoma during the
warm, sunny weather. Few catch-
es of bass were reported but fish-
ing, in general, was better than
expected. Rain and cold weather
knocked fishing activity over the
weekend. Total precipitation dur-
ing the past week was 3.16 with
the pool elevation jumping to
817.97 feet, a rise of 8.14 feet
within a week’s time.
Fishing was spotty the past
week on Lake Texoma, and a cold
Iront which moved into the area
Friday night helped steer local an-
glers away from their favorite
Mg. and Mrs. J. A. Snyder of
Piedmont were Sunday afternoon
visitors of Mr. and Mrs. John
Snyder and Mr. and Mrs. Glenn
Mrs. Elvin White and Mrs. John
Snyder entertained members of
the Junior Youth Fellowship with
a party Tuesday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Thiems and
son, Oscar, of Kingfisher were
Sunday evening luncheon guests
in/the Cecil Schweitzer home; in
thii evening they attended the
card party in the Catholic hali,
MT. and Mrs. John Gassen of
Okarche, Mr. and Mrs. Theodore
Schweitzer and son, T. C., and
W and Mrs. Pete Teufel and
E&hter, Sandra, were Sunday
diiujer guests of Mr. and Mrs.
John C. Gassen and family. The
dinner was in honor of their
daughter, Anita Jean, who was
one year old.
Mr. and Mrs. George Osborn,
Mrs. Hattie Clason of El Reno,
and ‘ Mr. and Mrs. William B.
Moberly attended last rites in
Kingfisher, Saturday afternoon for
their unde, Arnold Burt, 78 years
The Junior class announce I ho
play date for their trip benefit. I*
will be March 25 in the high
school auditorium at 8. Name of
the play will be “There Will Come
a Day.” Sponsor of the class is
Mr. Goostree, high school princi-
pal. List of characters will be
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Steanson
and family were hosts to a family
dinner held in their home Sunday
in honor of Mr. and Mrs. Wosicy
Steanson and sons of Pleasanton,
Kans. Also there were Mr. and
Mrs. Orla Reese and family, Mi«
Edith Steanson of Norman, iMss
I Evelyn Steanson of El Reno, Lof-
ty Boorsma of El Reno,
Bca Williams spent the weekend
with Margie Gleason.
Here from New York
Mrs. Robert Roscufdd of New
York is visiting friends and rela-
tives here and around Calumet.
She will be here until March 3.
Don Reese spent the weekend
Lois Meschbcrgcr, Louis Spain-
hower, Bud Kennedy, Fred Tech
and Don Reese spent the weekend
visiting their families in Calumet.
They attend various colleges over
Attendance at First Christian
church services Sunday, 98.
Sunday afternoon Mrs. Paul
Jlollrah, of Climax, Colo., called
her family long distance.
Townsmen of the Week
This week 1 am starting some-
thing new - a weekly column
about different businessmen of
FIRST will be die introduction
of the newest member to the com-
munity, L. C. OAKLEY, who op-
erates the Oakley Cafe. He w.r
born on a farm near Charleston,
111., and moved to Kankakee at
the age of 21, where he sold cm
for 8 years hi lore becoming salt.;
manager foj the firm foi 211 year.-
Oakley and his wife decided
they wanted to move to a innil
town and while visiting his wile’
mother in El Reno they heard of
the chance of locating here in
Mrs. Oakley was bom eii.lil
miles north ol Calumet and Iiv ed
locally until her marriage 11
years ago, when she lived in Kan-
kakee. Hope this bit about the
Oakleys has better acquainted
you; and since being in Calumet
they have completely remodeled
the old Corey cafe and haw on
of the most modern places in the
county. You are invited to drop
m some time and see them.
Calumet School News
.SENIOR OF THE WEEK This
week we would like for you to
get better acquainted with, oui
class president, Carl Kennedy, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles Steanson.
He stands 5*1" and weighs 170
|K)unds; he has brown eyes and
brown hair. He also is captain of
Yukon WAVE Home
On Leave With Parents
Seaman Recruit Bonnie L. Fitz-
hugh ai rived last week for a two-
week visit here with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. H. S. Burgess of
Yukon. Seaman Fitzhugh was
graduated Feb. 5 from the U. S.
Naval Training Center at Bain-
bridge, Md., as honor woman in
the class of 37 graduates.
♦ INJURED IN JAP ATTACK
While the Japanese war ended
ten years ago, for Marine Pfc.
Max H. Huston it was still going
on Tuesday night as he suffered
a severe slashing with a samurai
sword wielded by a 17-year-old
Jap youth following a fight in a
dance hall in Yokosuka. His con-
dition is listed satisfactory in a
military hospital in Japan. Huston
is the son of Mrs. Juanita Huston,
306 North Rock Island. A gradu-
ate of El Reno high in 1953, he
was a Marine reservist and went
to active duty in August of that
year. He was serving in com-
munications in the naval base in
* KING IN CALIFORNIA
Quantico, Va. — Among the
Marine officers graduated Jan. 29
from the first Post-Graduate Ad-
ministrative course here was Sec-
ond Lieutenant Homer L. King,
son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence
D. King of 410 E. Russell, and
husband of the former Miss Bob-
bie M McCloud of 512 W. Hayes.
A graduate* of the University
of Oklahoma, he was transferred
to Twenty-nine Palms, Calif.
The four week course at the
Marine Corps Schools here is de-
signed to familiarize officers with
basic administrative policies and
procedures of the Marine corps.
* POPE IN KOREA
Pfc, Roy E. Pope, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Thomas E. Pope of 619
W Hayes, El Reno, is serving in
Korea with Marine Aircraft Group
12. a unit of the 1st Marine Air-
* RILLINGEK IS CHOSEN
TESN E. B. Billinger, son of
Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Billinger of
El Reno, who is now stationed/in
Japan, was one of five men chosen
for the privilege of speaking over
short wave radio. He called the
name of his wife and baby and
said, “Hello mother and dad in
* LT. KING LEAVES
Lt. Elmer W. King, jr., who
spent several days with his par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer W. King.
1035 S. Ellison, returned to duty
at Nellis airforce base, Neveda.
Lieut. King was formerly stationed
'at Laredo, Texas.
•sbrav-| El Reno Man's Mother | Car Collides With
i otar , D;es Today in Indiana Train at intersection
Word was received here today M,„, Leslie L. Hawkins, 510
10 ; oi the death of Mrs. Bessie Mason W(M u;lyt,s, escaped injury today
ol Franklin, Ind„ mother of Mrs. in an aCcident shortly after 4 p.rn.
atchcs . J,'s' Mason, 712 South Foster. whcn the car she was driving
thand Mr>. Mason died early this morn- strUek a standing Rock Island
o who inn hi a Franklin hospital follow- ,rain at the crossing on Rogers,
Satur- I mg a lengthy illness. Some s300 damage resulted in
Funeral arrangements for the tra?hi bm Mrs. Hawkins was not
loriner LI Reno resident have not injured,
valomic! been announced.
tlement • The six original counties in Ok-
Lincoln Mr. and Mrs. C. K. Chase, 902|!ahomu Territory were Oklahoma,
is were! W. Woodson, were called to Trcn-1Clcvek nd Logan,Canadian,King-
— Okla. ton. Mo., Friday by the death of I fisher and Payne. — Olcla. State
his uncle, Charles C. Kinkade. ' Library.
Among those who attended Dcntdl 0fflC6r l.6dV6S
Town Hall lecture in Oklahoma Announcement of the transfer
City Thursday morning were Mrs. of Dr. David R. Lorenz, reforma-
Wiiliam L. Marshall, Mrs. Haydn tory dental officer, to the correc-
j. Davis, Mrs. Morris Wright, Mrs. tional institution at Texarkana,
Roy B Cox, Mrs. Walter H. Cobbs, Tex., was made this week.
Mr . Paul O. Licbmnnn, Mrs. Dr. Lorenz, will assume charge
David DeLana and Mrs. Hyman of the Texarkana institution dental
H. Flippen. clinic.
FRANK J. VOGEL
W. CARMON SAMPLES
THE PUBLIC IS INVITED TO ATTEND OUR
H. L. "Tubby" CRAIG
MRS BILL CASSTEVENS
ANSWER THE CALL-Your Red Cross has extensive ihst-ai '.
water safety and nursing programs needs an estimated $6,135,00^
to support them. Join and serve during March.
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