The El Reno Daily Tribune (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 41, No. 152, Ed. 1 Thursday, July 28, 1932 Page: 1 of 8
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VOLUME 41, NO. 152.
El RENO LIBRARY
DURING PAG! YEAR
91,112 Books in Circula-
tion in 12-Month
Period to July 1
Although the demand for new
books was greater than could be
met. patronage at the El Reno
Carnegie Library during the past
year surpassed that of any previous
12 months, Miss Mary Elizabeth
Wilson, librarian, announced Thurs-
The total circulation for that
time was 91, m books, a dally av-
erage of 299, which record means
more than a model rating. Re-
quirements for a model library
consist of 20.000 books circulatea
for each assistant librarian, five
volumes per capita. Circulation in
this library amounted to 45.551
volumes to each assistant, or 9 2/3
Best Month Is 9,483
The largest monthly circulation
was 9.483, while the heaviest dis-
tribution in one day reached 654,
Miss Wilson reported. There were
1.057 magazines used by those who
frequented the library for reading
A total of 915 new borrowers
were listed during the year, in-
cluding 156 in the county com-
munities and 759 in El Reno
Several necessary Improvements
were made at the library, redec-
oration of the Interior of the first
floor, the placing of new shelves
and the re-arrangement of .old shel-
ves and furniture being accom-
plished. New shades were hung
at all windows and a pedestal
drinking fountain has been install
In the Juvenile department a
new globe provided inspiration for
the summer work of the children,
and a large George Washing
picture has been hung. A door to
the fire escape is now ready foi
use. Numerous other repairs to
the building and grounds are evi-
More than 225 old books were
sent to the bindery for rebinding,
while almost 5,000 volumes were
mended by the librarians during
the past year.
A newspaper dev ''8,000 Canadian County folk reaching 3,700 families, and carrying the largest volume of local news of any daily paper published in a city of like size in Oklahoma.
up) means ASb 'c*/-> PREsa EL RENO, OKLAHOMA, THURSDAY, JULY 28, 1932. «u.r> means united press
SINGLE COPY, 3 CENTS
We Saw Today
"THOMAS SHUTTEE adding
* up a long list of figures.
Must have been hard work
’cause the perspiration was drip-
ping off his forehead.
Haydn Garfield Davis in a
happy frame of mind—you see
he completed constructing a
boat Wednesday afternoon and
tried it out Tnursday morning
on the El Reno Rod and Gun
club lake—It didn't leak a drop
The boat has been christened
"Floating Power." Young Davis
studied manual training in the
El Reno hlghschool.
A pretty bouquet of ever
blooming sweet peas which were
given to the "Tribune family"
by Mrs. Dora utn-
Pair Escapes With Nearly
MA” FERGUSON VS. ROSS STERLING
Final Count Gives Wal-
ton Close Margin
Grandfield. July 28 (U.P)-Twi
bandits looted the First 8tate ban!
of Grandfield this afternoon anc
escaped with between $5,000 and
The raiders forced four customer;
Into the bank vault and then or-
dered Assistant Cashier Charlc;
Crawford and Mrs. Buclla Sellers
bookkeeper, to help gather in the
The bandits forced the two offi-
cials to accompany them in the
car. The pair was released a mile
west of town
Qklahoma City, July 28 (/Pi —;
Cheered by a record breaking tide
of Democratic ballots which swept
his favorites to victory, Governor
William H. Murray declared to-1
day the "Democrats are going to i
elect every one on the ticket in!
this state, from Roosevelt and Gar-
ner to Walton and Rogers."
Will Rogers, 32-year-old school
teacher, was the darling of the
popular fancy, polling the largest
vote ever secured by a candidate
in the state in defeating Mrs. Ma-
bel Bassett for the nomination to
the new congressman-at-large post.
Rogers carried every county. With
3,297 out of 3,311 precincts re-
ported, Rogers had 281,012 votes
to Mrs. Bassett's 147,563.
Vacation Bible Schools
A splendid Daily Vacation Bible
school is being conducted at Gran-
ite this week by Rev. H J Rcem-
tsma. Presbyterian mission and
field worker of El Reno, according
to word received from him Thurs-
Next week he will be supervising
a school at Sentinel.
Watonga Man Alleged To
Have Admitted Murder
Four times defeated in comeback
attempts, cx-govcrnor J. C. <Jack>
Walton, impeached in 1923, won a
close victory over A. S. J. Shaw,
former state auditor for nomina-
tion to the Important state cor-
poration commission charged with
regulation of Oklahoma's oil pro-
duction. The last tabulation gave
Walton 220,446, Shaw, 212036.
Should Senator Elmer Thomas,
Democrat, defeated Wirt Franklin,
oil man, winner of the Republi-
can nomination, Rogers and O. B
Mothershead, former state bank
commissioner, will be the only new
faces among the democratic con-
Mothershead was the only can-
didate able to eliminate the in-
cumbent, swinging out a narrow
87 vote margin on the basis of
complete unofficial returns in the
5th district, over Representative
F. B. Swank.
FIRE LOSS FOR SIX
Damage for Period To-
tals $160 or 6.8 Cents
Youth Kills Self Over
Beach Pajama Quarrel
Many Issues Jump One To |
Perry, July 28 <A*>—Admitting, of-
ficers said, that he slew Peter von
Nearop with an iron rod and
weighed the body down in a water
filled oil bed, northeast of here,
J. L. Martin of Watonga was held
In Jail today to await filing of
Martin told officers who arrest-
ed him near Perkins after trailing j
his wagon from the spot when- I he
body was found, that he beat von '
Nearop to death because "he cu>.a- I
ed our country and people because I
he couldn't get work "
Oklahoma City, July 28 (A*)—Be-
cause his sweetheart insisted on
wearing beach pajamas to a neigh-
borhood movie, she told police,
Arthur Thurlo, 23, of Britton, shot
himself to death last night.
Mary Ellen Stubblefield, 20, told
police "We quarrelled when I told
him I was going to wear beach
pajamas to a show. As we parted,
I heard a shot.”
New York. July 28 lAh—’The stock I
market took another forward spur! j
today and closed substantially'
higher, although final prices wer^
somewhat under the day's best. A
number of promising Issues were
up from 1 to 4 points, and >tr
turn over held to some 2,700,003
shares, making it one of the most
active sessions since last December
An up swing lrt the dollar In
the foreign exchange market on
gains by commodities and expects-!
ttons that returns In the Federal
Reserve might be announced after
the close, brought further buying
In the face of large volumes of
profit making The list rose im-
pressively in the middle of the day
r.nd sagged a little in the last
Extreme gains of about three to
five f>olnts in such issues as Amer-
ican Telephone, Union Pacific, San-
ta Ft, Dupont, and American Can
were shaded by about a point at
ihe close. U. 8. 8teel lost most of
a gain of a point. In the o'ls,
Standard of New Jersey and Co 1-
fcrnla closed a fraction higher.
New York. July 28 (U.R>—A spurt
of 1 to 10 points In industrial
corporation bonds, new highs In
U 8 government securities and a
broad advance In all sections of
the list marked another bull ses-
sion on the bond market today.
Heavy bank demand again was
in evidence for the treasury notes
but they eased off from the highs
after fourth liberty 4and treas-
ury 4*48, 4s. 3^8, S 3-Bs of 1947.
3 3-8s of March, 1943, 3 S-Br of
June, 1943, 3)4* and 3s scored new
1932 peak prices
Many Industrial laaues made new
highs for the year as gains of 1
to 10 points were made by such
Issues as Mead Corp 6s, Pan-
American 8, Purity Bakeries 5s,
Schulco 8'*s, Union Oil of Cali-
fornia 5s, United Biaeult 6s. Beth-
lehem Steel 5s, Central Steel Rs,
Goodrich 6s, Oondyear Ss and
Mrs. James T Riley, 1208 South I
Barker avenue, who recently under j
went a major operation at SI
Anthony's hospital In Oklahoma
City, is greatly Improved.
School Is Being
Started In City
Man Charged With Op-
erating Stolen Car
Mrs Miriam 'Mai Ferguson, for-
mer governor ol Texas, will en-
gage in a run-off election with
Gov. Ross Sterling to determine
who will be the state's chief ex-
ecutive for the next two years.
Both arc Democrats. Upper left
is a recent picture of "Ma"; at
right, canning food at home; be-
low, Mrs. Ferguson, as governor
in 1925, signing the bill which
| granted annesty to her husband,
James Ferguson 'standing center;
1 who preceded his wife as governor
and was impeached. Mrs. Fcr-
1 guson lost in 1928 and 1930.
Property loss in El Reno due to
fires during the first six months ol
1932 was probably about the low-
est record in recent years, Fire
Chief C. G. McCain said in re-
leasing a semi-annual report
Loss through fires in the city
totaled only $640 from January
through June, or a per capita loss
of only 6.8 cents for the popula-
tion of 9,384.
Three sources of fires proved the
most costly during the six months
period; damages to three autos cost
t $175; an overheated stove was re-
j sponsible for >200 in damage; and
111 grass and trash fires resulted
in >135 damage, the report show-
List Of Calls
A complete record of the num-
ber of fires, their causes and ex-
tent of damage follows: 1 elec-
tricity short circuit, >25 damage,
1 wash basket, no damage; three
| autos, >175; two match fires, $20;
two false alarms; 11 grass and
trash fires, $135; one overheated
stove, $200; one defective flue, $10;
two roof fires, $20; oil stove ex-
I plosion. $10; one cigar lighter, $5;
one tent, $10; one cigaret, $20; and
one lightening, $5.
The fire department was called
out to answer 31 calls in all dur-
ing the six-month period, an un-
[ usually small number of calls.
Not a single alarm was turned
in from June 22 to July 22, a near
' record. The longest period of idle-
ness on record here is 48 days.
Did You Hear
DOB STURDAVANT, a leader
in the Jay Cee Scout troop,
is “king of the mountain," as
far as boxing is concerned. The
"frail" 208 pound youth took on
all comers last night during a
program at the Scout camp near
Frank Taylor thinks these
vacations arc fine, but Frank
also affirms that "there is no
place like home."
Herb Keller reports that there
were more tourists seeking in-
formation at the chamber of
commerce office yesterday than
on any one day in the past few
Local Market Pays 33! Rains Over State of Short
Wheat advanced another cent to-
day on the local market with the
farmers receiving 33 cents, the high-
est price on the new crop paid
The price today represented a
five cent gain over what was paid
here a week ago.
State highway officers Thursday
were still investigating the case in
which Earl H Brriokman, of Enid,
is charged of having in his pos-
session an automobile that does
not belong to him and operating it
with a stolen license.
Brookman was picked up Monday
on the highway between El Reno
and Oklahoma City by C. H. Bra-
den, deputy officer. The machine
was found to be the one stolen
from an Oklahoma City investors’
company in March, while the tag
was issued to a motor company In
Brookman has been held In the
county Jail here since his arrest
Man Slays Children
With Ax, Shoots Self
Ollton. July 28 (At — Oeorgc
Thomas. 40-ycar-old dairyman,
killed his small son with an axe
aa they slept In the yard of their
home near here last night, set
fire to his house and then shot
himself to death.
Officers said he left, a letter re-
counting hla domestic difficulties.
They expressed the (ear Thomas
afraid he would lose custody
of the children, Jimmy 6, and
Buddy 3. chose this end, Mrs.
Thomas left the farm several week*
SUNDAY FUNERALS BANNED
Lincoln, Neb. <U.R>— There ran be
no funerals In Lincoln on Sundays.
By unanimous vote, the city coun-
cil passed an ordinance prohibiting
Sunday funeral services. The Lin-
coln Ministerial association favored
A modern singing school will be
conducted at the Baptist church
at 7:30 o'clock on Thursday eve-
nings in connection with choir
practice, beginning this week, Mrs.
Susanne Roblcheaux, director, an-
The public has an invitation to
attend, whether they wish to sing
with the choir or not. Sight sing-
ing. harmony and all fundamentals
of singing will be taught.
Mrs. Roblrheaux, who has had
wide experience in choir directing^
has studied under a number of vo- i
cal masters Including Oscar Beagle,
ol New York City; Harold Kellogg,
of Hollywood. Calif., who is the
Instructor of John Boles, movie
star; Ethel Rader, of S. M. U. in
Dallas; William 8chmldt. Norman;
Clark 8nell, of Oklahoma City;
Edgar Cook, of Philadelphia. She
has also had experience In radio
This Is a revival of the old time
singing school, differing In that
no attempt was made then to teach
principals of singing in class, it
was pointed out.
Farmer Dies in Effort
To Rescue Former Wife
Dr. Thomas M. Aderhold. 405
South Williams avenue, transacted
business in Sapulpa Thursday
.. B. Brown Moved To
Nebraska R. I. Office
Robert B. Brown, who has been
serving as chief clerk in El Reno
| to D. Van Hecke, superintendent
I of the Pan-Handle dlvisiqn of the
i Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific
railway company, will depart
j Thursday evening lor Fairbury
I Nebr., where he will act as chiel
clerk for W. H. Dick.
Mr. Dick, who formerly resided
in El Reno, Is superintendent ol
the Nebraska and Colorado division
of the railway.
DIES AT YUKON
Legionnaire in III Health
Hurley Orders Out Cav-
alry to Quell “Brick
Max Addington, 45, Legionnaire
and pioneer resident of Canadian
county, died at 9 o'clock Wednes-
day evening at home in Yukon.
Death was attributed to a sudden
Mr. Addington, who is a member
of the El Reno American Legion
Post No. 34, had been in ill heatth
since he served with the United
States Army in the World war.
He came to Oklahoma with hli
parents during the opening of this
Survivors Include the wife, Mrs.
Frances Addington, of the home;
his mother, Mrs. Myrtle Addington,
of Yukon; a brother, Mace Adding-
ton, rural mall carrier out of Yu-
kon; two sisters, Miss Lucille Ad-
dington, of Yukon, and Mrs. Arktc
Although definite funeral ar-
rangements have not yet been
made, services will probably be
held Friday afternoon, according
to announcements from the Turnei
Funeral home in Yukon.
Oklahoma's rainy spell whim
visited El Reno Tuesday night will
be of short duration, the federal
weather bureau forecast Thursday,
saying that sunshine and hot
weather, were due for an Imme-
The mercury sizzled shortly after-
noon today with the reading at
2:30 o'clock exactly straddling the
100-degree mark with prospects of
higher temperatures later In the
Generally fair, continued warm
tonight and Friday.
El Reno Weather
For 24-hour period ending at 4
p in Wednesday: high. 98; low,
69; at 4 o'clock, 90; precipitation,
8tato of weather, clear.
8un rises tomorrow at 4 59.
Sun sets today at 7:15.
Washington. July 28 (U.R>—United
States cavalrymen were summoned
to protect property in the Capitol
today after gunfire in which po-
licemen killed a bonus veteran in
a bonus camp near the Capitol.
One veteran was shot to death
and at least two others were
wounded. Commissioners, of the
District of Columbia appealed
finally to the war department for
Two troops of cavalry immediate-
ly came over from Fort Meyer at
3 p. m. They were standing in
back of Ihe White House fully
armed at 3:& p'm' The cavalry
moved toward the scene of the
Troops were ordered after a day
of violence when Treasury agents
repossessed bonus quarters.
After a few minutes of calm, the
veterans charged the policemen
and bombarded them with bricks
taken from the lot.
Two hours later police shot their
way out of the crowd of veterans
in one of the structures. One of
the veterans was killed. One of
the wounded was said to have been
merely a passeiby A policeman
was expected to die from a wound
received when a brick hurled by
one of the veterans took effect on
Shortly after 3 p m Secretary
of War Patrick J. Hurley ordered
Oencral Douglas McArthur, chief of
the army staff, to surround and
clear the area of disorder. This
section lies within a short distance
from the Capitol.
Police Superintendent Blackmore
began to restore order ss soon as
he had word of reserves coming
Secretary Hurley announced that
the troops had been summoned.
He instructed McArthur to "use all
numantty consistent with the ex-
ecutlng of this order*'
Delinquent Penalty Is
OUR BULWARK AND OUR SHIELD
Tishomingo, July 28 lAT—A farm-
er's alleged attempt to go to the
rescue of his former wife resulted
in the death of her second hus-
band, E. F. Schrader. 55. in a
shooting affray 14 miles northeast
of here Inst night.
Mert Lane, 45, of 8prlngfleld,
III., who married Schrader's flrit
wife, after his divorced wife mar-
ried Schrader, was held in jail.
Officers said Lane admitted
shooting but asserted he fired
self defense, after he had gone to
the Schrader home to prevent
Schrader from beating Mrs. Schra-
Lane was visiting his daughter,
Lola, also the daughter of Mrs.
Schrader. The daughter married
a son of Schrader following her
mother's second marriage.
Oklahoma City. July 28 (Ab—De-
claring the $1.00 penalty levied by
county assessors for delinquent
property valuation returns is un-
constitutional, and "the basis of
gross corruption in office," Oovef-
! nor Murray ordered two attorneys
to file suits in most of the state's
77 rountles to enjoin the levy.
The attorneys, Frank Eagln and
W. van Eaton. Oklahoma City,
will receive nothing from the state
for their services, Eagln said.
] "what we wanted was moral sup-
port." They filed suit last week
lor two Oklahoma City real estate
men attacking the Oklahoma coun-
ty penalty collection.
Eaton said Injunction would be
sought in Tulsa. Seminole, Osage.
Creek and Muskogee counties
"right away, we think." "A com-
mon practice has grown up In Ok-
lahoma of charging and collecting
from tax payers a $100 penalty,"
Murray said, “which penalty is not
a part of the taxes as levied under
the constitution, but is a tee ex-
acted from the tax payers for the
“The $1.00 penalty Is uncon-
stitutional. is contrary to public
policy and la the fruitful sources
of gross corruption In office," Mur-
War Threat Impends
In Paraguay, Bolivia
Asuncion. Paraguay, July 28 (UP'
—The threat of Immediate war-
fare between Paraguay and Bolivia
over the disputed Oran Chaco
territory was admitted officially in
a foreign office statement today.
S. C. Williamson, loll South
Macomb avenue, returned Wed-
nesday evening from a few days
visit with relatives In Nevada. Mo.
He was accompanied home by hla
sister, Mrs. E. T. Montgomery, who
has spent the (Mist fortnight In
SINGLE LEG SAVED CHICKEN
Fort Worth. Tex. (URi- A one- j
legged chicken on the J. L. Brum-
baugh farm here Is not, menaced
by the frying pan. The ehleken.
born without even the trace of a
second leg, has been adopted as
the household pet.
DEER IIAD 120 POINTS
Colusa, Cal. (UR)-Jim "Coyote"
Smith, (oral cattleman, haa found
a deer's antlers containing 120
points Smith found the deer'a
carcuss while looking for cattle.
The points on the antlers range
from ont-half inch to 10 inches
Washington, July it (AV-A grou
of bonus seeking war veterans to
day resorted te violence after be
Ing evacuated from a building the
had been occupying on lower Penn
sylvanla avenue. They chased po
lice for some distance by throwtn
brteka at the officers.
Apparently without any reaso
the fighting broke out near th
assembly room of the veterans a I
ter they had been removed frm
A thousand or more of the bonv
seekers had arrived on the seen
irom Anacostlan and had broke
through police lines ardund th
Heavy Guard Enlisted
This developed after H D Olass
ford, superintendent of police, ha
ordered every officer avallkble f«
that purpose to the site to guar
A statement through Attorn*
Genera! Mitchell had ordered th
evacuation of all veterans froi
Officers were rushed Into th
area and the fighting veterar
were subsided as far as actual vie
lence was concerned, but contlni
ed their shouting, "Lets run thei
Meanwhile, police reserves froi
every precinct in the District i
Columbia arrived on the scene.
Veterans were moving on th
(SEE NO. L PAOf gi
Missouri Bloodhounds On
Pitcher, July 28 (Ah—Jim 8teel<\
48, justice of the peace and a
night watchman at Quapaw. died
of bullet wounds when he at-
tempted to Intercept three filling
The filling station .attendant. Ed
Slate, waa robbed last night of $80.
His wife and an acquaintance wort
kidnaped and their automobile
stolen by the robbers. After run-
ning out of gasoline, two of the
robbers left the other guarding the
captives and went for gasoline
Aa the pair returned. Steele ar-
rived and attempted to arrest tho
thtec One of the men fired up-
on the officer, the bullet entering
hla rhest The robbers then aban-
doned their captives and fled in
Plate's automobile Blood hounds
from Missouri were on the rob-
bers trail today.
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