The El Reno Daily Tribune (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 38, No. 142, Ed. 1 Sunday, March 23, 1930 Page: 1 of 12
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T.uu El Ren o Daily Tribune
UNITtu SERVICE EL RENO, OKLAHOMA, SUNDAY, MARCH 23,, 1930 ________ _____ ~
Uily is Paid Out in Dis-
tricts For Campaign
Today to Be Most
Ideal of Year For
OKLAHOMA CITY, March 23.
(IP) The year’s most ideal day
for "getting outdoors" wan
promised Sunday motorists hy
Weather Bureau Chief J. I*.
Temperatures should go to Sit
degrees, with clear skies and a
gentle south wind, he said.
II LOCATE AI
Monday, bright and early, mem*
bets of the i«» ueno fire depart*
meat under the direction of Chief
McCain, will visit districts onu
and two and haul the trash away
from the alleys which has been
Placed there hy the residents In the
District No. l includes the ter-
ritory west of the Hock Island Rail
Uoud tracks and north of Watts
street . District No. 2 Includes the
territory west or the tracks be-
tween Watts and Elm streets.
There will he two wagons with
improvised hay racks around to
Rather the trash and haul it away.
The residents have been asked to
he on the lookout and be ready to
pay the drivers u small sum for
the service rendered.
Committees appointed to the
districts hy the Business and Pro-
fessional Women’s club City beau-
tiful committee have been hard at
work in their district urging the
residents to enter into the city
beautiful campaign and do th»»<r
individual part to help clean up
According to several reports glv-
cu at a meeting of the Buss I ness
Women’s club the first of the week
the residents in most of the dis-
tricts have been working hard to
carry out their part of the cam-
paign. At the end of a few weeks,
the eommittoq will inspect the
districts and the winners in the
clean up campaign will he an-
nounced in the Tribune.
Instigators in the campaign sug-
gest that the down town districts
take as active an interest in the
campaign as those who have noth-
ing but yards’ and landscapes to
work on. The alleys behind bus-
iness houses and the manner in
which the front of the buildings
are kept will enter into the judg-
ing of the districts when the com-
mittee goes io work on it.
Lawton Man Held Pend-
ing Probe of Activities
in Southwestern Okla.
LAWTON, Okla., March 22.— •
(i P)- A narcotic ring that oper-
ated between Chlckasha, Lawton
and Alt us was believed uncovered
here today by federal agents who
have kept their activities secret.
To Erect New Factory
There Instead of in
YOUNG COUPLE HELD IN STABBING
CENTRAL PRESS SERVICE
A definite decision lo build their
new factory in Oklahoma City has
been reached by the directors of
the American Tank company, ac-
cording to a letter received by
(Men Ricker, chairman of the in-
dustrial committee of the El Reno |
Junior Chamber of Commerce, |
from ('. B. Taylor, secretary and j
treasurer of the company.
Mr. Taylor stated in his letter
that his company greatly appre-
ciated the itnerest shown in the
matter by the El Reno Junior
Chamber of Commerce and that
the two sites offered the com-
pany here would make Ideal in-
dustrial locations, but that a mu-
tual agreement had been reached
between the board of directors and
the city council at Oklahoma City.
The tank company halted plans
for constructing the new plant in
l/Oitie Villiplqne. 19. is sapped with her "hoy friend." Cleo Dreg-
ory, in the city jail at Camden. S. (’., where the couple has been held
following the fatal stabbing of 10 year-old Bessie Robinson. The two
One man, J. M. Buchanan, Law- Oklahoma City recently when the! girls are alleged to have quarreled over dregorv.
ton laborer, was under arrest for
alleged participation in the nar-
cotic traffic. He had failed to qual-
ity a $1000 bond.
Other Arrests I’rcdicUsI
city council annexed the district
where the plant was to he located.
Since then, the council has laid
out that area into an industrial
zone, offering special inducement
Local officers said "many other
arrests" are expected.
The alleged ring was described
as one of the largest ever organ-
ized in the southwest. *
Officers said Lawton became Oo-
center Of the alleged traffic be-
cause of its proximity to Fort Sill
where, they claimed, the narcotic
dealers hoped to operate among
Courtship Started At
Murder Trial Leads to
$50,(1110 Damage Suit
BRAl'MONT, Tex., Mnr. 22
(UP)—Damages of $50,000
were asked in a suit filpjj today
against R. L. Kennedy, prom-
inent Beaumont man, hy F. H.
Muihis, plasterer charged with
alienating the affections of his
25-year old wife. .
The purported "courtssliip'
started ai a murder trial here
lu November at which Kennedy
and Mrs. Mathis were spoctaf-
' oirs., the Itfitshujul (halves.
to industries to locate there.
Although somewhat disappoint-
ed because the tank company did
not decide to locate here, mem-
bers of the Junior Chamber of
Commerce are not discouraged an 1
they feel that much good has been
accomplished through their ef-
forts in the matter.
John Whitehurst Dies At
E. OF till
DENSE IBS DM INDUSTRY
Service Offered to I hose Sale and Banquet Being
Who Are Moving Arranged for April 9
Aged Oil Multi-Millionaire
Set Free hy Jury
WASHINGTON, Manh 22
(> ID The last of the oil trials
ended today when Edward L. Do-
heney was found blameless of in*
lent to corrupt a cabinet officer.
The aged prospector and oil man
was cleared after having been tin
der a cloud of since the Senate
Teapot Dome Investigation, six
Only one ballot was neccessarv
for the jury of three women and
nine men to agree that Doheney,
Multi-Millionaire, was Innocent of
fraudulent motives when he gave
$100,000 in 1921 to Albert B. Fall,
then the Secretary of the Interior,
entrusted with handling oil reserve
leases. • » «
I nil Convicted Recently
Fall was convicted of accepting
a bribe on similar evidence a few
The story of the oil deals had
been told and retold scores of
times since the revelation that Fall
was spending vast amounts of
money in New Mexico. The story
was told In this trial, the speed-
iest of them all.
A warning against demonstra-
tions went unheeded when the ver-
dict was announced.
Hand clapping and shouts re-
sounded in the crowded room. Mrs
Doheney, wife of the acquitted
man, raised her hands in a gesture
of joy and then wept.
Doheney lost his tired and
weary look. He smiled. He gave
out a statement to the press:
'■'vice now American juries
have found me guiltless of charges
made against me. Three years ago
a Jury said I was not guilty of
conspiring to defraud the govern-
ment. Today u jury has said I did
not intend to bribe my friend, Al-
bert B. Fall, My earnest hope now
is that this ends the relentless
prosecution by which I have been
hounded for six years and that l
Bridge Flayer Holds
13 Spades; Breaks Up
Game Bidding Eight
NEW YORK. March 22. OP)
The editor’s telephoned Jingled.
"Hello, this Is Miss Daisy
Tunick of l,7oo Crolona Bark-
way, the Bronx," announced a
sweet hut excited voice. “| ji|sf.
want to tell you that I held 13
spades in a bridge hand."
"Mow do you feel?’"
"I felt all right," she answer-
ed, "but my partner was wor-
lied. She thought my spades
were no good and kept bidding
me up because she hadn’t any.
I hid seven spades and she hid
"But you can't play eight
dubs," she was told.
"I know that, so I bid eight
"You can’t play eight spades,
"No; that broke up the game."
Sister of Mrs. J.Ni Thoinp- Hinton Moves To
son, of El Reno 0,,tain Water ,,|ant
choctaw. okiu., MhNi
Mrs. J. N. Thompson 815 Sunset
Drive received word Saturday ol
the death of her sister, Mrs. K.l
Dries, in Oakland, Calif., on March
IN. According to the report Mrs.
Dries died following an extended
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Thompson re-
cently relumed from Oakland
where they had been visiting Mrn.
Dries, who at that time was re-
ported critically 111. Ed Dries died
about eight years ago. Mr. and
Mrs. Dries had formerly lived in
Mrs. Ed Dries is survived hy two
married daughters, who reside in
Many Laughs Promised
for Tuesday Night.
jltyWtlnled laughs and thrills arc
imoiMsWnn the*home talent play
to he presented at the high school
auditorium. Tuesday evening, Mar.
25,, Ry ttyp Junior class of El Reno
high school. "Nothing But Hie
Truth" is the title, of the three-act
comedy. The play will start at
8:15 o’clock and an admission
churge of 50 cents will he made.
The public Is cordially invited to
Following Is an interesting ex-
cerpt from the piny, which given
an insight into the interesting con-
versation in the production:
Dick. You’re n wonder.
Ralston, (lu phone) (Jet me Mr.
Bob. Say, E. M., do you really
believe in this quicksilver mine?
Bob. Do you think an invest-
ment in Ibis stock would double
Itself in a few (Itiys?
(Continued on Pago Six)
CLINTON, March 22. Definite
action toward Clinton's $600,000
municipal water plant was institut-
ed yesterday when seven condem-
nation suits were filed in district
court at Cordell.
The suits were filed by the city
of Clinton and name as defendants
the seven owners of the land which
forms the site for the proposed
Three appraisers, to evaluate the
laud and estimate the damage done
to the seveq owners hy the action,
will he named by District Judge E.
L. Mitchell, of this city, on April
21, it was said.
Tlje Jantl involved comprises
some ttrefc located near Foss
In Washita,;cotiut(v f,.
Pioneer Cattleman To
Be Buried At Anadarko
I’OCASSET, Oklu., March 22.
(I P)—Funeral services for 3.
M, Wamaley, 73, pioneer Okla-
homa cattleman and 'N9or, will he
held at his home tomorrow p. m.
Burial will he at Anadarko. He
died early today after a week’s ill-
ness of pneumonia. Surviving are
two sons, (Irover, who was a can-
didate for the democratic state
chairmanship, and Elmer and four
We Saw Today
More El Reno homes being dolled
up for Spring.*
A man who said, "He was afraid
to tell what he knew,"
Rev. W. B. Slack, who said,
‘'That he always finds that propo-
sitions are less perplexing after lie
clearly understands them."
Many people, who praised the
banquet given hy the Junior Cham*
her of Commerce for the All State
J. V. Taylor, who stated that,
"The motor of American civiliza-
tion lias a long trip ahead and him
need of all its parts in good con-
(IP) The state mourned the sleuth
tonight of a pioneer Oklahoma
farmer who left his plow to serve
two terms as state agriculture
John A. Whitehurst, «**», died at
his home near here today after Ic-
ing ill since last August when lie
underwent a major operation. Fun-
eral services will be held at 2 p. at.
Whitehurst was born on a farm
in eastern Texas. He moved to
Oklahoma from Kansas and farmed
until elected president of the State
Agriculture Board in 1919. lie held
that office until 1927.
Whitehurst, in the center of th»
Jack Walton political storm in
1924, was impeached hy the legis-
lature on charges of diverting
state funds and failure to properly
perform his duties. The senate im-
peachment court acquitted him.
Brother of El Reno
Woman Dies in Indiana
Edward Saurer, 69, a brother ol
Mrs. F. I\. Mocker, of El Reno,
died March 15, at his home in
Bluffton, Indiana. Death followed
an illness of a few days. Mrs.
Hovker was unable to attend tin
Mr. Saurer !h survived hy Ills
widow; two sons, Harold Saurer,
of Bloomington, ill., and Pan
Saurer, of Decatur, Indiana; two
brothers and two sisters.
Mail Service Extended
on North Foster Avenue
Postmaster L. K. Butts author-
ized the carrying of city delivery
service to the district from 218 It
250 North Foster avenue beginning
today. Heretofore, the city de
livery service had not Included the
area. Ed J. Stevens is the ettfriet
who will make the deliveries.
The enumerators or census tak- As a means of advertising the
ers for this district have arranged quality or dairy cattle bred in Ca-
with the secretary of the Chamber uudinn county and promoting the
of Commerce to have a supply of dairy industry, Col. Fred Ball, local
blanks placed in the secretary’s auctioneer, announced that a Ca-
hands for those families who might nadian County Dairy Sale and a
leave the district bet ore the e: if. banquet for the purpose of orgunix-
monitors get to visit them during ( tag a County Dairy association, j will he allowed to spend the'even-
tlie month of April. will he held here on April 9. the Dig of my life in peace."
If any families do move during sale at the fair grounds and the
Hie first part of April and the con- banquet in El Reno.
huh takers have not had the oppor* I |„ order to provide one of the
l unity to pay the family a visit, most at tractive sale offerings ever
blanks may be had at the chain- given here aiiangeinoiilsjinve bean
her of Commerce office in Hie city made with the leading dairymen
building. I he blanks w ill be given of the county to permit a group of
lo the enumerators when they have ; three men composed of J. V. Tay-
beim tilled out, lor and two experts from the A. &
The secretary wanted it to beiM. College at Stillwater, to go
made clear that tin* Chamber »»l through their herds and select out-
Commerce was not taking any nth- standing individuals. These have
er part in Hie census taking other already been tuberculin tested and
than the one just mentioned. This will also he blood-tested and cheek-
service is offered only out of cour- led for production hy a cow-tester,
lesy to the enumerators and lank* According to Mr. Ball, this conn
will he given to none except those fy jH growing just as fine produc-
Hand its Rob Grocery
Store; Policeman Not
Expected To Recover
who are moving,
Partly cloudy; riling tempera
Weather outlook for Period of
March 24-29, 1930:
I'pper Mississippi and lower Mis-
souri valleys and northern and
central (Jreat Plains •Rathe fre-
quent precipUntlon in the north
portions a ml probably one or two
periods in south portions; temper-
atures normal or above, except
some moderately cold weather by
middle or close in north portions.
ers as can e found in Wisconsin or
other northern states, hut the fuel
isn't generally known and those
backing the plans for the sale and
banquet hope to accomplish the
two-fob! purpose of advertising tin
wofth of the cattle here and aim
of improving the quality of dairy
Anyone desiring* lo enter animals
- in the sale are asked notify <-i
|tlier Mr. Ball or Mr. Taylor. Th*
(hickasha Youth Selected D'uture is being conducted without
profit to anyone and the entire ex
State President mm* ntf exceed more than h
per coni of the sale price, it It
- claimed. Any breed of dairy uni
OKLAHOMA CITY, March 22- ma,H u,fc r|M*»le if they can meet
/lm n m . , , the requirement!! as to quality
(IP)- Bruce Turner, ( hickasha, was
elected president of the Oklahoma
Baptist Young People's Union at
the final session of the 18th annual
convention liege late today.
He succeeds Bruce Carter, Shaw-
Ten vice presidents wen* elded.
They were: L. K. Jayne. MangtlUl;
Blanche Linghouni, Clinton; E, W.
Pierce, Alva; Roy K. Hill, Qllton;
Rev. u. j. Reynolds, m. ii. Wright Plans For New Highway
Eufauln; R. 0. Feathers, Shawnee,
and Virgil Fry, Tulsa.
Adeline Fuss was elected record-
big secretary and Dr. J. B. Round*
was chosen auditor. II. C. Sher-
man was named chairman of the .
unniliia.ink .ommlil.m anil K(h«-I A lnp0,""! ,,f r"l!!"",s
Senate Ends Seven-Month
to h? Explained
deary. March 22 (Special)-
and fanners of this community at
the Masonic hall here Monday
night, March 24, in the interest
(if th<* proposed highway from Ok-
lahoma City to Watonga, via
. Deary. A speaker who is in close
A group of about fUlc-i. mm-1 lmlc|) w|„, tlh(, |iro|wlBl| wl„ ,lv„
hers oi Hie ( hickasha Klwaiils Club
(’hickasha Kiwanians to
Present Program Here
will present a program at the reg-
ular weekly luncheon meet tug of
According to Information avail-
able here, it la planned to mat*
Hie hi Reno Kiwanians, Wednesday the road a federal highway. There
noon. I his program is in cornier-1 |H some talk of extending the road
Hon with the Inter-club relations farther toward the panhandle dis-
work being carried on. trlct.
The El Reno Club will send a
delegation to Clilekaslia next week PUBLISHER MERE
to give a return program, (lien | hlll, At Porter, editor and pub-
Rickcr is chairman ol the Inter- Usher of the Munguni Dally Slar,
* relations committer ol the hi; is the week end guest of Mr. and
Reno club, 'Mrs, uftVja Vundlviur,
WASHINGTON, March 22. (IP)
Work on remodeling Hie $580,000,-
0(10 tariff hill was completed hy the
senate today after seven continu
mis months of day and night labor.
A round of handelnpplng started
on the Republican able at the
chamber when vice president Cur-
tis announced the third reading ol
the hill, the finul stage before a
vote upon passage of the measure
us a whole. Having reached thin
stuge, the senate recessed until 11
a. m. Monday.
As it reaches its final form, the
1)111 carries duties averaging about
39 per cent. This is about 4 per
cent under the house bill ami five
higher than the last.
Oil Amendment Defeated
A last minute -effort was made
unexpectedly by senators interest-
ed in oil tariff to remove that com-
modity from a free list and subject
it to a general ten per cent duly on
raw products. After warm debate,
the senate voted 33 to 45 against
Hie proposal which had been offer-
ed by Senator Thomas, Democrat,
Oklahoma. This was the sixth vote
taken on oil, all amendments pro-
posing a tariff hftviug been defeat-
Few Important changes were
made In the final consideration of
Buttram Selects Ponca
Cilian For His Manager
OKLAHOMA CITY, March 22.
(IP) Frank Buttram, Oklahoma
City oil man and Democratic guher-
iiatorlnl candidate, appointed Wes-
ley I. Munn, Ponca City automobile
dealer, as tils campaign manager
Butt rum is expected to open
campaign headquarters here soon.
—Vi ■ ,
SENTENCE 18 AFFIRMED
OKLAHOMA CITY, March 22.
(IP) The criminal court of appeals
affirmed the one year penitentiary
OKLAHOMA CITY, March 22.
(1 P)—J. B. Cates, Oklahoma
City plane clout lies officer, was
shot and wounded tonight when
lie engaged two grocery bandits in
a gun battle. Hospital attendant*
held little hope for his recovery.
He opened fire when they enter-
ed a Clarence Saunders store and
drew a gun on the cashier.
Ten shots were fired. Two
charges entered his hotly, store
managers said that they were till-
able to determine the amouut of
tthe loot taken, but said It was
large. It included ull of Saturday's
receipts. The bandit puir made
their escape in an auto.
The mine store was rob lied
several weeks ago and F. F
Hinkle, grocer, was wounded by
one of the bundlts. Twelve hund-
red dollars was taken from the
I stole at that Him*.
Irene Schroeder Faces
Death in Electric ('hair
NKVV CASTLE, !*u„ March 22.-
(IP) Within a stone’s throw of the
court house where a Jury last night
j decreed that Irene Schroeder, for-
I nier Wlieelelng, W. Vu., waitress,
! must die In the electric chair for
ilie murder ol highway patrol Cor-
poral Brady Paul, a four-year old
hoy played today unaware of the
doom which has been pronoun ed
upon his blonde mother.
The hoy is Donnie Schroeder,
whose statement to police, “my
mother shot a cop like you," start-
ed a nationwide hunt that ended
In the 'capture of the woman unit
her lover. W. Glenn Dtigue, near
Phoenix, Ariz. The youngster has
not yet been told of the fate of Ids
Rock Island Report
Shows Income Gain
Banquet For All - State
quintet Here Friday
Nitfhl Big Success
Living up to all of her many
fine basket hull traditions, El Re-
no did herself proud Friday night
in paying tribute to the state’s
five outstanding high school play-
ers of the court game. More than
3ou athletes, coaches aud fans
enjoyed themselves at the first
annual banquet, sponsored by the
El Reno Junior Chamber of Com-
merce, in honor of the ull-state
high school basktehall team, which
was held in the basement of the
Central Methodist church,
Plans were under way today
for holding the second annual ban-
quet next spring, following the
close of the slate tournament, so
successful was Friday night’s ev-
ent. Out-of-town guests at the
nffair were loud In their praise
for the banquet and its sponsors.
All-State Team Preterit
All of the five players named
on the all-state team by the com-
mittee chosen for that purpose
attended the banquet. They were
Bill Binning, John Cook and Carl
Bowen, of the state championship
Tulsa team, and Captain Francis
Young and Ervyl Hross, of the El
Reno Indians, runners-up. Coach
Jenks Simmons and the other
members of the El Reno team;
the Concho Indian school team
which won the state junior high
school championship, and the Yu-
kon high school team, winner of
the Southern conference cham-
pionship, were also honor guests
at the banquet.
Coach Kau, of Tulsa, was un-
able to attend the bauquet, on ac-
count of sickness, but he sent as
his official representative, a youn ;
man hy the uume of Burns.
It was nearly 10:3u o'clock
when I he program came lo a close
hut the big crowd was so Inter-
ested lu the muny basketball rec-
ollect ion* iHJil predictions and
other excellent numbers on the
(Continued on page 2)
El Reno Seed and Feul
House Adds Equipmen
CHICAGO, March 23,-Ncl 111-
come of the Chicago, Bock Island
and Pacific railway company in
1929 was $14,007,320, the largest in
its history and 6.38 percent higher
than the previous record year Of
1928, when earnings totaled $13,-
The company's annual report
showed a balance of $5,235,075 ufter
dividends, which was invested in
additions and betterments to prop-
IIAHTLKSVII.LE, Okla., March
22.— (IP) The Central National
hank with deposits of approximate-
ly $1,500,000 and capital and sur-
plus of $125,000 closed its doors
today by order of the hoard of di-
It was said frozen assets caused
the closing. The hank waH estab-
lished in 1920 and merged with the
Exchange National hank in 1928.
Opening Games For
Western League Named
TOPBKA, March 22.—<LP> On
ening gumes for the Western
League April 19, will he Pueblo at
.Topeka, Denver at St. Joseph, Des
The El Reno Seed and F< •
house has recently installed a lm
electric brooder in order to p.*
vide proper housing and effi- i
care of baby chicks which are
demand ut this season of the yet
from customers all over Canadln
county and elsewhere.
The brooder is one of Hie newest
types on the market at the present
time. The machine is equipped with
six large trays, each tray having
a capacity of loo baby chicks. The
trays are electrically heated and
The Brooder is 84 Inches high
and Is equipped with feeding and
watering troughs. The brooder Is
of cast Iron construction through-
out. Mesh wire floors in ea'.h ot
the trays provide Hie most sani-
tary health conditions of the chick*
and also give them ample room for
exercise which they would get in a
much larger pen.
Firemen Called lo 510
South Hadden Avc.
sentence and $50 fine given Dave Moines at Wichita and Omaha at
Fennell of Blsln county on his con. Oklahoma City, Dale Gear, prosl-
v let ion for scoml violation of Hi** dent of Hie League, announced late
prohibition law. today.
A grass fire close to a group ol
lutUber piles caused the fire depart
nteut to mukc u rim to 511) Soutli
Hadden avenue about 11 o'clock
Saturday morning. This was thf
second alarm which has been an
swered lo the same place this year
Children were playing in thf
hack yurd and neighbors said the>
often played with mutches. The
grass hud been fired and Imd set
file to a nearby pile of lumber, A
neighbor had succeeded in tearing
Hie burning hits of lumber frorr
Hie pile and hud the fire about out
hy the time the department got tc
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