The El Reno Daily Tribune (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 61, No. 221, Ed. 1 Sunday, November 16, 1952 Page: 4 of 14
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El Reno (OkTaJ Daily Tribune
The El Reno Daily Tribune
A Blue Ribbon Newspaper Serving a Blue Ribbon Cemminlty
umied Dally except Saturday from 201 North Rock Island Avenue,
and entered as second-class mall matter under the act of March I, 1879
RAY J. DYER
Editor and Publisher
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Sunday, November 16, 1952
There can be no neutrality In any moral Issue. He that is not with me
Is against me.—Matt. 12:30.
Another Healthful Sign
"PROM Representative Charles Wolverton, New Jersey Re-
* publican, comes one of the first healthful signs of what
it means to vote in a new regime in Washington. He proposes
a sweeping inquiry into all federal regulatory agencies that
have been developed or expanded in the past 20 years.
Thus the civil aeronautics board, the federal communi-
cations commission, the federal power commission, the fed-
eral trade commission, the interstate commerce commission
and many another agency may be due for a few vigorous
swipes from the Republican broom.
That broom must not be wielded vindictively. It must
not be a weapon employed to destroy useful federal opera-
tions. The agencies that may come under scrutiny are most
certainly all here to stay.
gUT it is entirely fitting-
....................„ -indeed, necessary—that their
work and their personnel be examined closely and put
to acid test. For 20 years they have grown and grown,
seldom feeling in all that span the corrective lash of inde-
pendent criticism effectively applied.
There is no part of government that ought to he free for
too long from the cold eye of the outside appraiser. Agencies
cushioned against such appraisal are likely to grow soft and
slack, to substitute arbitrary, even capricious decision for
fair judgment, to step over the hounds of legal authority.
These agencies—government itself—free of real chal-
lenge, safe behind the protective wall of uninterrupted
power, tend to devote more and more time to defending
or cloaking their errors. In time they operate perhaps less
in the interest of justice for all than in the interest of
0F each element in our vast federal establishment we
ought now to ask:
What functions does it perform? Are all of these useful
and proper? If some are not, should they be abandoned or
given to another agency? How efficiently and economically
does it operate^. Whal impcuyemonts may be proposed
to increase its effectiveness as a servant of the American
people? Are its judgments fair or biased? Does it perhaps
protect the very segment of U. S. society it was created to
If a Republican congress can conduct a calm, searching
investigation along these lines, aimed always at constructive
goals, it can give an early answer—in one sphere at least—
to those who charge that the GOP is inevitably a wrecking
crew. It can demonstrate that efficient government need
not be inhumane government.
A survey shows that modern youths are taller than their
fathers. We know why dad is short.
Movie folks who entertain our forces know that not only
the show, but the country must go on!
Few women swear, says a pastor. They don’t have to—
they can cry!
A bandit who robbed a Minnesota hotel didn’t leave any-
thing when he checked out.
It’s fun to sit back and think things over—if they are
things you’ve accomplished.
The average man wears a 7'4-size hat—before breaking
par on the golf course.
Down Memory Lane
Nov. 16. 1932
Union City FFA team was nosed out of second place by
Chickasha by only one point in the dairy division of the
southwest district FFA judging contest at Chickasha Satur-
day. Members of the Union City team are Leo Gappa, Au-
brey Alexander and Ollis McMahan.
Supci intcndcnt of schools in Canadian county will attend
the zone meeting of the department of superintendents of
the Oklahoma Education association in Oklahoma City Tues-
day night. The group will include Miss Glen Evelvn Mc-
Carty, county superintendent; H. E. Wrinkle, El Reno super-
mtendent; James Duncan, Calumet; Ralph A. Mvers, Yukon;
John Oney, Union City, and W. W. Jones, Mustang.
Seventh anniversary of the Squaw pep club, El Reno
highschool organization, was celebrated at a party Monday
evening in the home of Miss Anna Lee Norvell. A delightful
program was given by Miss Leona Belle Bethard, Miss Mary
Johme Meadors Miss Ethel Smith, Miss Sibyl Davidson. Miss
Anna Mae McConnell Miss LaVern Allen, Miss Mary Jane
Schooling and Mibs Colata Beckton.
Nov. 16, 1942
O. L. Jordan, Oklahoma City, district governor of Lions
International, will be the speaker at the luncheon meeting
of the El Reno Lions club in the Southern hotel Tuesday
Mr. and Mrs. Richard Whittle, 1110 South Macomb, re-
• ?ay fTV two‘week visit with friends and
relatives in Somerset, Ky.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Roblyer of New Orleans La snent
the week-end with the former’s parents, Mr. and’Mrs' B W
Roblyer, 201 North Admire, and with other friends and
lelatives here. Mr. Roblyer is a chief specialist in the U S
coast guard, now stationed at New Orleans.
i jMr' Mr8' ,C’ Dj Gillilan und family, 209 North Evans,
had as their week-end guest Mrs. Gillilan’s niece, Miss Vir-
ginia Rae Byers, Oklahoma City.
,«oS!ind?? rtor8 at the home of Mr- and Mrs. EM Johnson,
129 North,Donald. "ere Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Johnson of
Guthrie, Mr and Mrs. George Edmister and daughter,
Sheron, of Oklahoma City. Arthur Johnson is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. Johnson, while Mrs. Edmister is their daughter
TIIE STORY: Al Kemmer, owner
of High lllll Lodge, has been mur-
dered and Eddie Fields, an enter-
tainer, seriously wounded by an
ax wieldrr at the plush summer
resort. The violence seems some-
how connected with the discovery
of a gangland murder in the vicin-
ity. Dan searches Al's bungalow,
where 'he finds Midge Burnett, a
girl of whom Dan is fond, and
Leo Ritchie, the resort "ooh-man,"
already searching it. Dan also Is
suspicious of C. O. Griscomb. a
neighbor, who hates trespassers, i
Dan goes to Griscomb’s home and
from concealment he watches C.ris-
romh receive what looks like a
payoff from a man in a blur serge
* * *
/TRISCOMB came across the |
** clearing, the rifle under his
arm. No anger in his face. No ex-
citement. A calm, unfllckering
face, a rifleman's fare.
The dog came springing into the
trail. He ran along It—he knew
this route—he went on past me.
The dog swerved around. He
came crashing through the brush,
his yelp exultant.
"Griscomb! Griscomb!” I yelled.
Startle him, sound like a friend,
make him stop, yonder. "Get your
dog off me!"
I fought up agnlnst the flailing
paws. I made a grab at the dog's
muzzle—but he wasn't trying to
Griscomb burst Into the path,
rifle in the air. "Your dog plays
rough." I said, calmly as I Could.
Blue Serge came running up.
The rifle gleamed at me. I tried
not to see it. "I had a devil of
n time finding your plnce." I said,
dabbing at the dog's head. His
paws were on my shoulders. He
was shielding me from Griscomb's
"He followed me way over here.”
Blue Serge yammered.
"Yes.” I said. "I could hardly
keep up with you."
Griscomb's eyes held me calmly.
"What are you doing here?" The
gun was pointed at my middle. I
noticed suddenly thnt It had a tube
above the barrel—a telescopic sight.
“Walk out there," Griscomb said.
He swung his gun an Inch toward
the clearing, then promptly back
It was going to be that way, then
—guns and prisoners and curt
commands, cowboy stuff. "Get
down, Buster.” I said, shoving the
monster off mv shoulders. I pushed
through the brush, out Into the
I stopped and turned. "What’s
all this gun stuff for. Griscomb?
I’m a neighbor. I came over for a
"Go over to the house,” Gris-
comb said, nothing happening In
his face, nothing in those queer,
"Sit down." He motioned to an
upholstered chair. I sat down.
Loose springs slid and poked me.
"Mr. Griscomb, T got a lot of
things to do." said Blue Serge
from the doorway. "Okay if I take
"Certainly," Orlscomb said.
"I'd hate you to have any trou-
ble Just on account of me going.
You sure you'll be all right?”
"He's sure!” I burst out. "Scram."
Blue Serge had a crisis In the
doorway. His face went through a
dozen decisions about attacking
me, and they all loat out.
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"Take care of him!” he gritted, i
and stamped out across the porch.!
Griscomb looked after him. He J
waited till the sound of footsteps
fuded out. Then he turned his dull,
dead man's eyes on me again, and i
spoke: "Now I think we can quicK- ]
ly dispose of you.”
* * *
ttlJDHAT did you come here for.
” young man?” I loved the
way he said It—calm, reasonaSle,
talking sense. He couldn't allde
from that to trigger-pulling . i. .
"You know whnt happened a*
High Hill this morning, don’t you?"
"I do not."
"Somebody came there early this
morning and killed Mr. Kemmer."
He reacted—actually—his eye-
lids flared. But only for an in-
stant. His voice was placid. "I
hadn't heard that."
How In the world could I tag
him as Al’s murderer, this stone,
this frozen fish?
"The reason I came here." I said,
"is I thought perhaps you might
give us a clue—perhaps you saw
something suspicious, some strang-
er passing through here."
He shook his head. He took a
step and let himself down on a
straight-backed chair facing me.
"Who's that fellow who was Just
here?" I pressed him.
"He is not a stranger.”
* * *
tt/’tRISCOMB, let’s talk frankly
LI for a minute.” I said, lean-
ing forward, trying to get behind
his mask, If there was nnything
behind It. "I can understand why
somebody might hate the summer
By Joseph Shall!*
visitors. They make a lot of noise,
they spoon in the woods, they drop
their Kleenex all over the place.
But what's this gun business all
"There are signs warning tres-
passers to stay out or suffer the
consequences." he said untroubl-
"Don't you think It might be
easier on your nerves and every-
body^else's to Just sort of be good
"My ancestors." he announced,
"won this land with their blood—"
"I’ve heard about your ances-
His eyes narrowed slightly.
"Young man, have you ever heard
of the Wyoming Massacre?"
"Can't say I—’’
"I thought not. You people come
in here knowing nothing, having
no roots here, trampling over ev-
erything as if this were some city
park, some dirty New York city
park." (I'm from Philadelphia,
myself, but I let it ride).
"Wyoming was a peaceful Penn-
sylvania town, busy building a civ-
ilization in the wilderness, harm-
ing no one. and these bloodthirsty
villains came through and killed
every man, woman and child they
"The British and their Indian
hirelings," he said.
(To Be Continued)
MATTRESS SOTUNDS ALARM
MEMPHIS. Tenn. — <U.R)—A wired
mattress that touches off a fire-
alarm signal when a cigarette is
dropped on it has been Invented by
A. A. Johnson.
New Jersey Jaunt
Answer to Previous Puzzle
HORIZONTAL 2 Take into
1 New Jersey is custody
nicknamed the 3 s'a8gerer
-State” 4 Diamond
7 Official flower
of New Jersey
is the —•
15 Surgical saw
16 One who uses
19 Cornish town
20 Compass point'8 Insurance
21 Possesses (ab.)
23 Abstract being21 Smells
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5 Note in
8 Irritates 25 Arabian gulf 35 Tell
9 British money 26 Companies of 36 Retainer
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10 Opposed to
11 Ever (poet.)
29 Brother of
38 Boils slowly
42 Wood burr
43 Poker stake
28 Put on
29 Arrival (ab.)
30 Bitter vetch
32 Large casks
34 City in New
39 Eyes (Scot.)
41 Blackbird of
42 Knights (ab.)
43 On the
48 Crossruft in
1 Openings in
22 Small tumors
33 New Jersey is 45 Chemical
one of tire suffix
-states 46 Chapters (ab.)
34 Naval air 47 Small island
station (ab.) inariver
fpHE egg and I. The Texas
Garner's are in town which
means hours of lingering over
coffee during which conversation
Diversity is provided by drop-
pers-in who have heard the latest
on subjects In which lies their
sincere interest. Pell to talking
about farming and related sub-
jects during which the following
choice morsel applicable to any-
thing was produced.
A lone rooster in a barnyard
full of hens climbed to the top
of a hill to see what went on
on the other side from whence
he hod heard loud and challeng-
At the top of the hill he dis-
covered an ostrich egg. He knew
nothing of the bird that laid it
but he knew it was an egg. so
with painstaking care and great
effort he rolled it down the hill
to his own yard. Calling his hens
together he showed them his
The hens rushed close and eyed
the egg. They clucked to each
other in amazement. In twos and
threes they sidled up to the
monstrosity and returned to their
groups to testify to its reality.
Then the rooster spoke: 'Girls”
he said, "I do not wish to draw
odious comparisons. The evidence
is before us. I Just wanted to
show you what they are doing
in other places."
ttrpoo many people have the
idea about the chicken
business that a monkey can do
it as well as a man.” said Mary
Sue and nothing is farther from
the truth. Some folks Jump into
it with both feet, and others
approach it carefully depending
on their normal procedures, but
none is convinced of his own
"For instance" she said, "A
woman wrote in to the proper
source of advice asking how long
it takes to hatch eggs. She was
furnished with the reply that it
takes three weeks to hatch
chickens, longer for ducks, so
many days for turkeys, etc. The
department later received this
letter: “Dear Sir: Thank you for
your information concerning the
hatching of eggs. We put ours
under the hens but when we did
not get chickens on the 21st day
we threw the eggs away as we
do not care for ducks.”
"Funny thing about poultry"
said Milton, "A woman in our
area goes in for guineas which
are very hard to hatch. If they
are let alone to make their nests
and hatch the little ones they do
very well, but the predatory
animals get them before the
farmer knows they are there,
consequently the loss is great.
This female guinea fancier
thinks she has it whipped by
giving settings of eggs to various
friends who have good old fash-
ioned home-loving setting hens.
She gave C. S., who had Just the
proper old biddy to do the Job,
12 eggs. She didn’t betray her
owner but sat diligently the
prescribed number of days. Right
on the nose a ‘peep, peeping’ was
heard and there was a cute little
f\FF to town rushed the biddy's
U owner and came back with
25 pounds of little guinea feed
for his brood. Imagine his chagrin
to find his home-and-flreslde-
hen with one little chick. Never
another one hatched.
He took the one plus the feed
to the gal who gave him the
eggs, and resigned from the
guinea business. Three weeks'
work for a hen and himself for
one chick. “Business without
profit", said C. S.
One friend of ours rushed into
the chicken business. Spent
several hundred dollars on fancy
pens and fancy hens. Came the
day of harvest and by costly and
clever advertising she sold off all
the eggs for a large price per
Later she was visited by a
purchaser who said, "not one of
those eggs you sold me hatched.
Let me see your rooster."
"Rooster!", said Klppy. "I’ll have
you know there isn't a rooster
on this place. Why our eggs are
She didn't get to finish but
the next day she sold out for
money enough to repay the poor
souls who had waited three weeks
for settings of infertile eggs to
From eggs to elections, where I
find myself on more familiar
Lesson in English
WORDS OFTEN MISUSED: The
correct plurals of teaspoonful, table-
spoonful, and cupful are teaspoon-
fuls, tablespoonfuls, and cupfuls.
Quotient. Pronounce kwo-shent, o
as In no, e as In men unstressed, ac-
cent first syllable.
OFTEN MISSPELLED: Sassafras;
observe the s'a
WORD STUDY: "Use a word
three times and it is yours." Let us
Increase our vocabulary by master-
ing one word each day. Today’s
word: PARSIMONIOUS; excessive-
ly thrifty; stingy; penurious. 'To be
thrifty is admirable, but to be par-
simonious is despicable,”
★ WASHINGTON COLUMN i
BY FETTER EDSON
NEA Washington Correspondent
“Past! The Marriage License Bureau reports your check
came back marked ‘Insufficient Funds’
Sunday, November 16, 1952
By Dave Bregc
Land, Water Policy Qustions
Will Swamp Chief Executive
WASHINGTON, Nov. 15.—(NEA)
TV —Laying out land and water
policies for his administration
could be made a full-time job for
the new President, in case he does
not want to delegate this work to
his new Secretary of the Interior.
Involved here are many questions
on development of natural resour-
ces. irrigation and hydroelectric
power projects, public land man-
Mast important and also most
controversial Item on this agenda is
the tldelands or off-shore oil issue.
While the new President may rec-
ommend what policy he wishes to
pursue in this fight over federal
vs. state ownership of submerged
oil rights out to the three-mile
limit, it is going to be up to the
Congress to make the final decision.
Leases now in effect are expiring.
New development is held up be-
cause title ownership is not clear.
Early In the new administration,
Congress will again have to try to
lay down a firm and final policy,
to take the question out of contro-
Of almost equal importance, par-
ticularly to the 17 western states,
will be the matter of trying to out-
line an Inland water policy and to
reorganize the government agencies
now working on river develop-
ARMY CORPS OF ENGINEERS,
Department of Agriculture and
Department of Interior now have
fingers in this mud pie clear up
to the armpits. The Hoover Com-
mission on reorganization of gov-
ernment recommended that one
agency be given the Job. but Con-
gress would have none of that idea.
Everyone concerned waits with in-
terest for what the new President
will say about it.
Bureau of Reclamation under
Commissioner Michael W. Straus
has already prepared a seven-year
plan of river development for the
new President's approval or disap-
proval. It would Involve irrigating
three million more acres of now'
arid land. Increasing hydroelectric
generating capacity by 2,800.000
kilowatts, and cost about $2 billion
—roughly 8300 million a year.
There was a five-year plan of
this kind laid out at the end of
World War H. It was cut back from
a third to a half by the Korean
war. The new plan would pick up
the old one where It Is now, with
some 50 projects under way, and
carry It on through 1959, starting
new projects as others are complet-
Opposing all such ideas is anot)
program sponsored by private po
er companies. Former Genei
Electric President C. E. Wilson
now the spokesman for such inU
ests. His idea is that all gover
ment power dams should be sold
private industry. It will be up
the new President to indicate whi
course he wants to follow.
11IITH over 500 million acres of
** S. land in 26 states now und
federal ownership and control, the
is another major policy determin
tion for the new President to mal
It is whether to keep this la:
in the public domain, to sell it,
give it away to private ownersh
The public lands are now a r«
enue producer for Uncle Sam. L*
year they turned over some |
million to the U. S. Treasurer. Abe
$51 million came from sale or lei
of mineral rights—principally i
and gas. Another $9.5 million cal
from sale of timber rights, $2 rrt
lion from grazing permits and tj
rest from minor receipts. The I
take was $5 for every $1 of experq
It is the view' of Marion Claws^
present director of the Bureau 1
Land Management, that these ra
enues could be doubled over t!
next five years. But it will be up
the new President and Congress
say whether this policy should
Development of synthetic liqu
fuels is a subject on which a nur
ber of bills have been introduci
in Congress w'ithout any clear poll
line being laid down. The Pal
commission report lays this matt
on the desk for the new President
It cites the need to work o
some procedure whereby the fedn
government may assist private ii
dustry in getting started on pila
plant production, so as to meet fi
ture fuel shortages, when and i
.Crow Takes Course In
Ohio State University
COLUMBUS. Ohio—(U.R>—A crq
at Ohio State university may ha'
something to talk about when j
finishes a course in speech.
Called Maxillan, the crow is tl
subject of experiment by Dr. Phi
bum Ratoosh, assistant profess)
of psychology, to see if the bit
can learn to read and compreheii
After six months, the bird h
learned to choose a card marki
"yes" or “no" in answer to a que
tion and is expected to progre
» dy 55S55S!
"I My he’s crazy and he Mys I am. We want to know which!
‘ i riaht. Doctor.'!*
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