The El Reno Daily Tribune (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 60, No. 70, Ed. 1 Monday, May 21, 1951 Page: 1 of 6
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Single Copy Five Cents
Sees No MJHtsry
Such an Action
WASHINGTON, May SI —(SV-
General Omar N. Bradley (aid to-
day there la no military objection
to "taking the wraps off’ Chlnaae
Nationalist forces to harass Bad
China If American troops aren't
Bradley, chairman of the Joint
chiefs of staff, made this statement
In response to questions from Sen'
a tor George (Democrat, Georgia) at
wnate hearings on the dismissal of
General Douglas MacArthur as far
George said he couldn't see why
Chiang Kai-Shek couldn't be per-
mitted to use his nationalist troops
Item Formosa to harass China.
"Well," Bradley replied, “from the
military point of view there Is no
objection, as I see it. to removing
any restriction on his <Chiang*s)
doing these things, provided he
doesn't get mixed up In such a way
as to Involve our own forces."
He also told the senators:
Agree « rename
1. The United States would have
to “strip" Its military power else-
where to carry out Mac Arthur's
Korean war strategy.
2. There are no differences be-
tween the deposed general and the
administration over the necessity of
keeping Formosa In friendly hands.
Bradley opposed MacArthur pro-
posal for bombing Manchurian sup-
ply bases, although he said such
action would be of military value If
there was assurance—which he said
couldn't be given—that Russia would
not enter the fighting.
Bradley also said he expects the
world tension stirred up by Rumla
to continue for a long time. “We
don't seem to have the
answer to stop it.”
Bradley was before the two sen-
ate group* conducting the Inquiry—
armed services and foreign relations
—for three hours today. He was
asked to come back at • a. m. (GST)
Monday, May 21, 1951
IMP MEANS UNHID
Vol. eo, No, TO
Earl Sturdavant, 24,
Dies; Search For
Body Lasts 12 Hours
Beaver Creak Floods Waurlka Homes
On the point of MSB-
staff because MacArthur was oat of
sympathy with the administration
of confining the war to
El Reno highschool students will
hold their 65th annual senior class
night at S p. m. Tuesday In the
school auditorium, with Walter P.
Marsh, principal presenting awards.
To Enter Play
(game Is Scheduled
The American Legion junior base-
ball team, sponsored by Huddart-
Comellui. will enter league play
at Adams park here at 8 p.m.
Wednesday, It has been announced
by Ray Masters, manager.
He said there are more than 90
boys trying for regular positions
on the team, and- since only 16
players can be certified for district
and state tournament play, a prob-
lem is Involved In trimming the
squad to the allowed siae.
About 30 or more player* will ho
carried for all league games, slaw
the limit does not apply to thaw
Other probable starters are James
Archer, Thomas Hardwick or Bob
Maine at first base; Buddy Ken
nedy. Danny Zent or Coy Shaw at
third, and Bobby Vakieras or Jim
McOlnley as catcher.
Outfield starters will be picked
from terry Masters. Don Jlmer-
son, Don Ledbetter. Coy Shaw or
C. Bomeman. Pitchers on the
squad. In addition to Hauser, are
Chuck Link. George Foreman and
a new southpaw from Calumet who
"shows promise of developing into
Several additional players from
Flood Waters Return To
Drenched Waurika Area
BT THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Flood waters started to rise again in Waurika—in south-
ern Oklahoma at noon—and the reason could not be de-
Water early this afternoon had gone back into some three
dozen homes that had just been cleared and re-occupied by
families forced out last Friday.
Up to the time the new rise began, all but 50 Waurika
homes had been cleared of water. Most state rivers were
back in their banks Monday
The first visit of the season to
the ‘old swimming hole' turned Into
tragedy Isle Sunday when one mem-
ber of a swimming party from El
Reno drowned In the Courtney lake
southwest of the city.
Dead Is Karl Carter Sturdavant,
34; son of Mr. and Mrs. E. P. Sturda-
vant, 602 South Roberts
Sturdavant went fothe lake, seven
west an$. (tube south of ~
about 4:M,p. .ft- Sunday and
wned a few minutes after enter
body was recovered at 4:10
,a. m. Monday, about 12 hours after
Priende accompanying him on the
RWtah were Neal Nilas, Ken-
CoMray. Parrel White, Dean
lea. Max Niles and BUI Martin
and his young son, Ronnie, all of
Started Aerem Lake
Martin reported that Sturdavant
had started swimming across the
Battered Red Forces
Held, Smashed Back
Along Central Front
with only minor overflows in
the cast along the Arkansas.
Most of Oklahoma was compara-
tively dry. But thunderstorms
moved into the state along the
Kama* line. The weather bureau
aayi they'll spread southward dur-
ing the afternoon, night and Tues-
The Arkansas was above flood
stage at Ralston and Tulsa, with
and Muskogee of ahMilf two feet
above flood stage Monday night or
little damage, though. Is expect-
ed from the high waters in the
state's eastern section.
The Cimarron at Perkins crested
Sunday night at 16 feet, four feet
above flood stage, and was falling
The program will open with a i Calumet and Hinton are expected
processional played by "Elaine
Bailey, followed by the salutatory
address, by Luann Wilder.
A clarinet quartet, composed of
Gerald McCuUcy. Jimmy Weed, Carl
Winslow and Orvella Vance will
present a selection, and Robert
Ferguson wUl play a violin solo,
accompanied by Mrs. Nina GUI
Awards will be presented by the
American Legion, Kiwsnls club.
Lions club, Rotary club. Jaycee
Jaynes, AAUW, Lettcrmcn's dub,
f.l Reno Study club. Other awards
will be home demonstration dub,
certificates of merit, general ex-
cellence certificates, departmental
awards and perfect attendance.
Following presentation of awards
Miss Bailey will play s piano solo,
and Billy Punk, president of the
senior, class, will present class gifts.
Beverly Johnston will deliver the
The program will clou with a
To Be Held
Here T uesday
A total of 645 chickens have been
entered In the big 4-H club and
FFA broiler show to be held here
Tuesday. It was announced by
Season tickets will be honored for' Ramsey Hardy, chairman of the
to give the local boys a race for
position before the season is very
old. Masters said.
At Etta Dale
league games, and tickets are on
sale tor 61. A total of 66 games
are being played In the league,
and El Reno’s schedule Is as fol-
At El Reno—Clinton on May 23;
chamber of commerce broiler com-
Hardy explained that these chick-
ens represent the best of 5600
chicks issued last spring to mem-
bers of the farm youth organiza-
tions, and added that there will be
Stipes-Wllllams on June 8; Andy no auction In connection with the
Senior religious exercises for
graduates at Booker T. Washington
school were held Bunday afternoon,
with Rev. J. C. West, pastor of the
Bethlehem Star Baptist Church of
Oklahoma City, delivering the
The services opened with a pro-
and hymn, tallowed by
Rev! A. Griffin, who delivered the
invocation and the scripture read-
ing. Herbert Sender* presented e
by Rev. T. J. Mem and
Rev. R. D. Millar.
Anderson'8 on June 18; Moaler's on
June 21; Darby-Cravens on June
29; Outhrle on July 6. and Zenith
on July IT.
Away from home—Mosler's vs. El
Reno at Memorial park May 25;
Derby-Cravens vs. El Reno at Le-
gion park May 29; E2 Reno vs.
Guthrie June 4; El Reno vs. Zenith
at Legion park June 13; El Reno
at Clinton June 23; E2 Reno vs.
Stipes-WUUams at Legion park July
11, and El Reno vs. Andy Ander-
son's at Legion perk July 19.
Other games will
outside the league, but most of this
play will be to get boys In form for
tournament competition, Masters
said. “For the first time there will
be an all-state team selected from
the boys participating.”
They will be chosen by the sports
writers following the players through
the year, and those chosen will be
given a trip to Detroit, all expenses
paid, where they will be shown the
city, taken through the Ford fac-
tory. and will take In the little
-This will all be done through
the courtesy of the Ford Motor
show this year as there has been
In the past.
The chickens were originally Is-
sued the youths by members of the
El Reno chamber and by city busi-
Judging will begin at the South-
west Ice company plant, 900 North
Choctaw, at S:X> a m. Tuesday
with H. O. Ware, extension poultry
specialist from A. and M. college,
Stillwater, as Judge.
Awards In the contest will be
made at noon, when contestants
be scheduled i will meet with the sponsors for
Two students at Etta Dale Junior
highschool have earned perfect at?
tendance awards for eight
They are Margaret corn on
Awards for seven years of per-
fect attendance have been earned
by Charlotte Eichor, J. C. Kunne-
man, Margaret Frederick and Shir-
Six-year perfect attendance rec-
ords have been chalked up by Joe
Howarton, Jack Scott, Donald Lee
Stewart. Geneva Hembree, Patricia
Hale, Joy Rae Renner, Nancy Bond,
Ruth Watkins and Jerry Von
Those with perfect attendance
for five years are Estella Mayrhofen.
Barbara Harp. Wayne Frederick.
Alice Kepler and Qall Joule, and
those with four years to their credit
are Jack Adair. Janice Bacon. Patsy
Archer. Robert Adams. Barbara
Statton and Eugene Geyer.
Three years of perfect attend-
ance have been achieved by Jim
Ivester, Jeanette Buird. Nancy To-
bias, Margaret Koe brick, John
Porter and Donnie Gappa, while the
two-year mark has been reached by
Harold Johnson, Eddie Lou Vera
Jones. Mary McCracken and Bar-
Those with one year of perfect
attendance are Darrell Jacobson.
Barbara Edwards. Patsy Ruth Puller.
Reatha Palmore. Earnest Bomhoff.
Charles Bullock. Maxine Gustafson.
Larry Chapin. Lee Cox, Joe Kubon.
lake with Neal Niles when NUcs
became weary and decided to turn
back. One of the party on the bank
exclaimed that Sturdavant was hav-
ing difficulties, all of the group
started swimming toward the youth
but he had disappeared by the time
they got there.
Martin said the men Immediately
floated a raft over the spot where
Sturdavant was last seen, and start-
ed a diving search In the cold
water which was about 12 feet deep
at the spot.
When their dtring proved (utile,
one of the group was dispatched
to notify authorities la B Reno.
Fire chief Leroy Searcy and fire-
men Chub Barrett and Don Eagle
arrived at the lake with emergency
equipment within a few minutes.
The firemen had a boat on the
emergency truck and two more boats
were manned In the 13-hour search
before the body was found at 4:30
Rad Gross workers were on hand
hot coffee and sandwiches for
Allies Estimate Enemy Loss
At60,000 Men in Offensive
TOKYO. May 21—(AP)—Reds began withdrawing
from half of the Korean central front today after toning
nearly 60,000 men, by allied estimates, in their five-day-old
Lieutenant General Edward M. Almond announced his
tenth corps ldlled or wounded 48,341 Reds on the east-
central front, Sunday’s toll alone was 24,700, he said, the
biggest one-day total of the war.
Allied officers estimated 10,220 other casualties were
inflicted on the west-central front, AP Correspondent George
A. McArthur reported.
In this sector, Reds retreated through a driving rain.
Front-line dispatches Mondiy night told of Communist
withdrawals before advancing allies across more than 20
miles of the front.
Reds were reported abandoning their bridgeheads below
the Pukhan and Hongchon rivers, and pulling back toward
Chunchon in the center. The critical gap in united nations
lines on the east central flank was plugged by a brilliant
tactical maneuver of the U. S.
Sheriff Tiny Royae maim
way radio and passed Information
on progress of the search back to
the city police station. A highway
patrol unit was also on hand.
The fire department’s emergency
floodlight was used to aid the
searchers during their long, cold
Graduate at EHS
Sturdavant was a graduate of B
Reno highschool. He attended the
B Reno junior college and Okla-
homa A. and M. college at Still-
He had been working as a car-
penter In El Reno prior to his death.
Survivors include his parents and
tv*c liters, Mrs. W. B Phipps. San
Antonio, Tex., and Mrs. J. D. Baugh,
Port Smith, Ark. Also his grand-
mother. Mrs. S. E. Cole of Cushing.
Funeral services will be held at
2:30 p. m. Thursday In the First
Christian church. Rev. Harold Enx
will officiate. Burial will be in the
El Reno cemetery under the di-
rection of Wilson funeral home.
Judge Baker Melone
OKLAHOMA CITY. May 31—UP)
—W. P. Vahlberg. fanner Oklahoma
county treasurer, was sentenced to
five years In the state penitentiary
today for conviction of forgery.
District Judge Baker H. Melone.
B Reno, pronounced sentence.
Vahlberg, 64. waa found guilty of
second degree forgery three day*
ago. He was accused of falsifying
county tqx sale records while coun-
Bred Hoyt, hit attorney, said he
will appeal the decision to the crim-
inal court of appeals.
Vahlberg’s sentencing climaxed an
Investigation Into tax title dealings
In the county.
In September of 1949. forgery and
conspiracy charges were filed
against Vahlberg; Oklahoma City
printing plant operator W. C. Bon-
ney and attorney Dewayne Hays.
Vahlberg was the only defendant
In the one forgery charge which
finally reached trial this month
after many legal delays. The com-
plaints against Bonney and Hays
were dismissed at earlier hearings
because of "insufficient evidence."
The other charges, though, are
still pending against the three.
AP Correspondent William C.
Barnard, in a dispatch delayed
several hours by censors, said the
second “Indlanhmd" division
slipped to the mat to dose the hole
left by the collapse of two
Mew* Under Attack
The coordinated move started
quietly Saturday morning and waa
completed early Sunday. Major
Oeneral Clark L Ruffnert f
mowad out of tU
astride the Hongchon-IhJe road. It
shifted souRteaet to fin the bran
from the Hongchon highway to
point east of
while the division beat off
a. fir artUW-T ir* —AHBIS*
grwfliii nr# wigiffl ■■vni '..." ,
division and took a bloody toil ut *VBR 1
RED BADGES-U *
Corporal John Handwergar of
ltn. N. J.. apart*
rations which he
the enemy on the
front. Data on bac
aay they were gl
Hart Resigns As
Tax Office Deputy
OKLAMOMA City. May 21—(A»)
—J. Eban Hart resigned today as
chief deputy and legal advisor to
Buddy Babcock. Malcome Oyler, H. I. Hinds, collector of Internal
Fred Singleton. Jerry Welch. Judith revenue for Oklahoma.
Stevenson, Beatrice Lopez, Sandra
Ann Disch. Billy Adams, William T.
Reynolds, Jimmie Pete Jensen. Bar-
bara Puller. Ina Lee Bier, Newton
Tarver, Evelyn Lores and Bill Dailey.
luncheon at the Wesley Methodist
church, with women of the church
The awards will be 613 for first
place. 110 for second place. 18 for
third place and 16 for fourth place
with 63 each going to 30 fifth-place
Winning birds, which will be
dressed and ready to serve, will be
presented to the sponsors.
GOP Gets Support
In Acheson Ouster
WASHINGTON, May 31-6X16-
The “fire Aeheeen" movement tn
Republican rank! got new support
rorty-three OCN heme
be fired "to restore
the conOdenm of the American
Marita* j^nuTui Tth*rbourn
High Court Rules
On Fair Trade Law
WASHINGTON, May 31 —</D-
The supreme court ruled today that
state "fair trade" laws do not bar
stores from cutting prices if the
stores refuse to sign pricing agree-
Justice Douglas delivered the 6-3
decision which attorneys told the
high court In advance would have
the effect of killing the fair trade
laws now In effect fat 46 states.
Such laws have been adopted by
all states except Vermont, Texas.
Missouri and the District of Colum-
bia. They permit Urn fixing of min-
imum retail priem tag agreements
between manufacturers and retail-
Joining Dougina In the court ma-
jority were Chief Justice Vinson
Hart tendered his resignation
more than a month ago but remain-
ed on duty until Hinds could re-
organise the department under a
new federal law.
He will reenter the practice of1
law and will be associated with
Wesley Disney, former first district
congressman. Offices will be main- j
tained In Tulsa, Washington and j
Oklahoma City .
45th Free At
OKLAHOMA CITY. May 21-
OP)—Messages to soldiers of the
45th Infantry division, or to Ok-
lahomans In any branch of the
services stationed In the Pacific,
may be sent free over Tinker air-
force base’s military amateur ra-
dio station. K5FAJ. Technical
Sergeant Raymond W. Peterson,
Parents Or other relatives must
mall the messages they want to
send to Mars radio, room 121,
Tinker airforce base, Oklahoma
The cards must bear the full
name, full address—unit and APO
number—of the person to whom
the message Is sent.
division and took a bloody bon of
Most of the Red casualties were
Inflicted by the U. & second divi-
sion, which the Communists set out
to destroy. The eighth army said
the second division killed or wound-
ed 37,750 Reds in five days.
"We’ve taken the starch out of
the offensive.” Almond said. “And
I feel certain that If they come at
us again In even greater numbers
we can handle them again."
Used 135,064 Men
Hie Reds threw 125.000 men at
his sector In their second spring
offensive, Almond said. The first
Red all-out smash began April 22
and bogged down at the end of 10
In their new drive, the Reds fell
before the tremendous fire power
of UN artillery, planes and auto-
matic weapons . . . were trapped
on barbed wire entanglements . . .
blown up by mines.
"The enemy may be getting ready
lo strike again.” Almond said, "and
if he does we are prepared to meet
CH1CAOO, May 21—UtV-Cattle
receipts at the nation's stockyards
were generally light today as price
controls went Into effect on live
At 12 principal markets, the U. 8.1 be10" announcing his decision
department of agriculture estimated 1 P«y>ng certain employes.
the stale's mV loyally oath 1
Judge Gariile—In an arts
day-net only uphold the i
ordered fired • group of (
A. and M. ooRafra profeaa
refused to sign the oath
signed after altering portions of
The test ease was brought only
in relation to the regents for Okla-
homa A. and M. college* flows
members of the faculty at the maB
A. and M. coUege In Stillwater to-
tervened. But final decision In the
case will affect all state employes
who had' until May 9 to sign.
Both the A. and M. regents and
the seven who intervened are ex-
pected to appeal to the state su-
The regents said the order af-
fected not only those who Inter-
vened but all others who altered
the oath before signing It, or who
refused to sign.
An estimated 60 professors and
employes stayed away from work
at Stillwater today.
The board of regents pointed out
to college officials that persona af-
fected by the ruling who reported
to work today could be held In
contempt of court, along with tbs
regents and college officials.
State budget officer Don Blun-
dell today said he was waiting to
see a district court order, holding
the state's new loyalty oath legal,
Washington Stuffed Shirts Are
Subject of Latest Truman Note
WASHINGTON, May 21—(UJ5—
President Truman, a good hand
with a pen and a plow, has writ-
ten Price Bom Michael V. Di-
Salle bis appreciation of the
salty way he has deflated some
capital egos—much aa the way
the president used,to deflate gas-
The latest president letter was
by columnist Drew
waa not avail-
able for comment, but associates
reld he had recently received a
note from Mr. Truman.
Pearson dhclored this version
at the letter:
“I have jure read today's story
about your grand sense of hu-
mor. It gave me a lilt.
“Since I've been In Washing-
ton I've rean many stuffed shirts.
and your wise • cracks about
Washington life remind me of
how we used to use a trocar on
a dovered bull. There's a loud
explosion and the bull resumes his
shape and usually re-
“Keep sticking km.
“Regards. Harry 8. Truman ”
A trocar la a aurglca
meat snmettonsa used to relieve
.aa A dovered bull
preaumably la a bull which has
became swollen with gas from
eating too nuieh green clover.
A short, stiletto-like instru-
ment equipped with a sheath or
tube, the trocar Is shoved Into
the bun's hide so that It passes
that 41,100 cattle were received to-
day. This compared with 77.700
head on deck last Monday, and
68A00 for the date a year ago.
The new cattle price order re-
quires packers to limit average
prices of their cattle purchases to
a level of 10 percent below the
averages for January.
The order was put Into effect
yesterday, but today Is the first day
of trading under It.
Cattle merchants said It was too
early to say whether the low re-
ceipts resulted from arbitrary ef-
fects of the price control order.
Light receipts today, they said, were
expected after last week's rush of
finished animals to
Blundell pointed out that tba
ruling was actually directed only at
Oklahoma A. and M. college M
Stillwater but that be probably
would Interpret It for all state em-
University of Oklahoma emptoyas
advised Blundell they would file
two separate payroll lists for his
use. One will Include all who
signed the loyalty oath as approved
by the legislature. Hie other wB
list those who refused to sign *r
altered the oath.
The set became law May 9.
City Pool Opening
Scheduled for June 1
B ltaenoh resident* can look
ward to at hast one eo
month. City Manager C. A. 1
He 6—BBwd that w
niahed wnd-bUMtag «n the I
tag pool slLsgtast pi
WASHINGTON. D O. May 31—
(Special—Mrs. Narine A. Seely.
301 South Evans, has
udiet at the retool at
of aetata In
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