The El Reno Daily Tribune (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 61, No. 92, Ed. 1 Monday, June 16, 1952 Page: 1 of 8
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El Reno, Oklahoma, Monday, June 1(5, 1952
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Plans to Rebuild
Mill at El Reno
Chamber Asked For
Crop Is Available
The National Alfalfa Dehydrating
jiompany plans to rebuild its mill
iere, destroyed by a $70,000 fire
ust Dec. 18, chamber 01 commerce
directors were told at their regular
The report came from N. B.
Waldo.. special assistant to the
-president of the firm, and Jim Pel-
trey, who conferred with company
officials at Lamar; Colo., last
Only condition attached by the
firm was a request that at least
1.000 acres of alfalfa be assured
hi Canadian county.
Itcudy to Rebuild
Floyd Stowe, vice president of
[National Alfalfa, told the two that
Lhe firm is ready to rebuild the
ynill on short notice if the com-
-liany is assured it can obtain the
He told them that the company
(prefers to contract for crops in the
field, but also will buy alfalfa at
Waldo, former owner of the
Valdo 'Xlfalfa mill, until its sale
5 the Colorado mill about a year
fiRO. said that the plant would have
an approximately $75,000 per year
payroll it reopened here.
Handed to Committee
Chamber directors referred the
[report to the agriculture committee,
Which was instructed to work out
plans for assuring the company of
[he desired acreage in alfalfa.
Until swept by the early rnorn-
ng fire last December the mill had
been in continuous operation since
914, and was reputedly the oldest
3f its Kind in the world. The pres-
pnt owners are the largest operators
jn their field.
Produced Cured Feed
The mill purchased green alfalfa,
dehydrated the silage to remove
[he moisture, and issued a cured
iced product containing all essen-
Chamber directors today also
heard an appeal from Rev. Harold
3nz, minister of the First Christian
fchuroh, that a special chamber
church relations committee be
formed to work with churches on
Fled Beckett was guest director
at. the meeting.
Vol. Gl, No. 92
JOURNEY INTERRUPTED—A truck and trailer Is shown lying on its
a bridge and turned over north of El Reno late Sunday.
Soviet Fighter Planes
Shoot Down Unarmed
Swedish Flying Boat
side after the vehicle had grazed
DENVER, June 16—iff')—General .
Dwight D. Eisenhower promised the •
nation's farm journal editors today
[that if elected president he would
P'Cek tile "finest brains” In the
country to help solve the prob-
■I* ms of agriculture.
I At an early morning breakfast
'meeting. Eisenhower said he did
knot pretend to have specific an-
Mswers to all the specific problems 1
It hat face America today.
I Then he added:
S "The most I have is a determina- |
jftion, if the people want me for a ,
higher duty, to approach the prob-
lems with the help of the finest
11brains in the* country.**
I Then the general asked the edl-
[Jtors to sit down with him some-
Jthne and help him to understand
‘all the problems that face the na-
tion’s farmers today.
* The breakfast meeting was Eison-
■hower's first public appearance since
jllie arrived in Denver yesterday for
Shis final drive for the Republican
Strike Is Called
Traffic Jammed By
NEW YORK. June 16—t/P»— An
engineers strike shut down the Long i
Island railroad today, stranding
150,000 commuters who scurried for
every other available sort of trans-
Traffic was jammed bumper-to-
bumper on the big parkways lead-1
ing into the city after members of 1
the Brotherhood of Locomotive En- !
gineers struck the nation's biggest
All avuilable buses were pressed
into service. All were crowded to the
Many commuters, taking a look j
at the crowded highways, simply
turned around and went home with-
out trying to get to their jobs in
New York City.
The road carries a 2-way total I
of about 300.000 daily riders, the
vast majority commuters who live i
on Long Island and work in New
A union official said about 360 i
engineers and motormen were in-
volved. He said the strike action was
based on “a disagreement over op-
erating rules, seniority and distinc- 1
tions between freight and passenger
A heavy truck and van type
trailer overturned on U.S. 81, about
three and a half miles north ol EH
Reno shortly after 6 p. m. Sunday
after a tire blew out when it grazed
the side of a bridge.
Earl Janssen, highway patrol
trooper, said Ralph DeLos Davis.
27, Enid, driver of the truck, was
uninjured in the accident.
Davis told Janssen and Trooper
Ira Walkup that he was headed
north with the empty truck and
had pulled over too far to allow a
bus to pass. The right rear tire
struck the side of the bridge and
blew out, and Davis lost control
of the truck which overturned on
the east side of the highway.
Soldier Killed In
33 Others Missing As
Army Dump Explodes
HAEUNDE, Korea, June 16 — (ff>)
—A U.S. soldier was killed today and
33 other persons were missing or
| injured in thunderous explosions in
the U.S. army's biggest ammunition
dump in Korea.
Two American soldiers are miss-
ing and four have been hospital-
ized. an official army announce-
ment said. Twenty-four others suf-
fered minor hurts and returned to
I duty after first aid.
At least three Korean civilians
BELMONT. N. Y„ June 16—uV> were injured, added the announce-
—A groom and 21 race horses were mpnt fl'°m the U.S. second logistical
burned to death early today in a command,
spectacular fire which destroyed Suspect Sabotage
hall of a big bain at Belmont South Korean police said they
Park racetrack. j suspected sabotage by guerrillas.
Tite groom, found burned to a The first blast—cause unknown
crisp, apparently had been kicked —broke windows and knocked down
unconscious by a horse he was try- plaster in buildings in Pusan, 13
ing to save. He was identified by miles south.
Die In Blaze
police as Alfred Mitchell. 23. of
Screams of horses could be heard
.Two other huge explosions fol-
lowed within 15 minutes.
Fires mushroomed in the area.
wmtu All tile ulrtt.
a mile away, Long Island residents Gray clouds of phosphorous smoke
c:o IH ... . _
| City Leads In
1 Tennis Meet
El Reno tennis players brought
back three of five trophies from
an inter-city meet at Kingfisher
l Sunday, scoring victories in the mix-
fed doubles, girls’ singles and girls’
The host city's players, however,
took honors in the boys’ singles and
boys' doubles at the event, which
was part of the summer youth rec-
reation programs of both cities.
In the mixed doubles Larry Mas-
ters and Jill Shaw Triumphed over
J. Calhoun and Kay Bishop for ES
Reno, while in the girl’s singles Jill
Shaw defeated Gladys Gllmour, and
joined in the girls’ doubles with
Lilia Beth Fisher to defeat Gladys
Gllmour and Kay Bishop.
J Calhoun of Kingfisher defented
Dick Horton or El Reno the boys’
singles, and together with Billy Joe
Gooden defeated Charles Link and
Donald Ledbetter in the boys’ dou-
City youngsters were not the on-
ly tennis players to win honors Sun-
day. Mrs. David J. Norvell, 416
South Macomb. Joined with Mary
Alice Hines to defeat Marietta Tun-
nel! and Jane EIHngson, 6-2 and 8-1
In women’s doubles the 36th annual
state Open lournument In Oklaho-
Nassau County Fire Marshal
George Clough estimated damage
at $250,000 Including horses, barn
Seventy horses in the barn were
saved. A brick fire wall in the
center of the barn saved 50 horses
and half the barn. The other 20
horses were led out by police, fire-
men and grooms.
Fair west and partly cloudy east
this afternoon and tonight with
scattered local thunderstorms south-
east and extreme east this afternoon
and extreme southeast tonight;
cooler west and north; Tuesday gen-
erally fair, cooler east and south;
low tonight 55 to 60 to 70 to 75
southeast; high Tuesday 85 to 90.
El Reno Weather
For the 24-hour period ending at
8 a.m. today: High, 99; low, 72; at
8 a.m., 79.
Malik Calls Talk
On Germ Warfare
UNITED NATIONS, N. Y„ June
16—i/P)—Russia's Jacob A. Malik
today called a meeting of the united
nations security council for Wed-
nesday to discuss Soviet charges
the UN is carrying on germ warfare
The Soviet Union thus apparently
decided to air its charges of germ
warfare in the security council after
failing to obtain any action in the
UN disarmament commission.
rose in the sky. Rockets shot wildly
about. Exploding flares touched up
the scene with bright colors. Some
shells and flares flew (wo miles.
Grass fires flamed up In the dry
hills ringing the area.
Small explosions popped off now
and then. A fourth big blast shook
the area and sent up an umbrella
of black smoke.
The blast urea Is about half a
Some 30,000 residents of Haeunde
and nearby villages took off for
Supply officers said the big blasts
took place in n section for salvaged
ammunition, not useable at the
Delay Faced On
jjGity Must Buy
City street department workmen
today were engaged in cutting back
the southwest corner of the inter-
section at Rock Island avenue and
Wade street in preparation for in-
stallation of a traffic signal.
City Manager C. A. Bentley said
that the corner is to be cut back
about 10 feet.
However, installation of the light
itself will be delayed until a new
signal can be purchased by the city
The city manager explained that
while the council had voted to in-
stall an old traffic signal already on
hand, it was discovered that the
light had been damaged and was
Damage to the light resulted when
it was struck by a high truck, while
hung at the intersection of Sunset
drive and Moore avenue, where a
blinker signal since has been install-
Bentley said inquiries have been
sent to six or eight manufacturers
of traffic signals, and an attempt
will be made to select a satisfactory
light for the location.
He said that it also has not been
decided whether to use an overhead
light, or post signals on the side-
walks, and that this will not be de-
termined until all information Is in.
Mouse Runs Into
Real Bottle Neck
While some people may enjoy
looking at the world over the rim
of a bottle, at least one small resi-
dent of El Reno has found that it
may be unpleasant—particularly if
you’re inside the bottle.
Tite plight of this resident, a
mouse, was discovered this morning
by employes at the El Reno seed
and feed company, who late today
still were unable to figure a safe
way out for the rodent.
The mouse apparently had crawl-
ed inside the soft drink bottle some-
time during the night, finished off ............ oilulc Jcl. iJU(JUS reported
a small quantity of the pop left in- three Communist jets destroyed and
side, and then found himself too full one damaged in two fights vester-
to free more than his head and day south of the Manchurian
Will Be Moved
Off Koje Isle
Boatner Offers No
Reason for Removing
ROW’s to Korea
KOJE ISLAND, Korea. June 16
—<U.R)—Brigadier General Ha.vdon
L. Boatner. commander of Koje
island’s prisoner of war camps, has
decided to move all Chinese Com-
munist prisoners of war from Koje
to the Korean mainland, it was
Boatner will move against, com-
pound 602. which holds the Chi-
nese. and two other compounds,
603 and 96. at 6 a.m. tomorrow (5
p. m. EDT). No resistance was ex-
North Korean prisoners in com-
pound 96 will not be split up. They
will be moved out only for the day
while Boatner’s soldiers search for
clandestine tunnels, murdered non-
Communists, secret weapons and
the like. They will return at night.
Prisoners in compound 603 will
be split up into smaller, 500-man
groups as Boatner has done with
other compounds on the turbulent
Tire Chinese prisoners have shown
no signs of the arrogant contempt
under which they held previous
commanders on Koje. They were
tfle rrrst prisoners orf Koje to learn
Boatner meant business when he
took over command of Koje. He
moved tanks and troops in to tear
down Red flags and signs the
Communists had hung.
Boatner offered no reason for
the removal. There have been ru-
mors that the Communists might
be willing at the Panmunjom truce
negotiations to settle for the non-
repatriation of 'North Korean pris-
oners provided the Chinese Commu-
nist prisoners were returned.
Italian Troops Guard
Ridgway Against Reds
ROME, June 16— (UP)— General Matthew B. Ridgway
arrived in Rome today under an unprecedented guard of
50,000 troops and police who had orders to crush mercilessly
any Communist demonstrations.
The angry Reds charged that the government had put
Rome m a “state of siege.”
The new allied supreme commander landed at Ciampino
airport, accompanied by his wife, after a flight from Paris
Heavily armed carabinieri, the crack federal police
guaided the entire airport and lined the runway on which
- - Ridgway's plane landed. The
45TII DIVISION SMASHES
HEAVY CHINESE ATTACK
SEOUL. Korea. June 16—t/Pi—
Infantrymen of the U. S. 45th divi-
sion today smashed an artillery-
supported Chinese attack on a hill
formation on the western front.
The five-day-old battle has cost the
Reds more than 1,000 casualties.
The reinforced Americans
knocked back about 750 Chinese in
a bitter seven-hour scrap. The
r •• ,eH r;,he ......1 ,™“a.
of a T-shaped hill west of Chor-1 j, m
won. U. S. troops hold three knobs
of the hill.
Fighting also continued at a
stepped-up pace at other friction
spots on the 155-mile front.
U. S. eighth army staff officers
have offered no explanation of the
stepped-up fighting, the toughest
of the year.
American Sabre jet pilots reported
For Day Camp
El Reno Girl Scouts will assemble
at Legion park for their annual day
camp Monday. June 23, through
Lon C. Booth, day camp chairman,
said activities planned for the girls
include singing games, campcraft,
hiking, handicrafts, cookouts, and
All activities will be held in the
park, except in event of rain, when
the camp will move indoors to the
Lincoln school gymnasium.
Swimming this year will be under
direction of the Red Cross chapter,
in connection wth the chapter's reg-
ular summer swimming program.
Girls attending the camp will be
worked into the regular swim
Louie Reiter will be co-chairman
of the camp with Booth, and Mrs.
Garland Etheridge will be director,
assisted by Mrs. Dean Ward. Mrs.
Helen Dever will serve us camp
Others assisting with the camp in
various capacities will be Marjorie
Sams, Mrs. Jack Culley, David
Bergner and Michael Lokensgard,
all connected with the Red Cross
swimming program: Luann Wilder,
Mrs. Cortez Hoard, Lou Anne Fish-
er. Mrs. Leroy Anderson, Mrs. Frank
Mrs. Frank Chastain, Miss Ora
Emily Dever. Mrs. Bill Doyle. Mrs.
Bert Gresham, Mrs. Horace Ivester,
Mrs. J. O Kearney. Mrs. J. W. New-
quist. Mrs. John Shaw, Mrs. Henry
Schumacher, Mrs. Loren Spurr, Mrs.
Tony Kirkegard of Yukon. Mrs.
Martin Sheldon, Mary Jane Joehnk.
Joan Wilson, Veva Robison. Nancy
Erbar and Ernestine Ownby.
The camp will be held Monday
SENATOR TO SPEAK
OKLAHOMA CITY. June 16—(U.R)
— Senator Hubert Humphrey of
Minnesota will be a guest speaker
here at the 43rd annual convention
of the National Association for the
Advancement of Colored People.
Other key speakers will include Wal-
ter Reuther. president of united auto
workers iCIO); and Walter White,
executive secretary of the NAACP.
The convention will be held June
24 to 29.
Two Auto Crashes
Cause $360 Loss
Two accidents, with property
damage amounting to approximate-
ly $360, were recorded by city police
In the first accident, about 12:30
a.m., a car driven by J. E. Biggert,
200 North Hoff, received about $150
damage when It struck a tree at
the Intersection of Macomb avenue
and Hayes street.
The second accident, about 4 a. m„
a car driven by Ray Anderson Mills.
23, of the county farm, received
about $200 damage when it struck
first an Iron post and then a foot-
bridge at the intersection of East
Rogers street and North K avenue.
Damage to the post and footbridge
nmounted to about $10. the police
NATION'S FIRST ATOMIC SUB—President Truman, above, initials the keel of the nation’s firs*
«4n«Mimibmah ne’ now1 bulldlne at Groton. Conn. Mr. Truman revealed that nn atomic engine for the
an TfecT onthearnBevieS T* T/'*" and decl,red that the cn’lne "will have as revolutionary
Jav Honkim *S dld t,1C flrst oceun steamship." At the president’s left is John
Semeuty ^nT JUmball Dynamlcs «*I» ration, builders of lhe sub, and at his right is Navy
Ure 12-mile route to Rome also was
lined with troops and police.
Cavalrymen on white horses pa-
trolled the fields flanking the road.
Precautions were further tight-
ened after police seized five men
as they tried to plant 20 pounds of
dynamite under a bridge on the
northern outskirts last night. Two
men identified as Communists were
arrested. The others escaped. The
bridge is across the city from the
There had been no similar mass-
ing of security forces since 1948
when the Communists threatened
a revolution because of an attempt
to assassinate Red leader Palmira
Tlie government Imposed an ab-
solute ban on any kind of anti-
Ridgway activity. Police blotted out
with whitewash brushes anti-Ridg-
wa.v slogans which were painted on
walls during the night. Commu-
nists said "scores" of their men
had been arrested for painting the
This afternoon Ridgway conferred
with Defense Minister Pacciardi
and Finance Minister Giuseppe
Pella on the status of Italy’s re-
armament and its needs in defense
Police and troops were under
orders to move with “the utmost
vigor" at the first sign of any Red
Youth Is Held
In Slaying Of
WETUMKA. June 16—t/P)—A 23-
year-old farm hand was arrested
near here today and officers said he
admitted killing two Seminole
county farm women because he had
been discharged after four years'
Wetumka police chief John Mc-
Oibboney identified him as Free-
man Wesley, an Indian.
Seminole county officials later
filed two murder charges against
Wesley at Seminole.
The women. Mrs. Oliver Spencer,
and her 63-year-old mother-in-law,
Mrs. Ann Clark, were discovered
in their beds Sunday. Their farm
home is six miles northeast of
Wesley’s arrest at an Indian
church encampment grounds cli-
maxed a manhunt with blood-
hounds in wooded areas near here.
He was found in a small cottage
and surrendered without resistance.
Officers said he had a butcher
knife and an ice pick with him
McGibboney said Wesley told him
he had worked for the family four
years but had been discharged
Saturday and told to move off the
Both women had been shot at
point blank range with a .410 gauge
shotgun and clubbed with a base-
ball bat, officers said.
Bomber Lands Safely
Despite Locked Gear
OKLAHOMA CITY, June 16—UP)
—A B-25 medium bomber has land-
ed safely at Tinker airforce base
although its landing gear was
locked in an up position.
The plane hud flown for several
hours over Perrin airforce base,
Sherman, Tex., and Tinker before
making the "belly” landing. A stu-
dent passenger and the pilot walked
unharmed out of the plane.
The bomber did not catch fire.
Grew, Searching For
Mane Reported Lost,
Rescued from Baltic
STOCKHOLM, Sweden, June 1
—(U.R)—Two Russian-type jet fight
ei planes shot down an unarme
Swedish airforce flying boat ove
tlie open Baltic sea today. Its sev
en crewmen—two suffering fror
bullet wounds—were rescued by
The attack shocked and angere
the entire nation.
The government, in an unusuall
stern note, charged flatly that So
viet planes made the attack on th
unarmed plane. It demanded pun
ishment of the attackers and meas
ures to prevent a recurrence, an
asked a prompt reply.
Newspapers called the attacker
“Russian pirates.” The officis
Swedish state radio emphasize'
that, before the crewmen were res
cued, armed Swedish fighter plane
equipped with live ammunition ha-
been sent to search for them.
But the airforce announced tha
the German freighter Muensterlam
had rescued the crewmen and pu
them ashore at Hangoe in south
western Finland. All were taken t
The Swedish plane, a Catalim
was on a mercy flight when it wa
attacked by two MIG-15 jet fighter
of the type the communists are us
ing in Korea.
It was seeking trace of a Swedisl
airforce "flying classroom” plan
that disappeared over the Baltic Fri
day with three crewmen and fiv
Swedes believe that the “flylni
classroom” was attacked by Russia!
Premier Tuge Erlander personal
ly handed the Swedish protest ti
Soviet. Ambassador Constantin Ro
dionov after an emergency cabine
“Act of Violence”
The note first gave details of thi
attack, then said:
"The Swedish government herebj
directs to the Soviet government t
sharp protest against the act o:
violence committed by Soviet mill'
tary planes against a Swedish mill
tary plane over international wa-
"The Swedish government de-
mands that the Soviet governmeni
immediately arrange for an inves-
tigation of the circumstances, thai
those responsible for the aggressior
are punished and that measures art
taken to prevent a recurrence.
"The Swedish government ex-
pects speedy information about th«
measures taken by the Soviet gov-
ernment and reserves the right tc
take up the question of damages
During his talk with Dodionov
Erlander also protested verbally
against Russian espionage activities
Spy Trials Open
As he spoke seven Swedes were
put on trial here — the biggest spy
trial in this country's history for
spying in behalf of Russia.
Erlander told Rodionov that the
Swedish government hopes that
“measures will be taken to prevent
embassy officials or other official
Soviet representatives here in Swed-
en from making themselves guilty
of such actions.”
It was feared at first there were
no survivors of the flying boat which
was attacked today—that it had dis-
appeared like the "flying classroom”
and like the United States navy's
unarmed privateer plane that went
down in the Baltic area with its 10-
man crew on April 8, 1950.
BOMBS INJURE TWO
TUNIS. TUNISIA. June 16—(U.R)
—Two bombs exploded here last
night as part of a wave of na-
tionalist and anti-Jewish incidents.
Two French citizens were injured
New Patrol Trooper
Assigned to El Reno
Ira Walkup, 732 South Mai
has been transferred to El Rem
a highway patrol trooper, succi
ing Garland Richey, who mt
last week to Oklahoma City.
Walkup joined the highway
trol in 1946, and was serving
Vlnita in 1950. when he enU
service with the 45th division,
returned to the U. S. after sen
with the division for 21 months,
September, and was dischai
j early this month.
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