The El Reno Daily Tribune (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 60, No. 19, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 22, 1951 Page: 1 of 12
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The El Reno
Bingk Copy Five Cents
For Ei Reno
Must Hit 100 Mark
Two B Reno businessmen intend
to publish a new triple-cram refer-
enoe city directory a* toon as 100
order* are placed with them to
i the publication, it wee learned to-
i J Meyer, Moratory of the
Retail Merchant* association, and
j Robert L. Richeraon. local public
accountant, Mid they have received
1 about 90 orders so lar.
The planned directory will be
mimeographed, Meyer laid, and ad-
vertising will be on the coven only.
If the preeent rate of orders keeps
Its pace, the directory ‘‘might be
ready for delivery by July 1," Meyer
Price depends on number of or
tiers, he explained. The directory
will be published “as soon as pos-
sible.” and then additional orders
token while printers in Oklahoma
City are binding the booklet.
Phone lades Planned
Plans for the directory include
references by alphabetical names
by all streets and addresses In num
' erical order and by telephone
number. The telephone Index has
never been used here, Meyer point-
ed out, and is rare in any city.
Property ownership will also be
indicated, another departure from
the previous directories. However,
occupation will not be listed be-
cause the expense would not Justi-
fy It, Meyer said.
Only Two FnbHahed
Only two directories of this city
have been published since 1444 and
Job printing shops balk at the
financial risk in putting them out.
That’s why Meyer and Rlcherson
are taking advance orders before
they publish one.
The planned directory is modeled
on one In Norman, which has been
printed yearly since IBM. If the
publication here is a success, it will
be an annual booklet, probably
every July, Meyer said.
Ride, But It's
In Police Car
The truck theft suspect whom
law officers sought in the brush
and woods near H Reno for sev-
eral days was captured Wednes-
day afternoon 16 miles northeast
of here while trying to hitch a
Charles Ooodsell, near Waton-
ga. was brought to the Canadian
county jail and then picked up
by Kingfisher county authorities
this morning. He Is wanted there
in connection with the stealing of
a truck loaded with cottonseed
An alert Methodist missionary
from Kingfisher Is believed to be
the one who led officers to where
Goodsell was trying to thumb a
Charles Woods, highway patrol-
man stationed here, who rushed
to the scene after word was re-
ceived from headquarters in Ok-
lahoma City, said the missionary
was driving past when he saw
Ooodsell at the Intersection of
state highway 3 and 4.
The missionary notified officers,
then came back, stopped his car
and watched to see If Ooodsell
would get a ride so that he could
follow the suspect.
A highway patrol car finally
gave Ooodsell a ride—to the
county Jail here.
LINDA WILL GET A NEW START—Linda diva, 4, is
storting a new life In her new home In Philadelphia, Pa., Unda’s
mother died In a plunge from a moving train near Yuma, Arls.,
after making the child Jump first. Rose Hosmer, left, Linda's aunt
will adopt the little girl. (NBA Telephoto.)
Murray Tax Assessment Plan
Faces Plenty of Opposition
OKLAHOMA CITY, March 22—(AP)—Severe trouble
was ahead of Governor Johnston Murray on his tax assess-
ment program today.
After legislators took their first look at the tough assess-
ment measure it was evidence his full strength will be needed
to push it through to passage.
* Anderson, Elk City, who was given a copy
of the bill to study, indicated he will have several changes
Murray inaists the purpose of the bill is to "equalize”
taxes throughout all 77 counties. He says it will help vitalize
a section of the constitution —--
Plea Lost By
! WASHINGTON, March aa-OP)-
Gwcar Collazo today lost his plea
for a new trial and win he sen-
tenced to death April • to his
part In the Nov. 1 shooting in
front of President Truman's m»ir
I House residence.
In denying a defense motion for
a new trial, U. B. District Judge T.
Alan Qoldsborough banged his hand
on the bench for emphasis and
“If ever a human being on the
face of the earth had a fair trial,
Ibis defendant did.”
, The Judge then announced he
I win impose sentence at 9 a. m. 08T
Friday, April «.
Collazo, an American - hating
I “am Nationalist, was con-
victed of first degree murder two
| weeks ago.
requiring all ph>p»rf&r’1&/be
assessed at 100 percent of
fair cash value.
However, It wss generally con-
ceded the result would be to raise
ad valorem taxes throughout most
of the state by 15 to 30 percent.
It will require each county to
have all property assessed at 36
percent of fair value at least or
face automatic cut-off of all state
funds to the county or any sub-
division of government until as-
sessments are boosted.
Opposition to the plan was ob-
vious In the senate yesterday when
the upper bouse overrode Murrey
by voting to boost the beer tax
fronr t7 to tlo per barrel. Several
senators voiced the opinion that
if ad valorem taxes were going to
be upped, they also favored boost-
ing the beer tax.
Sen. Bill Logan, Lawton, ma-
jority floor leader, expressed the
doubts of some legislators.
“If It (Murray's tax assessment
measure) Is an equalization bill
then I wtU be for it. But If It
Is Just something to raise ad va
lorem taxes then I would be op
posed," he said.
FLAME8 KILL CHILD
TULSA. March 3»-<UJb—Playing
with matches peered fatal to a
three-year-old girl here yesterday
1 Mary Ann Ward, daughter of Mr.
land Mn. Jess Ward, died of bums
-*— when her clothing caught
On 45th Men
WASHINGTON, March 23—«u.PJ_
Senator Robert a Kerr, (Democrat,
Oklahoma) said today he has been
assured the 46th division will not
go into combat unUl It is well
Kerr said uo one can tell whether
the 46th's assignment to Japan
"will turn out to be the most
haaardous or the least hasardous of
“I have urged that the division
not be moved beyond Japan until
It has adequate training,” Kerr said
In his weekly letter to Oklahoma
"I am assured that this will be
done so that if and when active
combat duty is required, they will
know bow to do their Job.”
Firing on U.S. Train
BONN. Germany, Mayrh 22_quo
—The United Stales has protested
to Russia about six demonstrations
against TJ. S. military trains past
tag through the Soviet zone be-
tween Berlin end Weet Germany,
It was dJaeloced today
ta one case, the protest said, a
bultot coming from the direction
riLnbarn**1 tro0p b*rraok* 111 **»-
°°s*h.. Hie incident occurred an
Parks Testifies, More
Stars Eyed by Group
WASHINGTON, March 23—0JJ0—
Several mov(p stars who once were
Communists may follow Larry
Parks and tell about Red activity
In Hollywood, a member of the
house un-American activities com-
mittee said today.
The comqtotee member, who de-
clined use of hi, namA said the
legislators know' of several name
actors who, like Parks, may testify
they were "duped’.’, Into Joining the
Communist party end dropped out
when they learned its real alms.
Hearings on communism In the
movie colony have been recessed
until April 10. 4
Parks, star of ‘The Jolson Story,'
said his movie creer probably was
ended by his testin$ny yesterday
that he belonged to a film actors'
Communist cell from 1941 to 1945
But Representative Charles E.
Potter, (Republican, Michigan) said
he hopes “the movie industry will
not seek repriasl against a man
who cooperates with the committee,
who was a member of the party
and left when he realized the po-
litical Implications of communism."
Parks bqgged the committee not
to make him “crawl through the
mud to be an Informer,” but com-
promised by going Into dosed ses-
sion to name fellow actors who
belonged to his Communist cell.
nszMto M Truth
Parks, first person tom the movie
Industry to admit Communist party
membership, said testifying before
the committee was the hardest
morning and afternoon he ever
spent. But he said he decided to
tell the committee the truth and
let the future take care of itself.
He said he attended only 10 to
16 Communist meetings while he
was a party member. Attendance,
he said, ranged from 6 to 13 per-
sons. He objected to revealing their
names in open session, saying that
they, like he, had "done nothing
Await Column* ^
Northern Adwenee pj
TOKYO, March 22—(UtV
—United nations forage
struck north within range fit
Korea’s 38th parallel today.
Tank-led U. 8. patrols above
captured Chuncnon on the
central front at last reports
had stabbed within four miles
of the parallel against litw
or no opposition.
But ahead of them —In
mountains virtually on tiga
parallel itself—were reported
to be 6,000 well dug-in Chl»
nese Communist rear guard*.
Farther east, U. S. infantrymen
finally captured bloody “toflfe-
stone hill” on the Hongchon-Fup-
yong road without firing a shot
troops who had held the 1J0O- 1
foot hill for two day* sgstogf ,
fierce American attacks apparent*
ly pulled out under cover of (testa*
ness last night.
The Reds were
make a new stand on
two miles closer to the
south and Communist garth Ko-
Communist rear guards also
were fighting back on the
era front north of Seoul stata
the classic Invasion route to
ongyang, capital of North Kand.
Reconnaissance reports said
many camouflaged vehicles,
boles and artillery positions have
been spotted In an area two
Joplin Wants Cook;
For Murder Hearing
Wanted By Two States.
£»jj! Near Homes
rl«r hit wi—ii _ - 1
wide and 15 mdse deep along fez
running north trim
Seoul through Uijongbu
The fortified zone waz said to
begin 18 miles above Seoul.
Nowhere else along the 149-
mile front across Korea did fee
advancing eighth army run
more than scattered light
guard resistance. Same col
e° B8ntM* Wttil *»•"*•*
South Korean unlt*~ spearing up
the east coast virtually unopposed
were believed within a few hi-
the 38th parallel.
Fly UMN Mtoetous
A double-barreled American
tank patrol on the central front
made the closest announced ap-
proach to the 38th parallel yester-
day. It turned back only four
miles from the old frontier.
The UN aerial offensive, mean-
time, reached a milestone. Major
General Earle E. Partridge an-
nounced that his fifth airforce
flew its 100,000th effective sortie
over Korea today.
In the past nine months, he
said, his airmen have killed or
wounded at least 92,000 Chinese
and Korean Reds—the equivalent
of nine full-strength Communist
They also destroyed approxi-
mately 1.000 enemy tanks, 11,000
vehicles, 340 locomotives, 1,700
railway cars, 194 bridges, 1,000 gun
positions and 40,000 enemy build-
PPhoe today were checking on
a small wave of car thefts, all
of them since last midnight.
Three owners reported their
cars were stolen from parking
Ptaces »t or near their homes.
T>e of itato told police they had
toft keys in the vehicles. -
Ue Harvey, police chief, is-
*ued a waralpg to O Reno resi-
"Don’t leave keys In your car
pt any time after parking, even
to a few minutes."
Harvey said stealing of a ve-
hicle without key involves more
**“• »«d *** on the part of the
thief. Chances are he'll leave a
lacked car alone.
J. H. Wright, mo Weet London,
reported a 1941 Plymouth sedan
«olen. possibly around midnwtit
« shortly after.
_^'d 0 Palmer, 516 South
; l ***>
After mldittSt -toMitoM ,
Mrs. Myrtle Graves, 711 South
Macomb, told police a 1942
Chevrolet two-door sedan stolen
next to her residence sometime
Killer Faces Possible Trial
In Two More States on Heels
Of 300-Year Prison Sentence
authorities today to surrender killer William E. Cook to
th! rwieM°Wn fa<i? trial ,or hi» In the manam of
frmily of Atwood, III. Official circle, ex-
pressed dissatisfaction here over the 300-year sentence
hSTltyXTe^ lB ,ederal dtetrict * in 0?£
«„fKL»£EI^rB0, Calif'’ March 22—(UP)—imperial countv
hsSWs? SisHttr ■"-**10
1 ne 23-year-old badman escaped with his life from a
® trial ended abruptly when Federal Judire
MSe othe7"^ee”TfalUtiVe ^ear £rm8 in Alcatm or
and^their6three*children" ** Mr' and
rh»nHi?;-aD!ftr'<? ^rney Robert Shelton, angered by
«■» I— taAS t
mission to return rw>L- —
mission to return Cook'to
District Attorney Don C. Bitter
said he will start Immediate prepa-
rations for Cook’s trial on murder
"W* wUl aak for the death pen-
alty and seek to bring Cook here
to a speedy trial.” hs said.
Cook te accused of Um murder
•Pd robbery of Dewey, a
KILLED IN ACTION
The airforce notified Mr. and
Mrs. V. P. Stanphlll, 1133 Sooth
Miles today that their son, staff
Sergeant Verlln L. Stanphlll, has
been killed in action while mak-
ing a bomb ran over North Ko-
rea. Sergeant StanphUI had
been reported missing In action
on March 3. Another son, Oiin
Stanphlll. a veteran of World
war n, Uvea In California.
General Fund Mill
Elections Also Set
_ Mete rmewt
Itartly cloudy tonight and Fri
day Warm* toaigbt and east and
Friday. Low tonight
50-St northwest to IM0 east and
south. High Friday go In east to
15 in west.
For the M-hour period ending
•t 8 a m. toddy: High. «; low.
• a. m, 48.
To Keep Post
NEW YORK, March S3—0V)_
William O’Dwyer said today he
does not plan to resign as am-
bassador to Mexico as a result of
testimony about political glft-
glvtag that forced city water com
mlssloner James Moran to quit.
The aUeged “good will" guts
were reported to senate crime In-
vestigators yesterday by John P.
Crane, president of the uniformed
firemen's association. He said he
fave Moran 166.000 and O’Dwyer
Both have sworn they didn’t re-
**** Elfts from/ Crane.
O Dwyer repented his dental again
today when newsmen questioned
He said he wUl testify again
Monday before a grand Jury prob-
ing the alleged disappearance of
funds from the firemen's union.
About, 30 board member posts In
schools throughout Canadian coun-
ty are Involved in the annual school
elections scheduled for Tuesday
Neal V. Golden, county school
superintendent, said one or more
board members win be picked for
each school district, depending on
whether It Is dependent or inde-
pendent and on the size of the
town or city.
Registration Is not necessary for
voters living in the school district
A mill election for general funds
Is set for the same period.
Polls will open from 2 p. m. to
8 p. m.
Filings have already closed for
the five-man boards of independ-
ent districts. Golden pointed out
that no filings are necessary for
the three-man board of dependent
In the dependent district, a ballot
may be cast for any qualified elec-
tor, regardless of whether he has
been nominated at the annual busi-
ness meeting, which Is on the same
day. Golden explained.
A district building fund may be
voted on during the annual meet-
ings or later.
Independent districts in this
county are El Reno. Yukon, Union
City, Mustang and Calumet.
uty Homer Waldrtp.
8 tain on Desert
Dewey was stain on the desert
during cook’s crime spree last
January after he hitchhiked west
following the Mosser slayings In
Cook allegedly confessed killing
Dewey following his arrest, saying
he thought the salesman was
reaching for a gun. He used the
8eattle man's car to flee Into Mex-
ico where the Tijuana chief of po-
lice captured him. When he was
caught, Cook was traveling In the
car of El Centro prospectors James
Burke and Forrest Damron, whom
he had held captive for eight days.
The prospectors are expected to
testify against the squat killer If he
is declared sane and ordered to
stand trial here.
District Attorney Bitler said he
assumed that if Cook is sentenced
to the California gas chamber, the
sentenoe will have priority over the
confinement order issued In Okla-
Four Now In
One person has withdrawn from
the board of education race, Walter
Wilson, school board clerk, an-
nounced today, leaving only one
Incumbent with opposition.
Odls F. Bean, 106 North M.
operator of a machine shop, with-
drew his filing for personal reasons.
He was the last one to file and
opposed Steve Luc us, Incumbent In
GARAGE GETS COAT
Qunltlng of Uie two-story city
garage Is now underway. C. A.
Bentley, city manager, said today.
The contract for a one-inch a»4»t
taper with reinforoed mash amounts
to mere than 16480.
Tulsa Pastors Ask
Firms Close Sunday
TULSA. March 22 —<U.R>— Tulsa
Baptist pastors crusaded today to
close all grocery stores, beer taverns
and filling stations on Sundays.
Rev. Chester L Mason, spokes-
man for the pastors, said a Baptist
committee would meet with Mayor
Oeorge Stoner tomorrow.
are alarmed by the Increas-
ing number of grocery stores, beer
taverns and filling stations con-
tinuously making a practice of
opening on Sundays,” Mason —h
“We plan to ask city officials to
enact an ordinance directing that
these places of business remain
«oaed <» Sundays.
“If this cannot be done, we ad-
vocate a boycott by all Christians
or snail mutasm places which have
no respect tar tbs Lord’s day.”
With filings now closed, only
Rupert Fogg, Incumbent of ward 3
has opposition. In the contest Is
Alfred Plaut, 1113 West London,
associated with a men’s clothing
J. M. Burge, president of the
board, has no opposition in want 4.
Carry-over members are Marten
Watson, ward 2, and L. E Hate
Registration is not necessary for
voting, Burge explained, but voters
must be legal residents of the
Elections are Tuesday, March 37.
El Reno Schools Close
Friday, Reopen Monday
Pupils In all 0 Reno schools will
Bave a holiday FYlday In observance
of the coming Easter. Paul R.
Taylor, city superintendent, an-
H^sald classes will resume Mon-
day with regular hours.
However, the Carnegie library
here will remain open Friday, Mrs.
O. F. Ctateka announced.
Heal V. Golden, county superin-
tendent, raid all rural schools will
also remain open Friday.
Two Persons In
Leads to CoIUaiott
way accident Wednesday nsar ■
Bono were fined by Justice of
Peace Walter P. Critea.
They are James j. dark, 40,
Oklahoma City, and Mn. Ruby
Hamilton Young, Perry, Mo.
received a 46 fine and court oosts.
Clark pleaded guilty to turning
back In the right lane after try-
ing to pass another vehicle, and
Mrs. young pleaded guilty to fol-
lowing Clark’s vehicle too closely.
Complaint was signed by Art
Cordry. highway patrolman sta-
tioned at Hinton, who investigated
the mishap on U. 8. highway 08
about 17 miles west of Q Reno.
Cordry said Clark's and Mn.
Young's cars collided when Clark
pulled back In the right lane after
trying to pass another vehicle.
No one was Injured. Both cars
were heading east.
Fined $10 and ordered to pay
court costs was Thomas Walter
Barnard, 16, Minco, who pleaded
guilty to speeding on U. 8. high-
Complaint was signed by Earl
Janssen, highway patrolman sta-
tioned here, who arrested Barnard
March 20 about one mile east of
All Informations were filed by
Ralph A. Myers, Canadian county
OKLAHOMA CITY. March »_
(U.R) Billy 000k 1s a “different bey
altogether" since he the
electric chair here—even tiim^ ^
knows he may face detail in Cell-
i ornia — one of his guards
However, one of Cook’s attorneys
■tad he couldn’t see much chairae
In him alnoe Federal Judge «»f>7n
S. Chandler gave him 200 years in
prison for the kldnsp-munter of
the Carl Moerar family.
“He didn't have e grata deal to
say when Z told him he mey leave
for California today to face e mur-
der charge." said lawyer John Con-
nolly. "He didn't seem surprised or
excited—took it as a matter of fact
just as he's taken everything here.”
Connolly sold Cook "hrant frit
so far is to smile” over his
from th* electric chair yesterday
but H K “Slim" Bocrom, who has
guarded the prisoner's oaO to
weeks, said he saw a big change.
“Why, he’s been happy as a lark
since returning to his call yester-
day.” Boorom reported, m* Um
lighted Up Ukc a Christmas tree
whsn hs found out fee want gab-
ting th* chair, and task bain a
different boy altogether."
•ouri murderer has “quit I
up” etnes tbs and of 1
A farmer near Union City is Im-
proving in Okarcbe Memorial has-
pital today after being run over
by a tractor Wednesday at his
He la Clarence Cullteon. 47, who
was driving a tractor which was
hauling dirt for some construction
at his farm home Helping him was
According to Charles Woods,
highway patrolman stationed here
who Investigated the accident, Cul-
ltaon fell from the moving mayijinf.
A tractor tread ran over part of
his body. t
Smith put Cullteon in * car «ih
headed to a hospital. He flagged
down Woods, who brought the ™«t-
hap victim to the hospital.
Attendant* today raid Oulllson'*
oondltion was satisfactory. He su*.
ulned a fractured right
ivere bruises over his body and
teslhto Internal Injuries.
FEEFBU FORM CLUB
LAWTON, March 22—(UJb—Law-
»«•* Knot-Hole gang
ben 141 memben. Th* club Is open
only to Lawton oiant baseball turn
betwesn tbs ages of 7 and 14 Dte
I I —f ^ n
WASHINGTON, March 2»-0P>-
The nation's railroads today reject-
ed a union proposal to settlemait
of their two-year-old dispute with
the Brotherhood of Railroad Train-
D. P. Loomis, representing the
carriers, announced the railroads’
decision to the senate labor com-
mittee at a public hearing.
Senator Murray (Democrat, Mon-
tana), the committee chairman,
called on the carriers earlier to
accept the settlement proposal put
forth by the trainmen.
Murray had said he was hopeful
that If the carriers and the train-
men could get together. It would
lead also to a settlement of dif-
ferences between the railroads and
three other operating unions.
The trainmen's proposal, outlined
to the carriers yesterday by Murray,
was based substantially on a
"memorandum of agreement"
signed by the carriers and the
chiefs of the four unions at the
White House test Dec. 31. It later
was rejected by local union officiate.
The trainmen propose two
changes In that December agree-
They want another arbitrator ap-
pointed In place of John R. Steel-
man. assistant to President Truman.
They also want a working condi-
tion rule dealing with the coupling
of air hose left to negotiation be-
tween individual railroads and the
Civil Defense Bill
Chopped by Senate
OKLAHOMA CITY, March 21
—Of)—A civil defense bill carrying
a 8360,000 appropriation was ap-
proved by a senate committee to-
State Senator James Rinehart M
m R«no, committee «»»«irm—
said the federal civil defense di-
rector had asked the state te ap-
propriate $804400 a year to Its
Senators, however, do not feel
Oklahoma is as vital a target of
enemy bombs as do —— fedsnl
authorities. The senate bill wouM
appropriate 8126400 for each <rf fee
next two years.
The house this weak, d-tt—
with a measure/vot*dto
U* appropriation down $
J**;?9, ^ flunraiwr win I
to be ironed out in a "
committee unless —— w
provw fe. other's flgun.
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