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HE'S ON THE BOLL—H we* tough going, but disc jockey Ed
"Boll Weevil" Keane, of Harlingen, Tex., made good on hit radio
claim that "anyone can pick a bale of cotton in a week.” Challenged
by veteran cotton men to do It, Keane sweated through six days of
torture to pick 1,640 pounds of cotton, enough for a 643-pound bale.
His reward: 11,600 in cash and prizes and the title, "World's highest
paid cotton picker."—(NEA Photo.)
El Reno, Oklahoma, Monday, August 13,1951
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Vol. 60, No. 140
Democrats in California,
Oregon to Back Truman
WASHINGTON. Aug. 13—(AP)—President Truman was
told today by Oregon’s Democratic state chairman, Monroe
Sweetland, that his name will be filed as a candidate in
Oregon’s Democratic presidential primary next May.
Sweetland said he told the president it was the “over-
whelming sentiment’’ of Oregon Democrats that he be a
candidate for re-election in 1952.
Asked what the president’s reaction was, Sweetland
The Oregon Democratic presidential primary next spring
couid pit Mr. Truman against Senator Douglas (Democrat,
Illinois), now feuding with the president over the latter’s
nominations for federal judgships in Illinois.
.. * candidate’s name goes into Oregon’s primaries on
the basis of a petition by 1,000 voters. A petition for
Douglas already is being circulated, Sweetland said. So is a
petition backing Senator Ke-
31 Dead In
fauver (Democrat Tennessee)
for vice president.
In Los Angeles United Press re-
ported President Truman's 1652
election plans assumed new Im-
portance In California Democratic
party circles as the state's nation-
_ al Democratic convention delegates
DALLAS. Aug. 13—(U.R)--The rec-( werc committed today to support
ord Texas heat wave claimed Its | him for re.electlon PP°
31st victim and only a few widely __ . .
scattered localities were promised 5tate party s executlve corn-
relief today In the form of local m ,*e adopted 8 resolution at a
showers week-end meeting Instructing the
For the rest of the state, the “V** centrsl committee to select
prediction was the same—100-degrec and endorse candidates for dele-
heat and no relief In sight. I 10 the 1952 parlv convention
The month-long grip of the heat
In West Reich
Communist Party Ban
Studied; Sabotage la
Featured in Red Talks
BERLIN, Aug. 13—<U.B—AlUed
military authorities were expected
to order tough anti-sabotage meas-
ures throughout Western Oermany
today following the most open
threat the Oerman Communists
have made since the start of the
West Berlin police were alerted
for possible violence following Sun-
day night's speech by deputy-
president Walter Ulbrlcht, Mos-
cow's mouthpiece In East Oer-
many, who called for sabotage to
prevent the re-armlng of West-
U. 8. military authorities were
expected to tighten security meas-
ures at all U. S. bates and Instal-
lations after Ulbrlcht whipped
the passion of thousands of young
Communist delegates at an East
Oerman “peace" rally.
May Ban Party
In Bonn a spokesman said the
West Oerman government Is study-
ing the advisability of banning
the Communist party In the west-
Chunky. Lenin-bearded Ulbrlcht,
speaking In the huge Marx-Engels
square—formerly the Lustgarten
where Adolf Hitler addressed his
“The entire population of West-
ern Oermany, especially the youth,
must fight the transformation of
Western Oermany into a war base
of the United States
Calls far SabeUre
You must make Ineffective
military preparations on impor-
tant strategic points In Western
Oermany rich as bridges, buildings
and so forth," the deputy-presi-
dent told many of the youths who
had Just staged an eight-hour
“peace” parade through East Ber-
lin. Commanlst officials claimed
1 million youths paraded, but U. S.
military observers said the figure
was nearer 360,060.
The 16-day world youth festival
has six more days to go and in
West Berlin technicians prepared
tonight for a Mg color television
COOLER IN DALLAS—SC-8 L Magee of Dallas, Tex., finds one
way to keep her children, Greg, age 114, and Susan, 3, cool during
a record heat wave. A cool front brought substantial relief to the
state after a month-long heat wave—with temperatures ranging to
116 degrees—claimed 36 lives and millions of dollars worth of seared
Enemy Attacks Move
Across Front; Nam II
Is Still Truce 'Holdout'
Delayed by UN
BERLIN, Aug. 13—(IP)—Oerman
Communist youth bosses publicly
hailed Generalissimo Stalin today
as their "Fuehrer."
They did this In a message to
has parched crops and lawns, dried
up water supplies and destroyed
"pledged to the nomination and
re-election of Harry S. Truman."
The resolution was adopted un-
cattle pasturage. Discomfort of cows snlmously despite the president's
was blamed for decreased milk reluctance to say whether he will
production. | be a candidate for re-election In
At Corsicana a water shortage
The California committee was
the first Democratic group to
pledge Its national
delegates to Truman.
Dies in Crash
was averted by a flurry of well
digging. Florist Robert Carson
struck water at 66 Teet after Lake
Halburt, chief source of water
there, dropped 11 feet below the
top of the spillway.
In contrast, city officials of Den-
ison urged heavy water usage.
"We arc In business to sell water
and we haw plenty to sell," said
City Engineer E. C. Drumb.
A strange complaint of the
drouth came from a couple in Stephen Joseph Rother, was fatal-
China Springs. They asked that *y Injured Sunday In an accident
city water works pumps be silenced | H half mile west of Okarche.
for making too much noise. The child and his mother. Betty
- Lou Rother. 18, Okarche. were
Rock Island Official taken t0 Okarche Memorial
Receives Promotion h0Kpltal where he died about 6
CHICAOO, Aug 13—I Special)— P' m Sunday
D. B. Jcnks. operating vice prest- j The mother was hospitalized for
dent of the Rock Island Lines.' shock and bruises, but was re-
today announced the promotion of leased today.
B. F. Wells, superintendent of the _ , .. . ..
Rock Island division, to the position hJh^ *nl ^ntUa °' ,the
of assistant general manager of the ^ w dr ven
second district with headquarters In ^n,th* b°5r.s mother, wwit out of
Kansas City, Mo. ™n,tro1 ™ ,008e fravel- 8k|dded 1“
feet and overturned. The Infant
Nazis ever whipped up for H1U
But the west used thg Comm
nlst world youth Festival to g£f"
- - - — ---- —...— some propaganda blow* of its own.
display to lurt more of the Com- Hundreds of thousands of young-
munlat youth to the West to see | sters who slipped by the Red guards
on the sector border saw things in
“Imperialist" West Berlin they
never dreamed existed there.
The leaders of the Communist
“Free Oerman Youth Movement”
(FDJ) used the word “Fuehrer''
(leader—one applied exclusively to
Hitler—when they sent the Soviet
I prime minister a pledge promising
| undying loyalty to him and un-
failing opposition to "western lm-
_ . ...... ■ Time after time the message,
st Walnutschool. In the south- purportedly signed by 4,145,839
est part of Canadian county, will young Germans, addressed the So-
S?6" .i0'. clas8W0Tk Monday, Aug. viet leader as "Dear Joseph Stalin.”
20, with four new members on the it concluded with the words: "Long
raculty. 1 live our wise teacher and fuehrer.
The school will be the first, in 0ur best friend, the great Stalin ”
e county to open. Neal Oolden, More than a million hoarse and
county superintendent of schools, footsore Communist youths were
said today. Hie early opening was sent home today after they
set In order that students could get screamed praise of Stalin for hours,
time off to pick cotton later In _
In Farm Pond
Rescue Game Results
In Death for Two
A game of “rescue” resulted In
- , the drowning of two Oklahoma
the Soviet leader following up yes-: city children about 3 p. m. 8unday
terday's screaming parade of Com- m a pond on the farm of H. P.
munlst youth, a demonstration Hudgins, about two miles southwest
which far outdid anything thfjof Mustang.
The two were Jo Ann Jackson,
daughter of Mrs. Bernice
the contrast of life.
More than 60 percent of the
600.000 delegates from what Com-
munists claim to be 101 foreign
nations have defied a Red ban to
visit West Berlin.
To Open Early
Saunders, 2736 SW 30th, Oklahoma
City, and Oerald Skagga, 11-year
old son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl
Skaggs. 2471 SW 30th.
. . . . _ . _ .. eastern amorces to step ud
Lef Mn?rL?URn„,H the,r attack8' B-28 Buperfortms.es
Lee Morrison said wltnesaes told wt the raUway centers of Hlm.
EIGHTH ARMY HEADQUAR-
TERS, Korea. Aug. 13—(U.*>—Com-
munist probing attacks spread like
brush fire through the Korean hills
today. Reports from the front In-
dicated Red losees were heavy.
At least 12 enemy attacks, In
strength from 60 to 600 men, were
Eleven of the attacks were re-
pulsed by nightfall without gain
to the Communists.
In the sharpest fight, two Red
companies slammed Into allied hill
positions north of Inje on the
eastern front. The battle was re-
ported still in progress Monday
night. There was no Indication
whether the Reda had made gains.
Beat Off Battalion
In the same sector, the allied
forces beat off an attack by a full
battalion of Communists.
“At least” seven attacks by the
Communists were repulsed west and
northwest of Kumhwa In the old
“Iron triangle” area of the central
front, reports said.
UN forces skirmished with Red
troops south of the cease-fire con-
ference city of Kaesong Monday.
Sixth Day of Battle
It was the sixth straight day on
which UN and enemy patrols have
clashed In minor but fleroe fights
below the five-mile neutrality zone
There was no staying power In
the Chinese and North Korean at-
tacks. It seemed evident that the
Communist* ware feeling the ef-
fects of the day and night air
attacks on their communications
and supply lines.
Improving weather enabled the
far eastern airforces to step up
hung and Sariwon.
Four to Die
As U. S. Spies
BUCHAREOT. Romania, Aug.
New teachers Include J. D. West-
fall, superintendent; Mrs. Vera
convention | Westfall, Raymond Sewell and Mrs.
June Sewell, all of whom will be
In the hlghschool department. Sew- „
ell will also serve as athletic coach. BUCHAREOT. Romania, Aug. 1!
...____ . . . —U.R)—Four prominent Romanians,
Nona rarv^Mt **c^*r8 ^ j M i deluding a former general in the
MLs* Edith End* *^1 Eudy aod | airforce, were sentenced to death
, EUdy', 1?ey * be. today on the charge of spying for
assisted by one of the members. the united States and Great
A two-months old Okarche child,,1 not yet announced, from the high- Britain.
school faculty. _ j your other defendants received
Oolden said some modernization ! sentences ranging from 12 years In
and renovation of the achool build- solitary confinement to 25 years
ing. such as painting, had been
done during the summer.
Mr. Wells had been superintend-
ent of the Rock Island division at
Rock Island. 111., since June 27, 1646.
He came to the Rock Island Lines
In 1642 from the Union Pacific
railroad at Grand • Bland, Neb., as
special representative to the chief
He subsequently served as super-
intendent of the Missouri-Kansas
division In Kansas City a well aa
at Rock Island.
Wells is a native of Bascorn, Ky.
TWO rORFBFT BONDS
Two persons forfeited bonds In
police court this morning, accord-
ing !o police reoorda They were
J. H., Head. 62, who forfeited $3
on charges of running a stop sign,
and P. B. Hickman. 66, both gave
addressee In the MO block South
Rock Island, who forfeited $20
bond on whiskey
was thrown out and pinned under
Services will be held at 8 a. m.
Tuesday In Holy Trinity church.
Okarche. and burial will be In the
Holy Trinity cemetery.
Survivors. In addition to the par-
ents, are the paternal grandpar-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry Rother,
Okarche; the maternal grandpar-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. John Redding-
ton. Kingfisher, and the great-
grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. John
K. Smith, Okarche.
. COWS GO WILD
BELPORD, England, Aug. IS-
OM—Farmer Jim Mediyn's milking
machine went berserk Sunday.
When he turned on the electricity,
his 30 cows bellowed and stamped.
Two were electrocuted and the net
knocked down by an electrical
SOUTH KOREANS EXECUTED
PUSAN, Korea, Aug. 13—QUO—A
firing squad executed today five
senior officers of the South Ko-
rean national guard-including one ----- ». l0rmer
brigadier general—for embezzling 2 army colonel, and Georg Polizu-
billion won ($400X100) of guard J Mlcsunestl, 50, former prominent
funds' ' civil legal adviser.
at hard labor.
Those sentenced to death were
Major Oeneral Mihail Romanescu,
52, accused of selling airforce docu-
ments to the British legaUon;
Alexander Llclu. 67, former presi-
dent of the Bucharest court of ap-
peals; Mihai Hosoanca, 48, former
him the Jackson girl waded Into
deep water in the pond, pretending
she was drowning, and that Oerald,
a poor swimmer, went In to pretend
to rescue her.
Four See Drowning
Four other children witnessed the
drowning. They were Freida Joyce
Lamb, 8, Billy Marlon Lamb. 10,
and Reba Faye Lamb, 14, all chil-
dren of Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Lamb,
of near Mustang, and Gerald's twin
sister, Geraldine Skaggs. 11.
When both children went under
Billy Marion Lamb threw In three — —-------- »—
mnertubes, and ran to his fathers fPre,lcc opening In San Francisco
house, a quarter of a mile away, *•
He said t he last he saw of the mlrusl
scene. Oerald was still under water,!
and the girl had hold of one inner-1 B .
' Russia s acceptance came as a
To Attend Jap
WASHINGTON. Aug. 13—(>P)—
Russia has Informed the United
States it will send a delegation to
the Japanese peace treaty con-
WASHINGTON, Aug. 13—(UJ9—
Oeneral Matthew B. Rldgway
said today that the Communists
so far have "produced no con-
crete evidence of honest, peace-
Rldgway, commander of the
United Nations forces In Korea,
said he “will now Judge Com-
munist Intentions not by words,
but by performance."
He made the statement in a
copyrighted radio-telegraph Inter-
view with the magazine U. S.
News and World Report.
“The ceaseless flow of false-
hoods, perversion and slanted
statements which continue to
emanate from Communist-con-
trolled public Information media,
together with the long record of
Communist duplicity, deceit and
faithlessness In contractual ob-
ligations," Rldgway said, “ have
disaolved all doubts in the mind.
of members of this command aa
to Communist objectives."
Rldgway said he faced a
“unique" problem In asking troops
to fight during cease-fire talks,
but “our forces know why they
fight and their spirits were never
higher.” He said the UN has “an
unbeatable battle team" In Korea.
State VFW Posts
State Council Meets
Here on Week-End
Charles C. “Sonny” Keglemati
post 382 of the Veterans of Foreign
Wars was host Saturday and Sun-
day to the State Council of the
In business meetings during the
two-day session, the council ap-
proved various state and commun-
ity improvement projects.
Included In plans of the local
post for the coming year are:
A safety program In cooperation
with the National Safety Council
and the state safety program, to be
developed during National Safety
week, Aug. 26 to 8ept. 1.
8et Defense Program
A home defense program geared
to national defense plans.
Promotion of a state-wide radio
The state department said Andrei 1 t0f. Wghscho01 Rtu‘
Oromyko, deputy Soviet foreign ! f. w1UJm on “Africa
minister, will head the four-man |U F°r' „
1 State VFW Commander Harold
tub_ I rtussia s acceptance came as a Chandler, emphasized the
. I surprise. Moscow had been invited Value of communlt>' service projects
When Lamb arrived on the a]ong wlth 49 othcr colmtrles last to be used by each state club In
scene, all he could see was bubbles. -n. — - . .. . , . .. . its program of assistance for the
He dived In, but because the water, whethPr it woutd a^pt CS veterans, their dependents, and the
fleer, Michael J. McDermott, said , . To C“"Unne W®rk
Pul motor Falla | Russia .gave no Indication whether noJack, ,Burger' 929 Wilson.
Fred Branson. Mustang, recovered it is prepared to sign the draft o( P“St slutc commar“ler, who Is state
a Japanese peace treaty. extcnsloti diston this year, an-
Moscow has repeatedly denounced "°P CCd ,t.hat slatf 90818 12118 V^r
the proposed treaty. It has contend- *i",<;°"tlnue a" former home-
ed the pact Is another device by the 1 y P'°JeCtS and wl“ adopt
United States to tie Japan firmly , communlty Projects being
to the U. S. orbit. ! Plan,ned- „
Twenty-five countries, headed by state Commander Potter also
the bodies. Lamb sent for a pul
motor operated by the Oklahoma
City fire department, but more
than an hour's work failed to re-
vive the children.
The drowning was investigated by
Morrison, W. P. Crltes, Justice of
the peace, and Troopers Charles
Woods and John Osmond of the
Two other Oklahoma children
were drowned about the same time
Sunday. Eston Black, 15, of Aldon,
Caddo county, lost his life In
Quanah Parker lake, and Floyd
Eugene Wilcox. 11. son of Mr. and
Mrs. Floyd Wilcox, Hominy, was
drowned in Nlckola creek.
States, Britain and
Russia, have not accepted Invita-
tions to the San Francisco meeting.
The conference originally was
scheduled to last only five days,
with the grand signing ceremony
Secretary of State Acheson has
predicated the Russians would en-
gage in a series of maneuvers de-
signed to disrupt the meeting.
Ask Kids ot Eost Walnut—
School 'Vacation7 in Cotton Area Is Misnamed
BY H. O. "COTTON" ROWE
East Walnut school. In south-
west Canadian county, will start
school early this year (Aug. 20)
to permit an early fall turnout
for “cotton picking"—today's news
Reams of print In story and
poem have depicted the American
schoolboy welcoming the last day
of achool, summer and fall vaca-
tions aa special occasions for his
This may be true In moat cases,
but have you aver lived In the
cotton country—the real cotton
To the majority of Canadian
oounty grade and hlghschool stu-
dents. pa* and prerent, the fol-
lowing will be a revelation:
There Is an odious expression,
widely used throughout the cotton
belt, which is “Turning out
achool for cotton plcklng/cotton
Some of the town schools In-
sist on following the popular
trend of calling these mis-named
Friend Webster says vacation
means “Being free from duty or
sendee . . . time of respite and
rest ... period of rest and recre-
ation . . . holiday."
Here U the ureal holiday for
children of the cotton area when
summer vacation, or end of achool
Summer vacation (cotton chop-
ping) Is spent nursing a “goose-
neck" down a hot dusty cotton
row. "Rest and respite” are times
for filing the hoe at the end of
(If cotton is chopped before
beginning of the fall term, there
Is still a bit of “recreation'’ to be
had by freeing the com fields of
sunflowers and cockleburra.)
Fall vacation (cotton picking)
is usually timed for the first
opening of cotton In the commu-
nity. The seoohd period of recre-
Ctotton picking Is a misnomer—
little cotton la picked these days
In the Oklahoma cotton-growing
sector—the term Is “boll-pulling."
So. the same old rows are once
again trudged by the student-on-
vacation, but this time he drags
a heavy cotton sack—It becomes
heavier as his work progresses.
And. In the care of cotton
chopping, If the holidaying youth
winds up work In the cotton
patch before opening of fall term
of achool, he Is fortunate. Other-
wise. a few scattered, frost-bitten
“scraps" still remain In the fields.
No doubt, youngsters of the
■ait Walnut achool district are
happy to sat the all-time record
cotton crop on the heretofore
“wheat" farms of Canadian
announced that national head-
quarters of VFW sent 120.000 from
Its disaster relief fund to local posts
In the midwestern flood areas for
further distribution to the needy.
The Miami post received $1,200
of this fund, he said.
A total of 120 delegates from
VFW posts throughout the state
attended the two-day meeting.
Taylor Returns From
Trip To Washington
Superintendent of Schools Paul
R. Taylor was back in his office
today after a trip to Washington,
D. C„ where he consulted with
treasury department officials con-
cerning the defense bond drive
which will open In September and
continue through October.
Taylor Is chairman of the edu-
cation section of the bond drive
Nam II is Critical
Of Allied Delegate's
Demand on Boundary
UN ADVANCE BASE BE-
LOW KAESONG, Kora,
Aug. 13 —(UP)— Cease-Are
negotiations' headed for an-
other deadlock tonight when
the North Korean radio said
no progress could be expected
unless the United Nations
delegates changed their atti-
Allied and Communist ne-
gotiators met for 78 minutes
at Kaesong. A UN commu-
nique called the meeting “un-
productive.” The Reds clung
to their insistence on a cease-
fire line based on the 38th
parallel between South and
The North Korean Pyong-
yang radio said that General
Nam II, the tough Red chief
negotiator, told the AlUed ne-
gotiators that unless they
changed their own stand—
for a cease-fire line based on
the present battle front—no
progress could be expected.
Nam n told Vim Admiral O.
Turner Joy, chief UN negotiator,
that the conference would lose
botty. Us. tlcnlf loan cet and Us pur-
pose unless they changed their
position, Pyongyang aald in a
Nam II b Critical
Nam bitterly criticized the alllee
for their Insistence on making the
battle front the cease-fire line, the
broadcast said. „
The Chinese Communist Peiping
radio. In a later broadcast said:
"Nam H pointed out that If the
UN side continued to maintain
their mad plan and reject our fair
and reasonable proposal, responsi-
bility for a stalemate In the nego-
tiations must be fully borne by the
At Sunday's cease-fire meeting
the Communists had seemed to
give a hint they were ready to
But the "unproductive" meeting
Monday, and the Pyongyang
broadcast reporting Nam Il’s state-
ment, indicated another deadlock.
AlUed command leaders beUeved
the setback, like past ones, would
be overcome, and they still ex-
pected the conference to end
eventually In a cease-fire agree-
ment. There was no Indication at
Monday's meeting that agreement
Crisis Not Reached
The Communists even rejected
one of Joy's replies to a question
as "not satisfactory" before he
The conference nevertheless did
not appear to have reverted to the
crisis stage reached Saturday,
when Joy charged that the Com-
munists had "slammed the door"
on every allied attempt to reach
an armistice agreement.
The UN briefing spokesman was
not optimistic in his remarks to
newsmen after the meeting. But
neither did he appear pessimistic.
The tension of a few days ago waa
At Pusan, South Korean Foreign
Minister Yung Tat Pyun predicted
a cease-fire “will be patched up
somehow, (but) with no aggressor
punished and with Korea divided."
45th Division Mascot
Is On Way To SUte
OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug.
—Private Heiner Ord. ti
division's bear mascot, boat
by train today
trip by sea to I
Considerable cloudiness today,
tonight and Tuesday with occasion-
al showers or thunderstorms,
ly In north and
Low tonight In 70S.
■ Sana \ _
For the 26-hour period shM*
6 a. m. today: high. M; hr, I
at 8 a. m„ H.
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