The El Reno Daily Tribune (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 60, No. 140, Ed. 1 Monday, August 13, 1951 Page: 4 of 8
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The B Reno Daily Tribune
taraae Duly exr.pt Saturday from 301 North Rock bland Avenue,
Hd enter*! M »«coiid-c>— mall matter under the act of March *, URS.
RAY J. DEER
Mlltr ini PnMIakrr
WtAN WARD LEO D. WARD
Maaaier Newe Editor
CtrcaUUen and Office Manager
MEMBER OF THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
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Monday. August IS, 1M1
Even la Moses* day there were some who thought they could get along
without God. It never has worked and never will, for Individuals nor for
nations. Are not these evils come upon us because our Ood Is not among
The Airforce Problem
WHEN the first shouts went up for a 150-group airforce,
T the idea sounded pretty fanciful to many sober analysts
of military power.
But the proposal has been hotly debated within the Pen-
tagon walls, and has steadily gained strength in congress.
Now it has been given its biggest boost to date—Representa-
tive Carl Vinson of Georgia, the powerful chairman of the
house armed services committee, has endorsed it.
Vinson does not urge 150 combat groups, but 188. He
suggests, however, that another 25 troop carrier wings be
created, for a total airforce of 163 wings.
At the outset we have to remember that neither Vinson
nor anybody else is talking about the current military
budget. The present program, now under congressional
consideration, calls for 95 groups. They would cost $19,-
850,000,000 out of a total of $56 billion defense appropriation.
IlOW much would the bigger program cost?
If started within the current fiscal year, one estimate
is that another $10 billion to $12 billion would be needed
before next June 30. In fiscal 1953 and 1954, sums of $30
billion and $40 billion, respectively, are anticipated for all
airforce requirements under the expanded plan.
When the latter figure is set beside the projected $56
billion for all military needs this year, some notion of the
program’s scope can be gained.
Every citizen can appreciate that if this plan should be
adopted, many new factors will lie introduced into the Ameri-
can military picture.
For one thing, it is unlikely that an effort would be made
to, raise comparably the outlays for the army and navy.
The old principle of balanced appropriations for all three
arms of the service would be out the window. It is in fact
on the way out in the current budget.
Rl'T while this would obviously signal our intent to rely
heavily on superior air power, the idea of balanced air,
sea and ground strength would not really be abandoned.
Perhaps the key argument made by advocates of enlarged
air power is that it is necessary for the sound support of
the land forces deemed essential for effective defense against
major Soviet aggression.
In other words, they are saying that mere equality in
dollars will not produce the basic balance of strength which
we seek. Fo get that, it is argued, we must spend consider-
ably more on air than on the other branches.
The American people and their congress must make up
their minds about this proposed vast airforce increase within
the coming months. Its great cost, its revolutionary impact
on the relations among the services, its effect on the peace-
time economy are all reasons why the plan should be thor-
outfhly aired and wisely appraised.
Few decisions made by American lawmakers these days
are not weighted either with danger or great promise for
the future. The decision on how big to make the airforce
fits mote than any other into the critical category.
i '■ •
Service, ine. *
Down Memory Lane
August 13, 1931
* • Dr « M^r\'eft Thumlay morning for a business
trip to Coffeyville, Kan.
Miss Armalene Cavis, who has been the guest of Miss
Cornelia Meadors, 806 South Rock Island during the wist
week, departed for Oklahoma City Thursday where she will
visit with friends and relatives before returning to her home
in Ardmore the last of the week.
Arnold Sawallisch is the local champion as far as tennis
“ concerned, since he is the single* winner of the Dubs
Tennis dubs tournament. He defeated Marshal] Nichols
E Reno, the ‘Heart of the Canadian Valley,” will have
its place in the air Sunday night Alien station WHY at
Oklahoma City will broadcast another of the “Welcome
Neighbor seriesi of programs. To the accompaniment of
singing violins, the city s splendid school facilities, its popu-
d^scribed8 C'V1C 8P n* an^ sP‘ritual development will be
.t morn,a*'s p,ay oi
. Be,K> P™1« Who attended the Ja.vcee-Hugo game
at Oklahoma City Thursday were W. W. Mathews Thomas
Sa™eAr iLkabK,,e“' P*“' Th™“
August 13, 1941
lUV jftE-toJet,U™ first of September. '
Harold Wright of El Reno is one of four youths from
the Chickasha NYA center who have accepted good jobs
with private firms recently, it was announced today. Wright
has taken a job with a contractor at Fort Sill, and hisffrst
lob in private industry is paying $1 an hour. Others recently
employed by firms are Aaron Murphy of Claypool John
Ferguson of Waurika and Robert Adkisson a? Vmien
_ VsR«y Sfearoy- chief of the El Reno fire depart-
rnent, today was given a permanent appointment as fire
Jhief, effective Aug. 16, by John Oliver Hall, citv manager
Misses Betty Janice and Lillian Geneva Green, daughters
u ^r8’ ^' ^L.Gre?1?’ South Williams, returned
Monday from a months visit with friends and relatives in
^USfy.^te2?00nnVi8iV),S !" the B- B* Holliday home
rfVuKi 55” <U‘Ughter’ Denna
t °» Mrs. Jimmie Harrison, Mr. and Mrs. Buddy
^ and daughter, Doria Marie, of Piedmont. *
THE STORY: Alan Barton has
agreed to search the Indo-China
jungles for the emerald crested
hoopoe, a bird believed extinct, but
already there (las been an attempt
on his life. On the river boat to
l*nom Penh, he meets an Eura-
sian, Peter Vroom, tliut Alan's
backer, George Benoit does not
* * *
J^EORGES BENOIT gestured
after the departing Peter
Vroom. "That tine proposed to me
once not long ugo to take the place
of my partner who died."
"He looks cupuble." Alan Barton
"Capable of I do not know what.
He Is, as you perceive, of the mixed
blood. Having the cleverness of
the whites, but by them denied
the privileges; having the treach-
ery of the natives, but himself de-
"Thereby." said Alan, "making
vicious circle of frustration."
"T agree only to the word vi-
cious," said Benoit. "Come." He
led Alnn to the purser who, for a
five piastre note, told them that
Vroom had booked passage to the
end of the voyage, to Angkor.
"Ho!" Benoit exploded to Alan.
"And he said lie was destined for
Pnom Penh, the same ns we. It is
ns I feared. He follows me."
"Just what gouic are you play-
ing. Benoit?" Alan asked. "He isn’t
following you. or anybody for
some bird eggs."
Benoit shrugged with his eye-
brows. ’ You are not u fool. And
since there Is now a danger, ns of
a tiger’s leap, you should know.
When we come to Pnom Penh, I
shall ask you the loenliun of your
Alnn thought that the promo-
tion from leopard to tiger was apt.
"In my business," he told Benoit,
“when I’m afrnid or n tiger's leap!
I tiap It first. If it's too dangerous
to trap, I shoot It."
Benoit nodded. "But you would
shoot it from In front, after a
warning. The tiger leaps always
out of the dark and from behind.”
As the big paddle-wheeler neared
Pnom Penh, peddlers scrambled up
ropes like monkeys to haggle over
their trade. Benoit came and
pointed to the after deck, swarm-
ing with natives. Vroom was
amongst the mob. The big Eura-
sion was hurangulng an eager
group which listened to hint with
"He organizes hunters," Benoit
"They look more like bandits,"
"But precisely." Benoit accepted
the foot. "Of all that concourse
there are few who would not. giv-
en opportunity and a leader, be
bandits. Why. do you think there
arc iron gates at each door and
companion way? It Is not only in
China’s Bias Bay that a sudden
rush of llie yellow ones has cap-
tured a whole steamer."
"But Vroom wouldn’t be organ-
“No. He enlists helpers. Of you
he to apprehensive.”
“He's sura complimentary ’’
“No. Be enlists helpers. Ob-
serve.* Fanatics, frustrated ones,
haters. From Pnom Penh out we
pNOM PENH, across the Cambo-
A dlan border, was a dying city.
A warren of crooked bazaar alleys
between huts of brick and of adobe
and of bamboo and of flat, beaten
kerosene cans; of walled residents
of its few whites: of vast old
temples of the ancient Khmer who
took culture from the Hindus and
overlaid It with Buddhism nnd
evolved glgantesque sculptures out
of both. It clung nowadays to Its
hope of being a river port under
a harassed French administration
and bleated feebly for a tourist
industry for which It did not know
how to advertise.
The hotel, remodeled post-war
for the local conception of Amer-
ican tourist needs, prided itself on
a cuisine with extravagant French
names and remained blundly con-
tent with n sanitary system that
appalled the few visitors who
came. But it did have all Its lower
windows barred and had stout
doors with locks.
Benoit shrugged to the no-longer
postpoimble duty. "Very well, my
friend, it Is here that 1 ask of you
the details of our destination nnd
revenl to you the truth of a busi-
nessman's interest in—n bird.
First, please, the source of your
Information. What did your con-
sul tell you about that other Amer-
ican who died?"
So Ji does tie up, Alan thought,
and,^’Nothing," ho said.
"The Information then, for which
the man died. How was it con-
“hi a pencil scribbled diary that
was in his safety deposit box in
IT MA KIVICI, INC
"Ah-ahl” Benoit's hands made
evolutions. "That is why they did
not find It in the room that was
thoroughly robbed. And your com-
patriot, my friend, had great
"Yes." Alan was tingling on the
edge of knowing what all this talk
of a dangerous bird might mean.
"He said u was deadly and it ought
to be left alone."
“True. But that Is just what
people will not da. So then the
location remained the only thing
that nobody else knew. The loca-
tion is—?” Benoit's breath choked
“The Ual Prah Keo.”
* * *
chair, trembling, stammering;
his yellow skin blotchy from its
suddenly drained blood.
’’But—but that Is impossible!
That is the Jungle all around these
old temples. To search the Jungle!
ft is miles!"
’’That’s where I nlways find
ililngs. In miles of Jungle."
Benoit was sucking breath back
into his lungs. Painfully, his head
rolled with the effort. He was able
to lean forward at last and to note
the hard grin on Alan's face.
"You revenge yourself for that
I have so long made a secret! I
will tell you now the truth."
(To Be Continued)
| JRNOIT deflated back Into
Y1Y THIS TIME In the year I
O am so weary with 'blue plate
specials’ bearing on ample bosoms
a thin slice of tomato reposing
on a lettuce leaf, a piece of fried
meat, either so thin one may
hold It up to the light and read
the latest war news through It
without Interference, or dipped
in a batter which Improves lto
generous appearance but whose
deception to quickly detected.
One slash of the knife and the
small piece of meat to located
hiding In the rear recesses of the
batter cave. In the winter time,
sure, gravy: cream gravy, brown
gravy, red-eye, but for heaven's
sake, not in the summer.
These are the days that fry
men’s souls, if one may para-
phrase Tom Paine, et al.. and
food slathered In a gooey com-
pound of grease, dried milk and
water, tasting like nothing and
resembling a poor grade of wall-
paper paste will fairly curl the
edges of better dispositions than
Then, too, there’s the matter
of green beans. For many years
I have thought of green beans
as married to ham in conjugal
fidelity. But romance must have
died as I meet the old green
bean Jezebel on plates with every
known kind of meat.
Does she get nbout?—and in
all kinds of company.
What’s become of asparagus,
squash, okra, turnips, kohlrabi,
Swiss chard, egg plant, spinach,
and others? And I do not mean
dumped in a kettle and boiled
with n little meut fat. but pre-
pared to attract the eye, the
nose, and the taste.
It is easy to know that I have
never owned nor operated a
restaurant, but I do know In
these days of high prices and
higher taxes every minute of
labor costs money, which must
be reflected In the cost of the
meal. Charley Peabody writes
me, "Even when things are run-
ning smooth It Is no easy Job to
be in the milk business," and I
guess this goes for every other
business too. The only reason I
pick on the grub-grinders is be-
cause I’m more concerned with
satisfying my appetite to the
greatest extent with the least
effort, than promoting the na-
When one reaches the realiza-
tion that romance Is a dream,
most business today is work
without profit, nnd one can
hardly discriminate between his
best friend and his worst enemy
due to the pressure of self-pre-
servation; what is there to think
about but somethiug to eat? "A
good dinner lubricates business,”
says William Scott. And relieves
weariness of the body, troubles
of the mind, and restores the
soul, sex I.
‘Tfc u—d to be a famous Hollywood director . .
★ WASHINGTON COLUMN ★
BY PETER EDSON
NEA Washington Correspondent
Lattimore Will Have Chance
To Refute McCarthy Charges
IfASHINGTON, Aug. 13—(NEA) | Affairs," and held that Job I
T —A show-down on the alleged 1941.
To The Editor
A show-down on the alleged 1941.
Communist connections of Prof. | In
Owen Lattimore to now in the
making. Prof. Lattimore will get
a chance to testify in his own de-
fense In open hearings before Ne-
vada Senator Pat McCarran’s Ju-
diciary sub-committee. He has al-
ready testified in closed session.
In March. 1950. Wisconsin Sen-
ator Joseph R. McCarthy called
Lattimore "the top Soviet espion-
age agent In America.” At that
time Prof. Lattimore was In Af-
ghanistan for the united nations.
He cabled back his denials of the
charge. His Washington attorneys
threatened to sue McCarthy for
When Lattimore returned In
April, he testified before the Tyd-
ings foreign relations sub-commit-
tee that McCarthy was “a base
and contemptible liar” and dared
McCarthy to testify off the senate
floor that he was a Communist or
a Soviet spy.
Senator McCarthy to a daily at-
tendant at the new hearings, how-
ever, so he and Prof. Lattimore
may again come face to face for
further fireworks. Senator Mc-
Carthy to not a member of the
McCarran committee, but a most
Interested observer. Some of the
testimony that McCarthy wanted
brought out before last year’s Tyd-
ings committee Investigation Is
now being presented before the
1941-42 he was President
Roosevelt’s adviser to Chlang Kai-
Shek. For two years he was di-
rector of overseas operations for
Office of War Information. He re-
returned to China with Henry
Wallace In 1044, and after the war
was on the U. 8. Reparations Mis-
sion to Manchuria.
addressed state department
employes once In 1946 and
VISIT MINT ICR HOME
Janet Givens of Anadarko and
Carolyn Underwood, Chickasha,
are visiting in the home of their
aunt. Mrs. Christine Minter, 1220
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27 Correlative oX
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30 District —
31 Shaded walk
33 Within (comb.
38 Chinese river
45 That is (ab.)
10 Night before
13 The-to its republic
monetary unit 31 Plateau
16 Prayer ending 32 Excuses
18 Small germ 34 Allairs
19 Fast in BJ* 40 Portion
prosody ■J>_ 41 Image ‘
22 Coral islands 42 Counsel
44 Trimming j
51 Trinity term
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■ ■ j Pacific ocean
I enjoyed very much the column
by Ann Garner in the August fifth
Issue of the El Reno Daily Tribune.
The recent events at West Point
should be an example to us the
declining Integrity of our political
leaders. Many more instances of
this let-down in principles have
filled the front pages of our papers
in the past months.
X( is certainly time for a moral
awakening at the grass roots for
we as voters are responsible for the
situations which have been allowed
to be born and grow unchecked.
More columns like the one men-
tioned above will, I am sure, help
to accomplish this awakening.
• Yours very truly,
Ferd Vogt, Jr.
Lesson in English
WORDS OFTEN MISUSED: Do
not say, "I will revenge my broth-
er.” Say, "I shall avenge my broth-
Lenient and lenity. Pronounce
first e in the adjective us in lee.
Pronounce the e in the noun as In
OFTEN MISSPELLED: Annul
lone I). Annulled and annulling
SYNONYMS: Gossip, chat, chat-
ter. tattle, prattle, babble, palaver.
WORD STUDY: “Use a word
three times and it is yours." Let
us increase our vocabulary by mas-
tering one word each day. Today’s
word: INTONATION; modulation
ot the voice. "Some curious in-
tonation In his voice caused her
to glauce at him."
Look and Learn
1. Who was the greatest Greek
writer of comic plays?
2. What term describes a victory
that is as disastrous to the victor
as to the vanquished?
3. What docs Episcopal mean?
4. What do sailors mean by
“splicing the main brace?"
1. Aristophanes (445-385 B.C.).
2. Pyrrhic victory.
3. Of or pertaining to a bishop.
4. Taking a drink.
TVEAL purpose of the McCarran
'**’ sub-committee to to Investigate
the Institute of Pacific relations,
following seizure of the IPR files.
The business at hand 1s an at-
tempt to show that the Institute
of Pacific relations was in a posi-
tion to exercise an undue amount
of influence in shaping U. S. state
department policy on the Par East.
That IPR actually exercised this
influence has yet to be proved.
But the direction which the
hearing has taken is towards
building up a case that IPR was
not Just a Commie front organiza-
tion, but a full-fledged Commun-
ist apparatus, designed for the
specific Job of directing American
foreign policy along desired Rus-
sian lines. While a number of the
backers of IPR were admittedly
perfectly loyal American citizens,
it 1s inferred that they were the
Innocent dupes of Communist con-
This to where Owen Lattimore
comes into the case. Toward the
end of 1933, Lattimore became edi-
tor of IPR’s magazine, "Pacific
hasn't been on the state depart-
ment payroll since. He has been
director of the Walter Hines Page
school of International relations
at Johns Hopkins university since
1938, and this is his present job.
Incidentally, he has written a doz-
en books on the Far East.
The still unanswered question to
how this made him "the architect
of American foreign policy," as
Senator McCarthy charged. Evi-
dence before the McCarran com-
mittee has thus fnr been pretty
Alexander Barmlne — ex-Russian
general now head of the U. 8.
state department's Russian desk
lor Voice of America—says another
Russian general, Walter Krivltzky
'later found dead In a Washing-
ton hotel) told him in Paris In
1933 that Lattimore was "one of
our men.” But Barimlne did not
know Lattimore personally.
Mrs. Hede Massing, former .wife
of Gerhard Elsler, recruited state
department employes Lawrence
Duggan (now dead' and Noel Field
'now missing, presumably behind
the Iron Curtain) into her Com-
munist apparatus. She says she
met Lattimore only once.
Final Judgment on all’such mat-
ters, however, has to be held up
till Prof. Lattimore himself has
testified, and all the evidence has
been presented to the conunittee.
Problem a Day
Of 24 pomids of salt water, 12
percent is salt. How many pounds
of pure water must be added In
order to hove n solution that con-
tains four percent salt?
48 pounds. Multiply 24 by 0.12
by 100; subtract from this result
the product of 24 and 4; divide
mbs. fox has guests
Mrs John W. Fox. 219 South
Moore, has as iter guests her
duughter. Miss Betty Fox of Fort
Hood. Tex., and her granddaugh-
ter, Miss Suzann Zadik, Dallas.
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