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The El Reno Daily Tribune
A Bine Ribbon Nrwxpsper Serving > Bine Ribbon Community
Issued doily except Saturday from 207 South Rock Island Avenue,
and entered as second-class mail matter under the act of March 3, 1879.
BUDGE HARM? BEAN WARD
Managing Editor Business Manager
Circulation and Office Manager
El Reno (Okla.) Daily Tribune
It's One Thing To Catch 'Em—Another To Clean 'Em
Wednesday, March 22, 1950
By Dave Breger
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Wednesday, March 22. 1950 I
lie is nearer than hands or feet, and If you exclude the noises of the
street and empty yourself of selfish carnal thoughts you can quite |
probably hear his voice. O God, be not far from me. Ps. 71.18.
Home Rule For Capital Denied
|"|F all the burdens saddled upon confess, actinK as a city
^ council for Washington seems the silliest. Long hours \\
are devoted to details of municipal government that are
admittedly tiresome to most of the lawmakers involved.
Actually, no one likes the arrangement. Washington’s
residents want to govern themselves just as do citizens
everywhere else. Officials of the District of Columbia, who
run the city under the thumb of congress, plead for more
Both major parties went on record in their 1048 plat-
forms as favoring home rule for the capital.
Despite all this, action on home rule legislation is sty-
mied. Last year the senate passed a bill by Senator Ke-
fauver, Tennessee Democrat, to give Washingtonians the ___ ^ |
right to vote for a city council and to provide for a re-
organized district government. But the house district com-
mittee sat on the measure.
That’s the situation today, except that a petition is being
circulated among house members to discharge the com-
mittee from further study of the bill. The discharge peti-
tion, the only way a measure can be brought to the floor
over the adverse vote of a committee, now lacks but 49 of
the 218 signatures to become effective.
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WHY has the home rule proposal been blocked when so
many appear to favor it?
The answer is simple. Between a fourth and a third of
the capital’s population is Negro. There is fear in certain
quarters that to enfranchise Washington voters will mean
to give this minority more than its proportionate strength
at the polls.
Obviously there can be no defense of such a viewpoint in
this country. Forward-looking elements in the south have
been slowly but surely winning the Negro his rightful status
at the polls after decades of disfranchisement. And there
the problem has of course been most acute.
Certainly Washington is the last place democratic Amer-
ica should wish to see barriers raised against use of the
voting privilege. It may be pointed out that the capital is
in a ticklish spot, on the borderline between north and
south. But the possibilities for conflict are probably no|\VHEN
more explosive than in, let’s say, Detroit or Chicago, where Nadine Fennells advice to line
the growth of Negro minorities is pressing hard on a limited
The fact is Washington is a capital first and a border
city second. As the nation’s capital, it must reflect in daily
practice the country’s loftiest ideals. How can a city sym-
bolize democracy if it doesn’t live it?
By Rupert HuqIiCS Copyright I950 by Rupert Hughet Dirt by NEA SERVICE, INC.
TIIE STORY: After Azalea Pal-
mer found her father. Ihe wealthy
Wendell Palmer, with his skull
crushed by a desk telephone, police
suspect Paul Moody, a young sculp-
tor whose engagement to Azalea
had been opposed by Palmer. Police
detectives James SUvers and Pete
Kelso investigate. Fingerprints found
on the base of the phone which was
used as a murder weapon are the
same as those found in Paul's stu-
dio. the officers say. Azalea does
not believe her sweetheart mur-
dered her father, and in spile of
the damaging fingerprint evidence
she is determined to clear him of
the charges. A friend recommends
private detective Martin Queripel
to help her.
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thrust into that throbbing left | the police and the courts and rescue
When the modern girl blushes you just have to take her
word for it.
An Iowan built a doghouse 8 by 10 feet with brick walls
and electric heat. Probably the envy of every husband in
Each golfer in a friendly threesome on a Florida course
turned in a card of 84. That sounds just a bit too friendly.
A professor says most of the American profanity was in
use 800 years ago. Isn’t it about time we’re swearing off?
A Massachusetts man wants a divorce because his wife
hasn’t talked to him for seven years. If she had, he might
have wanted it sooner.
New bathing suits remind us: maybe we should revise
the old grammar and change the old-fashioned feminine
gender to nuder.
Down Memory Lane
March 22, 1925
A barn on the Gibson farm in East Walnut township,
together with its contents, which included 700 bushels of
corn, was destroyed by fire last night.
Meml>ers of the local court of the Catholic Daughters of
America who attended initiation in Oklahoma City yester-
day were Mrs. M. H. Reding, Mrs. E. O. Hamilton, Mrs. John
Maney, Mrs. T. W. Maher, Mrs. Ed Wolf, Mrs. Mike Leonard,
Mrs. W. E. Ross, Mrs. Joseph Ledoux, Mrs. H. G. Walch
and daughter, Miss Louise Walch.
Miss Elizal>eth Nolan, who has been visiting in Texas,
will return home today.
a private detective, the desperate
girl looked up Martin Queripel'*
name In the telephone book, but did
not pause to telephone. Azalea de
elded it would mean waiting for an
appointment at Querlpel’s convent-1
ence. He would probably put her off
Tor a few days just to make himself
important and hard to Ret.
She simply called her father’s
chauffeur, leapt Into the car and
fold him to drive as fast as the
law allowed and then step on the
gas. She did not have any respect
for the law, nowadays.
When she reached Queripel’s
address, she found big Timothy
lO’Hea in the outer office and de-
manded to see Mr. Queripel. She
was quivering with fear that he
might be out of town or out on a
mission, so when OTfea said, “I’ll
see If he’s In," moved to Quertpel’s
door and turned his high head to
ask, “Who shall I say wants to
see urn?" he had to look down
quickly to see her ducking under
his arm and flashing straight to the
desk where Queripel was studying
a supposedly forged document under
Queripel looked up from the
enlarged scrawls and blinked hts
eyes to behold the little, the beau-
tiful, the blazing Azalea pounding
on his desk with her lily-like fists
and pounding at his ears with her
importunate voice trying to say
everything at once.
It took Queripel several min-
utes to get over hts confusion, and
longer to get Azalea over her con-
fusion long enough to make known
just what she was commanding him
to do for whom.
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breast of hers. He had to go on:
"The guiltiest often come to be-
lieve sincerely that they are inno-
cent. And it would be hard for
any man to look into such eyes as
yours and say, 'Darling. I killed
your father!’ Of course. I know
only what I have read in the papers.
Moody had motive enough. Your
father is—was—rich, and Moody
needs money. Your father would
not give his consent to your mar-
riage. Paul Moody was seen going
into your house shortly before the
murder was discovered—discovered
by you yourself, poor child. The po-
lice found his fingerprints every-
where — especially on the death
weapon. And fingerprints don’t—"
Azalea snapped at Queripel with
the startling ferocity of a pretty
kitten suddenly all claws:
"Don't you dare tell me that
fingerprints don’t lie! That’s what i
everybody says. The police told j
me so over and over till I wanted j
to scream. But fingerprints must [
lie. They do!”
| "How could they, my dear? There i
has never been discovered the
Because Paul—my Paul—said he
was Innocent. He called me from
the jail. I’d believe him against all
the fingerprints in the world."
Fueling more like a father or a
priest than a sleuth, the detective
put a gentle hand on her clenched
fingers and said:
"Such trust is a very beautiful
thing in a very ugly world. I wish
It could be justified."
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Paul Moody from justice, he was
thinking less about the Palmer
muider case than about the color
of this girl's eyes, as they fairly
burned Into his.
The very private detective Martin
Queripel had skimmed the stories in
the papers and assumed that, for
once, the police had acted quickly
and wisely in arresting Paul Moody.
Such cases were far outside the
line of Martin Queripel, a strange
sort of sleuth who loved not only
to work in obscurity, but to live
there. It was his man, O'Hea, who
had said of him:
mHERE is no deprivation which
A I feel so keenly as that of
the lack of time or other cir-
cumstances preventing my perus-
al of the daily newspapers. There
eventually may be dozens of ways
to hear the news "on the run”
so to speak, but I hope not in
Reading the morning paper is
a regular rite with me: a pot of
hot coffee, a comfortable chair,
the gnawing pangs of hunger
satisfied, the sun starting its
day’s run across the heavens, the
birds twittering In the shrubbery,
the crunch of footsteps on the
sidewalk, indicating the world is
alert, but not I.
Wrapped in security and re-
laxation, the cares of the day
not yet invading the cushioned
comfort of a good night’s sleep,
I read the front page. Then, page
by page, as one progresses from
soup to dessert in a banquet, I
devour - the news, the features
and the advertising so astutely
put together for the reading
pleasure of the general public.
When I’m away from home I
miss the heme town newspaper
more than anything else. When
I have been in the hospital
(never was In any other than
the El Reno sanitarium) I begin
to feel like myself and not "the
patient" when I can get my
hands on ttie newspaper and
read what goes on In the world.
I like ihe freedom of the press.
I dislike having my news cen-
sored by the office of public
information before it gets to me.
Let me read, mark, learn and
inwardly digest everything fit to
print and formulate my own
opinions, without whitewash or
Then when evening comes and
the workaday world is shut out
and I am apprised of the local
happenings by my own evening
paper and learn therefrom where
are tomorrow's bargains, my
world is replete with satisfaction.
For me. many forms of torture
might be devised, but whatever
else, don’t stop my newspaper!
“A penny for your thoughts, dear
★ WASHINGTON COLUMN ★
BY PETER EDSON
NEA Washington Correspondent
McCarthy Charges May Put
Spotlight on Far East Policy
fflASHINGTON, March 22— | k
7* Senator .losenh R McCarthy zx
A8HINGTON, March 22— |
Senator Joseph R. McCarthy
of Wisconsin has finally struck j
what for him may be pay dirt. By
bringing out into the open the
name of John Stewart Service as
I one of his state department se- j
curity risks. Senator McCarthy
1 may be heading the senate foreign
relations sub-committee into an
investigation of the whole far east-
ern division of the state depart-
Of course, the senate foreign re-
lations committee made one In-
vestigation of the state depart
Senator McCarthy’s Case No. 2
in his first list of 80 security risks.
Vincent, 50, is now U. S. ambassa-
dor to Switzerland. He served in
China from 1928 to 1935 and in
1911 and '42. In 1943 he was made
chief of the far eastern division,
serving there till sent to Switzer-
land a year or so ago. Vincent has
for years been criticized as the
man who gave U. S. China policy
a slant towards the Communists.
In describing his case No. 2.
I Senator McCarthy said: . . this
I individual contacts a Russian
mat was when General Pat Hur- *> lhe *ff,an emba8Sy'
where the mate-rial
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Shiflett and
Miss Mildred Shiflett called in the
Fred Miller home Friday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Roy Kepler and
Old Q. is the unknqwnest man in j children called on Mr. and Mrs.
the known world. And likes it."
(To Be Continued)
By Richview Club
A boys' team demonstration on
the use of a seed flat by Don
Ballard and James Atherton high-
lighted the Richview 4-H club’s
latest meeting in the Richland
Donald Joe Griffin, president,
presided at the meeting and Doris
Jane Estep, secretary, called the
roll and read the minutes. Marvin
Ballard, vice president, led the I
Captains’ reports were given by
Irma Jane Ballard, Isla Jean Wie-
demann and Judy Haverly.
Dressel Powell gave a timely topic
on the growing and transplanting
of plants. BUI Nelson, assistant
county agent, told about the chick-
ens the 4-H members received at
strange wonder; for while she was Esther Biller led the games and
pouring out a story of her wretch- j Harry Haverly, song leader, sang
edness and begging him to fight two numbers.
Frank Snelllng Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Garry and
children visited Mr, and Mrs.
Arthur Gardner and family Sun-
Leon Miller was honored on his
birthday anniversary Wednesday
with a surprise supper by Mr. and
Mrs. Fred Miller. Guests were Mr.
and Mrs. Kenneth Kreger and son
of El Reno and Clyde Miller of
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Baker and
children of Kingfisher visited In
the R. C. Shiflett home Sunday
Lesson in English
flS heart softened toward her in
Answer to Previous Puzzle
2 Song bird
4 Half an em
8 Symbol for
10 Form a notion
16 Senior (ab.)
IT was plain to Queripel that she
March 22. 1940
The 1940 pioneer celebration in El Reno befran taking
form today when the general committee met and completed
preliminary arrangements. To be held April 27, 28 and 29.
the event will be called “rhiaholm Trail Pioneer Days.”
Herman Merveldt is general chairman of the program.
Lucius Babcock. jr„ was elected exalted ruler of the El
Reno Elks lodge at a meeting March 21. He succeeds Robert
M. Mallonee. Baker H. Melone was named leading knight.
Other officers named were Vincent Harper, lecturing knight;
Lloyd Anderson, loyal knight; Howard Collins, secretary;
Marquis Stone Morris, treasurer; Don Allison, trustee; and
Harry Wagner, tyler.
Mayor Roy Leas of El Reno and P. B. Vandament, mayor
of Yukon, have been invited by Mayor A. E. Goerke of Wa-
tonga to attend a special district meeting of the Oklahoma
Municipal league scheduled in Watonga March 26.
John T. Willingham, jr., became suspicious of his new qu^tly;
car’s speedometer when he discovered he had traveled more
than 1,800 miles on 60 gallons of gas which meant more
than 30 miles per gallon. On having his speedometer checked ______________________
he found that, the device, in perfect working order, wns Ifm* he could*see how hts last word
made to measure kilometers instead of miles. 1 stabbed her as if it were a knife
be pretty—at least when
she was calm. But now her ex-
quisite features were twisted and
contorted all askew And small
wonder for that, since they were
trying to express grief, rage, de-
rtance, appeal, command, hope, de-
spair all at once as she beat on the
detective's desk and sobbed:
“I suppose you think I’m a
heartless fiend for trying to save
Paul Moody from being put to death
for murdering my father. Every-
body thinks that of me, especially
the police. They say they never saw
a tighter case against anybody. But
I don’t care what anybody says or
thinks. Paul says he is Innocent.
That’s enough for me.”
Queripel ventured to Interpose
■ 'Nearly every criminal swears
he is innocent, my child—espe-
cially just before his execution.”
He was sorry he had said this
5 It resembles
8 It has a short
13 Goddess of
18 Legal matters 17 Comparative
19 Toward suffix
20 Make ready 20 Perseveres
22 While 21 Powers
23 Otherwise 24 Fries slowly
25 Short missive 26 Strangest
31 Note of scale
32 Goddess of
33 War god
47On time (ab.)
55 Brain passage
58 Group of three
. weigh u
WORDS OFTEN MISUSED: Do
not say. "Were you to church this
morning?" Say, "Were you at
church this morning?"
Justifiable. Principal accent Is on
OFTEN MISSPELLED: Imitate;
one m. Immigrate; two m’s.
SYNONYMS: Criticize, censure,
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: APOSTATE (noun); one
who deserts professed principles of
faith; a renegade. (Pronounce the
o as in on: accent follows the *).
“He was an apostate, false to the
vows of his church.”
! ley hurled his charges against the
! department after resigning in a
I huff as ambassador to China,
i Three of the men named by Gen-
! eral Hurley as having sabotaged
j U. S. policy in China have now
I been named by Senator McCarthy.
| They are John Stewart Service,
i Ambassador John Carter Vincent,
and John P Davies, jr„ r.ow on
the state department's policy plan-
The senate foreign relations
committee dropped the Hurley
charges after a short investiga-
tion. The new foreign relations
sub-committee under Chairman
Millard E. Tydings of Maryland
may do nothing more with the
McCarthy charges this time. But
these things hang on like the
plague and It will probably be
necessary to reinvestigate them
every few years till all the prin-
cipals are dead.
Senator McCarthy having
brought in a lot of old dirty linen.
It might be just as well to turn
the Tydings investigation into a
Chinese policy laundry. Run it
through the mangle and the wring-
er again, then hang it on the line
I ior everyone to see. That’s the
only way a lot of suspicious neigh-
bors are going to be convinced.
The Tydings committee's investi-
gation into China policy will get
off to a good start when it hears
Ambassador-at-Large Philip C.
Jessup. He flew back to Washing-
ton. instead of taking a slow boat
from China, in erder to answer
the charges of Communist front
affiliations which Senator Mc-
Carthy had thrown at him.
In justice to Ambassador Vincent
and John P. Davies, jr., they
should be given a chance to ap-
pear in public hearing, too. Service
has been ordered to return from
India to appear personally before
a department loyalty board. Then
either find them guilty of
33 Take into
37 Comes in
46 Doctor of
49 Oriental porgy
53 "Show Me
John S. Service. 41, was recent-
ly ordered to India as U. S. con-
sul at Calcutta He was born in
China of missionary parents He
served In various posts in the
Orient from 1933 to 1945. On the
•senate floor Senator McCarthy
said, "It will be recalled that the
FBI picked up Service lor having
delivered secret state department
documents to Amerasia.”
In testimony brfore the Tydings
sub-committee. Senator McCarthy
amplified on the Amerasia maga-
zine spy case of ,1945. Service has
been investigated and cleared of
complicity in this case five times,
including one federal grand jury
and an investigation by a house
judiciary sub-committee. The state
department says that the civil
service commission recommended
that Service appear personally be-
fore state’s own loyalty board. This
board more than a year ago cleared
him without a personal appear-
John P. Davies, jr.. was likewise
bom in China. On graduation from
Columbia In 1931 he entered U. S.
foreign service. He was stationed
in various China posts from 1933
to 1939. He was in the state de-
partment for the next two years,
then back in China 1942-44. He
was consul and first secretary at
the U. S. embassy in Moscow 1945-
46, returning to Washington In
1947 to take a place on the state
department’s top policy planning
ACTIVE FOR 50 YEARS
HAVERHILL, Mass. —(U.R>— The
only two active women employes
of the Boston and Maine railroad
with 50 years’ service work at the
same station here. Qold passes
were presented to Mrs. Mary S.
some | Boudreau, the ticket agent, and
specific charge, or clear them once Mrs. Mabel Choate, the telegraph
and for all and let them alone. operator.
Look and Learn
1. What are the principal con-
stituents of the earth’s atmos-
2. In what parts of the world do
the greatest number of hurricanes
3. What was the greatest naval
battle of the first World war?
4. Is penicillin animal, vegetable,
5. How are penguins different
from all other birds?
1. Nitrogen, oxygen, argon, car-
bon dioxide, hydrogen, and water
2. West Indies and China Sea.
3. The Battle of Jutland.
4. Vegetable, being derived from
5. Their wings are modified into
swimming paddles for which they
are exclusively used.
Problem a Day
What two numbers have a dif-
ference of one while their squares
have a difference of 61?
30 and 31. Let X equal the small-
er number and X plus 1 the larger.
Form the equation X squared plus
2X plus 1 minus X squared equals
61: solve for the smaller number;
add 1 for the larger number.
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