The El Reno Daily Tribune (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 50, No. 146, Ed. 1 Monday, August 18, 1941 Page: 6 of 6
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EL KENO (OKLAJ DAILY TRIBUNE
Extended Illness Is Fatal
To Retired Farmer
Noah Barnes, 89-year-old retired
farmer, died early today at his
home, 1320 South Jensen avenue,
after an extended illness and a
He had lived in El Reno since
1929 when he moved here from
Newton, Kan., where memorial
services will be conducted and
burial will be made Tuesday after-
Kerrick's funeral home will have
charge of arrangements.
Mr. Barnes is survived by the
widow, of the home address, four
daughters, four sons, 15 grand-
children and seven great grandchil-
Daughters are Mrs. Walter Bar-
low of Shawnee, Mrs. Gertrude Gay
of Los Angeles, Mrs. Lee Johnson
and Mrs. Nora Getz, both of New-
ton Sons are Roy S. Barnes and
William A. Barnes, both of Shaw-
nee. Ed Barnes of Los Angeles and j walking
Walter Barnes of Atchison, Kan.
Coming to You Right Out of Your Want-Ad Section!
By Tom Horner
ADVENTUROUS . . . A Between-the-Lines Story of the Classified Columns
FOR BERT STEBBINS
Bert Stebbins, who had been
associated with the El Reno con-
tracting firm of Merveldt and
Stebbins since 1936, died of a
heart attack Saturday afternoon
at Cherokee where he was working
for the company.
Mr. Stebbins, who had been a
resident of Oklahoma for 50 years,
was known widely among contrac-
tors. During the early days he was
engaged in ouilding railroads in
Oklahoma and in several other
Funeral rites are scheduled at
2;30 p. m. Tuesday at Muskogee,
where burial will be made.
In addition to his wife, the im-
mediate survivors Include a sister,
Mrs. Sam Grey of Oklahoma City.
El Reno Markets
(Corrected to 2 p. tn„ Aug. 18>
32-lb. oats 38
48-lb bailey .45
Kaffir corn, No. 2, 100 lbs. 1.20
Com, No. 2 shelled 72
Butterfat ____________________ .34
Secretary - Receptionist, young,
attractive, capable; must keep
books. Apply in person to 2060
The dark-eyed girl circled the
help wanted ad with a heavy,
black line. Similar circles were
scattered over the page. She read
on, poised her pencil, changed her
mind, then abruptly folded the
“That's enough to keep me
until midnight," she said,
half aloud. “And probably every I
single Job will be taken just five ]
minutes before I get there."
"You talking to me, Miss?"
She had not noticed the young
man at the far end of the park
“No. Oh, no!" She could feel
her cheeks color; she knew her
neck was crimson. Why should I
she blush because a stranger
asked a civil question? She open-
ed the paper again, stared at it
without seeing words.
She should have left then, she
told herself, clicking down the
sidewalk with high heels tapping
out a message that would put this I
young man in his place. But she
didn’t want to put him in his
place. For six days her entire
conversation had consisted of a |
few greetings from the clerk at
her hotel and the brainless putter
of a lunchroom hasher.
The young man had made no
attempt to follow up his initial
opening. Secretly, she almost,
wished that he would. He was
paying no attention to her. She
noted he was reading the classi-
fied pages, too.
He was a nice looking fellow
not a park bench loafer. Some
youngster, Just out of college,
looking for his first job
a football player, she decided,
eyeing him from the protection of
van? Kay for Katie, not Kather-
The girl was amazed. "Why
yes. How did you know?"
He thrust the paper under her
nose, his finger pointing to a
“There—take a look at that,
(To Be Continued |
Persons and products men-
tioned in this story are en-
For Lunch Project
Checker and croquet tourna-
ments scheduled during the last
two weeks and postponed because
of rain will be held this week,
weather permitting, it has been
announced by Neal V. Golden,
public parks recreation service su-
The checker play will be held
Tuesday and the croquet tourna-
ment will be staged Wednesday,
both in Legion park. Regular
horseshoe tourney is scheduled
The program is open to the pub-
lic and there will be no entry fees,
Mr.' Golden said. Competition in
croquet and horseshoe tourna-
ments will be only in doubles
• LOCAL BRIEFS
Dr. and Mrs. T. V. Powell, 105
North Hoff avenue, had as their i
Schroeder, El Reno
the parents of a rif
ing six pounds and
birth Sunday in tire
The baby has been
Jap Sackett, 64
charged with illegal
of not guilty when 1
ed before Judge Ei
son in Canadian co
day. Bond was set
guests Sunday Mrs. Joe Theis and
son, Frank, of Oklahoma City.
charges Sackett w:
pints of whiskey an
gin in his possessiq
Donald Roberts and James Capps
of Geary spent the week-end with
friends in El Reno. Mr. Roberts
is formerly of El Reno.
Miss Darlene Wharton of Okla-
homa City is visiting this week in
I the home of her cousin, Miss
l Eleanor Davis, 512 South Rock
! Island avenue.
Miss FYrn Ritchey of Hinton has I
been appointed to serve as Cana-
dian county project supervisor for
the WPA school lunch project, it
was announced today. Her office
is located on the second floor of
the El Reno city hall.
Miss Ritchey is a graduate of
Central State college
Mrs. LeRoy Ewing, 501 Sunset
drive, departed today for Sayre
where she will visit for a short
time with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. G. L. Kirby.
• HOSPITAL NOTES
Mr. and Mrs. Noris Whitaker,
at Edmond. I daughter, Rita Rose, nad son,
-----i Noris DeLane, returned Sunday
from Billings where they visited
with Mr. Whitaker's parents, Mr.
and Mrs. R. M. Whitaker.
Illustrated By John Sunley
The young mail was paying no attention to her. She noticed he was reading the classified pages,
too. lie was a nice-looking fellow—not a park bench loafer. Fossil ly a football player, she derided,
eyeing him from the protection of the paper, Well, he should have no trouble finding a job—at- least not
as much trouble as she was having.
Roy Collins, 815 South Choctaw
avenue, returned to his home from
the El Reno sanitarium Sunday |
after a major operation Aug. 2.
Mrs. Catherine Vance, 1001
MONTGOMERY, Ala.— (U.R) — An
i inebriate staggered into poliee
headquarters and walked up to
South Shepard avenue, entered the,) what he thought was the counter.
ago, by that tower clock, the
super- alesman for Acme Ace-
High folding card tables. Easy to
set up. Guaranteed rigid. The
plasto-fiber cover Is resistant to
liquids, heat, everything but arid
Possibly I and forgotten cigarets. Ace-High
is always a winner—"
“I don’t see why they fired you."
Heavy hens .
the paper. Well, lie should have I she laughed. "You've prartically
no trouble finding n job-at least Isold me an Ace-Hbh card table."
New York Slock
NEW YORK, Aug 18.—</D—'Thq
stock market today plowed a
couple of more furrows In recovery
While gains of fractions to a
point or so were fairly well dis-
tributed at tiie close, top marks
established In the forenoon later
were reduced In many Instances
Transfers approximated 400,000
not as much trouble as she was
That was the bad part about
leaving home and coming to the
city on quick decision, without
planning It all nut months in ad-
I vuice. You Just got tired of be-
| Ing secretary - receptionist - book -
keeper - office assistant - cleaning
inaid foi a doctor, you hud all you
could stand of your cousins, your
uncle and your uunt, you were
completely fed up with routine
small-town existence, and before
anyone could stop you or even
nrgue you out of the idea, you
were parked and on your WHy—
to a park bench.
# * *
glad it didn’t work. That stunt Everything I earned went for
“They'll he roniing after me,"
I Andrews bragged, "begging me to
I come buck, at probably double
I tny salary. But I'm not gotng
back, at any price. I'm through j
with Ace-High tables. Wait until j
old Archibald tries to find an-1
other salesman as good as I ain."
lie wn.s so self-confident, so
i sure of himself, she did not hnve
'the heart to laugh. "Why did this
—this Archibald fire you?"
"Just because I had an Idea a
i really great advertising stunt for
Arc-High tables. But I had a ltt-
1 tie bad luck.
"You know how people at a cir-
rus like to watch a clown sway
New York Cotton
NEW YORK. Aug 18.—(/P—Cot- I
ton futures moved In a narrow
range today and were mfluenced
by small orders either way
Futures closed unchanged to 2
higher, October 16.10, December
16 28-29. January 16.28, March
16 39, July 16 34.
The boy at the end of (he bench *,,l('k >nd forth on a higli tower
her staring at
CHICAGO, Aug 18.—(Ab—When t
prices fluctuated within a range
of about a cent a bushel today,
working alternately above and be-
low Saturday's close and finishing
with little net change
Wheat closed imchanged to 'a
lower, September 1.11 to 1 11 1-8.
December 1 14 7-8 to 114 1-4; corn
3-8 to 5-8 down, September 77 1-R,
December 80 1-8; oats 1-8 olf to
looked up. caught
"Any luck? I see
Ing want-ads. too."
The grin was Infectious. There
[ was no point In squelching him.
Maybe the warm summer sun, and
[those lazv clouds sailing nrross
the blue were Influenelng her.
| Surely Unrle Ralph would never
approve. Darn Uncle Ralph!
The grin lorred her answer.
How could this brotlier-ln-unem-
ployinent sit there and grin as If
of tables and chairs? I was going
lo do that not sway- but I built
a tower ol Ace-High tables on;
the sidewalk right in front "of the]
store. Ten of 'em. Had to get a I
ladder to set them up.
"Then while thousands of pro-!
pie watched He raught her,
smile "There were at least 300."
he admitted. " while they
watched, I climb out a window
onto llic top table. Cops arrive,
and trll me lo come down Traf-
jams . . . The sidewalk Is
he owned the world? He wouldn't I blocked. I trll the oops, and the
think life quite so funny If he rrowrl thnt I'm out to prove that
had no more money than she had | Are-High tables stand up
in iicr pom |;im 1,1111
"Nothing much," she answered j More people stop and gawk,
at last, trying to make her voire]More cops Reimrters. Photog-
is going to cost old Archibald all
the salary lie didn’t pay me," He
turned to the girl. "How about
you? No flagpole sitting?"
* * *
She shook her head. "No stunt,
no crowd, no tables. I just got
tired of the same old daily rou-
tine. I've been working for a
doctor In Sumner, a little town
downstate, for five years. Ever
since I left high school I’ve been
i listening to people cry about their
I aches and moan about their bills.
So I came to the city to find a
"And you'll probably find one—
working for a doctor again." The
young man surveyed her closely,
j "You shouldn't have much trouble
I finding a spot. Nice clothes, good
style. Attractive face. Always did
like auburn hair, green eyes. With
those teeth you could advertise
lor a dentist . .
She didn’t know whether to be
angry or amused. He was apprais-
I ing her, enumerating Iter assets,
Just as he would sell an Ace-High
. . Nice figure. You could
model, If you want to . Now tell
us your story, with or without
. names, as you prefer. What do
I you really want to do?”
"I don't want to be a secretary-
'OkH.v. That's out. What Is the
“I don't want to work at all,"
she answered truthfully. "I've
worked ever since I can remem-
ber. Dad wasn't much good, I
under18Ut“ss' nlK* mother went home to
loom and board. I had to help
around the house, too. It wasn't
"So you finally told him off and
started out on your own, and now
the going's tough," Ted concluded
for her. "Why did you pick on
this town? Why not try New
York. Chicago? What brought you
"I'm looking for my Dpd- Tim
Donovan, the inventor. Ever hear
"Nope. What does he invent?"
"I don't know. He just invents.
That's why Mother left him. None
of his inventions ever paid any
money, but he wouldn’t quit.
Mother's last letter from him
came from here. He wanted her
to come back. His big Invention
was sure to succeed. He was
planning to build a factory here.
Mother wrote that we would come
back after the Invention started
paving. We never heard from him
* * *
But Ted wasn't listening. "Tim
Donovan . . . Donovan . . . I've
seen that name somewhere . ,
He picked up his newspaper.
| scanned the classified pages again.
I "And your name is Kay Dono-
E1 Reno sanitarium Sunday for
treatment of a hip fracture, re-1 bud
celved when she slipped and fell j —
at her home. .
Mrs. Homer Reml, 825 South |
Miles avenue, and Judith Hazel,!
her daughter born Aug. 11, were I
dismissed Sunday from the El Reno |
Miss Kay Garrett, 4C0 South
Roberts avenue, submitted to a
major operation at the EH Reno
James Clark, El Reno route 2, |
leturned to his home today after |
a major operation Aug. 12.
Mrs. Ottilie Weise, El Reno, was
dismissed Saturday from the El
Reno sanitarium, where she under-
went a major operation Aug. 3.
“Gimme a package of cigarets.
He smoked them in jail.
JERSEY CITY, N
t/P)—The American 1
rived from Lisbon a
submarine near her
about 100 miles wc.s
guese capital and <
the same day an
Crewmen said I
off the ship’s bri
bow and remained .
the American flag
R E M 0
NO DOWN P
adventure bt dm
AT NIGHT .
i for a fresh START
STOP AT A
OKLAHOMA CITY, Aug 18.-<A
—Cattle 3.600, calves 900; moder-
ately active, generally steady; top
|]i .(I. ’.' ii'r tap 111 10
Hogs 1,500; active, steady; top
Sheep $800; steady; top $10 50.
KAN8A8 CITY. Aug.
Hogs 2,500; top $11.30
Cattle 1.800; top $12.25
Sheep 7.600; top $1125
• LOCAL BRIEFS
sound a little friendly. "I walk
and walk, and every place I go,
I find the Job has Just
"Tough,” he agreed, He ex-1 "Old Ace-High let me down
tended a package of cigarets. I,n^ completely I fell through Hie
"Have one?" I ,nP of the highest table, legs rol-
She shook her head. "Never 'apwd. tables tumbled every-
her family. She would have done j
better to hnve stayed with Dad, I
Leause she .>-|)ent the rest of her I
life trying to make a living for i
#Utlng.lm< Then- iTlia^Iant? "ttle Ka>; ^ro,her
"Wish I hadn't,
toward a cloud. "Wish I didn’t
have to go looking for a job
Much rather Just sit here in the
| w hrrr A cop got a bump on Ills
He blew smoke head when I landed on him with
a table around my middle. Four
persons were lilt by falling tables,
all m ini ed Two women fainted.
helped a little, mostly by finding
new customers for her to sew
for, and housework and odd jobs
"When Mother died. Uncle'
Ralph got this Job In the doctor’*
ofllrr for me. I lived with him
and Aunt Susan and lour cousin*. I
Phone for a ...
FREE Nome Trial
of one of fhtlO
efficient new ..
on laundry will
pay for iff
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THERE'S ALWAYS MIITIUI
sun, talk to you" He said the last|Thc show window was cracked. I
so softly she hardly heard
was inested for Inciting a riot,
| disturbing the pence and assault-
"It's a grand day for park bench | an ntltrri.
And t get
Forrest Nave of Dallas. Tex. and
Mis* Nell Cant of Clinton were
week-end guest* nl the home of
Mr. and Mrs Him Rlehard Revtlle
907 8outh Macomb avenue.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W Bayle**, 319
West Watt* at reel, had a* Sunday
guests Mr and Mrs. Jack Sampson
and family of Duncan. Oarletot
Bay less of Springfield. Mo„ Mrs
A. B McKinney of Wichita. Kan
M H, Bayle** and Mr* I. O Nea
of Atoka Rev and Mrs O I
Bayle** and family of Cordell hi
rived today for a vMt. Mr, Samp
son. M H Bayle** *nd Mr* Nee
returned to their home* Sundtr
while the other* ;wlU remain for hi
dt ting," she
work no eat.
3hr folded the paper again! Judge ruled
lurked It under her arm took her | ordered him
compact from bar purse
The young innn watched her
powder her no«e.
"The Injured parties sent their I
lawyers to see Archibald; the
he was responsible, [
to pay them and to
pay my fine, too And his Mr
competitor ran it full page ad with
picture* of the wreckage Not
Don't go" he asked "I really I slrlctly ethical, but business ts!
want to talk to you—to someone,"
The grin flashed on again. She
determined not to let
"I'm no ma*her- -no park-bench i
Romeo"—he was like a child ask-
ing her to help him—"I won't'
even a*k your nil me and address
ve Just been fired and I want
o talk to someone to get a little j
'onfldenee, You can leave any-
It was difficult to refuse. "Well
. . I—" she liegan.
"That's fine! I knew I eould j
'ount on you. I'm Ted Andrews,
up to one hour and 33 minutea1
It influence;'his morning
go back to work until
I left nguln, almost
The girl made no effort to hide
her I niglder now. "I can see you, I
on top of 10 card table*—"
Ted laughed, loo. "It was a
swell idea," he ln*kded. "but I'm
HALF — RENTALS — REPAIRS
New and Reconditioned
Typewi iter Dep t. Phone 28#
presents a magnificent display
in an entertainment program
that is different and educa-
tional yet packed with thrills
and interest. See the colorful
night pageants and dances.
Visit the real Indian village.
Learn more about the Ameri-
Parade# 10:30 a.m. Wednesday
1 p.m. Friday
Bring Your Camera#
AUCUST 20-23, 1941
E\\ POLES FOR OLD
There’s always mainten
Winds and weather collect their toll from poloi
wires. The elements have no rnercy and this n
a constant outlay of man-hours and material to
equipment shipshape. There is no let up and
is costly . . but extremely essential if you, the
tomer, are rendered the uninterrupted electric sc
which has become so vital to your daily living.
OKLAHOMA GAS AND \*V,7 ELECTRIC COMPAN
Am Ok/mhmma initifvflan • £ttab/ithmd, Oklokmma Tmrritmry, /St
John C. Kerin, Manager, El Item* District
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