The El Reno Daily Tribune (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 65, No. 118, Ed. 1 Monday, July 16, 1956 Page: 1 of 7
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UP) MEANS ASSOCIATED PRESS
El Reno, Oklahoma, Monday, July 16, 1956
lift MEANS UNITED PRESS
Volume 65, No. 118
VE of the things irking the
average automobile owner
ay is that extra rate he has to
> for insurance if anyone
ler 25 years old drives the
. As almost any father will
you, his son or daughter is a
ter driver than he is. Their
exes are sharper, their eye-
it better, so why should he
a penalty for car insurance?
he National Safety council re-
tly came up with the prob-
e answer. In 1955, according
its statistics, the record of
vers over 25 improved over
t of 1954. But drivers under
showed up with a poorer rat-
|. In 1954, younger drivers
ire involved in 24.1 of the to-
fatal accidents recorded. In
5, the figure climbed to 27.1.
heir youth which gives them
ater skill and quicker reac-
is, apparently also makes
m more prone to reckless-
isidc from the fact that this
ts dad more for his car in-
ance there is another reason
y youth should study its ac-
ent record and seek to im-
; ve it.
I'ho, 1 ask you, has more at
ke in gambling with his own
than the youth under 25? We
sters at best can only look
ward to a relatively few more
rs, but the young person of
•mal health can reasonably
>ect another 50 years or more
life. With ordinary care and
steady advance of medical
>ncc, he can expect most of
se years—and they may be
[ended beyond that figure—to
| enjoyed in fair health and re-
vely unimpaired usefulness,
f'et, as the safety council fig-
>s indicate, youngsters with so
eh to lose seem to be little
icerned about the prospect of
early demise. Probably this
(because, thinking in terms of
long years ahead, they just
h't consider the possibility of
ith or permanent disability,
jlecause they have been better
ined than their parents, young-
drivers should be the best
vers on the road. They can
(•form marvels in speed and
jeterity. They can pass cars
get through tight spots at
:h speed in a way' that looks
possible to their elders. And
Cause they have these skills
y take chances, with the re-
t that they fall victim to the
jv of averages.
Experts tell us that common
lise is the only thing that will
(lance off recklessness. And
pn they add, common sense is
developing characteristic which
me acquire early, others as
i.y grew older and some per-
Ips never achieve.
|>o it would appear that the
•her rate insurance on cars to
driven by those under 25 is
[nething which is here to
Members of the wheat referen-1
' dum committee have been named. |
R. A. Stephenson, manage of the i
j county ASC office said today. The |
committee men will serve at the
July 20 election when county farm-
! ers vote on price supports for the
Four polling places have been |
set up for the election with three I
committee men at each of the lo-1
The voting place for districts A, |
D, and E will be at the Conoco |
station in Calumet, for townships j
Oak, Cement, Darlington, Valley, I
Calumet, Maple and Prairie
Committee men for that polling
place will be Elmo Wharton,
Geary, Chairman; Ralph Hanne-
man, El Reno route 1, vice chair-
man; and Hubert Dillon, Geary
route 2, member.
Townships Rock Island. Reno, El
Reno, Union and Prairie, in dis-
tricts F, B and E, will vote in the
ASC office in El Reno with R. A.
Patzack, Union City route 1. chair-
man; R. L. Chapell, El Reno, route
1, vice chairman; and Marion Bro-
dersen, Okarche route 3, member.
Districts C and G, which include
townships Mathewson, Frisco, Yu-
kon and Mustang, will vote in the
Yukon city hall. Committee men
for that polling place will be Ern-
est Jeck, Piedmont route 1. chair-
man; Edward Bejcek, Yukon route
1, vice chairman; and Monar Dick-
ersen, Piedmont, member.
The fourth district, H, which in-
cludes East and West Walnut, will
vote in the Niles Store in the Wal-
"The tented circus as it now exists is, in my opinion, j mit community center, with Omer
---— ------Challis, Hinton, chairman: BUI
Russians Seek Ban On
Nuclear Weapon Tests
4-H CAMPERS Johnnie and Barabara Miller, children of Mr.
and Mrs. Leslie Miller, El Reno route 3, had their suit-
cases filled early but had a few more items to pack before
the club members took off today for Roman Nose park on
a three day camp for about 150 county club members.
Famed Circus Ends
Career Under Tent
PITTSBURGH, July 16 —UP*—Ringling Brothers, Barnum
and Bailey combined shows, long billed as “the greatest show
on earth,” announced today it is folding its circus tents tonight
and returning to winter quarters at Sarasota, Fla.
A statement from John Ringling North, board chairman
and head of the circus said;
a thing of the past.
‘•We are considering plans for
the future which may involve an
almost completely mechanically
Plagued By Trouble
The circus has been plagued by
bad weather and labor trouble dur-
ing its current tour.
It had been booked consecutive-
ly as far as Milwaukee, Wis", until
Aug. 4-5, with other showings ten-
tatively scheduled after that date.
New Plans Made
However. North said in the state-
ment, another "all new 87th pre-
sentation of Ringling Brothers
Barnum and Bailey combined
shows will open as usual on April
3, 1957, at Madison Square Garden
in New York and will play the
1957 season in other air-condition-
ed arenas all over the United
Even in what must have been a
grim announcement, the circus
head and his publicity department
didn't overlook the familiar boast.
North was not available immedi-
ately for further discussion of his
Hale, Minco, vice chairman; and
Eli Brogden, Hinton, member.
Leslie Patzack, chairman of the
county ASC said that if farmers
approve the price support program
for 1957. by a two-thirds majority,
the support price will be 60 percent
Muskogee. July 16—W—Two out-1 of the $2 national average,
laws, both facing possible death
Put in Solitary
Cutting Radiation Threat
Interests U.S., Britain
MOSCOW, July 16—Itf)—'The Soviet Union today called
on the United States and Britain to agree that all three coun-
tries will stop testing nuclear weapons.
Dmitri Shcpilov. making his first public address since tak-
ing over from V. M. Molotov as foreign minister, told 1,500
delegates to the Supreme Soviet this aim could be achieved
in any one of three ways. He listed these as:
1. Within the framework of the united nations.
2. A tripartite agreement among the three powers con-
cerned, which other countries —
in the electric chair, were placed
in "solitary” here today to make
sure they don’t repeat an escape
that gave them 10 hours of free-
One of the fleeing prisoners W’as
Edward Leon (Pete) Williams. 27-
year-old four-time loser who is
awaiting trial for murdering a
young Tulsa minister. His compan-
ion was Daniel Mayfield, 33, a Ne-
gro charged with kidnaping.
Fed Through Slot
If the price supports are voted [
out by farmers they will receive j
price supports of 50 percent of j
Ike Back In
WASHINGTON. July ]6 — (#> —
President Eisenhower went back to
work at the White House today.
He reported at his office at 8:20
Jailer Carl Cole said the former! a m for the first time since he
25 Fine In
armon Brown entered a plea
guilty to charges of reckless
dng, county court records show
y, and was fined $25 and cost
rown, from Watonga, was
rged with the traffic law in-
tion south of Geary,
nother charge of reckless driv-
was dismissed, court records
County Judge Sam Rober-1
ordered that charges against
ry Neal Mills, Piedmont, be dis-
sed following a recommenda-
by the county attorney, for
of sufficient evidence,
smes Sexton, Enid, entered a
of innocent to reckless driving
rges, which were filed against
oil July 2. Judge Roberson set
d of $250 for Sexton but no
for the hearing was announc-
In Test Vote
WASHINGTON, July 16 — uPi —
Supporters of "civil rights" legis-
lation won the first test vote
the house today, 151 to 103.
The vote came on a technical
question — whether to limit debate
on the bill, which southern oppo-
nents have promised to hamper in
every legal way, to eight hours or1
to two days.
The southerners fought for a
limitation in terms of hours. This
would have given more effect to
delaying tactics such as repeated
roll calls since lime spent on roll
calls would not be counted.
However, the house, on a teller
vote, knocked down this proposal
and then quickly adopted the two-
day rule sought by supporters of
The two-day rule applies only to ]
general debate. Amendments and j
other side issues are expected to'
stretch the proceedings out at least
Representative Colmer (Demo-
crat, Mississippi) assailed the bill
as "politically inspired" to “carry
favor with certain minority
convicts were locked up in solitary
cells and will be kept there. They
are being fed through a slot in the
wall, making it unnecessary to
open the door.
"It’s a relief to know they're
back in jail," Cole said, "this Wil-
liams in particular; he had nothing
Both men were . apprehended
about an hour apart in the hills
near Taft, which is 10 miles west
of here. Neither resisted arrest.
Found at Pond
Williams was arrested by Tulsa
police detectives Jim Stiff and A1
io Hinkle and two other officers at
a stock pond near a cemetery
northeast of Taft. A posse of more
than too men, including some on
horseback, had converged on the
area after Mayfield had been
caught by State Crime Bureau
Agent Fred Graves and two fellow
The body of the Reverend Tom-
my Robert Cooke, 23, of Tulsa, was
found along the Arkansas river
north of Taft less than one month
ago. Williams was charged with
A .45-caliber pistol stolen from
the jail was in Williams' pocket at
the time of his arrest. He made |
no attempt to use it.
was stricken with an intestinal ail-
ment June 8.
He met with staff members; con-
ferred with Lewis W. Strauss,
chairman of the atomic energy
commission, and scheduled a 10:15
a m., meeting and Secretary of
Press Secretary James C. Hag-
erty told reporters the meeting
with Dulles would include a discus-
sion of matters which Eisenhower
will attend next week-end.
Hagerty also disclosed Eisenhow-
er will take part Friday in an "ex-
panded” meeting of the national
security council to mark his par-
ticipation in the beginning of oper-
ation alert, the federal civil de-
The president also will take part
in the latter stages of the seven-
day exercise on his return from
could join later.
3. Separate official statements
from each government declaring
they were abandoning nuclear
The United States and Britain
were reported willing to negotiate
an agreement with the Soviet Un-
ion to limit — but not end — the
testing of nuclear weapons.
American and British diplomats
said the aim would be to guard
mankind against the hazards of
Shepilov urged the three-way
agreement shortly after the Su-
preme Soviet, meeting in the
Kremlin, unanimously adopted an
appeal addressed to all other par-
liaments in the world to join with
the Soviet legislature in demand-
ing an end to the arms race and
swifter progress toward disarma-
His statement came in a debate
on a motion, later adopted unani-
mously, extending Soviet support
to an appeal from the Japanese
parliament for an end to nuclear
weapons tests. The Soviet action
came just a week before the sched-
uled start of peace treaty talks
with the Japanese.
Accusing the United States and
Britain of being unwilling even to
agree to suspend tests, Shepilov
"The Soviet government proposes
the full prohibition of atomic and
hydrogen weapon tests and the pro-
duction of nuclear weapons as well
as the destruction of nuclear weap-
ons and their removal from arms
I piles. It is now exclusively up to
A MOMENT of unfettered activity can bring the well known ihe governments of the western
“dog's life” to an untimely end in these days when man’s (powers. Prohibition of atomic and
regimentation extends even to those companions who have hydrogen tests could be the first
accompanied him on the long march of civilization. step in this direction.”
And the mournful appeal in the family pup's eye has less |
than no effect on the ordinances and laws with which both
he and his master are now
In El Reno, for instance, whether
properly lagged and taxed or not,
a moment s taste of freedom can
land him in the city pound to
wait either "bail” or oblivion.
WHO SAID DOG DAY?—It’s a dog’s life and that’s a fact
easily appreciated by this unwitting offender who would be
among the first to deny that the world's going to the dogs.
The owner of the trembling captive, shown in the dog
catcher’s truck, above, has one more day to save hint
Day of Freedom Is
Dangerous for Dog
artly cloudy with scattered
ers and thunderstorms tonight
Tuesday. Cooler north and
ral portions tonight. Low tem-
ture tonight in the 70s. High
sday 92 to 102.
NEW YORK, July 16—(At—A
weekend fire that destroyed the
old, abandoned John Wanamaker
department store building and
knocked out a section of the sub-
way caused an unprecedented jam
of riders at Grand Central terminal
Nearly a dozen persons were
felled by the heat during the morn-
New Money Bill
Passed by Senate
WASHINGTON, July 16—iJ'—The
senate today passed and sent to | ing rush hour as commuters press-
conference with the house a sup- e<4 Alternate routes to the busy
ANILA, P. I., July 16 —<W—
Philippine senate ratified the
,000,000 reparations agreement
Japan today, thus opening the
for full normal relations be-
n the two countries. The vote
19 for ratification, three
st and one abstention.
wall street and downtown sections
because one subway line was clos-
Water from fire hoses poured
onto the burning building cascad-
ed into subway linking Brooklyn
the late submission to congress of ,an<* Manhattan and serving a
... . large area of Manhattan.
plemental $1,725,000,000 appropria-
tion bill. Most of the money is for
military construction projects.
Senator Douglas (Democrat, Il-
linois) protested what he called
estimates of the size of those in
the bill "by an administration that
claims to be business-like in its
conduct of affairs."
BMT trains were halted last
night by water in the Eighth St.
Station. Today they were getting
through on three of the four tracks.
Asked To Tell
PARRIS ISLAND, S. C., July 16
—04*1—'The marine corps was serv-
ed today with a demand to pro-
duce the results of an opinion poll
of marines on how to train recruits.
The demand was made by the
defense in the court-marital of
Staff Sergeant Matthew C. McKeon,
the 31-year-old former drill in-
structor who led six marines to
their death in a tide-swept marsh-
land last April 8.
After the request a somewhat
startled courtroom heard the law
officer. Navy Captain Irving N.
Klein, suggest that the best way
lo find out the results of that poll
might be to put the marines com-
mandant, General Randolph McC.
Pate, on the witness stand.
The general court-martial open-
ed with the defense making a bid
to sever for later trial all charges
relating to drinking.
McKeon, a former drill instructor
from Worcester, Mass., is charged
with manslaughter in the April 8
drowning of six marine recruits
under his command. Other charges
accuse him of oppression of re-
cruits. possession of alcoholic bev-
erages and drinking in the pres-
ence of a recruit.
Honors Won By
Two El Reno shooters look hon-
ors in the Sunday competition of
the state trapshoot in Oklahoma
City. Gene Sears, 508 South Mahan,
was runner-up in the state handi-
cap and Norbert Salsman, route 1,
won the 21 to 24 yard group handi-
cap and the Ray Dameron Me-
morial Sportsman trophy.
Sears shot 96 out of 100 in the
first round shoot-off to heat out the
Salsman, who Friday won the
state open championship, hit 95 out
of 100 in the handicap shoot and
got 49 out of 50 in the shoot-off to
edge Oklahoma City shooter Billy
Sears knocked out four other
trapshooters with his one miss in
the shoot-off and missed the state !
crown by one bird in the first round
competition when Don Loftis,
Shawnee, hit 97 out of 100 in the
first round, to capture a clean
the El Reno Indians at 9 p.m.
The first game is in the winners
bracket and the second is a tourna-
ment elimination game.
OFF FOR SIBERIA
LONDON, July 16 —(W— Ten
thousand “volunteers" from the
city of Leningrad set out for Si-
beria Sunday to work on the So-
viet Union's much boosted virgin
lands scheme, Moscow radio said
A 1951 car received $75 damage
in the only weekend accident in El
A Hty ordinance states thnt all Rcno police records show today.
lives must be penned or tied. The car driven by Salvador J
and while the police report ouly a Beltufiore, Kansas City. Mo. was
few complaints aboul the dogs damaged in a collision with a city
running free in residential areas, (owni,d ,rash truck in the 100 block
some dogs still fall victim to the ! on west Wade,
dog catcher. I According to the accident report,
If they’re not claimed they are 'filed by J. D. Thomason, the truck,
‘disposed of" after two days in the driven by Reeves Junior Temple,
lock-up. 1713 South Mitchell, was attempting
Ordinances to keep the pets pen- to make a right turn into the city
ned were enacted long ago by garage when the two vehicles col-
councilmen attempting to remove Tided.
the possibility of stray animals Damage to the ear was to the
catching and passing on the dread- left front but there was no damage
ed rabies—and such ordinances j reported to the truck,
have been reinforced by numerous 1 The only other traffic case han-
complaints of "liberated" dogs 'lied over the weekend was a
tearing up gardens, shrubbery and charge of driving without a license,
other personal property. against Dollic Orr, Oklahoma City.
A $10 bond was posted on that
TV>G owners, who occasionally charge Sunday night.
U miss that familiar scratch at _
the door around ' mealtime, have
learned by experience that it's
I time to pay a visit to the pound.
The city pound, incidentally, is
on the west edge of the disposal I
plant, north of the former Rock Is- oklahoma wi" have 44 ?eg,ro high’
. . .. .. schools for the next school year-
land roundhouse site. , . .
only about half of the number be-
fore the May, 1955 supreme court
ruled against segregation in pub-
T/s RnAin r • i lie schools—Dr. Oliver Hodge, state
IO Degin on rriQQy superintendent of public instruc-
tion, disclosed today.
Dr. Hodge said several Negro
highschoois have been closed in
recent months, and final results of
a survey he began last spring
show only 44 will open for the new
term beginning in September.
The state has discouraged sep-
arate school by refusing, effective
with the 1956-57 year, to pay extra
state aid for their operation and
to reimburse districts for double
transportation systems, he said.
Dr. Hodge said in 5 of the 44
districts with Negro highschoois,
the Negro students may attend
white schools if they desire.
In State Decline
OKLAHOMA CTY, July 16—(ifi—
At U. S. Grows
NUERNBERG, Germany, July
16—(IP—The deaths of two German
civilians from injuries allegedly
sustained in weekend brawls with
American soldiers today heighten-
ed German resentment against
German police reports blamed
the Americans for provoking the
fights. The incidents were the
latest in a series of violent episod-
es which already has caused the
city of Bamberg in Bavaria to de-
mand the closure of all American
bases in the area.
Hans Wcyrauch, a 20-year-old
bricklayer, died in a Munich hospi-
tal Sunday night of internal in-
juries. Police said he was beaten
and kicked by a drunken American
Guenther Muller, 17, died Satur-
day of a fractured skull. Police
said he was beaten over the head
with a beer bottle.
According to the Munich police
report, Weyrauch was standing on
a street corner Friday night with
four friends, his fiancee and an-
other girl. The group was accust-
ed by a drunken G. I. who asked
who the girls “belonged to," ac-
cording to the police.
Weyraugh replied that one was
his fiancee whereupon the soldier
punched him in the stomach and
then kicked him as he lay defense-
less on the street, the police said.
Other GI's held back Weyraucb's
friends during the attack, they
American military police are
seeking the soldiers allegedly in-
volved in the assault.
Two American soldiers are being
held by the U.S. army for question-
ing in the attack on Mueller in
Fuerth, on the outskirts of Nuern-
berg, Friday night.
Germans Insult GIs
The U.S. army said the fight be-
tween the soldiers and the Ger-
mans started after the Germans
“insulted” the GIs.
West German newspapers have
called on U. S. officers to impose
tighter disciplinary measures on
off-duty troops to prevent such in-
The city council of Bamberg de-
manded the evacuation of all
American bases in the area fol-
lowing the rape of a 15-year-old
girl last Monday. Seven soldiers
were charged with the crime.
Four other American soldiers
are being held in connection with
a similar assault on a 18-year-old
girl near here.
The Bavarian council of minist-
ers demanded that U. S. authori-
ties crack down after the grenade-
bombing of a Munich bar a few
weeks ago, in which 15 persons
A meeting is scheduled to be
held here Tuesday among officers
of American units in the vicinity,
editors of a number of German
newspapers and city and state po-
Civil Defense Drill
Two more games are on tap to-
night at the Legion park softball
diamond, the first to get under-
way at 8 p.m.
Holts TV of Binger will meet the WASHINGTON, July 16 —(Ji— A
Oklahoma City Independents in the 1 seven-day nationwide civil defense
first game of the bill to be follow- drill will begin Friday, testing the
ed by the Hydro Merchants against nation's ability to recover from
simulated atomic attack on 76 in-
dustrial and military centers.
President Eisenhower, his cab-
inet, other top officials and hun-
dreds of lesser federal workers will
"evacuate” their Washington of-
fices in advance of the mock at-
tack. They will go to secret relo-
cation centers in a dozen states.
From these hideaways they will
go through the motions of restor-
ing a shattered economy and pre-
paring for a major war effort.
By The Associated Press
A 23-year-old Langley man was
killed early today and an Okla-
homa City man died of injuries
suffered in a traffic accident Satur-
Thirteen other persons lost their
lives in highway accidents Satur-
day and Sunday, in what patrol of-
ficials described as one of the most
tragic traffic weekends in Okla-
The state fatality toll now stands
at 334 for the year, compared with
286 at the same time last year.
The latest dead:
James Ralph Van Zandt, 23 Lang-
WQton Eugene Lane, 21, Okla-
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