The El Reno Daily Tribune (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 59, No. 114, Ed. 1 Tuesday, July 11, 1950 Page: 1 of 8
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The El Reno Daily Tribune
Single Copy Five Cents
U. S. Threatens
Applies to Rebels
WASHINGTON, July 11—(U.R)—
United States officials today prom-
ised war crime trials for Korean
Communists who executed seven
American authorities said they
had plenty of legal power to prose-
cute the killers—if they can catch
The outbreak of atrocities In Ko-
rea came as no surprise here. The
North Koreans were expected to
be ruthless with their foes, and
the South Koreans were inclined
Southern Atrocities Seen
The United States army was try-
ing to control any cruelties by
South Koreans. Even so. United
Press staff correspondent Ruther-
ford Poats Monday saw South Ko-
reans methodically breaking the
backs of suspected Communist
American authorities were shocked
by the execution of the seven OIs
who were found shot In the face
soon alter they were captured.
North Korea has not signed any
of the international conventions on
humane treatment of war prisoners.
Code Is Valid
Authorities here said, however,
that The Hague convention of 1907
held insurgents responsible for the
areas that they hold. They con-
tend the convention could be ap-
plied to the North Koreans on the
grounds that they are more rebels
than a government.
Oeneral Douglas MacArthur last
week announced that he Intended
to abide by recent conventions on
treatment of prisoners. He ap-
pealed to the North Koreans to
make a similar pledge.
Washington officials doubted that
the North Koreans will be bothered
much by American legal threats.
The best thing to do, one official
said. Is to beat them with planes,
tanks and guns, and then get out
the law books.
0M0 MEANS UNITED PRESS
El Reno, Oklahoma, Tuesday, July 11, 1950
Uh MEANS ASSOCIAT'D
Volume 59, No. 114
WOUNDED AMERICANS AWAIT EVACUATION—Wounded American soldiers somewbwjy
in South Korea, await evacuation to a hospital after being wounded during the first fighting in the
ean war. These were among the first casualties. (NEA Telephoto.)
Budget Requests For
County Offices Rise
Of the budget requests for 1950-51 turned into the county
commissioners’ office, the amount asked by the county su-
perintendent stood above all others.
Neal V. Golden, county superintendent of schools, put in
for $16,027, compared to last year’s request of $8,235. He
cited requirements of the new school code and added duties
in visual education, school visits and the textbook program
as reasons for the increase.
“The state requires us to employ a county census and
attendance officer,” Golden said today. “The officer’s
salary and mileage must
Ready To Sail
WASHINGTON, July 11—(AV-A
com crop exceeding the govern-
ment's production goal by about
SI percent was forecast today by
the agriculture department.
A 956.588,000 bushel wheat crop
also was forecast.
But. In view of recent world
events, the prospective corn over-
producUon Is not as unwelcome os
it might have been.
The extra com would help pro-
vide an abundant supply of feed
for expanding production of meat.
Man .Gets 30
Roy C. Mowery, 34, of 1702 South
Choctaw avenue, last week given
a suspended sentence for contribu-
Ung to the delinquency of a 15-
year-old girl, found himself in Ca-
nadian county court again today.
To the charge of carrying a con-
before Judge Roy M. Paubion, who J ^
fined him $50 and sentenced him
to 30 days in jail.
Mowery was arrested this morn-
ing by W. J. Aycock and John
Owens of the El Reno police de-
partment, who found a .38 caliber
pistol in one of his coat pockets.
He pleaded not guilty in justice
of peace court before Walter P.
Crltes to charge oi petit larceny.
Information liled by Bobby Lee
Morrison, county attorney, alleges
Mowery stole the pistol, a gold pin,
nation became Involved in a war
requiring vast quantities of lood.
The department's first forecast
of the year indicated a com crop
of 3,176.000.000 bushels. This com-
pares with the goal of 2,627.000,000
come from county funds.”
The county election board also
jumped its request from $4,322.50
to $9,245.75. J. L. Patman, secre-
tary, pointed out that the board
only handled one election last year,
but now has three to cope with.
Meantime, C. E. Bross, county
clerk, said salaries will be Increased
all around at the start of next
year. Two factors will brighten the
situation—pay raises passed by the
state to be efefctive Jen. l, 1951,
and an advantageous figuring of
Brass explained that the rise in
county valuation will help salary
boosts, but the drop In county pop-
ulation since 1940 won't hurt any-
thing. This state of affairs comes
about because an official count of
the census drop has not been re-
ceived, and 1940 population figures
will be used.
Even if the figures are received
later, nothing will be affected until
the next fiscal year, Bross ex-
The county clerk's office made
the most meager request—$13,325—
set last December under an acre- i0nly a slight increase over last year,
age allotment program. The county commissioners asked
Today's report boosted the wheat
estimate about 12.000.000 bushels
over the June forecast of 944,000,-
Oklahoma crop estimates were:
for almost as modest an Increase.
Sheriff Asks More
The sheriff's office asked for
SAN FRANCISCO, July 11—0I.R>
—American troops prepared to sail
aboard an orient-bound liner to-
day and Fourth air force head-
quarters disclosed that nearly 5,«
000 reserve airmen arc being called
to active service.
The troops are scheduled to sail
at 6 p. m. aboard the American
President liner Oeneral W. H.
Gordon, commandeered by the
military sea transport service in a
surprise move yesterday.
The ship will carry some 1,354
officers and men from Camp
Stoneman, Calif., to the Korean
The Oeneral Gordon originally
was scheduled to leave on a reg-
ular civilian run to the Orient via
Hawaii yesterday, however. MSTB
authorities said the vessel has Aa
rerouted direct to Japan, cutting
out Honolulu as a port of call.
A Fourth air force spokesman
disclosing that reservists were be-
ing called up, said at least 700 of-
ficers and 4,000 enlisted men would
be needed immediately to bring the
unit up to its normal operating
The airmen were recalled on a
volunteer basts. Reservists were
urged to apply direct to Hamilton
air base, or at any air force re-
In another development, advance
units of the naval task force
"Yoke" arrived at Pearl Harbor
and other units were expected
Set To Induct
Viewed by Army
WASHINGTON, July 11 —<AV-
Draft machinery to produce the 20,-
000 recruits asked for by the army
was in motion today, while military
leaders sought ships to carry already
trained troops to back the defense
of Southern Korea against invading
The army said it is studying the
possibility of opening induction
centers to handle the draftees as
well as the flow of volunteers yes-
terday's call-up is expected to pro-
Army officials explained, however,
that Induction centers may not be
necessary, unless the enlistment vol
ume increases considerable.
The army now has four training
divisions strategically located to
tap the country's principal popula-
tion centers. They are the fourth
Infantry division at Fort Ord, Calif.;
the ninth Infantry at Fort Dlx, N. J„
the 10th Infantry at Fort Riley,
Kan., and the third armored divi-
sion at Fort Knox, Ky.
Army officials said that an lm
mediate decision about setting up
induction centers could be delayed
as Major General Lewis B. Hershey,
director of selective service, said it
would take about 60 days for his
reactivated organization to provide
recruits the army could start turn-
ing into soldiers.
400 TO BF, CALLED
OKLAHOMA CITY. July 11 —W)
—The defense department call for
20.000 draftees will take about 400
men from Oklahoma, the state se-
lective service director estimates.
The director. Colonel Clive E.
Murray, says the first state men
will go into uniform within 60 days.
The draft is for the army.
Murray said he has Increased the
state draft board clerk strength
from 12 to 86.
WASHINGTON, July 11—C/P)—
President Truman today named the
members of an emergency board
that will investigate the threatened
strike of railway conductors against
the Pullman company.
The president created the board
last Thursday, thus delaying the
walkout for 60 days. The Order
of Railway Conductors originally
had set the strike to begin today.
The conductors are demanding a
general overhaul of their contract
with the Pullman company, which
operates sleeping cars on most
Smashed by Koreans
To River Line
New Draft Law Keeps Same
Registration provisions of the
new draft law are the same as
the old law, Earl R. Woodhouse,
chairman of local board No. 9,
said today as a flood of Inquiries
poured Into the board following
approval of the new law.
"Obligations of men after they
become 18 are not altered by the
new provisions," Woodhouse ex-
The principal difference be-
tween the old law and the new
is contained in the new provision
giving the president authority to
order any or all units of the
national guard and reserve com-
ponents Into active duty.
The extended selective service
law requires registration of all
young men within five days after
their 18th birthday, Woodhouse
"Because available funds re-
quire rigid economy, the board
office Is open on Monday only,”
Woodhouse explained. The office
Is located on the second floor of
the city hall.
He explained that the registra-
tion process is simple and re-
quires only a short time. He
pointed out that there is no lia-
bility for service under the act
until the age of 19 is reached.
The law is specific in its re-
quirements concerning the obliga-
tion of keeping the board in-
formed as to changes of address.
Present classifications are 1-A,
available for military service;
2, deferred because of occupa-
tional status; 3. deferred because
of dependency: 4, deferred spe-
cifically by law or because unfit
for military service, and 5, over
the age of liability for military
Die in Korea
TOKYO, July 11 — <U.P> — Two
American war correspondents were
killed In the Korean fighting yes-
terday, front reports said today.
They were identified as Ray
Richards, 56. of the International
News Service, and Ernie Peeler of
the Pacific edition of the service
newspaper, 8tars and Stripes.
United Press war correspondent
Robert O. Miller reported irom Ko-
rea that he had talked with OI’b
who said they had seen the bodies
of the two newsmen.
The witnesses tot* Miller one of
the slain newsmen wore a Stars
and Stripes patch on his clothes
and the other was "a gray-haired
Peeler, about 38, from San Ber-
nardino. Calif., wore such a patch.
Richards was a gray-haired vet-
eran of the Hearst organization,
originally from Denver.
The two newsmen last were re-
ported In forward positions since
overrun by the enemy.
Tulsa World Employe
Peeler had been in Tokyo for
about six months. His assignment; M579 to 37 828
May Ask Seat
Race in Wet County
OKLAHOMA CITY, July 11—CU.R)
—The possibility arose today that
wet Oklahoma county may send the
state's best-known dry to the state
Dave Shapard, attorney for the
United Drys, is considering the race
on the theory that a large minority
block of dry votes might give him
the nomination in a crowded field.
The special senate election, called
yesterday by Oovemor Roy J. Tur-
ner, will have no runoff.
Already half a dozen well-known
candidates have announced their
intention to run. They will split the
county vote, and the winner un-
doubtedly will fail to receive a ma-
The senate post was vacated when
John Jarman, runoff candidate for
fifth district congressman, resigned
in order to allow the special elec-
tion to be called on July 25, date
of the state runoff primary.
The drys are figuring on a block
of 12,00 to 15,000 supporters to
vote for their candidate In the sen-
ate race. In last September's repeal
election, the county voted wet by
Sweet Adelines Set
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huge Essex-class carrier ^*hilrpplne | A meeting of the Sweet Adeline
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Sea. sailed into the harbor escorted
by the destroyer Knox and Holli-
about $2,700 more, mainly for salary ster ahead of schedule.
I raises and purchase of new equip- I
. Com: 36.943,000 bushels for a 21;
wrist watch and pencil flash from j bushel average from 1,283.000 acres 'mrn
Richard Franklin Hobuugh. 50!) wheat: 41.191.000 bushels lor a I The assessor's office requested an
South Hnddc.i avenue. Hobaugh 8 5 bushel average from 4.846,000 additional $2,700. Sam Hulbert.
was also arrested this morning on I acrcs
suspicion of currying a concealed
weapon—a boning knife. He for-
feited an $11 bond In police court.
Crltes set bond for Mowery at
$500. Trial in Justice of peace court
was scheduled lor late this after-
Boys State Talks
Byrum Detamore. who was spon-
sored by the El Reno Lions club
at the annual Oklahoma boys stale,
was thr principal speaker during
the noon meeting today of the or-
Detamore described activities of
the encampment held on the Uni-
versity of Oklahoma campus at
Miss Sara Louise Woods was
named to serve as summer pianist
for the group. The July 18 pro-
gram will be under the direction
of A. Francis Porta.
Girl Scouts Set
Saturday is the final registration
date for the established area camp
of the Girl Scout organization. Lon
C. Booth, camp chairman, an-
All Brownies, Intermediate and
senior scouts planning to attend
the sessions at Lake Murray, near
Ardmore, are being asked to secure
their information folders from the
Booth-Reiter furniture store and
complete their registration prior to
El Reno Scouts will leave Sunday.
July 23. and return Saturday. July
29. with transportation being fur-
nished. Booth said.
Residents Dig In
To Build School
SHARON, July 11—<U.R>—Resi-
dents of thLs Woodward county
community have volunteered labor, I
money and equipment for the job I
of rebuilding the consolidated j
school building which burned down
A new building is estimated to
cost $120,000 to $150,000. Local
leaders have agreed to support an
extra $44,000 bond Issue to help
defray the costs.
The Woodward Daily Fress is
campaigning for help from other
communities In the county.
county assessor, is now on vacation
and could not be reached for com-
The county agent, court clerk,
treasurer and attorney offices all
asked for moderate increases. Coun-
ty commissioners are now working
on the over-all budget.
Did You Hear
TlQSE MARIE HUSMANN.
4V calumet, Is one of 50 stu-
dents who were admitted to the
University of Oklahoma School
of Nursing July 5. Mrs. Mary R.
Caron, director, announced to-
day. The list included students
from eight states.
Twelve graduates of El Reno
highschool were named to the
dean's list of distinguished stu-
dents for the spring semester at
Oklahoma A. and M. college.
They are Wallace O. Beckle.v.
Samuel E. French, Jr., Willard
Ell Hardwick. Clarice Jo Im-
boden. Walter J. Lorenzen. Rob-
ert D. Mod rail. Charles A. Pea-
body, Joe D. Perry. Weld W.
Prevratll, Catherine June Reich-
ert. John G. Rlesche and Donna
Golfers during the past two weeks
advanced to finals In the annual
golf tournament held by the El
Reno Golf and Country club, Au-
brey Turner, golf professional, said
Playoffs are tentatively scheduled
In the championship bracket.
Duard Barnes will play C. W. Drake.
Barnes beat Dr. J. Ooldberger and
then Sid Ashley In the semi-finals
to advance to the finals. Drake
won over Leo Morris and Garland
Sears. The championship finals
will be 36 holes.
In class A. Earl Barnes has if
ready won the finals—by defeating
' Bob Evans. K. P. Schafer and then
Joe Ozmun In the semi-finals.
In class B. R. M. Dulmage Is at
the semi-final point, while M. C.
Chambers and Don Barnes will
battle It out to see who plays Dul-
mage for the finals. Dulmage beat
Paul Uebmann end M. S. Morris.
Fred Hampton and Jack Corder
will play off In the seniors group
in 18-hole golf. Hampton defeated
Dr. H. C. Brown and H. J. Davis.
Corder won over O- A. Barnard
and ‘R. A. Bruce.
Consolation games are in progress
now. Turner said.
A navy spokesman said "we may
need her sooner than we had anti-
chorus has been announced by Mrs.
T. V. Powell, president, for 8 p. m.
tonight tn the music room of the
El Reno highschool. All members
were urged to attend.
to Korea was his first taste of war.
He formerly worked for various
San Bernardino newspapers and
Richards began his career as
newsiuiperman 40 years ago, when
he joined the Tulsa World. Sub-
sequently he worked In Washing-
ton and other cities. He went to
Japan in 1949. and left for Korea
when the fighting began there.
OKLAHOMA CITY, July 11—m
—Oklahoma's range feed condi-
tions arc slightly below normal
but recent rains have boosted pas-
ture crops, the federal-state crop
reporting service said today.
The report said condition was 84
percent of normal compared with
the 10-year-avrrage of 88 percent
for July 1.
The dry panhandle finally re-1
ceivcd showers and rains In June I
which started grass in that area, j
Stock water supplies are satis-
factory and hay, sorghum and
other feed crop prospects are gen-
Cattle condition is 86 percent of
normal, the same as a month ago
and Just one percentage point be-
low the 19-year average.
Livestock generally is putting on
satisfactory flesh and the calf
crop is making good progress.
The report said with the good
prospective grazing conditions for
the summer, cattle should make
fall market in good condition.
IJScr* - :
TOKYO, July 11—(/$*>—A Com-
munist power drive sparked by 80
tanks, some of them 80-ton Rus-
sian-built monsters, smashed
through America defenses today
and threw U. S. troops back close
to the Kum river defense line.
A field headquarters spokesman
said the Reds were using most of
their Infantry strength for a new
general offensive pushing deter-
minedly on Taejon.
The Kum river is the last major
defense line before Taejon, hereto-
fore Identified In dispatches as
U. S. field headquarters.
Despite American air blows Mon-
day which by official count knock-
ed 65 Red tanks out of action, the
spokesman said that on the Ameri-
can front alone the Reds were
using 80 tanks. He recalled a few
days ago the Communists were re-
ported to have 15 divisions totalling
75,000 men in Invasion drive.
The push was reported to have
driven the Americans out of Cochi-
won, five air miles north of the
Kum river. The spokesman ac-
knowledged that the Americans
withdrew to prepared positions
under pressure "all along our front
A communique from headquar-
ters of General MacArthur, U. S.
commander, said U. 8. forces were
trying to halt the offensive above
the Kum river, last major defense
line the Americans have to stop
the offensive before Taejon, the
emergency South Korea capital.
North Korean tanksKburst out of
fog-shrouded positions, cracked a
hole in American lines and led
possibly a division of Communist
troops through the gap. shoving
Americans out of places gained in
an earlier counterattack.
U. 8. Tanks Destroyed
Eleven tanks, some ot them 80-
ton Russian-made monaters, spear-
headed the new assault, knocking
out some American machlnegun
and light artillery positions. At
least 12 American tanks were
Front dispatches said the tanks
burst out suddenly heavily camou-
flaged with tree branches. North
Korean troops disguised as civilians
had Infiltrated American lines and
Joined the fight, spreading con-
With a see-sow battle raging
along the west Korean front, U. S.
and South Korean troops got
sledgehammer support, heaviest
thus far, from allied planes. Allied
headquarters said the planes
knocked out at least 39 tanks and
218 other Red vehicles Monday.
ThLs meant the Communists lost
at least 144 tanks thus far, but
they kept pouring their armor Into
four major sectors stretching across
a 45-mile-wide battle area. The
armor was wide open to air pound-
ing in excellent flying weather
Reports of atrocities against
Americans continued. Correspond-
ent William R. Moore reported he
saw two more bodies of Americans,
hands tied benuid their backs, shot
through the head. American forces
Boy Scouts from this area who at- 1 were Infuriated at the murder of
Among those who have already
filed arc Gullett, Irvin Hurst, in-
surance man and runner-up in the
lieutenant governor's race in last
Tuesday's primary, and Oeorge Mis-
kovsky, former county attorney who
lost in a legislative race last Tues-
Other prominent candidates may
include state Representative Bob
Sherman, who won the Democratic
nomination for re-election last
Tuesday, T. Ray Phillips, who lost
a county commissioner race, state
Representative Dick Riggs, Com-
anche county legislator now living
tn Oklahoma City.
Bob Turk, son of Mr. and Mrs
Sanford Turk, 905 West Hayes
street, and Robert Walker, Concho.
Partly cloudy today, tonight and
Wednesday. Few scattered showers
late afternoon or night. Little
change in temperature. Highs to-
day in 80a. Lows tonight near 65.
D Reno Weather
For the 94-hour period ending
at 8 a. m. today: High. 86: low.
67; at 8 a. m„ 70.
State of weather; Partly cloudy
Precipitation: Port Reno gauge:
.04 inch. Palmer gauge: jOS inch.
18 of their comrades.
tended the Valley Forge. Pa, Jam-
boree, returned here Monday.
The Scouts left June 24 for a tour
which Included points of Interest
In Washington. D. C.. Philadelphia, j
Pa., New York City, Niagara Falls..
N. Y.. and St. Duls. Mo. j YORK, July 11—«J.R>-Ap-
They camped at Valley Forge for proximately 1,700 fewer fans are
nine days, and heard speeches by paying their way Into major league
President Truman and Oeneral ■ baseball parks every day this year.
Elsenhower. Eleven of the 16 clubs are faced
Turk is the patrol leader of the wtth attendance dips ranging from
Flying Eagles here. an insignificant fraction of 1 per-
cent in the case of the St. Louis
Browns to a whopping 53 percent
I plunge In the case of the Phila-
delphia Athletics. The overall fig-
ures show American league attend-
MUSKOOEE, July 11— (A*) —A ance has fallen off 11 percent while
I Confederate army veteran, be- | the National league's has dropped
V/ar Veteran Dies
GENERAL WALKER VISITS KOREAN FRONT—
Lieutenant Oeneral Walton H. Walker, center, commanding general
of the 8th army. Japan occupation army, is met at a Korean air-
port by Major Oeneral William F. Dean, right. Walker visited Korea
to secure first hand information about the Korean situation. (NEA
lieved to be Oklahoma's sole sur-
vivor of the south's Civil war army
died here last night at the age of
He was Oeneral William Merceer
Buck, who received his high rank
at the 1948 encampment in Chat-
tanooga. He served in the war as
Buck was a rancher, farmer and
carpenter until he retired 90 years
ago. He was only 13 year* old when
Oeneral Robert E. Lee surrendered
to General U. S. Grant April 19,
At that rate approximately 18.-
000.000 fans would pay their way
to see major league baseball this
year compared to the 1949 figure
Permit Is Issued
For New Addition
A permit was issued today by Miss
Ethel DowelL city clerk, for A. K.
O'Neal. 114 South Reno avenue, to
build a residence addition at a coat
ot 9909. to be completed by Aug. IS.
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