The El Reno Daily Tribune (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 59, No. 99, Ed. 1 Friday, June 23, 1950 Page: 1 of 8
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El Reno, Oklahoma, Friday, June 23, 1950
Volume 59, No. *
V OMDON, June a* — 0JJ9 —
^Prlnow Margaret has pfckad
the man abe to going to marry.
Wends said today he to the
lari at r^ikmut, jg, imiaanerlr
rich, and the heir of the Sootttoh
Duke of Buccleuch.
Court circles believe that If the
princess does not chance bar
mind—ahe is only 19 and younc
even for a royal marriage—the
engagement probably will be an-
nounced on or after her 90th
birthday Aug. >1.
The Bari of Dalkeith to ao
eminently eligible for marriage
into the royal family that court-
iers were wondering how they
come to overlook him in their
apecillation over m poaalhlr mate
lor the prinoaCK
The tall, slender earl who In-
herited the wavy red hair of his
fighting family always has been
somewhat dose' to the princess.
fTHEY were childhood friends,
* dancing partners in youth
and in the last few yean always
have been at the same parties.
They have dined together in res-
taurants, gone to the theater to-
gether, and vis ted at each other's
They rode in the same carriage
at Ascot two weeks ago, and the
earl was one of the house party
at Windsor castle on that oc-
Princess Margaret, who to third
In line of succession to the Brit-
ish throne, often has visited the
earl and his parents at their six
great mansion estates.
In fact, the warmth and dura-
tion of their friendship led cyn-
ical courtiers to say they were
too good friends ever to get mar-
But lately there has bean a
subtle though noticeable change
in the relationship of the tall
earl and the short princess (she
to only a mite over five feet tall).
Court circles say it to romance in
Although technically Margaret
can marry any white protestaat
regardless of his nationality, tbs
■■MUty will be rdtosad If the
Earl of Dalkalth to actually the
He has blood, breeding and
wealth. In addition, be to Scot-
tish. in the present raging cam-
paign for more home rule for
Scotland with extremists speaking
of breaking many ties with Eng-
land-such a union might be a
fftHE Bucdeuclu own huge areas
A on the outskirts of London
and 800.000 acres scattered
through the rest of England.
They have six castles.
The earl, whose full names is
Walter Francis John Montagu-
Douglas-Scott, belongs to a fam-
ily whose dukedom goes back to
1663, when Countess Anne of
Buccleuch. greatest heiress of her
time, married the Duke of Mon-
mouth. illegitimate son of Charles
The present duke, the eighth of
the line, was so often mentioned
as a possible husband for Princess
Mary, sister of King George VI,
that an official denial was Issued
by Buckingham palace In 1919.
Today Buckingham palace had
"nothing to say" about the ro-
mance of Margaret and the earl.
It seldom does have anything
to say of a royal romance until
an engagement Is announced.
A 1980 sedan driven by A. Orieael,
94. of 901 North Evans avenue, re-
ceived 9300 damage In an intersec-
tion collision at Barker avenue and
Rogers street at 9:19 p. m. Thurs-
Orieael was giving south on
Barker when his car collided with
a 1934 sedan being driven east on
Rogers by Bernard Douglas, 34, of
111 North K avenue. Damage to
Douglas’ car was estimated at $38.
A collision in the 100 block on
East Wade street resulted Thurs-
day when a 1017 coupe driven by
Benny Dan Thomason, 30. No-
wata, was unable to stop after a
ear ahead of him applied
HOLLYWOOD WRITERS GO ON TRIAL—Seven Hollywood writers and directors arrive at
district court In Washington where five of them were put on trial Immediately. All are charged with
contempt of congress. Left to right: Samuel (tentta. Ring Lardner. Jr.. Albert Malts, Alvah Bessie,
Lester Cole, Herbert Bleberman and Edward Dmytryk. All were put on trial except Lardner and Cole
who will face the Jury today. (MBA Telephoto.)
Seven Are Injured In
Highway Wreck Today
Seven persons were injured, one critically, when a 1949
coach collided with a 1948 sedan making a left turn three
miles east of El Reno on highway 66.
Trooper Vernon Bulter, state highway patrol, said the
accident occurred at 9:10 a. m. at the intersection of a
One of the injured youths was on his way to enrol for
classes at Oklahoma City university.
In critical condition at Ei Reno sanitarium is Mrs.
Katherine Evelyn Haines, 49, Elk City, mother of Harry
--Hartman Haines, 17, driver
Life, Death Tests
ST ASSOCIATED CRESS
meats in the next three day* are
facing life or death parliamentary
teats even ae a six-nation confer-
ence works in Paris on the Schu-
man plan to pool basic Industries.
The British government is basing
its win or resign house of commons
test next week squarely on its de-
cision to remain aloof from the
present Schuman plan talks until
it learns more about how the pro-
posed steel-coal pool works.
The French government, whose
Foreign Minister Robert Schuman
authored the plan and gave his
name to it, is facing a home-front
fight for its own life tomorrow.
The French crisis concerns do-
mestic financing but may Indirectly
affect the progress of the Interna-
tional Schuman plan If the govern-
ment of Premier Georges Bldault
Is defeated. Bldault asked approval
of a law prohibiting new govern-
ment expenditures unless they are
covered by income.
At odds with Bldault's pay-as-
you-go policy, the assembly ap-
proved a Socialist party proposal
which would give government em-
ployes pay raises equalling about
935,000.000 in the 1951 budget. Bi-
dault said he could not endorse pay-
ments that would come due when he
might not be In office. He asked for
a vote of confidence.
Meanwhile, the six western Eu-
ropean nations discussing the Schu-
man plan went over plans advanced
by French economist Jean Monnet.
A spokesman said the group might
adjourn today for about a week to
tot the negotiators consult with their
Top American defense chiefs who
have been conferring in Tokyo with
Oeneral Mac Arthur on overall mili-
tary policy in the far east start
back lor Washington tonight The
advice Detense Secretary Louis
Johnson and Oeneral Omar Brad-
ley received was to provide Ameri-
can anas aid to Nationalist Chinese
on Formosa end to retain all present
bases in Asia.
A U. 8. army court In Tokyo sent-
enced four Japanese to two years
in prison each tor spreading a Com-
munist-inspired open letter to Mac-
Arthur which attacked the occupa-
was following a 1949
driven by unwood
Harris Holme* II. of 113 South
•boat IS test Thomason tried to
•void a coDtokm by passing the
convertible but caught the ear with
Fire in Laundry
Causes No Damage
Firemen Thursday night rushed
to an alarm at the Crystal laundry,
110 North Choctaw avenut, but
found only an lronar which had
The abort Man was
caused by sparks from a i
welding torch. There was no
of one of the vehicles.
Hospital attendants said Mrs.
Haines, in the front seat at the
time of the accident, had a broken
arm, severe lacerations, multiple
contusions and abrasions and pos-
sible Internal Injuries.
Emil Henry Koerner. 77, retired
fanner tram Oklahoma City, driver
of the other vehicle is in serious
condition. He has broken ribs, pos-
sible internal injuries and multiple
mhutana and abrastens.
Wlfs's CaadMan gerleas
His wife, Mrs. Lydia Elisabeth
Koerner, 77, to also in serious con-
dition, suffering from three broken
ribs, a broken am and multiple
contusions and abrasions.
Harry Hartman Haines has mul-
tiple contusions and abrasions. His
condition was described as “satis-
Three other Elk City youths rid-
ing In the back seat of the Haines
car, were treated for minor injuries.
They are Carlton Boren, 16, minor
bruises and contusions, Edgar King.
17, sprained ankle, and James Wil-
liams, 17, minor lacerations.
Trooper Butler said the Haines
car. traveling east to Oklahoma City,
hit the left side of the Koerner
vehicle as It made a toft turn onto
highway 66 from a aide road.
Damage to the Koerner vehicle
was estimated at 61,000, and >900 to
the Haines car.
Earlier In the morning, another
accident was y>e result of a left
turn, three-quarters of a mile from
Union City on highway 91.
A 1038 coupe, driven by George
Edward Plumlee. 70, Cache, collided
with a 1947 wheat teuck driven by
Harold Wayne Faim, 17, Luther.
The accident occurred when the
coupe attempted to pass the truck
and the truck made a left turn Into
a private driveway.
Trooper Butler estimated $150
damage to the coupe and $6 to the
In B-29 Crash
OUAM, June 33—0U8-A rescue
boot radioed today It was picking
up nine survivors of the crash of a
U. 8. air fans B-39 In the Pacific.
The mem age said two crewmen
The rescue team said It found
eight of the men aboard two life
boats floating 140 miles southeast
of Guam. Another survivor, the
■age said, waa taken from the
The life rafts wart located earlier
today by search planes whose re-
porta had held out hope that all 11
crewmen from the mtoeing super-
fortress wore safe.
The B-39, attached to the 38th
ombardment squadron, ditched at
3:99 a. m. today after sanding die-
Set for Monday
Bill Thomas of Stillwater, emeu-
Uve vice president of the state Jun-
ior chamber of commerce, will serve
as installing officer for Joint in-
stallation services of the local Jay-
cees and Jaycee Jaynes at 7 p. m.
Monday at the El Reno Country
Mervll J. Meyer, Jaycee prest
dent, announced during the wuskly
luncheon today that the dinner and
Installation will precede Informal
entertainment Including da]
card games and television.
A special feature of the evening
will be the appearance of the mu-
sical group from the Theta XI
fraternity at the University of Ok-
lahoma. Norman, who wUl present
their interpretation of "Cigareets
and Whusky and Wild, Wild Wlm-
A report of the spray prograto
also was presented during the meet-
ing today by Meyer who announced
that recent high winds and rain
had temporarily halted the spray-
ing of the city. Spraying operations
would continue as soon as the
weather permitted, he stated.
J. P. Neal, Jr., discussed register-
ing and absentee balloting proced-
ures and urged all Jaycee members
to vote In the coming election “as
It is a duty as well as a privilege.”
Proposed changes In the work-
men's compensation law which *'111
appear on the July ballot as state
question No. 345 were explained by
Jean L. Pazoureck. state representa-
tive. The bill would empower the
legislature to establish death bene-
fits to be administered under Juris-
diction of the Industrial commis-
sion, Paaoureck said.
Four Die In
BEDFORD. Vs, June 33—(<T*)—
F\>ur men died in the crash of a
navy experimental attack plane
which hurtled to the ground like
a flaming ball of fire near here
Hie aircraft—an AJ-1 with two
conventional engines and a Jet to
give it an extra burst of speed—
was on its first transcontinental
flight from Edwards air force base,
Calif., to Patuxent. Md. It feU in
a thicket of brush tad small trees
near the Patterson rock quarry,
eight miles south of here at 8:30
A department of defense spokes-
man today said four men were
aboard the experimental plane—
designed to operate from carriers.
The navy in Washington said
the crash is being investigated by
the naval air station at Patuxent,
Md.. destination of the plane, which
was on its first transcontinental
Ecuador Rail Wreck
Kills 22, Injuns 13
GUAYAQUIL Ecuador. June 33
—8U»—'Twenty-two railroad wo
• were kfltod md IS
gfat when a train oeahad Into •
Union Meeting Is
O. Tlnklepaugh, secretary of the
local federation of Railroad shop
crafts of B Reno, announced today
that the meeting of the railway
unions scheduled tor g:39 p. m.
tonight in TYatnmcn's hall has not
been authorised by local federation
In explaining hto announcement,
Tlnklepaugh stressed that the local
federation to prohibited by the by-
Mwe and rwietltnMen front
tog or giving time to any
tar political afUea.
Two Strikes Coon
In Auto Industry;
/ Walkout Set Monday
''KANSAS OITT, Jaa# u-m—
Enhances an ail freight ddp-
nento were ordered today by twe
railroads serving Kansas Ctty to
the face of a threatened strike
of AFL switchmen Bandar mam-
The tori freight into at the
Chicago Great Weatery railread
palled ant at ham at It a. m, to-
day. It waa bamsd ter a dtvtMan
point at Oatwetn, Iowa.
Officials sf tbs Back Island
said a complete embargo wonld
be clamped on at naan today,
although the line will continue
operating passenger trains until
Two strikes which would severely
affect the automobile Industry
loomed as possibilities today.
The CIO United Auto Workers
culled a walkout of 30,000 Briggs
Manufacturing company employes
for 10 a. m. Monday.
Another 10,000 were authorised
to strike at the Hudson Motor Car
company. No date was set.
The crux of each dispute evident-
ly Is whether Briggs and Hudson
are to match the UAW's contract
with Oeneral Motors Corporation.
A strike at Briggs was order
yesterday unless the union finds
'substantial’’ progress In contract
negotiations before Its Monday
This was followed last night by
• sudden authorisation of a Hudson
plrike by the UAW’s International
If Briggs is struck, 13.000 Chrys*
j ler workers would face layoffs lor
Tack of car bodies from Briggs.
Packard also would be hurt.
Four or five railroads singled out
for a strike of AFL switchmen
Sunday have announced they will
not attempt to operate.
The national railway mediation
board kept busy attempting to avert
the switchmen's strike and a
atoned wajkduk of tmlmto
and conductors July 18, but gave
no word of progress.
The AFL switchmen’s union was
making last minute plans for a
strike Sunday against the Denver
and Rio Grande Western, the
Chicago Qreat Western, the Oreat
Northern, the Rock Island and the
Western Pacific railroads.
The Rock Island and the
D&RGW were preparing to suspend
all operations In the event 'of a
The switchmen are seeking re-
duction of their work week from
48 to 40 hours with no loss in pay.
The Brotherhood of Railroad
Trainmen and Order of Railway
Conductors have Issued warnings
that they may call 350.000 members
out on strike July 16 over the
The conductors’ union also called
a strike of 2.200 pullman conduct-
ors for July 11 in a separate dispute
aimed at reducing the total basic
hours worked each month on pull-
man cars from 225 to 210.
In Plttscurgh, more than 3,000
AFL members of the milk and ice
cream salesmen's local will decide
tonight whether to end their 15-
The 11-day CIO American News-
paper guild strike against the New
York World-Telegram and Sun con-
WASHINGTON. June 23—CP)—
The house un-American activities
committee voted today to cite Stove
Nelson lor contempt for refusing
to answer questions about Russian
Nelson refusetd to answer almost
all committee questions when he
testified June S, 1949.
The committee at that time was
looking into alleged Communist
infiltration of the radiation labora-
tory at the University of California.
The committee received testimony
from others about the wartime
atom bomb project.
Nelson now is Communist party
organiser for western Pennsylvania.
Representative Harrison (Dem-
ocrat. Virginia) told reporters the
five members of the committee who
attended today’s session voted
uanlmously to bring contempt
proceedings against Nelson.
All Rock Island Service Will
Be Cut Off in El Reno Sunday
If Switchmen's Union Strikes
Remain on Job,
ANOTHER TRY_3hlrley May France, 17-year-old highachool
girl from Somerset, Mass., has her raincoat adjusted by her trainer,
Harry Boudakian. on their arrival at Southampton, England, aboard
88 Queen Elisabeth. Shirley will attempt to swim the English channel
this summer. (NEA Radio-Telephoto.)
Last Chance! Midnight Is
Deadline For Registration
Deadline for qualified voters to register for the pri-
mary elections is midnight tonight, J. L. Patman, secretary
of the Canadian county election board, Baid today.
Residents who have reached voting age, moved from
their precinct or missed three consecutive elections in their
precinct are the ones who must register in order to be able
to vote July 4.
Latecomers cannot vote, no matter what excuses are
given, Patifam said. The Midnight deadline is absolute.
When registering, a voting certificate will be handed to
persons signing in their pre-
cinct. This does not need to
be brought to election polls.
Meantime applications for absen-
tee ballots are proceeding at nor-
mal pace, Patman said. The elec-
tion board has already Issued 137,
and expects a gradual Increase as
election day approaches.
On page six of this Issue, voters
who will, not be In their precinct
on July 4 may clip out the absentee
ballot application and mail or bring
It to the election board. This must
be done by July 1.
Can Vote Early
In turn your county election of-
ficials will mall you the proper bal-
lot to your home mailing address,
if so requested, with Instructions
on how to vote in absentia. You
may vote the ballots immediately
before leaving your precinct.
Accompanying the ballot will be
an affidavit form which must be
notarised. You merely state you are
qualified voter In the precinct
$3,000 Damage Ig
Estimated at Park
Drop in Bariums
Is Predicted If
and freight—win be cut ofl at 9
a. m. Sunday If the Switchman*!
union strikes. Rock Island offictato
Every ■ llano employe on Rost
land except (upervteora will to
laid off—a total of about 1,190.
Meantime city merchants awn
porting an immadiata Crop in
"The strike to going to aftoot ■
Reno merchant* a great dost' Bap
Stafford, secretary of the liiaaihn
of oommeroe, said today. “The big-
gest part of the city's payroll wIB
be cut off and the buying power of
1,100 families reduced.”
Stafford said rallrdad amptoyao,
in anticipation of tbs walkout, has*
been tightening up for waato an
secratary at tto
and will not be In El Reno on
Absentee ballots received by the
election board are locked and sealed
until July 4. Then, at 2 p. m„ they
are turned over to counters. Once
again, at 7 p. m., the ballots re-
reived after 3 p. m. are given to
counters. Ballots received after 7
p. m. are not counted.
Apply Before Jaly
Sick or ahut-ln people have an
extension on getting absentee bal-
lots. The election board will send
them a ballot up to and Including
July 4. All others must apply for
absentee voting before July 1.
There are 160 Democratic and
135 Republican absentee ballots in
the election board. They were for-
warded by the state election board,
which ordered a total of 39,136
Democratic and 30,775 Republican
Signature on a ballot request to
all that to neaded. But voting be!
lota must be acknowledged by a
person authorised under Oklahoma
laws to administer oaths. They in-a
elude court clerks, county clerks,*
notaries public. Judges of courts of
and precinct registrars.
Residents who have storm-bat-
tered trees and limbs lying near
their houses were asked by C. A.
Bentley, city manager, to be pa-
tient—city workers will soon clear
up the debris.
•If snail limbs were knocked
down, they should be left by the
garbage, where workers on the
sanitary run will pick them up,’’
Larger relics of the city’s rain
and hailstorm Tuesday ahould be
left In front of the house. City
trucks will come by to pick them
up. without charge, he said.
Bentley asked that Individuals
refrain from telephoning city hall,
as all the salvage work will be
done on a clockwork basis.
Damage to Adams park Is about
$3,000, according to latest estimates.
This Includes wrecked grandstands
and the tin roof which was picked
up and hurled miles away.
The old livestock bam on city
property was completely wrecked,
and damage to about $2,000.
In addition, a number of light
poles on the softball park, north
of the swimming pool, were knocked
Both the grandstand and city
barn have insurance.
Liqaor Figures Show
Nation Getting Sober
In 1946 dropped to a five-year tow
at 6*650,000900, the
Partly cloudy. Hot. humid and
windy tonight and Saturday. Low
mperatures tonight in ths
Bl Emm Weather
tat the 94-hour period ending at
I a. m. today: High. 90; tow. 79;
State at weather: Warm
The Heaston community's annual
Fourth at July picnic adll be held
Wednesday, July 5 tor this year.
Vernon Reuter. Sunday school sup-
erintendent. announced today
The all-day affair, to be at Han-
neman'i grove, about 15 mites south-
west of El Reno, will feature free
Ice cream, lemonade and entertain-
ment far the children. Reuter said.
There will be a basket dinner at
noon and a baseball game later on
in the afternoon. Grounds, as In
previous picnics, will be grayed.
hurt busineee ham, and the l
it goes on, Uw worm things wR
He predicted a non-work pwted
of 15 to 90 days wouldn’t be tee
adverm far tomtom* but a tons*
stretch would really hurt.
In sueh a earn, open aocounte, Itea
grocery credit, will be the On9 99
"Theee accounts are always ■
Meyer said. "Paopio ite \
tain paymente an 990M
mobile* will tot their open accounts
drag OR In Unw at depramten.”
STS 5 S3
Smith On* company arid “too
were breefing our aocka toying to
get carload* at grain shipped by
noon HMy.” TMJlrm was Instruct-
ed to 1
by noon-ter the last rail
before the strike.
Tracks To Be Used
Bending grain to other points by
truck to going to to difficult, Schrou-
der said, Mbaum acme receiving
mills may not want to pay the added
Kermit Schafer, general manager
of Canadian Mill and Etovator com-
pany said 99 to 10 percent at the
firm's operations will to directly
affected by the strike.
"Well (eel it immediately,” ha
said. "If the walkout to extended
we'll have to curtail operations and
cut our staff.”
The company employs 95, and If
layolfs begin, Schafer estimated 39
to 30 percent of the workers mpy to
Grains transacted In business this
morning will not leave by rail, he
said, and if no can load on Monday,
the loading crews will not even be
Schafer doubted how far Can-
adian Mills would go in trying to
ship some grain by truck. The whole
process to ’’costly and Impractical,”
he explained, because freight ship-
ments by rail hinge on a rather
complicated mill rate basis. Truck-
ing operations simply mean losing
prepaid rail rates and having added
truck costa, "which are not cheap
by any means.” to said.
Ne FlckeU Ftannad
"We will use trucks definitely for
certain deliveries which mute to
I carried out, such as those to grocery
' stores," Schafer said, "but wa don’t
know what plans am for other ship*
menu throughout the Mata.”
Ed Jones, chairman of the Switch-
men's unlaw in B Reno, aaM to*
doesn’t think tto union will am
-It the company trim to operate
tto Unas, wall call oat pickets.” ha
said. “Otherwise, I don’t think *01“
Jones aaM the union win meat at
a. m. Sunday, u *osn as tto waB»
out begins, tor formation at a strifes
Win Draw 400,000
VATICAN errf, Jana 39
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