The El Reno Daily Tribune (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 51, No. 31, Ed. 1 Sunday, April 5, 1942 Page: 1 of 6
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The deart of the Rich
The El Reno Daily Tribune
A Blue Ribbon Daily Newspaper Serving Oklahoma’s Blue Ribbon Area
Single Copy, Five Cents
VP) MEANS ASSOCIATED PRESS
-By R. J. D..
JUST in case it has slipped your
“mind let us remind you that El
Reno has a city election day after
tomorrow. Two school board vacan-
cies are to be filled, a city treas-
|urer and three city commissioners
to be elected. J. M. Burge and
Steve Lucas, candidates for school
board, and Clyde Matthews for
city treasurer are unopposed.
Pour men have filed for the three
posts on the city commission. The
top three in Tuesday's vote will
be elected for three-year terms.
Seeking re-election are Otis Cox,
'now serving as
Palmer. Charles Tye, third member
of the commission whose term ex-
pires this year, did not file for re-
election. The other two candidates
are W. L. "Bill" Martin, 133 North
K avenue, and Harry A. Morris, 211
North Barker avenue.
City business is going to be of
i unusual importance in the next
| few years. The recently voted bond
j issue requires administering; other
I and perhaps more vital matters in-
cident to El Reno’s part in the all-
out war picture are certain to arise.
! As a citizen of El Reno it is your
duty to inform yourself as to the
J relative merits of the candidates
I for city office and vote to give
your city the best possible govem-
I ing body in these crucial times.
Mr. Cox and Mr. Palmer, by rea-
son of their previous experience
in city affairs, win our support
for re-election. In choosing our
candidate for the third seat we
have no such guide to follow. If
Charles Tye had seen fit to file
for another term we would have
given him our support. His decision
not to do so was doubtless jus-
tified because of his health. Mr.
Tye has been a good member of
the council for a number of years
and not the least of his contri-
butions to good city government
has been the manner in which he
EL rn VOTERS
TO HIT THREE
You Can Buy It For
Less In El Reno
WHEREVER YOU ARE...
On Governing Board
Light vote probably will be cast in
the annual city and school district
spring election Tuesday, when voters
will choose city and school board
officials, county election board
members predicted Saturday.
Pour candidates are seeking the
three vacancies on the board of city
commissioners, but all other candi-
. dates are unopposed and there arc
"layoL, a,nd E| n° controversial Issues to be passed
on by the voters.
Seeking election to the city coun-
cil are Mayor Otis Cox and Earl
Palmer, incumbents, and W. L.
"Bill" Martin and Harry A. Mprrls.
Three men will be elected for
three-year terms. Holdovers on the
municipal governing body are Henry
Behne. Lucius Babcock. Jr., and Eu-
gene Stansbury. with two years re-
maining in their terms, and Roy
Stevenson, B. T. Marshall and Roy
Leas, whose terms will expire next
Charles B. Tye, third member of
the city council whose term runs out
this month, did not seek re-election.
Clyde Matthews, city treasurer, is
unopposed for re-election to a two-
Unopposed for two school board
memberships are Steve Lucas and
J. M. Burge. They will be elected
to serve only one year each in un-
expired terms vacated through re-
Mr. Lucas will represent ward 1.
having been appointed to that post
originally to succeed Tom Parris,
elected in ward I, when Mr. Parris
moved his residence to ward 4. Mr.
Burge also will succeed Mr. Parris,
as school board member for ward 4.
Mr. Farris having been appointed
member for ward 4 when Fred H.
. , , . J . Hampton, originally elected to that
has maintained good will of and post. moved out of town. Mr. Farris
ARMY DRV RALLY
PUP CATCHES ON
IS ARRANGED BY
Parade at 3:30 Monday
Will Open Program
At El Reno
GO TO CHURCH ON EASTER
The oietures show British army services in the North Africa desert.
I for the residents of Fair adidtion,
the section of the city In which
he lives. While commissioners are
elected at large rather than as rep-
resentatives of sections or wards,
the vote of the electorate has al-
most invariably provided pretty
i good distribution as to representa-
I tives. And such distribution of
I council membership has thus far
made for greater harmony in city
It is this consideration which
leads us to conclude that our can-
didate for the third council post Is
"Bill" Martin. He Is and has been
for a number of years a resident
of Pair addition.
But our choice Is not necessarily
yours. So that all voters may have
a chance to know for whom they
are voting and that all candidates
may have an opportunity to ad-
dress a plea to you for your vote.
The Tribune urges the four can-
didates for city commission to pre-
pare statements, or to have them
prepared—not to exceed 150 words
each—for publication In Monday's
Issue of The Tribune. We will pub-
lish without charge all such state-
ments which reach our office be-
fore 1 p. m. Monday. Aside from
the limit as to length the only
restrictions we will place on these
statements are that they be con-
fined to presentation of the can-
didate's own qualifications without
resorting to attack on any other
candidate and that they stay with-
in the bounds of good taste.
* * *
INCIDENTALLY, we have heard
* the criticism voiced of the entire
list of candidates because they are
all connected with the same firm,
the Rock Island railway. Person-
ally, we see no reason why any
citizen should be barred from can-
didacy because he Is or Isn't em-
ployed by any particular company.
And If the critics will determine
now has moved out of ward 4, leav-
ing that post vacant again.
Others Hold Over
Other members of the school board
are Vincent Harper, president, whose
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Cash Registers Will Ring
OKLAHOMA CITY. Apr. 4 —
i Special i—Cash registers will ring
and sale of defense stamps and
bonds will mount in every commu-
nity in the state in proportion to
the local support given the Okla-
homa "Salvage for Victory” drive
that opens Apr. 8 and continues
through Apr. 18, E. H. Moore. Tul-
sa, chairman of the Oklahoma
salvage committee has pointed out.
The primary purpose of the drive
is to collect the metals, rubber,
rags. burla.p. etc., so badly needed
in war production but it's a grand
| opportunity for individuals and or-
NEW YORK. Apr. 4-(AV-Don-I 8anliSatlons t0 secul e cash the>
aid M. Nelson, chairman of the,need' Moore emPllas^d
war production board, asserted to- j “Nearly $6,000 In salvage mate-
night that “America's industrial rials wpnt on thp market In one
Nelson Says Industry
Beginning To Roll
Did You Hear
I^AITH FREEBORN TURNER
* of Marlon. Ind., author o^
the new novel, "A Torch Held
High,” is the niece of Miss
Nelle Freeborn. 420 South Choc-
taw avenue, and the grand-
daughter of the late J. W. Free-
born. an El Reno resident lor a
The book is dedicated to Mrs.
Turner's parents. Her father,
James S. Freeborn of Milton-
dale, Kan., is Miss Freeborn's
brother. Her husband is a min-
ister at Marion.
Miss Gertrude Svanas, deputy
In the office of C. E. Bross,
county clerk, planned to leave
today for Washington, D. C., to
accept a civil service position as
a typist. She is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. George A. Svanas,
1417 South Evans avenue.
A. A. U. W. Program Open
, To Guests
P.-T. A. COUNCIL
plant is really beginning to roll,"
and "a new era of management-
labor cooperation is developing
which will prove of immense value
to the entire nation."
Although he admonished that
“this no time for easy optimism,"
Nelson asserted at an Armv day
banquet of the Military Order of
the World War that "we have not
yet done the impossible—but we
are doing it.”
In a detailed review of the pro-
gress of the nation's war effort.
Nelson stressed that its relative
success thus far still was dwarfed
by the fact that "it is the biggest
Job, bar none, that this or any
other country ever tackled at any
time in history. It is so huge that
that we can break every record
we ever made and still fall short
of the need."
Oklahoma town in a single day re-
cently and this record can be du-
plicated In any county seat town
in the state.” Moore declared.
Highschool seniors seeking money
A play, "Girl Shout Week.” will
be presented by Central school Girl
Scouts at a meeting of the El Reno
branch of the American Associa-
tion of University Women at 7:30
p. m. Monday in the Etta Dale
junior highschool. Guests are be-
ing invited to attend the meeting.
Miss Mary Ashbrook. chairman ol
the communual activities commit-
tee of the El Reno branch, is direc-
tor of the play.
Sponsoring of Girl Scout work at
El Reno Is among the projects of
the A. A. U. W. group.
Girls who will appear In the play
are Margaret Bartlett, Harriet Ann
Brown, Ella Lou By water, Betty
Cunningham, Marietta Daniels, Jean
Funk, Marilyn Keller. Maxine How-
arton, Jo Ann Lemon, Mary Eliza-
beth Morris. Joyce Miller, Mary
Ellen Porter, Bobbie Sanders, Nancy
Lee Shook. Nancy Jean Weed, Sara
Louise Woods and Hannalore i
I James A. Rinehart, state senator
for Canadian county, will give a
patriotic address at an Army day
rally that will be a feature of an
Army day program arranged here
for Monday by the Canadian County
Service council, it was announced
Senator Rinehart will be in-
troduced by J. N. Roberson, city
manager, who will serve as master
of ceremonies for the patriotic rally
scheduled for the courthouse lawn
after a parade through the business
Walter P. Marsh, highschool prin-
cipal, will lead group singing of
patriotic songs at the rally. An Ok-
lahoma City army recruiting center
sound truck will be furnished for
Band Will Assist
The Army day program will open
at 3:30 p. in. Monday with a parade
of Fort Reno soldiers and the El
Reno highschool band. The parade
will form on South Rock Island ave-
nue, proceed north on Rock Island,
south on Bickford avenue and back
north on Choctaw avenue to the
The Canadian county Red Cross
chapter will prepare a Red Cross
float for the parade.
Single enlisted men at Fort Reno
will be guests of the County Ser-
vice council and the El Reno Elks
lodge at a dance scheduled from 8
to 11 p. m. Monday in the Elks
home ballroom. The lodge will pro-
vide refreshments for the dance.
Another feature of the Army day
program will be an open house ail
day Monday at Cimarron field, army
air corps basic training school
southwest of Yukon.
Personnel of the Oklahoma City
army recruiting office will main-
tain headquarters in their sound
truck here Monday for conference
on enlistment with prospective re-
SEVEN MORE JAP
SIPS LISTED AS
Saturday Is Encouraging
Day For Fighters
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
The United States navy, already
mightily strengthened since the at-
tack on Pearl Harbor, added sev-
en more Japanese ships Saturday
night to the unceasing Doll which
Its surface and undearsea craft are
taking of enemy vessels in far Paci-
fic and East Indies waters.
The navy announced that Ameri-
can submarines had sunk one light
cruiser and probably sent another to
the bottom damaged two seaplane
tenders and scored torpedo hits on
three other ships—all In actions not
reported previously in Washington
Thus was furnished the climax to
j a day which on the whole was one
of the encouragement for the fight-
| ers against the axis on all of the
world’s many battlefronts.
CLEVELAND, Ohio, Apr. 4—Boots
got a break when she broke a leg
Jumping from a second-story window
at the home of Mrs. Perry Stewart
in Cleveland. Without Instruction,
the puppy quickly learned how to
walk on its hind legs.
Living Room ImprovemtMit
To Be Demonstrated
Prayer For Guidance Is
to pay incidentals in connnation Summary of School Year v'oun8heim-
with graduation. Boy Scout troops. * Mrs. Ray Porter and Mrs. Marquis
4-H clubs, farm women's orguniza- * O IjC I resented Stone Morris are leaders of the
tions, church societies and Red ___ Central school Girl Scout troop.
Cross and other war relief groups officers for the 1942-43 school Brownies To Take Part
arc getting ready to aid the war ________. ...... .. Members of the Brownie
Then he called the roll of I
achievement since Pearl Harbor
"The airplane production pro-
just which of these candidates grani adopted after Pearl Harbor
should be forced to withdraw be-
cause of his employment, we’d be
Interested In learning the method
by which the decision Is reached.
If it is unfortunate that all four
candidates are employed by one
company, the unfortunate feature
lies not in their candidacy but in
the lack of interest on the part of
other citizens and their unwilling-
ness to stand for office.
Perhaps it is fortunate that El
Reno has a company like the Rock
Island with employes interested
enough in civic affairs to be will-
ing to sacrifice their time without
compensation to help handle the
city's business. Otherwise, we might
have no candidates for office and
our city commission posts would go
was presumed by practically every
one to be bigger than possibly,
could be attained. It was an 'Im-
possible' program. If there ever was
one. We met our schedules In Jan-
uary and we made 23 percent more
planes than we had made In De-
cember. We exceeded our schedules
for the 1942-43 school
effort and at the same time secure Uar wil1 be e*ected at tlle E1 Reno from Central school who will recite
needed cash for their own pur- Pa*ent-Teacher association council the Brownie pledge and sing typical
poses. meeting at 3 p. m. Tuesday in the Brownie songs are Janice Louise
Merchants, banks and patriotic Public schools administration build- Farre**' Ann Emerson, Dor-
organlzations are expected to back ing. it has been announced. “ae. Eberh«‘- Eunice Dorsey,
the Oklahoma “Salvage for Vir xt m . Dorothy Louise Hall. Sandra Rose
tne OKianoma salvage lor Vic- New officers who are elected Tues- Puckett. Marilyn Dubberstein Doris
tory campaign because the more day will be installed at the council Gulley ^aine H ur^ PoUv Sue
salvage items dug out of hiding, meeting in May to serve during the Cooper. Joan Hearn. Peggv Lee
Htedm°re COmmUn,ty 18 bfnC- ncxt scboo‘ Money. Jessie Odessa Haynes, Wan-
Current officers are Mrs. I. W. da Lee Koebrick, Elizabeth Ozmun,
Douglas, president; Mrs. E. A. New- Nadine Dorsey and Jenny Lynn
man. vice president; Mrs. Roy Shook.
Etchor, secretary; Mrs. Fred Wewer- Mrs, D. M. Hall and Mrs. H. H.
ka. treasurer; and Mrs. John Rob- Puckett are leaders of the Brownie
Iyer, historian. troop.
Civil Air Patrol
WASHINGTON. Apr. 4— !U.P>—An
undisclosed number of the civil air
patrol's 38,000 licensed pilots have
begun patrol duty over a large part
of the nation’s vital pipelines and
power conduits and soon may patrol
forests for fire prevention, it was
The 38,000 enrolment is approxi
In addition to the election of of---
ficers, the P.-T. A. council meeting PifcI Air! I 'lucu
TlltVSdRV aftj»rnnnn mill irwvln/4n « * £ mlVl \
Tuesday afternoon will include a
discussion by Paul R. Taylor, sup
erlntcndent, who will give a sum
niary of the school year program.
GENERAL M ARTHUR'S
HEADQUARTERS, Australia, Apr,
4—<U.R>—General Douglas MacAr-
thur said today in an Easter
"At the altar where I first
joined the sanctuary of God I
ask you to seek divine guidance
for me in the great struggle that
The message was sent to Rev
Dr. William Postell Witsell, rec-
tor of Christ church. Episcopal.
Little Rock, Ark., where Gen
MacArthur was born and bap-
Church Sends Greeting
Mac Arthur’s message was sent
In response to a message from
Dr, Witsell, who said:
"Tlie church of your baptism
sends Easter greetings and expres-
sions of faith and loving pride in
General MacArthur conferred to-
day with Prime Minister John
The talk was one of a series in I
which MacArthur has engaged this
week with Australian cabinet min-
isters, officials and officers, inci-
dent to his lining up of his su-
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Seven Canadian county 4-H clubij
and three county home demonstra-
tion clubs will hold their regular
April meetings this week, accord-
ing to the schedule on farm club
activities announced Saturday by
Miss Doreen Fickel and M. Lee
Phillips, county extension agents.
At one of the home demonstra-
tion club meetings, May view, at 2
p. m. Friday, in the home of Mrs
Dan Boismier. a demonstration on
living room improvement will b •
given by Miss Bonnie Goodman,
specialist with the extension di-
vision of Oklahoma A. and M. col-
lege, Stillwater. Women of all
county home demonstration clubs
may attend the special program
Other Meetings Arranged
Other home demonstration clubs
meeting this week are Union
Workers, at 2 p. m. Monday in the
home of Mrs. Jake Boevers, and
Friendly Circle, at 2 p. m. Thurs-
day in the home of Mrs. Clarence
Four-H club meetings scheduled
are Peppy Trio at 9 a m. Monday
in Richland school, Center Valley
Tuesday morning at Lone Star
school. Corner Door at 1 p. m.
Tuesday, Sailors at 3 p. m. Tues-
day in the Elm Glen school. Boost-
ers at 9:30 a. m. Wednesday in
Highland school, Red Star at 9 a.
in. Friday in Emerald Valley
school, and El Reno highschool at
Next Saturday Miss Fickel and
Mr. Phillips will go to Enid to
serve as Judges for Garfield county
Straws In Wind
These straws in the wind of the
eventual victory came from east
and west, north and south, from
such widely separated yet inevitably
allied fronts as:
India—Still the highlight in the
military news was the word that
United States army flying fortresses
which already have proved potent
poison to the Japanese over the
Dutch Indies and Australia's outer
islands had fired a Japanese cruiser
and a transport in an 800-mlle foray
from their Indian base to the enemy-
held Andaman Islands in the bay
of Bengal; on the political side was
the cheering prospect that entry of
General Sir Archibald Wavell into
the discussions may swing India’s
leaders to acceptance of British pro-
posals for post war freedom.
Air Strength Established
Australia—U. S. and Australian
troops are being forged into "one
great army,” an army which, true to
the code of its leader, General Doug-
las MacArthur, will be committed
Irrevocably to the policy of attack.
The allied air strength, credited with
at least 10 Japanese planes destroy-
ed in its latest raids on enemy bases,
now is established so firmly that it
can supply ample warning should
the enemy set in motion any direct
Russia—the advance battalions of
"several million" newly trained
reserves were reported moving up
to battle stations to give the Red
army a mass of 7,000,000 fighting
men pledged to hold the hard won
initiative and block any attempt at
a Nazi spring offensive. As a fur-
ther shackle to any such offensive,
thaws set in all along the front, leav-
ing friend and foe alike bogged down
in one vast sea of mud.
Judgment for the plaintiff In
amount of $295.67, witli interest was
given Davidson and Case Lumber
company against Pearl Lair after a
hearing was conducted before Judge
Lucius Babcock in Canadian coun-
ty district court Saturday.
KEMPEL TO ADDRESS
First meeting of an advanced class j
in first aid will be conducted at 7:30 |
p. m. Monday in room 305 of the
El Reno highschool building under
1" r.!-rUary.WhlCh' 0f C0Ur.8e' calU censed pilots in the country ‘ While
the licensed total is 100.000 many
Miss Helen Wick, a student at
Oklahoma A. and M. college, Still-
water, is visiting In the home of
her parents Mr. and Mrs. W. O.
Wick, 607 West London street,
tlirough the Easter holidays.
ed for an Increase over January.
In March again we met the sched-
"With regard to tanks:
"We are ahead of schedule on
"Our production of merchant
shipping is rising rapidly. We
should meet this year's schedule."
Same True Elsewhere
Anti-aircraft and anti-tank guns:
"The same Is true,” he said.
He declared that no American
need fear the nation’s soldiers were
going into battle with inferior
"Our planes have turned in out-
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« „„„ • Red Cross chapter, it was announced
will discuss "How Wc Can Train
of these have gone Into the army
or arc for other reasons unavailable
for CAP The organization operates
as part of the office of civilian de-
The patrol of pipelines and power-
lines is directed primarily against
sabotage. The forestry patrol is un-
der discussion here with representa-
tives of the forest service and the
national park service, in some states
the patrol already has begun op-
erations under local forest services.
Mr. and Mrs. H. L. Campbell, 817
South Rock Island, have as guests
in their home for the week-end
Clayton Campbell of Wichita, Kan.,
and Miss Ann Alderson of Ada.
To Find and Hold a Job" at the next
meeting of the El Reno highschool
Parent-Teacher association sched-
uled at 7:30 p. ni. Tuesday, Apr. 7,
in the home economics room of the
highschool. it was announced Satur-
day by Forest W. Allen, president
of the Parent-Teacher unit.
Since Mr. Rampel’s subject may
be of interest to them members of
the highschool senior class are be-
ing invited to attend the meeting.
Mr. Allen said.
Reports of the proceedings of the
Oklahoma Congress of Parents and
Teachers workshop at Norman will
be given by delegates.
The usual classroom demonstra-
tion will precede the business meet-
Saturday by Mrs. L. A. Garner, ex-
ecutive secretary of the chapter.
Open to all persons who have com-
pleted successfully the standard first
aid course, the advanced class will
consist of at least 10 hours of in-
struction by Hubert Raney, first aid
chairman for the chapter.
Classes will be held on Monday
and Wednesday nights. Persons
who wish to take the advanced
course may enrol at the Red Cross
office in the city hall or at the
fitst class meeting Monday night.
Corporal Avant "Speedy” Taylor,
stationed at the Fort Sill reception
center, is spending a three-day
furlough visiting his parents. Mr.
and Mrs. J. Y. Taylor, 1200 South
"What do you know about this Friendship week
PATRIOTIC GIRL: "I read about it in The Daily Tribune,
and tliat IS a nice uniform."
That's right, girlie. There is SOMETHING about a uniform.
There s something to tills photography and cartooning business,
HU MlO urltra non nennfti nf «1 _i-i.___ . i . m n
too, as tlie advance proofs of the first pictures taken of El Reno
business and civic leaders prove.
Watch for our Friendship week edition. It will have more
surprise, than one of our Uncle Sam’s new streamlined divisions.
R. A. F. Lashes Out
Britain—The R. A. F. lashing out
in its own spring campaign with in-
creasing forces of bombers and fight,
ers, hinted broadly that the past
week’s assault on Nazi industries
and key defenses are merely a be-
ginning. Even in daylight Satur-
day, British squadrons roared across
the Channel in sky-darkening
swarms, losing 11 fighters in bitter
dog fights but taking a toll of least
five Nazi aircraft in fulfilling the
objectives of their raids.
The Philippines—The sharp-eyed
gunners of Corregidor fortress, the
hard rock of Manila bay, blasted at
least two Japanese bombers out of
the skies to boost their score to 17
destroyed in less than two weeks.
Even the enemy’s use of new ex-
ploding incendiary bombs failed to
daunt the fort's anti-aircraft crews.
There was some indication, how-
ever, that Lieutenant General Jo-
nathan Wainwright’s lines soon may
be called to face another stern
test of their indomitable courage.
For on Bataan, enemy batteries, ap-
parently reinforced by big new guns
recently brought into position, lev-
eled a heavy fire, the type of bar-
rage which usually precedes an all-
Five Are Killed
At Rail Crossing
PRYOR Apr. 4— </P) —Five per-
sons, a mother and her four chil-
dren, were killed late today in an
automobile-train collision at a
crossing five miles north of here.
The dead were Mrs. Mildred Lee.
36. and her children, Norma Jo,
16. Beverly Jean, 14, Pattle Ann.
11, and Donald, 8.
Highway Patrolman Marion Son
said the family, riding in an old
model sedan, apparently did not
see the train. He said there was
a clear view of the crossing from
The train shuttles between VI-
nita and tlie Oklahoma ordnance
works' $60,000,000 government pow-
er plant near Chouteau. Mrs.
Lee's husband. Derby Lee, is em-
ployed at the powder plant.
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