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Highschool Will
Issue Diplomas
To Senior Class
47th Commencement
Program To Honor
Graduates Tonight
Diplomas will be awarded to 156
members of tlie 1943 senior class
ol El Reno highschool in the 37th
7 annual commencement program tq
be conducted In the highschool au-
t dttorium at 8 p. in. tonight, at
which time five seniors In the El
Reno Junior college will receive
their degrees of associate In arts.
Tlie program for tonight has
been outlined as follows:
Processional by the highschool
band, directed by Leo C. Murray;
Invocation, Rev. Henry T. 5ake-
i well, vicar of Christ Memorial
Episcopal church; piano solo.
‘•Rhapsody No. 11,” by Liszt, play-
ed bv Ethel Rugg; address.
"Boundaries and Horizons.” by
> Mary Jane Waldron, an honor
student; address, "Jefferson Still
' Lives." bv Bobby Lee Morrison:
i address. “Say Not tlie Struggle
Naught Availeth," by Louise
Spears, of the Junior college.
• Recommendation of the senior
, class by Walter P Marsh, high-
school principal; presentation of
% tlie class, by Paul R. Taylor, su-
j perintendent of schools; awarding
of diplomas, by J. M. Burge, pres-
•i ldent of the board of education;
presentation of candidates for de-
grees from the Junior college, by
Ray Porter, dean of the college,
conferring of degrees, by Superln-
tender.t Taylor
' Alma Mater.” by a mixed quar-
tet romixised of Charlotte Linville
Betty Jean Hardwick Btggert.
Warren Davis and Mike Crowley:
* benediction. Rev. Golden F. Shook.
, pastor of Central Methodist
Couple from the Bahamas
El Reno, Oklahoma, Monday, May 17, 1943
Lewis Draws
Denunciation Of Issued 128 Sixth Grade Pupils
Labor Board
Visitors In New York again are the cvcr-attractive duchess of
Windsor and the duke, whose face begins to betray his years. Tlie duke,
former king of England, is governor general of the Bahama islands.
The duchess is the former Mrs. Wallis Warfield Simpson, twice- I
divorced native of Baltimore, for whom the duke abdicated his throne
to wed.
ihurcli; recessional, by tlie high-
school band.
Commencement service for thq
class was an event of Sunday
• night in the auditorium, with the
address delivered by Rev. Everett
Poole, minister of tlie First Pres-
byterian church, whose topic wax
“A Vision that Brousht Triumph."
Annual senior class day was ob-
served at 10:30 a. m todav with
an appropriate program in the
auditorium. The program featured
addresses by three honor students.
These topics were "Toward the
Rendezvous,” bv Leslie Roblyer.
"We have Heard America Sing-
ing." by Bett.y Moore Dennis, and
"When Duty Whispers." by Dortlia
Ellerd Awards to various mem-
bers ol the graduating class were
made by Walter P Marsh, high-
( school principal
TYic 156 senior students, includ-
es girls and 71 boys, who will
’receive their diplomas hi the
J commencement program
\ reel
commencement program tonight
were listed today by Miss Marian
•I Taylor, highschool registrar, as
j iollows:
■ Jeanne Lee Allison Mary Pa -
/ ricla Armstrong. Thelma Bayne,
(ft Betty Jean Hardwick Bigger*.
I , Mary LaVonne Bourne. Eltz
^ obeth Ann Brown. Betty Ann
. Bywater. Margie Lou Carroll.
^ .Betty Belle Ca-sev. Lenoru Belle
' Cooper. Myra Juanita Coder. Leona
v Maxine Corlec, Jeanelle Daniels,
► IJLucille Davis, Betty Moore Dennis,
Dixie Irene Devlney, Margaret
Katherine Dittmer. Doitha Anne
Ellerd. Wanda Lee Ellison. Birdie
Vina Little Erickson, Doris Jean
Fight Rages On
Coast of Attu
U. S. Reinforcements
Landed, Tokyo Says
Group Ending
Aircraft Course
New Class for Adults
Will Open May 21
SeB-borne American loices are
landing a steady stream of rein-
forcements in the seven-day-old
battle of Attu island, a Tokyo , ,
broadcast said today, and heavy! noticed today that 29 girls have
fighting now is in progress on tlie
northern coast of that key Japan-
H. Woodrow Wilson. Instructor,
and C. L. McGill, supervisor. of
vocational education in El Reno
for war production workers, an-
cse outpost in the Aleutians.
Tlie Tokyo radio said U S.
troops, striking in a tiiree-pronged
offensive, wen attacking under
cover of aerial and naval bom-
complied the required number of
hourcs to receive certllicates in
aircraft fabrication and installa-
Tlie gills began the course Mar.
8 and will continue until May 22.
Thpy have been attending two
classes of four hours each, six
There still was no indication of j days a week
During the course they have stu-
died different phases of aircraft
Japanese warships attempting to
challenge the Americans or to
bring up reinforcements.
1 fabrication ami assembly, includ-
Whllo emphasizing "tremendous j lng blueprint reading, drilling,
numerical odds" in favor of the , rlvettngi as.srmblv work, drill press
Americans. a Japanese army WOIk ,,ablu> aIld haud
' ixikesman asserted Japanese gar- jornilnR Each day’s work has tn-
.ison troops had made a "umber | c]udod „ le(,turP holu. on ai|
of damaging counter-attacks and _haseg of aircraft manufacturing,
were holding their positions.
Prepared for Employment
Counter-A Hack Reported
, The gills are now qualified to
The spokesman. General Yahagl. entM R„, depimm(.I)t in any air-
army press chief, was quoted *>-V | crllft factory, and have prepared
Ihe Tokyo radio as declaring U 8. Lhemgrlvefi „„ W(llk w,lirh is vitally
i,oops attempting to land on the important to the war effort. Mc-
east coast of the 35-milc long; st8ted
island were completely annihi-
lated ” A class for adults will begin
The main attacking force, lie May 24. lie announced. Persons
said, effected a landing on the 18 years of age or older may enrol
south coast lad Tuesday morning for tllP course, which is open to
and succeeded in moving inland, both men and women. Two sec-
but counter-attacking Japanese lions will tie organized, one from
soldiers ussertedlv drove thembacg ' P ,n' lo 8 80 P 1,1 alld ,br
to the beach that night. "ther bom 6 p. m. to 10 p m.
A third V. 8 contingent landed j Classes will occupy six days
on the north coast in a synchro- ■ eacl\ week for 12 weeks, or both
nlzed attack Thursday morning, sections may he attended to com-
the broadcast said, and a pitched plete the training in six weeks,
battle is developing there. Tlie After completing the course, per-
spokesman also made a propagan- SOIls arP qualified for immediate
cia charge that tlie Americans employment in defense industry
twice ’■esorted to the use of poison u the Oklahoma City air depot
gas j f)r Douglas Aircraft company’s
Jap Assertion Denied plant
In Washington, a navy spokes- Namea Announced
man rmphat.icallv denied the Jap-
anese assert ion At u,e conclusion ol Die course
"Enemy* claims that the United i “«V 24- tllP following grad-
States forces in the Aleutians have ual lng seniors at El Reno high-
used gas are absolutely untrue," j school, who are receiving certifi-
. cates In addition to their high-
‘ Official Washington quarters t diplomas, will be quulified
ill maintained silence on the j employment,
battle, the last word having come Ruth Birlow Richardson. Betty
from Frank Knox, secretary of the Janice Oreen, Betty Jean Hard-
navy. who declared Friday the wick Biggert, Christine Johnson.
Americans were progressing "very Edith Fern Keever. Ruth Kostruha.
Certificates of Promotion Will Be
47 at Central School, 37 at Lincoln, 19 at Irvinjj
And 25 at Webster To Be Honored in Programs Tuesday
Soft Coal Operators
Given Instructions To
Defer Negotiations
WASHINGTON, May 17—(/P»—
The war labor board said today
that John L. Lewis, U. M. W. pres-
ident, has challenged tlie sover-
eignty of the United States and
the issue now “is whether Mr.
Lewis is above and beyond the
laws which apply to all other citi-
| zens of ihe United States."
Coupled with this public denun-
ciation of Lewis, the board was
authoritatively reported to have
instructed soft coal operators not
to resume negotiations until fur-
ther notice.
• What steps, if any, would be
taken to avert another threatened
shutdown of the industry tomor-
row midnight could not be learned
immediately. The present 15-day
truce under which the mines have
been operating, expires then and
Lewis has declined to comment on
Ihe prospect of continuing pro-
Directive Disregarded
Lewis had announced in New
York yesterday that he would not
obey the WLB directive to attend
the meeting today to arrange lor
a renewal of bargaining but said
he was ready to meet the opera-
tors when they returned there.
Tlie board met with the opera-
tors and then issued Its statement.
"The law applies to the coal
miners and operators as well as to
cveiv other citizen of the United
States.” the statement said.
"In demanding a wage Increase
and at the same lime refusng to
seek the approval of the national
war labor board. Mr. Lewis Is de-
fying the lawMUy established pro-
cedures of the government cf thq
United Stales.
"Sovereignly Challenged"
"Tills is not only a defiance of
our laws but It is also the only
thing that stands in the way of
the working out of a new contract
for tlie mine workers by orderly,
peaceful procedure in accordance
with the order of the national la*,
bor board of May 14. 1943. and Ihe
national stabilization policy under
the act of congress of May 2, 1942,
"This defiance challenges the
sovereignty of the United States
In time of war and gives aid and
comfort to our enemies."
Promotion exercises honoring 128
sixth grade pupils in El Reno's
four elementary schools will be
conducted Tuesday.
Programs at Central and Lin-
coln schools are scheduled at 2:30
p in. Tuesday, while the programs
at Irving and Webster have been
arranged for 8 p. m. Tuesday, it
was announced today by Paul R.
Taylor, superintendent of schools.
Tlie program at Central school
has been outlined as follows:
Processional, the national an- sixth grade class,
them: invocation, Rev. Golden F. Address, Rev.
and by Mrs Clarence Cooper, Cen-
tral instructor; benediction. Rev.
Lincoln school's program will be
presented as follows:
Processional; invocation. Rev. A.
C. Dubberstein, pastor of Trinity
Lutheran church; greetings from
the Junior highschool, by Mrs.
Edna McMahan Kelly, girls' ad-
viser at Etta Dale Junior hlgh-
Ellcn Wagner; reading. Anna Lou
Address, Rev. Andrew B. Smither.
chaplain at the El Reno federal
reformatory; present at ion of
awards, and the awarding of pro-
motion certificates, by Jennings B
Newman, principal at Irving; bene-
diction. Rev. Lewis; recessional,
Miss Canlley.
Webster school s program has
school; "Children's Prayer" and been arranged a; follows:
■'America, the Beautiful," by the Processional; in ' oca t Ion and
scripture reading. Rev. David A
Dubberstein; Cavin. pastor of Bible Baptist
Shook, pastor of Central Meth- awarding of promotion certificates, church; "I Pledge Allegiance to
odist church; "I Come to Thee,” by Miss Katherine Middleton, prln- the Flag," by the sixth grade
by the sixth grade chorus at Cen- j cipal of Lincoln school: recession- chorus; address to tlie class, Rev.
tral; “What Central School Has
Meant to Me,” by Ray Frances
Musser; "In a Monastery Garden,"
by the sixth grade chorus.
Address, Senator James A. Rine-
hart of El Reno; "The Last
Chord,” by the sixth grade chorus;
awarding of promotion certificates,
by Asa Mayfield. Central principal.
*<• | Victor X. Johnson, pastor of the
The program at Irving school Baptist mission; "The Joy of Llv-
has been prepared as follows: | ing," by the sixth grade sextet.
Processional, by Miss Ethel Cant- j Presentation of perfect attend-
ley; invocation. Rev. Joseph B ance awards, by Mrs. J. L. Pat-
Lewis, pastor of Faith tabernacle; I man. principal at Webster; "March-
pledge of allegiance to the flag,! ing Along Together,” by the sixth
by Donnie Vann; reading. Muriel J grade pupils; "America, the Beau-
Jean Wieman; vocal solo, Mary ] (PLEASE TURN TO PAGE 2)
I ■*
‘Army (Jirl’ Is
WAVES Recruit
WAVES recruiting officers at
Oklahoma City, who arc not above
n little sisterly Jousting witli their
army sisters over a likely pros-
pect for one of the women's mili-
tary services, literally Jerked one
right out from under the noses
of the unsuspecting WAAC. M„ j L Patman, principal of I u>is” Etenhmis ‘^ris‘" Ufe,““ Pat
She is Miss Julia Wheuery and | ,h(> Websler elementary school. L Stephens. Doris Ufet. Pat
Mrs. Patman Is
Accorded Honor
Gladys Palmer Tlmanus, Betty Jean
White, Louise Wilkerson. Lenora
Cooper. Pauline Kchrer. Birdie
Little Erickson. Kay Moon. Leota
Niles Ktoll. Phyllis Palmer, Betty
Sue Simmons. Beatrice Porter,
Lenore Rupp. Rosemary Smith.
she lives right on tlie reservation
at Fort Reno, army remount sta-
tion' west of £3 Reno.
Tlie 20-year-old miss, daughter
of R C. Wlienery. civil service
chief engineer at Fort Reno. Ls
Interested in becoming a member
of the WAVES hospital corps. If
quotas won’t permit that, she wants
to gel Into* radio and help speed
the navy’s communications.
Miss Wlienery was sworn into tlie
WAVES Saturday and thereby be-
came a member of the Oklahoma
Sooner squadron, organization being
formed during May to leave ill a
body for Hnuter college hi New
York where WAVES are Indoctrin-
ated and given "boot" training.
One brother, Sergeant Merle When-
ery, is in the army, stationed at
Camp Young. Calif., but she lias
“several cousins" in Ihe navy.
Recruited through the Lawton
navy recruiting office, Miss When-
ery was attending Cameron col-
lege when she made her initial
Ward and Wanda Lee Ellison.
Highschool Juniors completing
the course are Helen Girard. Mary
Jane Novy and Fiances Robinson.
Highschool sophomores complet-
ing the course are Norma Jean
was presented with a life mem-
bership in the Parent -Teacher as-
sociation at a meeting Friday of
the Webster P.-T. A.
Mrs Patman was given a pin
denoting the life membership
Prior to tlie meeting, a basket Barnes and Goldie Sawyer.
luncheon was enjoyed by members -
attending. The meeting was tlie1
last, of the current school year.
Mrs John Roblyer. retiring
president, was presented with a
pin with two bars indicating tlie
two years she had served as presi-
Pupils of the school’s third
grade and P.-T. A members pre-
sented two short plays for the
Lions club numbers will meet at
8 p m. Tuesday night in the home
of the retiring president. B E
U-Boal Is Sunk Off
Hump of Brazil
—The Brazilian air force tins sunk
a U-boat off Maceio, off the hump
of Brazil, 130 miles south of Rec-
ife. it was announced today.
Ensign Frank Von Tungelrr, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Henry O. Voq
Ttingeln. spent a few days last
week with his parents and friends
here while enroute to San Fran-
Coleman Named
To AAA Position
Avery’s Successor
To Assume Duties
Chester C. Coleman, who has
been serving as administrative as-
sistant for the Harmon county
AAA with headquarters in Hollis,
has been appointed to the posi-
tion of administrative assistant for
the Canadian county AAA staff,
Walter Goodman, chairman ol the
county AAA committee, announced
Coleman will assume his duties
Wednesday, May 19, Goodman
Tlie iiew administrative assist-
ant has served at Hollis for four
months and prior to that time
was employed at the state AAA
headquarters in Stillwater.
Avery, Stephens Resign
Coleman replaces Adron A.
Avery, who resigned Apr. 28 after
serving as administrative assistant
of tlie county AAA since November
1939. Avery resigned to accept a
position with Douglas Aircraft
company in Oklahoma City.
The appointment of Coleman
again places the county AAA staff
on a complete basis.
V. W Stephens, chairman of the
county committee, resigned May 6
to accept employment with Doug-
las Aircraft company, in Okla-
homa City. He was replaced by
Goodman, former vice chairman
of the committee.
Mrs. Cosgrove Employed
Tlie present committee is made
up of Goodman, chairman; William
Schwarz, vice chuirnian. and E.
W. Todd, member.
Another office assistant was em-
ployed today, when Mrs. W. B.
Cosgrove assumed tlie duties of
clerk at tlie AAA office in tlie
court house.
Bombs Shatter
German Dams
Floods Roar Across
Industrial Valleys
R. A F. bombers shattered two
of Germany’s biggest dams before i
dawn today, flooding the Ger- |
man Ruhr and Eder industrial
valleys under giant waves with a I
heavy toll of life, and also struck
at Berlin and the environs of
Rome in a mighty two-way of-
A British communique said the
huge dams, controlling- two-thirds
of the water storage capacity of
the Ruhr basin, were blown up [
with airborne mines
R. A. F. reconnaissance planes j
later found that the Mohne oam
had been breached over a length
of 100 yards and the power sta
tion below had been swept away
in the resulting floods.
The Eder dam also was torn
open and photographs showed tlie |
river below the dam in full flood. |
British Air Minister Sir Arch- I
ibald Sinclair said the dam bursts
unleashed 336.000.000 tons of water
—setting in motion perhaps one
of the greatest aquatic disasters
in history—and constituted a
powerful smasli against Hitler's
vital war foundries.
"Great News Reported"
“I have got news, great news
for you today," Sinclair toljJ a
London crowd.
"The bomber command—the jave-
Une in our armory—struck last
night heavy blows of a new kind
at file sources of German wat housing program for El In the army a year, joining the
f)OWel Reno underway saw hope today air forces May 11, 1942.
Then he told of the dangerous for H quickening of the program Active in Highschool
Dld* d'if ^ i m“ ^ u ’e in tlle fsct thBt Prloritles for toe 1 A popular worket in the First
R A * fie;’lloved the huKP Mohne ereetion of a new structure have Presbyterian church and active in
81 a tT ,' v!UnS,, , . . . . bpen 8rarated to B. J. Showcn of , music and dramatics, Lieutenant
A Berlin broadcast said torrents a Reno. Evans waa Kradualed from the
sweeping down the valleys roni Although several applications El Reno highschool and attended
the bomb-wrecked dams inflicted have been filed for priorities to the El Reno Junior college prior
heavy civilian casualties and in- build the 25 new residences allow- to Joining the armv
timated that the damage was ed K1 Reno last March, the appli- Robert Evans, the other son of
8 .a- ... cations have not yet been .process- i Mr. and Mrs. Evans,
Struck 1 rnm Low Levels
Did You Hear
of Mr. and Mrs. John Y. Morris,
606 North Rock Island avenue,
was included in a class ol quali-
fied radio operators who rec-
ently were graduated from the
communication department of
army's armored force school at
Fort Knox. Ky.
Two weeks ufter receiving his
corporal's stripes, Merritt Den-
ison. whose wife resides at 403
South Macomb avenue, was pro-
moted to the rank of sergeant
at the army air forces training
base in Miami Beach, Fla.,
where he is stationed.
Maxine Crabb and Dorothy
Reimers, both of Calumet, are
listed among the 95 distinguish-
ed students at Central State col-
lege in Edmond, having earned
places on the college president's
list of honor roll students for the
spring semester just ended
Btudents on the list were enroled
in not less than 12 hours of col-
lege credit and passed all with
an average grade of B or higher,
with no grade below C.
Jack Evans Is
Killed in Crash
Barents Are Notified
By War Department
Second Lieutenant Jack Evans,
bombardier in the army forces
and soil of Mr. and Mrs. C. A.
Evans, 415 South Roberts avenue,
was killed early Sunday morn-
ing In a crash at the army air
base at Ephrata, Wash.
Although few details were given
by the war department in the
notification received by his par-
ents, the Associated Press report-
ed that nine men were killed
Sunday In the crash of a four-
engined bomber at the Ephrata
base. Five others in the plane
escaped without Injury.
Body Being Returned
The telegram received by his
parents stated tlie crash occurred
at 3 a. m. (Central war timet
Sunday morning.
The public relations officer at
the base told the Associated Press
that the bomber collided with an-
other plane and caught fire as
it was taking off.
The body is being returned to
El Reno for funeral services, which
probably will be held in about a
week, according to members of
his family.
Lieutenant Evans. 20. had been
stationed at the Ephrata base for
eight weeks, having been trans-
ferred there after receiving his
Defense Housing
Given Impetus
Priorities Approved
For New Structure
commission at the air corps school
Citizens interested .in getting tlie at San Angelo, Tex. He had been
ed through the Oklahoma City na-
Tho Eder dam. second biggest n( tional lioaslng administration of-
30 dams in the reicli. was a quar- fices, which must approve them
ter mile long and held back a before the WPB issues priorities,
reservoir of four and one-half Showcn was issued an AA-3 pri-
square miles. 164 feet deep. ority last week for the erection of
Forty miles to the northwest, , duplex. According to records at
the Mohne dtun backed up a lake the c|ty clerk's office, where the
four square miles In area and 125 juUdlng permit was obtained to-
feet deep In the hills 48 miles day> thP structure will be located
east of Essen, bonib-ibattered site at 717 south Ellison avenue, next
of the huge Krupp munitions ^ Snowen's present residenoe
works, ft was Germany's fourth cost of tlie structure is estimated
largest dam lying In the Prussian at jyoou and it will be built of
uplands east of the Rhine brick or tile with a composition
"Tlie attacks were .pressed homo lodf
from very low level with great de- Sliowen's is the second priority
termination and coolness in the application to be allowed SI Reno
face of fierce resistance. the for defense housing, tlie Oklahoma
British communique said. Eight city WPB office said today The
big Lancaster bombers were lost. other application was allowed R
- B Oox for the remodeling of a
frame residence located at 605
South Hoff avenue into a six-unit
El Reno has been allowed 30 le-
modeled unit priorities, but no ap-
plicant other than Oox lias been
successful In receiving the rating
Hershey Opposing Move
To Ban Drafting Fathers
Carrier, 503 South Williams ave- < fsen. Calif., to report for overseas
nue, to discuss plans for the state duty. Ensign Von Tungeln lius
convention and installation of new j been in training at. Hartford,
officers. Conn., the past eight week.
Nazi Atlantic Bases
Bombed, Berlin Says
LONDON. May 17—(/Pi—The Ber-
lin radio said tonight that n mixed
American and British bombing
force had attacked Nazi bases on
the Atlantic front at noon today1.
WASHINGTON. May 17 - 1/P1
Opposing legislation to prohibit in
duction of fathers until all other the Oklahoma City national
manpower is exhausted. General boujblg administration and WPB
Lewis B. Hershey testified today oiftneu. \
that "we may run out' of other___
draft registrants about. Aug. 1.
Appearing befofre the senate mil- r mes Assessed Y Or
itury committee, the selective ser- Traffic Violations
vice director also made known that Clifford J R Johnson, 21. of 400
"a good many" men now classified North Barker avenue. charged
as 4-F would be taken to meet with speeding May 15. forfeited a
the needs of the armed forces. $5 bond in municipal court- later
He said that approximately 2,- in the day. according to records of
577,000 men have been placed in tee Harvey, chief of police,
the 4-F category for physical and Mrs Virgil Alexander, 1415 Sun-
mrntal defects. Illiteracy and other ,ct drive, charged with double-
handicaps. Hershey explained that parking Mnv 15, forfeited a $2
•psychiatric rejects" are predom- bond in municipal court thiq
Inant. morning.
Ls in the
enlisted reserve of tlie army air
forces, and has been stationed at
Sherman. Tex. He is at present
in El Reno awaiting orders to
report for further service in the
Reckless Driving
Fines Assessed
Ralph Kobel of Clinton, charged
with reckless driving, was ordered
to pay a *10 fine and court costs,
after pleading guilty at, Ills ar-
raignment before Judge Baker H.
Melone in Canadian county court
Information iileri by William L
Funk, county attorney, charged
Kobel with operating an automo-
bile 011 U. S. highway 66 tout
miles west of El Reno May 14 at
a speed greater than reasonable
and proper. The complaint was
signed by Vernon Sisney, state
highway patrolman, who said he
clocked Kobel's car and that It
was being driven at. 75 miles ati
Severiana P Sanchez. 30. of 1
Lockhart. Tex., was assessed a fine I
of $10 and costs after pleading!
guilty of reckless driving at his |
arraignment before Felix K. West!
in Justice of peace court Saturday.
A complaint against Sanchez
was signed bv Sisney after a truck,
driven by Sanchez collided with
a car driven by S. E Moore. 31, of
614 South Barker avenue, at tliq
north end of the Choctaw avenue,
overpass on U. S. highway 81
north of El Reno Saturday morn-
Volume 52, No. 67
Planes Damaged
By High Winds
Crop IoOKses Feared
After Hail Falls
During Hard Rain
Sunday night’s high winds dam-
aged 19 training planes at a
Reno's Mustang Field and tore the
door lrom one of the field's steel
hangars, officers at the field re-
ported today.
Damage to the planes was not
extensive enough to destroy them
but they will be out of use until
There are two hangars located
at the field and two more are
being erected but have not been
completed. A large number of the
planes, including several new ones,
must be anchored outside the
hangars because shelter is not yet
Difficulty in obtaining steel sid-
ings for the new hangars has
occasioned delay in their comple-
Major Charles Long, commander
of Cimarron Field, announced that
18 training planes moored out-
side the hangar at Mastang were
damaged by a light twister.
"Eighteen planes moored out-
side the hangar were whipped
about quite a bit," Major Long
said. "One employe trying to hold
an airplane on the ground was
picked up and curried a short dls-
'ance about 10 feet in the air."
One plane was thrown against
the hangar door, knocking a large
section inside the hangar, damag-
ing the 19th ship. Damage to most
of tlie craft was minor, although
a wing was broken off one.
Major Long said the loss wouldn't
Interfere with training. He said
the cadets would “double up" in
use of the other planes.
Ollier Damage Anticipated
Reports on other damage caused
by rain, hail and windstorms which
swept Canadian county Sunday
afternoon and night had not been
received by county agricultural
offices, hut it was feared that
peanut crops and cotton, which
have been planted extensively in
the county, might be injured.
Rainfall at El Reno Sunday
night was gauged at .93 inch,
bringing the total here since May
8 to 664 inches.
Flood-plagued eastern Oklahoma
was beset by new overflows today
alter a week-end of torrential
rains, twisters and crop-destroy-
ing hail that took one life and
caused a freight train wreck near
Claremore, the Associated Press
.Fifteen freight cars crashed
through a flood-weakened bridge
on the Missouri-Pacific tying up
rail traffic for hours. The loco-
motive passed safely over the
bridge but it collapsed under the
weight of the cars.
20 Families Rescued
Twenty families were rescued
at Pawhuska by auxiliary police
who took to motor boats brought
from Lake Pawhuska when Bird
Crenk poured out of its banks
after rising 22 feet overnight.
Wlille the state, recuperating
lrom one of the most disastrous
floods in Oklahoma, counted the
cost of this latest foray by the
water at one dead, a score in-
jured and hundreds again home-
less. other reports of high water
poured in.
Leroy Dill, 3-vear-old son James
Dill of Pumpkin Center, Okla.,
died in an Okmulgee hospital yes-
terday morning from injuries re-
ceived Saturday when a tornado
hit Pumpkin Center, near Okmul-
gee. Pour other persons hurt In
the same storm were released from
Okmulgee liospituls yesterday.
Grain Grading School
In Session at Clinton
CLINTON. May 17—(U.Ri— Grain
Buyers, farmers, vocational agri-
cultural instructors and AAA offi-
cials were in Clinton today to
attend a grain grading school
being couducled and sponsored by
the U. S. department of agricul-
ture and the extension depart-
ment of Oklahoma A. anti M col-
Representatives from 10 counties
were present.
Stale Forecast
Shower;, and thunderstorms to-
night. locally severe in north and
central areas. Cooler In west and
extreme north portions tonight.
El Reno Weather
For 24-hour period ending at 8
a m. todav: High. 71; low. 57;
at 8 a. m.. 69.
State qf weather: Unsettled with
rains and localized hall storm*
Precipitation: .93 inch.

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