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El Reno (Olda.) Daily Tribune
Monday, September 29, 1952
The El Reno Daily Tribune You Can Easily Tell It's an Election Year
A Bine Ribbon Newspaper Serving a Bine Ribbon Community ’*i _ ft .
Issued Daily except Saturday from 201 North Rock Island Avenue,
And entered as second-class mall matter under the act of March 3, 1879.
RAY J. DYER
Editor and Publisher
DEAN WARD LEO D. WARD
Business Manager Managing Edltar
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Monday, September 29, 1952
Humanity has escaped ruin by nncient and modern barbarians. Universal
history reveals this, and God's dealing with his children repeats this
every day. We werr as a fire brand plucked out of the burning.—Amos
Both Parties Missing Boat
A VAST source of votes that both parties seem to be
neglecting these days is that of the older age groups.
Appeals have been aimed at youth, at independents, con-
servatives and minorities, at the large businessman, small
businessman, laborers and housewives. But no one has
made a direct appeal to the aged, except for General Eisen-
hower’s endorsement of social security.
This is surprising when one realizes that the proportion
of Americans in the older age brackets has been steadily
increasing for several years now and the trend promises
These voters could conceivably hold a balance of power
on election day. Of about 100 million Americans eligible to
vote, nearly 45 million are over 45. And some 13 million,
or slightly more than one in every 10, are past 65, with the
number of those 65 and over increasing at the rate of
400,000 a year.
The older voters, particularly those in the 65-and-over
bracket, have definite and peculiar problems, mostly eco-
nomic ones caused by increased living costs. For the past
few years, they have been finding it mighty tough to make
TKX) many employers still cling to a hard-and-fast rule
against hiring anyone over 45. And those over 65 just
haven't a chance in the labor market at all. Back in the
1890's, the proportion of men in this age group still in the
labor force was 68 percent. Today it is only 41 percent and
All of this, plus inflation, has placed our elder citizens in
a tight spot financially. A report titled, “The Fact Book
About Aging,” put out by the federal security agency,
points out that in October, 1950, more than half of the
families headed by persons 65 and over had cash incomes
well below the minimum required to maintain an “adequate”
At that time, 43 percent of such families had incomes of
less than $1,500 a year, 30 percent had less than $1,000, and
15 percent less than $500, whereas the FSA’s “minimum
level” of living for an elderly couple ranged in cost from
$1,600 to $1,900 i>er year, depending upon the location.
WHILE these figures are two years old, the inflationary
T spiral since the Korean war has only served to make the
picture darker instead of brighter.
Living on pensions, federal assistance and other fixed
incomes which have not moved upward to meet the increases
in living costs, many of our aged are right now being forced
to spend their twilight years in the shadow of need—at a
time when the nation as a whole is supposed to be enjoying
Both parties, of course, have dealt with the broad issue
of inflation. But they have not made any really meaty and
specific proposals to ease the “old age” problem, though
they certainly know that it is with us now and stands to
grow more acute in the future.
By failing to do so, they appear to be missing a great
opportunity. For the candidate or party who can appeal to
these voters by offering a truly workable solution to their
problems—or even words of comfort—might gain a big
head start on election day.
By Edwin Linhara
Copyright by Edwia Unborn. Distributed :by NEA Sorvico, Uc.
Down Memory Lane
Sept. 29, 1932
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Andrews, Miss Jerry Loomis and
Elvin Ishmel, all of Enid, were overnight guests Wednesday
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. Andrews’ mother, Mrs. L. W.
Wright, and Mr. Wright, 200 North Barker. Mr. and Mrs.
Wright and their guests attended the Oklahoma City state
fair Wednesday night.
Mr. and Mrs. Claude A. Thomas and son, Phillip of Gage,
were overnight guests Wednesday of Mr. and Mrs. John L.
Funk, 700 South Hoff. They were enroute to Oklahoma
City to attend the state fair.
Mrs. Joe Shipman and daughter, Joan, who have been
visiting their parents and grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. F. E.
Loomis, 719 South Bickford, plan to leave Friday to return
to their home in Coronado, Calif.
Cecil Meadors, son of Mr. and Mrs. John T. Meadors,
806 South Rock Island, is among the 19 University of Okla-
homa students to he selected for the symphony orchestra
of WNAI), the college radio station at Norman. First pro-
gram by the new student orchestra will be broadcast Tuesday.
Sept. 29, 1942
Three individuals have accepted appointments as junior
custodial officers at the El Reno federal reformatory. They
are Hugh Willingham, formerly of El Reno,. and Howard
Doyle, both of whom were members of the Oklahoma City
baseball team the past season, and Sam Curtis, a former
employe of the tl Reno Mill and Elevator company.
first of the monthly church dinners to be held during
the fall and winter months will be served at 7 p. m. Wednes-
day in the dining room of the First Christian church, it was
announced by Rev. M. B. Pringle, pastor.
Mrs. E. L. Southard, 223 North O, had as guests last
week her aunt, Mrs. S. York of Brinkman, and her cousin,
Fred York and family of Sunset Beach, Calif.
Mr. and Mrs. Loren L. Ware, daughters, Patsv and Char-
leene of Duncan, spent the week-end with Mrs. Ware’s
mother, Mrs. F. R. Gaughorn, 620 South Ellison.
Roy Stevenson and William J. Mulhall were elected to
1 the board ot directors and four other directors were re-
elected by the junior chamber of commerce at its dinner
i meeting Monday night. Re-elected were Dr. V. P. Cava-
naugh, Roy Kinkade, Elmer Schwab and Don Bishop
THE STORY: Roy Mason, biog-
rapher of Vice Presidential Candi-
date Governor Warburton. has dis-
covered that the governor’s boyhood
school teacher has been offended
by a paragraph in the biography,
a book Warburton never read. Aunt
Hattie refuses to forgive and in fact
Is reported to be on the verge of
telling political foes something
about the governor that will dis-
credit him. Mason and the gover-
nor’s secretary, Lucy Strawn, are
on their way to tell Warburton the
* * *
fTIHE hotel was on Capitol street,
A only a short distance away. As
we walked there Lucy said, "Mr.
McDonald has been very much with
us. It’s been gay. Oh, so gay. Lunch,
dinner, breakfast. I’ve been getting
quite a rush from the fat boy.”
“He’s a lonely man,” I said. "It
must be pretty lonely to be a man
She gave me a quick look. "Do
you think I appeal only to lonely
“I didn't mean anything like
that," I said. “Don't go feminine
on me. please. Did you get any-
thing out of McDonald?"
“Yes,” said Lucy. “Lunch, din-
ner, cocktails, an earful of petty
bias and a tummyful of Clyde
We had reached the hotel, and
Lucy led the way to the elevators.
The Governor’s suite was high up
in the hotel, ar.d the windows over-
looked the town and the capitol.
It was a clean, tidy town, as shiny
as a Sunday morning.
Oovernor Warburton was relaxed
in an easy chair, reading a news-
paper, and Biyy Evers was on the
telephone. When I entered with
Lucy, the Governor put down hts
newspaper and Bill dropiied the
telephone on its cradle in the
middle of a sentence and shouted.
“Mason, where have you been?
Why didn't you answer my wire?”
‘‘I’m answering it In person,” I
"Roy, have you seen the papers?"
the Governor asked. "That New
Oilcans speech last night went over
I pulled up a chair. "Governor,
what do you remember about an
old lady named Harriet Perkins?”
"Miss Hattie?" the Governor said.
"Why. she taught school. Why?”
“It's all over town that she's not
coming to your reception," I said,
and hesitated an Instant. "I’m
afraid It's my fault."
* * *
niLL EVERS Jerked his head
LI nervously, and excitement made
him stutter. "Wh-what have you
done now, Roy?"
"It’s your fault, too," I said.
"M-my fault? I don't know the
lady. What are you talking about?"
"You helped me with that part
of the book," I said. "Page 78."
"Let me see It." Oovernor War-
burton said, and took the book
from Bill’s hands. Bill had opened
It to page 76. and read the para-
graph over the Governor’s shoul-
der. Bill finished first, and gave
me a blank look. "I don't sec any-
thing wrong with that."
But Oovernor Warburton’s eyes
had widened. "1 never got the
highest marks in my class. I never
walked two miles to school and
back every day. And when she kept
me after school—Oh, myl'1
We all stared at the Oovernor
He dropped the book to his lap
and said, "That sheepskin coat I'
“Governor," Bill said, “what’s a
sheepskin coat got to do with It?"
The Governor looked at him and
understood, as I did, that Bill’s
worry and his affection for the
Governor had brought the harsh
tone Into his voice. The Governor
smiled and said. "It’s nothing very
damning, Bill, but I imagine it
could be made to look so by a man
like Clyde McDonald. You see,
when I was a boy I wanted a sheep-
skin coat and I saved up the money
to buy It from the mail-order house.
It cost $15.95 postpaid, and It was
a beauty. I couldn’t wait to go
coon hunting In that sheepskin
coat, and I was down at the post-
office every day, asking If It had
come yet. I carried the money
around in my pocket, tied up with
cotton string and weighted to my
Oovernor Warburton leaned back
In his chair. "I was going to school,
with Miss Hattie in those days, and
we had a little fund, our school
did. It was MLss Hattie's idea that
the best way to keep us out of
trouble on Halloween was to have
a party at the school, and she got
the parents and the kids to kick in
a fund for expenses."
“Oovernor." Bill broke In.
"Just be patient,” the Governor
said. "I'll give you the whole
story, as it happened, and let me
say I was acutely aware of my
responsibility for that school fund.
I kept it in a cigar box. and I kept
the box under my mattress, and
not a day went by that I didn’t
look in it to see if the money was
safe. Bui, you see. they had a
county fair about then and I used
to ride a little when I was a kid.
Racing quarter horses was the sport
back in Hyde county."
"You mean you rode in RACES,
Governor?" Bill said hollowly.
* * *
*4 A LI, of us kids rode In those
days, Bill," the Governor
went on. “At the Hyde county
fair, I was upton a paint horse
named Spot, and he was fast. Very
fast. I'd ridden Spot before, and
I didn't think there was a horse
m the county that could beat him
at a quarter of a mile. Of course,
a difference of opinion makes a
horse race, and you know how It
Is at a county fair. It's a pretty
exciting thing, and when a kid is
mingling with adults, and talking
horses with them on equal terms,
it goes to his head. Well, I Imagine
you've guessed what happened. I
bet $15 on Spot to win the race-
15 to 10.”
"The school money, Governor?"
Bill asked weakly.
"Not the school money," the Gov-
ernor said. "The sheepskin coat
Lucy Strawn sighed and mur-
mured. "Poor old Spot, he didn’t
"He cast a shoe," the Governor
(To Be Continued)
Lesson in English
WORDS OFTEN MISUSED: Do
not say. “He came out from the
house." Say. "out of the house.”
Biography. Pronounce the i as in
bite, not as in bit.
OFTEN MISSPELLED: Verbatim;
tlm, not turn.
SYNONYMS: Disparage, belittle,
decry, depreciate, discredit, under-
WORD STUDY: “Use a word
three times and it is yours.” Let us
increase our vocabulary by master-
ing one word each day. Today’s
word: PERVASIVE; spreading
through every part; permeating.
“Her charm was pervasive.”
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rpEXANS like a lot of other peo-
pie dislike Ex-President Hoo-
ver with a deep and purple pas-
sion. They think he caused, or per-
mitted to happen, the “Depres-
They believe Hoover and the
congress could have saved the
market crash of ’29 and the sub-
sequent bank failures, etc., etc. To
them the cataclysmic descent
from riches to rags was nobody’s
fault but Hoover’s, but the ascent
from rags to riches was accom-
plished by their own ingenuity
and efforts, without an assist
from the White House.
Texas veterans of World War
II are opposed to the adoption of
the report of the Hoover commis-
sion, not because they have con-
sidered it in the light of the great-
est good to the greatest number
of people but because Hoover
headed the commission and was
handed that responsibility by Har-
All in all the name of Herbert
Hoover is anathema In Texas. It
is practically unanimous. Never
before in the history of the state
have Texans found themselves in
such a bind as the 1952 election
has turned out to be. Texans, who
are nothing if not super-patriotic,
rugged Individualists are not to be
shoved around by anybody and
are bone-tired of the Truman ad-
ministration telling them what
and how they can do.
Now comes Governor Stevenson
who tells them their precious tide-
lands will be confiscated by the
U. S. government, if and when he
Texans blow their John B. Stet-
sons and move Into the Eisenhow-
er camp, trying to believe all the
good things in the Republican
platform were devised by the
Democrats and snitched by the
Republicans. In Texas as else-
where there are still some tradi-
tional Democrats, voters who have
never scratched their ticket and
do not propose to begin now.
These are fanatical in their
party loyalty and are trying in the
face of adverse thinking to hold
the party together come what
may. One over-enthusiastic editor
of a small town daily is trying to
rile his readers with reference to
Hoover. He infers that the trump-
ed-up deviation from the path of
total righteousness as charged to
Senator Nixon would not have
been so heinous had not a Hoover
been a contributor to the tainted
fund. This tags the whole ticket
with an odor of poverty and de-
pression left over from the 30s.
It is a long way around to make
an editorial which will incense his
people or he would take some
Texas politics is as interesting
this year as the World Series.
Problem a Day
A ladder placed with Its base just
6 feet from the bottom of a wall
just reaches the top of the 20-foot
wall. The foot of the ladder Is pull-
ed out until the top of the ladder Is
5 ft. below the top of the wall. How
far from the wall is the foot of the
14.5 (plus) ft. Add the squares of
20 and 5; subtract 5 from 20;
square; subtract from 436; extract
TO ATTEND MEETING
City Manager C. A. Bentley is
in Kansas City, Mo., today attend-
ing a national city managers' meet-
ing. He is expected to return the
latter part of the week.
About Home Folks
Mr. and Mrs. Dan Bartlett, Jr.,
Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Sutton, Mr.
and Mrs. Dan Bartlett and Bill
Blanchard of Shawnee were among
those who attended the funeral
services for P. P. Bartlett at 10
a. m. Saturday in the First Bap-
Miss Mary K. Ashbrook, 1012
South Hoff, and Mr. and Mrs. H.
Merle Woods, 1011 South Ellison,
were among those who attended
the breakfast given for Senator
Richard Nixon, Republican nominee
for vice president, in the Persian
room of the Skirvin hotel Saturday
in Oklahoma City.
Mrs. Hi Roberts and son, Joe, of
Shreveport, La., were week-end
guests of his mother, Mrs. Florence
Roberts Laird, and his grand-
mother. Mrs. K. V. Roberts, 515
Mr. and Mrs. Earl S. Farley, 705
Thompson drive, returned Sunday
evening from Little Rock, Ark.,
where they attended the Shrlners’
Mr. and Mrs. John Foust and
daughter, Joyce. 244 North Donald,
spent Sunday with relatives in
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Waller, 215
North Hoff, and daughter, Patricia,
returned Saturday from a four-day
trip to Kansas City, Mo., where
they attended funeral services
Thursday for Mr. Waller’s nephew.
The Tribune Is authorized to an-
nounce the candidacies of the fol-
lowing Individuals, subject to tbe
general election of Nov. 4:
For Commissioner, Dlst. No. 3:
W. R. ‘BILL’ MABERRY
For Commissioner, DUt. No. It
For Commissioner, Dlst No. It
For Congressman, Dlst No. •:
For County Sheriff:
For Court Clerk:
For County Clerk:
CECIL E. BROSS
For State Representative:
JEAN L. PAZOURECK
For Court Clerk:
T. M. ‘TED’ HENRICHSEN
BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of City Commission-
ers of the City of El Reno, sitting in official session
on this 4th day of September, 1952, as follows:
Whereas an election has been called for September
30th, 1952, for submission to the voters of the City of
El Reno, the matter of amending the Charter of said
City so as to fix the maximum salary payable to the
City Manager at not to exceed the sum of $7,500.00
And within the past 6 years it has been necessary,
in order to keep sufficient and qualified people in the
employ of the City, to raise the salaries of all city em-
ployes two times and in most instances three times.
But by reason of the present maximum limit of
$5,000,000 fixed by the City Charter for salary of the
City Manager the salary of the Manager has been fixed
at that sum during all of said time.
And whereas it is the unanimous opinion of this
Board, now expressed to the citizens of El Reno, that
this Board cannot long continue to provide the City of
El Reno with competent management at the present
salary now provided by the Charter as fixed in the
It is the opinion of this Board of City Commission-
ers that the maximum salary payable to the Manager
of this City should be raised to the sum of $7,500.00
per year, and this Board now unanimously recommends
to the Citizens of El Reno that they vote in favor of
said amendment, at the election to be held on Septem-
That the services and abilities of the present City
Manager are and have been of outstanding benefit to
this City, and that his capabilities merit an immediate
increase in salary.
And it is the further opinion of this Board of City
Commissioners, that should such proposed amendment
carry at such election, the salary of the present City
Manager should be increased to $6,000.00 per year.
It is further resolved that this resolution should be
spread upon the permanent minutes of this meeting,
and that the Mayor of this City cause the publication
of this resolution; that upon passage of this resolution
the same should be signed by the Mayor and attested
by the City Clerk, of the City of El Reno.
(Signed) B. T. CONWAY,
Mayor of the City of El Reno.
Illness Is Fatal
To Mrs. Mishel
Mrs. Eva Opal Mishel, El Reno
route 2, died at her home early to-
day after a two-year illness.
Mrs. Mishel was born June 4,
1907, at Grandsline, Tex., and came
to this area 18 years ago. She was
a member of the Church of Christ
at Minco and an active member of
the Union Workers home demon-
Survivors include her husband,
Cecil Mishel, of the home; her par-
ents, Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Brunson,
Oklahoma City; two sisters, Mrs.
Alvis Henderson, Rowling, Tex.,
and Mrs. Ike Gregory, El Paso,
Tex., and two brothers, Reesce
Brunson and Starling Brunsoh,
both ot Oklahoma City.
Services will be held at 2:30 p. m.
Wednesday at the Union City
Methodist church with Lester
Stowe, minister of the Church of
Christ at Minco, officiating. Burial
will be In the Memorial Gardens
cemetery, northeast of El Reno,
under direction of the Benson fu-
Mrs. W. Arthur Biggert, 420
North Rock Island, attended the
executive board meeting ol the
American Legion at the Skirvin
tower in Oklahoma City Saturday
evening. Sunday Mrs. Biggert at-
tended the presidents - secretaries
conference, an all-day meeting, in
the auditorium of the Historical
building. Mrs. Herbert Lokensgard,
723 West Watts, and Mrs. Carl
Wagner, 402 South Ellison, were
also among those who attended the
meeting on Sunday.
GIRL—Mr. and Mrs. Lester Sey-
bert, 514 Sunset drive, are the par-
ents of a daughter born Sunday in
the El Reno sanitarium. The baby
weighed seven pounds.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Williams of
Duncan were guests Sunday of his
mother. Mrs. M. C. Williams, 310
North Rock Island.
How Can I?
Mr. and Mrs. Cecil Coker, 605
South Hoff, and Jack DeAtley, 116
North Macomb, spent Sunday in
Tulsa where they visited In the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Karl W.
Reynolds. The condition of Mr.
Reynolds, who is a patient of St.
John’s hospital, is reported as
Bob Bourne, student of the
Southwestern State college in
Weatherford, spent the week-end in
the home of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. R. H. Bourne, 703 South Bick-
Q. How can I keep the coffee pot
in spotless condition?
A. You will always have the fresh
flavor of coffee if the pot is given
a dose of baking soda once a week.
Simply put a tablespoon of soda in-
to the pot. fill with cold water, and
let it boil for just a little while.
Rinse with warm water.
Q. How can I prevent tarnish on
A. It is claimed that if a raw po-
tato is rubbed over the surface of
the article after it has been clean-
ed, it will prevent tarnish.
Q. How can I avoid watery eyes
when peeling onions?
A. It is said that a cork held be-
tween the teeth while peeling on-
ions prevents the eyes from being
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