The El Reno Daily Tribune (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 51, No. 305, Ed. 1 Tuesday, February 23, 1943 Page: 4 of 6
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Tie El Reno Daily Tribune
A Bint Rihhon Newspaper Serving a Bine Ribbon Comnrjaftj’
Issued daily except Saturday from 207 South Rock Island avenue.
I entered as second-class mail matter under the act of March 3, 1878.
RAY J. DYER
Editor and Publisher
Tile ASSOCIATED PRESS Is exclusively entitled to the use of re-
Ileation of all the n»ws dispatches credited to It or not credited by
! paper, and also tc all the locai news therein.
All rights of publication of sperlal dispatches herein also are reserved.
ill V SUBSt RIPTION RATES BY MAIL UN CANADIAN AND
BY CARRIER ADJOINING COUNTIES
■ Week * 20 Three Months--------- *1.60
ee Months___. . *2.25 Six Montlis-------------$3.00
Year *8 00 One Year--------------- *5 On
Including Sales Tax
TUESDAY. FEBRUARY 23. 1943
CATASTROPHE COMES WHEN MEN ARE NOT WATCHFUL
ON GUARD’AGAINST ENEMIES WITHIN AS WELL AS WITH-
IT: Watchman, what of the night'.’—Isaiali 21:11.
E words of commendation which city officials and the
Lawton chamber of commerce extend to Ron Ste-
ps. state administrator of the Works 1‘rnyress atlmin-
ition, are echoed throughout the state wherever indi-
al communities have had contact with Mr. Stephens j
the organization which he has headed for tin- past
The praise of Mr. Stephens is well deserved. Whatever
ion may lie held of the need or tile value of an organ-
on like the WTA, it is generally conceded that the
ton man has performed a valuable service to the state
to the national government by making a real working
nizution of the WlfA. Mr. Stephens and his able aides
i> of the WPA as efficient an organization as it was
ible to do under the circumstances. While not losing
I of the fact that the WPA was designed to relieve
nployment, Mr. Stephens succeeded to a large extent
liminating lost motion and wasted efforts and turned
organization to constructive work that has brought
t benefit to the people of this state in the form of
ol houses, roads, bridges, dams and innumerable other
Since the pressing need has passed, it has become a
lar pastime? to jibe and joke about the WPA Rut
i who recall the dark days of unemployment and dis-
before and after 1932, must admit that with all the
illed "boon doggling” this relief work organization
»d to bridge over a very serious situation. And while
f was being brought to the unemployed, communities
Lawton were receiving a certain amount of permanent
ovements Khich will serve this locality long after the
l and its faults have been forgotten.
The people of Oklahoma, and Lawton in particular
take pride in the fact that this state lias been benc-
more than many others where equal or larger sum
spent. This was due, we believe, to the construc-
attitude taken by Mr. Stephens with the backing of
Oklahoma delegation in congress, and bis efforts to
'■e as much permanent value for the funds expended
ossible. As the need for WPA passed. Mr. Stephens
among the first to recognize it and laid plans many
hs ago for the liquidation of the organization. Okla-
i is said to be the first state where the WPA has prac-
y ceased operations.
Mr. Stephens’ splendid record has attracted attention
ashington as well as at home, lie has been repeatedly
lended for bis initiative and many of his ideas have
adopted from time to time for national use.
\s the state administrator prepares to retire from
'ell completed task. Lawton, as well as other rnmmtini-
of the state, desires to express appreciation of bis
ts and congratulations on the record lie has made.
By Tom M. Marks
County Agent At Large
CTIU.WATER. Feb. 23 (JPi —
Hearings and debates before
special committees in congress re-
l.aiding parity mid its possible re-
vision. as defined in federal legis-
lative acts, should bring tills sub-
ject. back to the minds of all fann-
ers. Parity, as it was originally de-
fined In the earlier federal farm ad-
justment acts, was set up as a goal
for fair treatment of farmers.
As lung us this represented .some-
thing better than prices which ex-
isted at the time for farm pioducts.
there was no particular occasion to
determine exactly what parity price
was or might be calculated to be
During more recent months, and
particularly during 1942. parity
ceased to be a goal for increased
prices for farm pioducts nod onme
to be a basis for setting price restric-
tions and limitation of increases of j
price for farm products.
The price control act of 1942. as
amended under Uie date of Oct. 2.
1942, provides that no maximum
price shall lie established or main-
tained lor any agricultural com-
modity below a p. ice which will re-
flect to farmers for the commodity
either ill parity or "comparable"
price, or < 2» the highest price re-
ceived by the farmer lor the com-
modity between Jan. 1. 1942. and
Kept. 15. 1942.
With price controls hinged to po-
lity. farmers now become more spe-
cifically concerned with ilie defini-
tion of polity. The Inclusion in the
determination or parity of all fac-
tors which contribute to rosls of
production, including labor, has
now become a vital Issue. With
limitations now appearing in our
farm productive capacity, theie now
appears the question of "necessary"
prices rulher than parity prices.
What prices will be necessary to
enable farme s to nvet the competi-
tion of other industries for labor
n< eded in keeping farm produc-
tion? With cotton at parity, and
wheat under parity, farmers have
continued to produce surplus quan-
tities of these two crops. Yet with
prices of livestock and livestock
products well above parity, produc-
tion of these items is short of the
* * *
EL RENO fOKLA.) DAILY TRIBUNE
A Day With the invisible Man
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 1943
item: H/rte# ///ts /vorsF£-/V ser/v "V Pc/ai/c f&e /) /vow.
BRUSHES TEETH, (?£AD5 REPORTS TALKS WITH HIGH NAZIS
HOLPS STAF F COM! *7l?L'NCeS MFPlTATeS , EATS an apple
• SERIAL STORY
THE TERRIBLE EYE
BY EDWIN RUTT
v COPYRIGHT, !•«>.
MCA SERVICE. INC.
GHOST OF OLD SMOKY
Inside the bottle there was a
liquid known ns Old Smoky, n
distillation much in vogue along
hot relax. Then, suddenly, he were with him in the room,
nought of the bookcase. “Geer.,” exclaimed the Cracker.
* * and. unconsciously, he reached up
In the mailt, Ml Slyncniski es- gnd felt the hair on his own neck,
wed reading An occasional dip in so doing, his hand inadvert-
the Biookhn waierfront. It of- into Daily Racing Form was I ently brushed against a knob on
feet was not unlike i tap on the nough u> satisfy his literary crav- the cameruUke machine that stood
jaw from Joe Loui mg But now time hung upon on the low table But the Cracker
'I lie depth charge improved V- Ins hands. Covering his torch with didn’t notice. He was enthralled
Slynenlski s outlook vastly. He ’ one great paw so that only a qy Douglas Cotterby and some-
began bumbling * - >nt the "rounds kle of livht emerged, he se- W!uit befogged with. Old Smoky.
lec.ed a hook at random
pr. Wilhoui glancing at the title,
He arrived presently at a
cullar-looklng building. Even in 1 be opened It in the middle and
the gloom tin place had the tip- forthwith, laboriously, brgan to
pearance ol an extravaganza in lead.
U-AHMERS who look over the fed-
* e al Income tax return blank
Form 1(140 find nothing on the form
which looks familiar to farm busi-
ness. Fnrmi it. who are considering
pieparntlon or federal income tax
it turn, need to study also the farm
schedule of income and expenses
which is bureau of internal revenue 1
Form 1040V1. This form has easily
understood tables for the listing of
farm income and expenses.
The farmer who chaoses the cash
basis ol reporting will find Hint un-
der this bnsls gross farm income
includes income from four groups
of items 111 sales of livestock pro-
duced upon the farm. < 2 > sales of
crops produced upon the farm. < 3 >
profits from sales of livestock or
other items purchased and. >4> oth-
er farm income. The first two
items include livestock and crops
raised ii|xm the farm and sold dur-
ing the year being covered by the
report. The production may have
occurred during the same year or
_ __ in preceding years. Livestock sold
. „„ , , .... I during the year ta reported m m-
82-year-om woman in Kentucky Ims never scon come for the year whether the live-
iltomoliile. That’s one way to live that long. I stock was purchased during the
- same year or previous years.
Curtailment of hiuntlry deliveries has driven more V" KJ°,,p of income ltems CH,led
*n to doing their own washing. There’s the rub! "’“I
^ ® chine work or team hire performed
, . “ “ off the farm, such as for neighbors:
Heres hoping we all have the sort of luck with our breeding fees, aaa payments, and
ry gardens that will let us throw our can openers other labor off the faim. when
. reporting under the cash basis, the
!»■" 1 - —----amount reported for AAA payments
- --| .should be the amounts actually re-
ceived during the year, regardless
of when earned. Any payment re-
ceived by farmers for services on
AAA committees or other similar
AAA services would be separately
identified from payments received
for compliance under the AAA pro-
gram. Any item received in ex-
change for farmer's goods or ser-
vices In lien of cash must be re-
ported at the cash value of the
ilVhen motorists start detouring marble games it will
I)own Memory Lane
Feb. 2.1. 1!>1H
Mrs. Jessie Gillum departed Thursday for Clifton,
, where she has accepted a position as matron of an
\ crowd estimated at 6,000 gathered at the Rock
:1 station at 1:30 this afternoon to bill goodbye and
>eod to the 57 Canadian county and El Reno boys who
0 join the national army at Camp Travis.
tinier Petree, editor of The Calumet Chieftain and
ipal of Calumet schools, was in El Reno today.
Fel). 2.1. 1933
Hiss Georgia Shacklett isn’t so sure she cares for legal
ivs. Yesterday, instead of going to the courthouse as
, she stayed at home and baked a cake. As a result
eral burned fingers.
A’illiam Funk, a student in the University of Okla-
. law school, has been elected to membership in Phi
Phi, national honorary legal fraternity.
bounty and city authorities are hunting for two hi-
rs who field up Gene Gustafson of 1004 West Hayes
t late Wednesday night at the point of a gun and
d him of about $30 in cash and his small coupe.
I. E. Simmons, C. R. Horton and C. L. McGill wit-
d the Missouri University-Southwestern State Tea-
college wrestling match Wednesday night in Weath-
'harlie Hellweg. Blackwell, is a guest in the home of
irother, Theodore Hellweg, and Mrs. Hellweg, 1051 a
1 Bickford avenue.
rfrs. E. C. King. Oklahoma City, was a guest last
in the home of Mr. and Mrs. S. T. Roberson, 412
Problem a Day
A steel rod 25 ft. long Is lean-
ing against a wall, with Its foot
7 ft. from th" base of the wall. If
the foot of the red is drawn out
13 ft., how many feet will the top
of the rod slide down the wall?
Nine feet. Explanation — Sub-
tract the square of 7 from that of
25; extract square root; add 7 and
13 and square the result: subtract
from 825; extract square root; sub-
tract this result from 24.
hot dog stands. The structure
offered sanctury from the mild
chill of the mo hi He tried the
door. To his gratification it win
unlocked. Mr. Slvucniski entered
The room in which he stood
was well-furnl.sind. There were
easy chairs, rugs and. at one side,
Someone, Mr. Slyncniski per-
eeivod. bad set up a small movie
screen. And across the room, on'
a low table near the bookcase,
was a queer-looking camerallke
machine. It differed from a cam-
era. however, by virture of a small
set of coils at one side of n.
Mr. Slyncniski was a born
tinkerer. Shielding his flashlight
with one hand, he advanced to
the camerallke arrangement He
That n manifestation of ecto-
plasm. a white vaporous sub-
■ uce not unlike mist normally
precedes the return of a de-
poned spirit is accepted by tire
Many such Instances have
been recorded. But perhaps the
most spectacular ol ull is the
case ot Douglas Cotterby, a
farmer living near a lonely
moor In the west of England.
Douglas Cotterby was alleged
to have murdered' his wife,
Ana.'ta i.t. with a meat cleaver.
But at llie local assizes a Jury,
considei ing the evidence insuf-
ficient, returned a verdict of
not guilty. Douglas Cotterby
walked out. a free man.
"Beat da rap. huh!" muttered
twisted a knob here, a gadget the Cracker, mole interested now.
thei;e. All at once the coils gave
off a tiny shower of blue sparks.
Iiighi appeared on the movie
screen. Hastily Mr. Slyncniski
turned off the machine.
The simple pleasure of home
movies denied him. Mr Slyncniski
sank Into a chair. But he could
He was finding Douglas Cotterby
a sympathetic character.
But one stormy night, a year
later, as Douglas Cotterby sat
before the fire in Ills isolated
farmhouse, he was suddenly af-
flicted with a weird feeling. It
was as if something, a presence.
SOUTH AMERICAN STATESMAN
Answer to Previous Puzzle
14 It proceeds
15 He is-of a
16 Music note.
17 Greek letter.
21 Dance step.
22 City in
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T A'Nie. E’R riflld LiglrsTblR
Russian rulers. 53 Consuming.
26 Bevel. 56 Termination.
27 Light brown. 57 Royal Navy
28 Heart. (abbr.).
29 Turn. , 58 Territory
31 Indian. * (abbr.).
18 Poker stake.
23 Boat paddle.
26 Kind of
29 Large tub.
31 English mone;
34 Toward the
36 Rubber tree.
37 Negative wor.
43 It is (contr.),
45 Bridle part.
50 Rajah’s wife.
35 Stupefy 50 Street (abbr.). 6 Hops’ kilns.
38 Area measure. 60 Symbol for 7 Two (prefix). 52 Preposition.
39 He is presi- selenium. 8 Jewish month. 54 Roman
dent df-. 61 Meadow. 9 Optical gfass. emperor.
40 Behc Id! 63 International .10 Dinitrotoluene 55 Enlarge.
41 Canvas shelter language. (abbr.). 60 Yes (Sp.).
44 Ratifies. 64 Pertaining to 11 Overtime 62 Morindin dye
WILL PUBLISH WEEKLY
. HAMILTON, N. Y <U.R)—Colgate
university is teeling the effects of
the war In more ways than one.
Not only are many of its sons now-
in service uniforms, but the de-
mands of an eccelerated war pro-
gram on the time of a depleted
staff have forced the student news-
paper. "The Maroon," to drop
back to once-a-week schedule after
being a semi-weekly for the last
* V*? !;
At that juncture the Cracker
glanced at the title of the book.
Through the barrage of mist that
Old Smoky had laid before his
eyes, lie made out Uie words:
CAN THE DEAD RETURN? The
late Mrs. Calvin Meggs. dabbler
Hi spiritualism, hud spent many
happy hours poring over this
Joe the Cracker shifted uneasily
and turned a page. What he read
next was not reassuring.
The windows hud been closed,
against the storm. Yet—incred-
ible circumstances!—one of the
long dark curtains was moving,
rippling. And suddenly a dry
scream tore Itself from the back
of Dougins Cotterby's throat
Something white and Insub-
stantial, like a ghostly feeler,
was emerging from behind the
curtain. It seemed to leap across
the room, wavering tenuously
in the uncertain light from the
fireplace. Douglas Cotterby. his
face ghastly, could only watch
as. slowly and Inexorably, the
thing resolved- ilself Into spec-
tral and leaching hand . . .
Joe the Cracker gasped, and
grubbed for Old Smoky. He took
a prodigious drink. But. about to
set the bottle down, ltd paused.
His vision was cloudy and his
brain slightly denumbed. Even so,
he wus aware of light in the room,
mode light than could come from
a partially blucked-out pocket
Wonderlngly, the Cracker turned
his head. The next instant he
gave a hoarse yell and leaped up.
A spectral hand was reaching
1 toward him.
# * *
Like the fabled lotus, Old
Smoky had the powers to in-
duce forgetfulness. The libations
that Mr. Slyncniski had taken had
obliterated from his mind all
memory of the movie screen; of
the camera on the low table. Fur-
ther. he was quite unaware that
his hand had brushed a little knob
in the camera and set in operation
the working model of a device
known as the Terrible Eye. And
he could not. of course, have been
expected to know that the Ter-
rible Eye. strangely enough, was
bringing in a picture of the arm
and hand of Miss Meath, stretclf-
ing snakily for a $40,000 tiara
from behind a curtain In the den
of Henry L. Channlng.
None of this formed part of Mr.
Slyncniski's working knowledge.
All he knew was that the same
thing that had happened to Doug-
las Cotterby, adept with a meat
cleaver, was now happening sub-
stantially to him. And there
seemed but one Jhlng to do about
it. That, in the words of Kipling,
was to arise and get hence.
Mr. Slyncniski had already
arisen. Now he got henCe.
He sailed through the door of
the Taj Mahal at a pace that
would have shamed a Mae-
MltcheU. He skimmed over the
; grass like an outsize In hedge-
hopping swallows. He put his-
1 tance between himself and that
ghastly clutching hand. And then,
he made a fatal mistake. Like
Lot’s wife, he turned.
Something white was moving
I behind him.
(To Re Continued)
By Ernest Foster
United Press Correspondent
J fOLLVWOOD. Feb. 2—IU.PJ—Ty-
** rone Power has gone Into the
Maiines. but Annabella has no in-
tention of closing the home she and
Tyrone have been living in since
they were married three years ago.
"I want Tyrone to have a home
to come back to after the war.”
she said, "and one he can think
about when he Is away.”
The actress said she and her hus-
band talked the situation over be-
fore he left for service after com-
pleting his 22nd starring picture,
"Crash Dive.” at 20th Century-
"Fuithermore.” she added. "I hope
to be able to be near him often
wherever he may be stationed so
long as he is in this country, and
I want to feel I have my own
home to come back to.
"I do not like living in hotels or
apartments. My own two homes in
France are in the hands of the
Nazis. I would rather do all my
own housework than live in a home
that is not Tyrone’s and mine.
"And don’t think I cannot do (he
housework. I have closed the up-
stairs so I have only the downstairs
rooms to care for. I love housework,
"For sometime we have had only
one maid, because everybody leaves
far war work She does the down-
stairs and I take care of the up-
stairs. I clean the bedrooms and
bath. I'm not bored because I have
lun thinking my thoughts while
my hands are working.
“M.v only danger is that I love to
change. Routine is something I
abhor. So I avoid setting definite
days for specific tasks. Whatever I
fell like doing I do that day.”
One thing about housekeeping
Annabella hates, and that's clean-
ing out drawers and closets. They're
tasks she never seems to finish
because in the middle she always
locates a letter she wants to re-
read or an old hat she wants to
remake. Befoie she knows it It’s
Power's departure for war marks
Annabella’s definite return to the
She has started on “Bomber's
Moon” with George Montgomery,
who will be in the army himself in
I Single Survivor
Of Posse Remains
WOODWARD. Feb 23 — OP)—
I Ninety-year-old Daniel Campbell,
who lives In Fritzen township In
i Woods county. Is the only survivor
of the sheriff’s posse that killed
two and captured three of the
James-Youngpr outlaw gang o'O’
70 years ago.
Pursuing tli? outlaws after the
lobbeiv of a bank at Northfleld,
Minn., the posse surrounded the
j bandits in a swamp near the Mis-
Frank and Jesse James escaped
but two of the Youngers w^re
! killed and three others captured
and received life sentences.
I Two of the three died in prison
| blit Cole Younger was pardoned
[ about 25 years ago. The James
boys and Youngers formed their
outlaw band after the close of the
Campbell now lives on a farm
which he homesteaded when the
Cherokee strip was opened In
Kelly Myers, 58. and Edna Jones,
30. both of Oklahoma City,
i Roy Fletcher. 33, and Lura
Young. 33. both of Oklahoma City.
Wilbert Thomas. 21. and Iva
Mitchell. 25, both ol Oklahoma
Amos Stone, 28, and Lucy Big
Eagle Stone. 20. both of Calumet,.
George W Presley. 21. and Mar-
jorie Louise Bee. 18. both of Okla-
Osear Lee Ashley. 18. and Ina
Choat. 19. both of El Reno.
Alta A. Scott to Christian J.
and Mary A Hansen SE 14-14-9
Louis J. Rohr to Edwin P and
William J Rohr. Part of SW 22-
Ava Nell Burmeier to Edward
W. Reding. Lots 45. 46. 47 and
48. block 15, Fair ydditlon to El
Lesson in Enqlish
FIRST IN GUARD HOUSE
MERCED. Calil. — (U.R) —Howard
L. Bowen, carpenter, not only had
the distinction of building single-
handed the new guard house of
the Merced county army flying
school here, but also of Deing Its
first inmate. Two hours after lie
nad spent three months in con-
i structing the building, he revealed
to army officials that he was an
army deserted from Texas. They
promptly arrested him and put
Mrs. Hallie Hinger. Mr. and Mrs.
Jack Hyde of Geary were guests
In the home of Mr and Mrs. Everett
Baker Saturday afternoon.
WORDS OFTEN MISUSED Du
I not say, "The men gpproiH'he.l the
j governor for clemency.” Say. "nil-
pealed to (or. petitioned l I lie gov-
I emor fo’- clemency."
OFTEN MISPRONOUNCED: At-
j tacked. Pronounce A-takt (two
syllables i. und not a-tak-le.l
OFTEN MISPELLED: Conspir-
acy; ey. not sy.
SYNONYMS: Fellowship, com-
panionship, comradeship, friend-
ship. friendliness, association.
WORD STUDY: "Use a word
three times and it is yours." let
us increase our vocabulary by mas-
tering one word ench day. Today's
word: ACLTF: having nice dls-
cernmerit; penetrating; clever. "He
alone is an acute observer who
can observe minutely without be-
Behind the Scenes
(Second o/ two artich-s tcllinq how the f lit meets the lailiuiuyi.'
• * e
BY PETER EDSON
NEA Service W’ashlngUia Correspondent
JjH.EVEN out of every 12 cases of sabotage reported to the Federal
J Bureau of Investigation turns out to be not direct sabotage, but
the tesults of carelessness, industrial accidents, or even petty revenge
of a workman against his boss—not an attempt to wreck .
effort. While FBI authorities CEulion that tlii large
percentage of false alarms should in no way cause
plant guards and others to relax vigilance against
saboteurs, some of the cases of pseudo-sabotage
have their curious quirks.
For instance, there wus the case of Ihe janitor
in a large eastern plant engaged in the manufac-
ture of highly confidential instruments. In ihe
wastepaper basket of the drafting room, this |.uii-
tor found what appeared to be a delayed action
It was a bundle of matches bound with adhi ive
tape. One match, partly burned, extended fiom
the bundle. It was obvious that Ihe one match
was intended to ignite the other matches, thus
starting a really hot fire.
The FBI was culled in and, during the inve-itiga-
tion, it was discovered that the under sides sf the
metal stools used by draftsmen were blackened and contained traces
of the adhesive tape. Finally one of the draftsmen explained and
confessed. It was a common gag in this drafting room to fasten these
match bundles to seats of the stools, then ignite the lead mulch and
walk away. The sudden flaring of the matches gave Ihe victim a
realistic hot seat and everybody laughed. This in a room where
invaluable tracings and blueprints were kept, any of which would
THWENTY-THHEE planes In an aircraft plant were apparently sabo-
taged by placing glass in the fluid of the hydraulic brake system.
These bits of glass, which would have chewed through the rubber
lube connections, were extracted in the crime laboratory of the FBI
headquarters in Washington, and on examination it was found that
all the pieces had curved surfaces, the glass being of u special heat-
Investigation was then directed to all possible sources of such glass
in this plant. It centered finally on. a “flow meter” used in testing
the brakes. On opening the chamber of the meter, the missing piecas
of the glass test valve were discovered and the cause of the accident
explained. During a night shift, one ot the valves had broken and
fallen into the chamber.
The operator had neglected to remove the broken glass and Aad
merely inserted a new valve and gone on about his business. A
simple case of carelessness, but the effect was the same as snbotage.
Most^ curious of all the FBI sabotage investigations is the case of
Nichola’s Buenopane, an ex-Marine of Italian descent. Buenopane
had visited the FBI academy at Quantico, and he decided he c-nuld I
beat the G-men. Taking a knife, he cut several electrical connec-j
tions on a B-25 Tokyo Express. •
When he was finally tracked down and identified as the individual j
who had tampered with the plane, he gave as his reason and in hi*
signed confession declared that his sole motive was to see whether i
the FBI could solve a sabotage case. He found out, and is now await-
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