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VEBOICT WAS “GUILTY”—James P. Finnegan, 51, former Collector
of Internal Revenue for the St. Louis district, leaves court, hat In
hand, after a federal Jury In St. Louis finds him guilty on two
charges of misconduct In office. He was acquitted on one other
misconduct count, and two counts of bribery. Date for sentence
has been set for March 24. Man In rear is unidentified. (NBA Tele-
Interior Department Warns Of
Dangers in Southwest Drouth
WASHINGTON, March 17—(UP)—The southwest must
find new sources of water or its future economy “will be
in jeopardy because of recurring drouths,” according to the
The best source appears to be the coastal streams of the
Pacific northwest and northern California and the
itself, it said.
Secretary of the Interior Oscar L. Chapman issued a
report, “The Drouth in Southwestern United States,” which
sid the 10-year water short-
which has been threaten-
ing the area is one of the
eighth most severe drouths
since the 13th century,
"In the absence of abundant
the report said, “dependable
lief In contrast to temporary re-
will be assured only through
Importation of water from
Me MUTcernt other areas, or
h additional storage on
* which are now wasting
tier to the ocean.”
Both the federal bureau of rec
tion and California have been
dering plans for importing
water from the north to the arid
southland, it said.
"Further investigation of these
importation plana la needed so that
a progressive master plan of sup-
plying future needs might be de-
veloped which would Insure con-
struction and development ade-
quate to meet demands within rea-
sonable limits at all times," the
“Until this is accomplished the
future economy of the southwest
will be In Jeopardy because of re-
Storage is Low
The department said that, as of
last October, hold-over storage in
all major reservoirs In the south-
west was at an all-time minimum.
It made a number of recommenda-
tions which the department said
would ease the present shortage,
and other proposals which would
protect the region against “the
next drouth which will inevitably
The area covered by the report
Includes all of Arisons and New
Mexico, the southern parts of
California, Nevada, Utah and Colo-
rado. most of Texas and a small
part of Oklahoma.
Of Bond Issue
A resolution supporting a MM,.
SM bond Issue for oonstruoUan
of a municipal hospital was voted
unanimously by members of the
Junior chamber of commerce at a
luncheon meeting today In the
The bond issue will be submitted
to a vote of the people here March
In their resolution today Jaycees
declared there is a “great and
urgent need for adequate hospital
facilities" In D Reno, and that
this need has been recognised by
Jaycees, who have “concluded that
the only practicable method of
financing" the hospital Is by a
city bond Issue.
Jeycees went on record as favor-
ing construction of the hospital
and Issuance of bonds by the city
to finance the stork.
They promised full support of the
plan, with members rendering
"such services as are necessary In
on attempt to effect a favorable
Mark Hoover, president of the
group, was instructed to advise the
chairman of the hospital com-
mittee and residents of the city of
the Jaycees' action.
Tax Deadline Is
WASHINGTON. March lC-tU-PJ—
You have until midnight tonight
to get your 1951 federal Income tax
return In the mall.
If you miss the deadline, you
are liable to a penalty charge of
six percent of the total tax due.
Those who have to file quarterly
declarations of estimated income
also must get their first quarter
1162 forms In by midnight. t
The Internal revenue bureau will
be burled under an avalanche of
more than 5) million returns, by the
time the lest once are filed. More
then half—an estimated M million
—will get refunds.
Preliminary hearing for Bert
Ridinger, 52, charged with murder
)n the shooting of Henry B. Keith,
46, early Saturday morning, has
been set for 10 am. Thursday In
Keith eras slain at 116 South
Roberta, where both men resided,
after they had returned home with
their companions from a dance.
Rldinger entered a plea of Inno-
cent to the murder charge several
hours later before County Judge
Roy M. Paublon.
Services for Keith, a Rock Island
railroad carman, will be held at 2
pm. Tuesday In the First Christian
church, with Rev. Harley Stump,
Oklahoma City, officiating. Burial
will be In the Frisco cemetery, un-
der direction of the Benson funeral
In Annual Event
Held Here Saturday
Canadian county Future Farmers
of America and 4-H club youths
are In Oklahoma City this week
competing for honors in the an'
nual state FFA and 4-H livestock
show, after euocesafuUy completing
a county livestock show here Sat-
Winner* In the county livestock
show, released today, ware as fol-
Sheep division—Newton J. Tarv-
er, B Reno, 4-H club member, won
first place In Southdown*, and had
the grand champion of the shew;
Carol Wood, Union City, 4-H, sec-
ond place In Southdown*, first In
Dorset, end the reserve grand
champion; Bob Barnemann, Ban-
ner, 4-H, third Southdown; Leon
Sweeney, Union City. FFA, first
Shropshire; LaDonna Scheln, Yu-
kon, 4-H, second Shropshire, and
first Hampshire; Ronnie Yeck.
Piedmont, 4-H, third Shropshire;
Jerry Nlehues, Union City. FTA,
second end third Hampshire*
Beef CWitle Division
Hereford steers, under 900 pounds
—Donald McMahan, E Reno route
2. 4-H, first place with champion
Hereford, and grand champion
steer of the beef cattle division;
Oary Evans, El Reno route 2. 4-H,
second and third place; Dick Bor
nemann. Banner, 4-H, fourth place;
John Miller, B Reno route 2, 4-H.
fifth piece; J. C. Kunneman, Okar
che route 2, 4-H, sixth piece; Allan
Central Circle 4-H club,
seventh place; Bobby Wagner, Ban-
ner, FFA. eighth piece; Wayne
Cooksey, B Reno route 2, FFA.
ninth place, and Bob Rader, K1 Re-
no, FTA, 10th place.
Angus steers, under 900 pounds—
Jimmy Jensen, 11 Reno route 2.
FFA, first, and champion Angus;
Mu'! Kortemeler, B Reno route S,
PPA, second place; Bobby Wagner.
Banner. FFA, third piece.
Hereford steers, over 901 pounds
-Jack Hunt, B Reno route 2. 4-H.
first and reserve champion; Don
Okarche route 2.PFA,
ond and third places; Paul SveJ-
kovsky, Mustang 4-H club, fourth
place; Don Svejkovsky, Mustang
4-H club, fifth place.
Angus steers, under 900 pounds—
Don Thompson, B Reno, FFA,
Grand champion barrow of the
show In the swine division was
shown by Earl Donald Folk, Yu-
kon route 1, a 4-H club member,
and the reserve grand champion
barrow was shown by Gerald Am
old, D Reno Route 2, also a 4-H
Poland China barrowa, 180 to 240
pounds—Paul Stejskal, B Reno
route 2. 4-H, first; Darrel Cooksey.
B Reno route 3, 4-H, second, third
and eighth; Johnny Hollman, Yu-
kon route 2. 4-H, fourth; Marlon
Ratterman, Union City, 4-H, fifth;
Altus Ayers, Calumet route 1, 4-H,
sixth; Raymond Pappe. Union City,
FFA, seventh; Donald McBee, Calu-
met, 4-H, ninth, 10th and Uth.
Duroc Jersey barrows, 180 to 240
pounds—Martha Sue Smith, Banner
route 1, 4-H, first and fourth
places; Earl Kortemeler, El Reno
route 3, FFA, second, seventh and
ninth; Oary Bomemann, Banner,
4-H, third, 10th and Uth; Kenneth
Boevers, Banner. FFA, fifth and
sixth; Gerald Arnold, B Reno route
2, 4-H, eighth, and Billy Joe Webb,
Union City, 12th place.
Folk WlM Pint
Chester White barrows, 110 to
240 pounds—Earl Donald Folk, Yu-
kon route 1, 4-H, first and second
places; Marvin Novak, Yukon route
3, 4-H. third, seventh and eighth;
Richard Kortemeler, B Reno route
2, FFA. fourth and fifth; Joe Ma-
ple*. Mustang route 1, FFA, sixth
place; Altus Ayers, Calumet route
1, 4-H, ninth and 10th place*.
Berkshire barrows. 190 to 240
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IS HONORED O seagal George C. Marshall, left, is
presented the annual ftiur FYtedCms awarded by Secretary of the
Army Frank Pace, jr„ at a ceremony held in New York. The award
la made annually to the person who has, during the past year,
rendered the moet distinguished tervlce to the cause of the Four
Freedoms. (NEA Telephoto.)
Senate Group Delays Action On
Summons to Ik* for Testimony
WASHINGTON, March it—(AP)—The senate foreign
relations committee Monday put off a decision on whether
to ask General Eisenhower to fly home and testify on the
17,900,000,000 foreign aid bill.
After an hour’s committee discussion behind closed doors,
Chairman Connally (Democrat, Texas) announced it had
been decided to delay action on a motion by Senator Mc-
Mahon (Democrat, Connecticut) to request testimony from
Connally said this was done because “several” committee
members were absent. As far as reporters could see, only
Senators Lodge (Republican, Massachusetts) and Brewster
(Republican, Maine) were not present.
Lodge heads the Eisenhower-for-president committee.
Brewster is a supporter of Senator Taft for the Republican
Connally refused to say whether the committee took any
However, Senator Tobey (Republican, New Hampshire)
said a 7 to 5 voted rejection a motion by Senator Wiley
(Republican, Wisconsin) that the committee “invite” Eisen-
hower to testify but leave the
In Two Events
Several B Reno women bowlers
who participated in the Women’s
State tournament In Blackwell
over the week-end were holding
top spots after the first week's
The Band Box Cleaner* club
was In third position with a total
of 1991 pins toppled. Bowling
were Mrs. Wayne Entrekin, Mrs.
Carl Lyons, Mrs. Dave Norvell,
Miss Mary Burge and Mrs. A. D.
In the doubles events, Mrs.
Ralph Phillips and Mrs. John
Creed were In second place In
class A with a total of 937, while
Mrs. Earnie Corlee and Mrs.
Wayne Entrekin were holding
down 4th place with a total of
857 pins, in class C doubles.
Mrs. Frank Kelley with a total
of 482 pins finished In fourth
place in the class C event.
The event has three more
week-ends to run.
While the women were taking
part in the tourney at Blackwell,
several bowlers from the men's
league participated In the Tulsa
tournament over the week-end.
An E3 Reno team composed of
Frank Hodgklnson. Skip Miller,
Homer Lewis, Lloyd Chambers,
and J. B. Paris rolled a total of
3893 pins and were currently
posted In second place In class
Miller and Lewis both were
holding places on the board In the
singles events, Miller with 630
pins In class A and Lewis with
611 pins In class B.
This event also has several
more weeks of bowling and has
drawn teams from throughout
motion that the committee
Tobey said Senator Olllette
(Democrat. Iowa) then moved for
reconsideration of the vote on the
WUey moUon and OiUette's motion
carried unanimously. This left the
whole matter still up In the air.
Gaea te Senate
McMahon announced to reporters
that he would bring the matter up
in the senate for discussion.
McMahon told the Associated
Press the effect of Monday's session
was to postpone any invitaUon to
Elsenhower until after his chief
deputy, General Alfred M. Oruen-
ther, has testified,
Elsenhower Is now a “very acUve”
participant In the presidential cam-
paign whether he likes It or not
and Is free to go home and make
speeches at any time if he wishes,
one of his leading boosters said
Paul O. Hoffman co-chairman of
the "Cltlsens For Elsenhower" or-
ganisation, said that the supreme
allied commander, In his opinion,
could properly return home and
speak In uniform "as a soldier" on
American and world Issues before
the Republican convention July 7.
Hoffman said he did not believe
Elsenhower, with whom he con-
ferred during the week-end should
make any purely “political”
speeches before the Republican
convention. But he made It plain
that “I like Ike” men believe such
speeches would help his candidacy—
and perhaps make all the difference.
NEW HOME PLANNED
A building permit for construc-
tion of a 810,000 residence at 603
Thompson drive, has been Issued
to the Guaranty building company,
according to records In the office
of City Clerk Ethel Dowell today.
Reds Report UN Air
Raid on POW Camp,
British Soldier Injured
final decision to him. Wiley’s
motion was offered as « _____ Ll, _
On Hospital Set
At Nightly Forums
Beginning with an open meeting
tonight at Webster school, a aeries
of open meeting* on the proposed
hospital bond Issue will be held In
B Reno this week.
City and county official*, together
with memben of the hospital ex-
ecutive committee, will be on hand
at each meeting to answer ques-
tions from Interested taxpayers.
The schedule for the week, with
each session beginning at 7:30 p. m„
Is as follows:
Tonight. Webster school; Tues-
day, Lincoln school; Wednesday,
Booker T. Washington school;
Thursday, Irving school; Friday,
Rose Witcher school.
At each meeting, city and hos-
pital board officials will be pre-
pared to angjrer such questions:
what the cast and slie of the hos-
pital will be, what the cost will be
to the local taxpayer, how the hos-
pital will be operated, when federal
aid can be expected, what people
are eligible te vote, and other
The present plan, which conform*
with current Oklahoma hospital
legislation, calls for the operation
of the new hospital by a special
This legislation, which was passed
by the state legislature In 1949 and
Is still In effect, provides for the
appointment of the board by the
Board memben will asrve for
composed of five cltlsens of B Reno
as chosen by the council to repre-
sent all elements of the population.
At the first meeting of the board,
lots will be drawn for Individual
terms of office, with one member
being chosen to serve one year, one
for two years, one for three, and
the like. This hospital board will
be responsible to the city council.
In addition, the city treasurer will
handle all hospital funds, setting
up a fund separate and apart from
general municipal funds designated
as a “Hospital fund.” This fund
will be used exclusively for the
operation of the hospital.
WASHINGTON, March 17—(41—
Government cleanup man Newbold
Morris, fresh from one investiga-
tion In which he verbally slugged
it out with senators, was booked
Monday for another within
Senator McCarran (Democrat,
Neveda) announced he will call
Morris before his senate judiciary
committee “before the Easter re
cess" to tell under oath whether he
ever was associated with Commu-
nist front activities.
Representatives Potter (Republi-
can, Michigan) has told the house
in a speech that Morris came to
the government cleanup Job with
“a sordid background" of associa-
tion with Communist front groups.
Potter said this Is recorded In the
files of the house un-American ac-
Morris has vigorously denied he
ever consciously had anything to
do with Communist front groups.
When They Start Leaving Korea Next Week—
Outstanding Soldiers in 45th First To Come Home
Partly cloudy aad windy Mon-
day night, scattered showers or lo-
cal thunderstorms southeast and
extreme east, colder west; Tuesday
portly cloudy and colder with dimi-
nishing winds; low Monday night
Mi northwest; 45 to M southeast;
high Tuaaday 40s north, 60 to 55
El Reas Weather
For the 24-hour period ending at
• am. today: High. 56; low. 47; at
One Injured Saturday
In Automobile Mishap
Mtoar Injuries for one pane
and approximately 5400 in property
damage, wen the results of a two-
car accident about 7:20 p.m. Satur-
day at the Intersection of South
Macomb avenue and East Jenkins
Injured was Doris Marsh, tl,
Oklahoma City, paassngar m a ear
driven by Charge Edward Marsh,
M. of Lawton. She was treated by
a physician and released.
Both Marsh's car, and the other
vehicle, driven fay James Theodore
Moore, 17, of 507 West Cobb, re-
ceived about |M0 dsmegs each.
WITH UB. 48TH DIVISION
IN KOREA, March 17—01»—
The first group of national
guardsmen to be tent back to the
United States from the 45th Di-
vision win lean next week, it
was announced today.
Pint on the list win b* men
with outstanding servloe records.
Married men with prior military
sendee wlU come second, third
win he tingle men with prior
»; fourth, married
previous military officer from
and could be changed at the dis-
cretion of the unit commander.
Several hundred officers and
enlisted men will comprise the
first group to be sent home un-
der the army's plan to return na-
tional guardsman from Korea.
The departure date la ahead of
the originally scheduled time.
“Even though the first ship-
ment le In advance of what was
anticipated ” said Colonel Wood-
First step in the trip home will
be transfer from their own units
to the 45th replacement company
where their personnel and medi-
cal records will be given a final
check. Trctn there the returneee
will bo sent to a replacement bat-
Then they will go to Japan for
final processing before starting a
14 to 16 day sea voyage to the
United States. The time elapsed __________
from their first step homeward to lttr* Koica until
from active duty and reverted
beck to the state guard unit.
‘However, whether the Okla-
homa man are released from ac-
tive duty or reassigned to an-
other army unit," Cook said,
“they probably will be given leave
as soon as poadble after aarvtee-
man return Item overseas duty.”
Originally, the first group of
national guariteman in the 45th
division wen not scheduled to
Enemy Follows Through With
Accusal of Allied Massacres
MUNSAN, Korea, March 17—(AP)—Communist truce
negotiators Monday accused the UN command of carrying
another “criminal” aerial attack on a prisoner of war *amp
in North Korea.
The Reds said a British soldier wag wounded when an
allied plane strafed a camp near Changaong before dawn
A second group of negotiators working on truce super*
vision began the thorny job of picking five porta of entry
for troops and material on each side of the battle line follow-
ing Communist acceptance of a UN “package deal” Sunday.
An allied staff officer said approval of the five-point
plan represented “the most progress in two months.”
Chinese Colonel Tasai Cheng-wen said the allied
opened fire on the Changsong prison camp despite "conspicu-
ous markings” on the tents. He admitted under questioning,
however, that the camp was not lighted.
“It must be fiercely pointed out,” Tasai said, “that while
your side has massacred continually and at will the captured
personnel of our side, your side has carried out successive
bombing and strafing against the captured personnel of your
side. For these successive-——--
tenrloe; fifth, single men with no “tboro Is no reason to believe
City, their last will be at least three April and offtears were not to
Lastly. Individual* with
of disciplinary action
that the overall phase-out pro- ”We do not know what wfll M.y
gram will be speeded.” happen to the guardsmen when
He pointed out that some they set back to the states.” said
fuardamen In the 45th still are Colonel Cook. "National guards-
Oook added, however, that this not scheduled to be shipped hqme
Cook said a priority system has
i e guide for aalect-
was only a
one until Into in July:
are not given a discharge &V enlisted men and officer* for
the army but are
tiio phase out program.
criminal acts, your side bears
grave responsibility toward
our side and the people of
the whole world.”
Tasai'* statement referred to two
bloody riots at the UN Koje island
prison camp. Thursday 12 North
Korean prisoners of war were kill-
ed and 96 wounded. Feb. 16, 75 Ko-
rean prisoners of war were killed
and 26 wounded. Feb. ll, 75 Korean
civilian Internees were killed and
129 were wound*.
Entry Parts Cat
The allied “package deal” ten-
tatively approved by tlw Reds Sun-
day provided that the UN com-
mand would agree to inspection of
five rather than six porta of entry
and drop demands that neither aide
mass military forces to poao a
threat and that both at
the location of major military
In return the Communists must
drop a demand for Inspection of
secret military equipment and agree
to Insert the word "Korea" In cer-
tain clauses to restrict an armistice
to the Korean peninsula. The allies
have feared that unless the won
"Korea” were Inserted, the armls
tice might bar possible UN naval
action around Formosa or a block-
ade of the Red China coast.
Bed Lines Hit
American Shooting Star Jett
Monday sprayed front-line Com-
munist troops and artillery posl
tlons with rockets, bombs and bul-
Pilots reported kUling more than
75 Red soldiers, destroying 15 guns
ond 28 troop bunkers and damag-
ing a tank.
Communist shore guns hit the
superstructure of the battleship
Wisconsin, flagship of the U.S.
seventh fleet, off Korea's east
coast Sunday. Three sailors were
slightly injured. Damage was de-
scribed as superficial.
Ground action was minor Mon-
day under a thawing spring sun.
Only light patrol clashes were re
In May Draft
WASHINGTON, March 17—(45—
The defense department Monday
Issued a May draft call for 19,000
men—15,000 for the army and 4,000
for the marine corps.
The May call will bring to 913,430
the total number of Americans
drafted or called to duty with the
armed forces since selective service
was resumed In September, i960.
Hie army's share of the draft
now totals 832,000. The May call
boosts to 81,430 the number of ma-
The May call for 19,000 men la
for the same number of draftees as
For some months preceding the
April call, however, the defense
department had been calling up
considerably more men.
Must Sign Oath
OKLAHOMA CITY, March 17 —
(FI—Some UjOOO precinct election
officials in the state were advised
today they must algn the state's
1161 loyalty oath once tar each
four-year term they serve.
for J. William
OordeU, secretary of the etete elec-
Hansen bald that the three regu-
lar officials—the inspector. Judge
Ousted When Found
Regis Toamey, pioneer character
actor In Hollywood's film Industry,
in a short Impromptu talk
noon gave El Bono Jaycees and
their guests his Ideas on
nism in Hollywood.
The subject came up In a brtef
question and answer period follow*
tag a luncheon held In honor of
Toamey and two more movie stem,
technicians are touring the stale
to promote public relatione for the
Toamey, a member of the board
of directed of the Bcreen Acton
Guild, wee asked .by one of the
guests to give his version of recta*
and muah-publlclaed spotlight of
communistic activities within the
Admits Beds There
He defended his profession by
first admitting that “there are, of
course, Communists in Hollywood.”
"However," the veteran actor
said, “you will also find Commu-
nists in Oklahoma City and In B
Reno." He believes that commu-
nistic activities In the film colony
are no more common than In other
sections of the United States where
the spotlight of publicity Is weaker.
Halted When Found
“As a director of the Screen
Actors Guild, I can assure you that
communism In Hollywood is weeded
out when It comes to light. T1m
majority of Hollywood cltlsens are
much like the cltlsens of your city
—In family life, religion and po-
litical beliefs,” he declared.
As a clincher to hia defense of
Hollywood's general fight against
communism, Toomey said, “You
will notice that our movies are not
allowed to be shown behind the
The noon luncheon In the Os-
ford cafe wound up a two-hour
visit here which Included a short
program staged on the east aid* of
the hlghschool and attended by the
majority of Junior high and high*
Child’s Mother Sues
For $2,500 Damage*
A damage suit for tUOO bee
been filed In district court ao re-
sult of a car-pedestrian aeddant
last Dec. 10 on Sunset drive, near
the Intersection with Moore avenue.
The suit was filed tor Delone
Jean Fielder, a minor, by bar
mother, Juanita Marler, and nested
Amel W. Short and Howard Ksppal
The suit said the Fielder child
was struck kg a truck driven kg
Short, and owned tg Kappei. aad
alleged that she
and iWmhltof injuria*.
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