The El Reno Daily Tribune (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 59, No. 255, Ed. 1 Sunday, December 24, 1950 Page: 1 of 16
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(U.R) MEANS UNITED PRESS
El Reno, Oklahoma, Sunday, December 24, 1950
UP) MEANS ASSOCIATED PRESS
Vol. 59, No. 255
YOUTH SINUS OF PEACE—In a weary world, worried by war, clear young voices pierce the
gloom with the prayer that once again—soon—all may be calm, all may be bright. Schools, Churches
and Clubs have presented special Christmas programs during the past week and Christmas services
will be held in all El Reno churches today.
Motorist's Kindness Is
Repaid With Robbery
One Boy Injured
In Auto Wreck
Two girls from Okarche and a;
youth from Chickasha were in-
jured Friday night when the
stolen car the youth was driving
missed a curve on the Concho road
and skidded 246 feet.
Most seriously hurt is Ruth
Meyer, 15-year-old daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Everett Meyer, Okarche
route 3. She is unconscious !n
Okarche Memorial hospital with a
skull fracture, broken collaitoone
and possible brain injury.
Viola Carolyn Randall, 16-year- dened today by news that Lieuten-
old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Neflv- ant General Walton H. Walker, a
ton Randall, also of Okarche .route 1 hometown boy” whose mother still
3. is in the El Reno sanitarium lives here, had been killed in Korea.
She has a broken right shoulder Most residents had gone to bed
and multiple contusions and abrh- when the news came, but the word
sions. Her condition was described spread rapidly this morning
as satisfactory Saturday. Mayor T. E. Sanderford and sev-
Car Reported Stolen
Yanks Prepare for Red
Offense Below Parallel
T exas T own
BELTON. Tex., Dec. 23 —(U.R)- -
This central Texas town was sad
The youth who was driving the
eral civic groups said Walker’s
death must have come at very
car, Tommy Snyder, 16, son of Mr. nearly the time they jointly sent
and Mrs. Jack Snyder, Chickasha. him a Chrstmas message yesterday,
has a compression fracture of his Mrs Sam s Walker> the general’s
spine and contusions and abrasions, gl-year-old mother, heard of her
X-rays at the sanitarium revealed son.g death shortly after midnight
no head Injuries. | in a telephone call from Walker’s
The 1950 sedan Snyder was driv- W[fe jn Tokyo
ing was reported stolen at 7 p.m.
Friday night in Chickasha. It is:
owned by Mrs. Leona W. Badgett
She was reported feeling better
j yesterday after an illness of sev-
eral months but friends feared the
The two girls were attending a I ___ ,. , . .. . . .
Christmas party at the Mountain | °son s death might prove
View school wlien they walked out, *
at about 8:45 p.m. At 9:10 p.m. District Attorney James K. Evetts.
Charles Woods and John Osmond, lbe general s life-long friend and
highway patrolmen stationed here. aic*e during his World war II days
notified of the wreck two miles w tbc corPs *n France, was
| deeply shocked by news of Walker's
“It’s just like you were telling me
at a high rate of speed when it m-v ls Bone, ’ the former lieu-
missed the curve. After Snyder tenant colonel told a newsman,
attempted to straighten the vehieft, '• Greeting Prepared
west of U. S. highway 81.
Woods said the car was traveling
Husky Hitchhiker Beats,
Robs El Reno Man Friday
] it skidded sideways for 246 feet.
It turned over, but was right side
up when it came to a stop. The
vehicle is a total wreck.
None of the youths were able
to give a coherent account after
the accident of what had happened.
The girls are students at the El
SAYS GIs ASK QUESTIONS ABOUT KOREAN WAR—
Major Alfred D. Slemlnski, 39, who was elected a congressman from
New Jersey while fighting with the tenth corps in Korea, is greeted
at New York airport by his wife. Marie and daughter, Christine.
The major said OIs want to know why UN forces failed to cripple
Communist China's and Russia's power plant of the Far east, namely
the huge North Korean power dams on the Yaiu river. "It seem
the UN places more value on cement than on the blood and lives
of those who died for the cause.'' (NEA Telephoto.)
VATICAN CITY, Dec. 23-<U.R>—
_______ Roadblocks were thrown up all over the state and in j
Pope Plus XIII said in a Christmas Parts of Texas as law officers pressed the search for the j
message today that the free na- hitchhiking youth who stabbed and robbed an El Reno man
tlons of the world can defend Friday night.
themselves against aggression only The husky assailant, who wore an air force uniform and
iuiioiT' ban< toeclher ln a Ughl short jacket, made a getaway in the 1948 coupe of Hugh
The pope also announced in his D* ('<*1 win after hijacking Godwin just north of the Cim-
5.000-word message the discovery of! arron alr field.
the tomb of st. Peter and possibly I Godwin, 55, of 1815 East Rogers, an underground cable
the bones oi the apostle beneath inspector who works in Oklahoma City, is in serious con-
tlic great basilica which bears the: dition at the El Reno sanitarium. He was brought there
by John Woods and Ilo Hayward, deputies in the Canadian persons will be held here Wednes-
---.county sheriff’s office, who Iday at the Skirvin hotel.
A union of free nations, the pon- j
tiff said, offers the ouiy means by f
which they can defend peace and
meet the ''common danger" of an
aggressor “who comes from the j
But, he warned, all “aggressor” I
can find a fifth column ln the in-
tcrnal discontent of many nations
where there is lack of spiritual
and moral cohesion.
Nowhere in his Christmas mes-
sage did the pope name a possible
aggressor. But Ills reference to the
threat auginst "free nations" in-
dicated that he had in mind Rus-
sia and its Communist satellites.
OKLAHOMA CITY. Dec. 23—(U.R)
-Governor-elect Johnston Murray
today called a conference of Okla-
homa recreation leaders to talk
about ways to build the state's
The conference of more than 100
Planned Jan. 1
El Reno lodge 50, A. F. and A M..
will hold Its first staled conunti-
nicatlon of the new year on Jan. 1 ] h formal message to the president
of the UN general assembly.
UN Committee May
Petition Red China
LAKE SUCCESS, Dec. 23—UP)—
The united nations cease-fire com-
mittee was reported Saturday cor- lahoma City after attending a
sidering another appeal to Com- Christmas party for telephone em-
munist China to halt the fighting ployes when he picked up a hitch-
in Korea. hoker at about 9 p.m. on the 10th
The three-man group met at the ! street road near Yukon.
New York apartment of Sir Benegal The youth was described as about
N. Ran of India a few hours alter | six feet in height, weighing nearly
Communist Chinese Premier Chou 300 pounds and having dark hair
[ En-lal rejected cease-fire efforts ir
were called to the scene of
Attendants said Godwin has sev-
eral knife wounds over his body,
including one in his right eye. He
has a deep laceration in his left
hip, where a pocket knife was still
imbedded when he was found. His
nose is broken in several places
and 10 stitches have been sewed
on his face.
Godwin was returning from Ok-
in tlie Masonic temple.
New officers were installed early
this week. They were:
Charles L. Reimar, worshipful
master; S. Boyd Wilson, Jr., senior
warden: Hubert D. Ranc.v, Junior
warden; Clem A. Cherry, secretary;
S. Boyd Wilson, sr„ treasurer;
Clarke M. Brady, chaplain; Ted
Baker, senior deacon; Evert A.
and blue eyes. He was wearing an
air force uniform and a short
Jacket. He gave his name to God-
Informed sources said one of the w*n ah "Walters."
Familiar With Area
Murray said the session is the
first step toward "vitalizing my 12-
polnt outdoor recreation program.”
During the recent election cam-
paign, Murray advocated a Joint
advertising program for the state
and private business to tell the rest
of the nation about Oklahoma's
widely expanded recreational fa-
The conference will consist prin-
cipally of a roundtable discussion
of Murray's program. The legisla-
ture, convening Jan. 2, will act on
Among those attending Wednes-
day will be representatives of cham-
bers of commerce, highway associa-
tions, lake associations, resorts and
Slated for State
Mayor Sanderford composed the
Christmas message to Walker yes-
terday, and it was signed at a 4:30
p. m. meeting by officials of the i
chamber of commerce. American
Legion, Rotary and Lions clubs.
"During this Christmas anniver-
sary. the thoughts and prayers of
your friends and neighbors ln Bel- !
ton and Bell county are with you,
your family and those in your com-
"We trust the accomplishment j
and sacrifices of yourself and your j
men may bring to the world a new
hope for peace and that the knowl-
edge of our pride and devotion for
you may be the cause of added Joy
for this season.”
committee had mentioned drafting
another message to Peiping sug-
gesting that u Chinese Communist
Nation Ready To
KANSAS CITY, Dec. 23 —UP)—
President Truman said Saturday
this nation is making progress to-
ward mobilizing the moral forces
of the world to oppose an enemy
who has "no idea of honor or
In a plain reference to the lead-
ers of Russia and of Communist
China. Mr. Truman said we are "in
controversy" with the "inheritors of
the program of Genghis Khan and
Tamerlane, who were the two great-
est murderers in the history of Uic
But. he declared lie mis been try-
ing to mobilize the moral and re-
ligious forces of the world to meet
what he called an unprecedented
Oklahomans Favor Sending
More GIs to European Area
BY UNITED PRESS
“Man on the Street” polls in 19 Oklahoma cities showed
Saturday a two-to-one majority favors sending more Amer-
ican troops to Europe.
Seventy men and women of all occupations and ages were
asked the question:
“Do you approve of the plan to send more United
States troops to Europe?”
About one in eight was not sure which course to take.
Many who answered “yes” or “no” qualified their answers.
The general conclusion was that war is imminent and Rus-
sia will attack Europe.
The question was asked to test public reaction to a speech
by former president Hoover in which he advocated sending
no troops* to continental Eu-,--———--——
To Get Funds
OKLAHOMA CITY. Dec. 23—(U.PJ
rope until Europe is willing
and can defend itself.
Mrs. J. J. Daniels, 44-year-old I
Henryetta housewife, answered “No, j
ljecau.se I've got some sons that will
have to go, and I don't want them I
to. I had a boy in for three years j —Tinker air force base, located Just
before, and I don't like it." | southeast of here, will get $6,210,-
Offlce Secretary i 000 of the $20,000,000,000 supplemen-
But Mrs. John Cathey, PauL Vul- 'tal defense appropriation bill now
ley office secretary and mother of j moving through congress,
a highschool senior boy said, "Yes--j Tinker field officials said today
we definitely need more troops in the money probably will be used to
Europe.” | construct a new giant warehouse
Hollis Elrod, 36, disabled Durant and addlUonal Jet en«ine test cells
WASHINGTON. Dec. 23 —(U.R)—
Oklahoma's two largest cities—Ok-
At first tlie hitchhiker told God- lahoma City and Tulsa—may be crisis,
win he lived two miles west of Yu- able to qualify under new legisla- “We arc making some progress,'’
meet a UN representative in an I kon. Then lie said he lived two llon for federal money to build he said. “That is the reason I was
attrmpt to find a basis for stop- miles north of the detour near combination underground parking «ble to say last night that this
ping the shooting. j Cimarron field. He appeared to lols and bomb shelters.
The cabled Chinese rejection was !know the roads in the area. U. S. Senator Robert S. Kerr said
reported to be substantially the At the Cimarron road, tlie youth! tbe optional security resources
Jessup, junior deacon: Samuel W. same as the statement broadcast asked Godwin to stop and let him board Is accepting applications for
Stephens, senior steward; William , Friday by tlie Peiping radio, re- out. After that, Oodwin could only *'*lp sub-surface projects, which
veteran, said "Ires, if wc are going
to stop Communism, we had better
stop it in Europe Instead of on our
Much equipment at the field has
been "Just piled around" for lack
of storage space, a spokesman at
the field said. Some of it has been
rvin ,i,„n . | stored in the unused Tulsa bomber
Also Included in the big bill is a
$207,000 appropriation for improve-
ments at the Vance air force base.
Halacka, Junior steward, and Bert
Hits Social Rolls
struck on the head by some object.
STORR8, Conn., Dec. 23—(U.R)—
Rudolph, the red-nose reindeer, cun
take his place In folklore's social
University of Connecticut Profes-
sor James H. Barnett, who is writ-
ing a book on Christmas ln Ameri-
can culture, described Rudolph as
the "only original addition to the
folklore of Santa Claus in
pealing demands for tlie withdraw-
al of UN forces from Korea and
United States forces from Formosa.
as well as a UN scut for Red China, When Godwin regained con
Should tlie committee decide < sclousness, lie was bleeding; from
against another appeal, the next stab wounds und lying in tlie road,
step might be to make a formal \ The car was gone. He crawled to
report of failure to tlie 60-nation a nearby house and shouted for
political committee. This would not
be likely before the first week in
January. The committee is under-
stood to want to study the rejection
cable closely before admitting de-
recall that he lound himself wres- wouW brl,,« ln ellough revenue to
tling with the hitchhiker and was ,,ay.fo* themselves.
Oklahoma City and Tulsa may
i qualify for funds becuusc of tlie lo-
cation of Tinker field ln tlie capital
and the Douglas bomber plant to be
reopened ul Tulsa.
City officials in Oklahoma City
have considered underground park-
ing facilities to help solve the down-
town traffic project but have been
stymied by legal problems.
help. Mrs. Otto Selemcnt ran out-
side. found Godwin and called the
police station In El Reno.
Law officers discovered Godwin's
billfold and hat, which had been
The group sent three appeals to j thrown Into a field by the road.
Peiping, but Friday's broadcast was About $90 in cash which Godwin
this I the first reply from the Communist had ln the billfold was missing. I be closed Monday. The next pub-
I capital. (PLEA8E TURN TO PAOE 3) | lication will be Tuesday, Dec. 28.
TRIBUNE CLOisfcO MONDAY
In order to allow all employes to
spend Christmas at home, offices
ol The El Reno Dally Tribune will
country is not in a confused and
dangerous situation that a lot of
people think it is. The American
people understand what we arc do-
Mr. Truman spoke extempor-
aneously at a homc-for-Chrlstmas
luncheon in honor of Washington
correspondents and other newsmen.
His brief add)ess re-emphusizcJ
his statement Friday night, at a
Masonic dinner, tliut the United
States is ln “excellent shape” to
meet tlie world emergency and
needs only time to insure "a world
that Is safe for you and myself
and everybody else to live in."
Relaxed and in a story-telling
mood the president spent some
time chatting off-the-record with
newspapermen before turning seri-
ous and saying ln Saturday's ad-
dress that this is no time (or
eran and Duncan clothing store,
manager, answered. "I don't be- !
lievc we should send any troops
over there, at least not right now. I
It would be better to strengthen
our defenses here In our own eoun- \
try to where no one could endanger!
us and our way of life."
Jack Harper. 47-year-old Fred-1
erick fire chief, favors "sending
U. S. troops anywhere to preserve
Fred E. Lukus. 53. Clinton law-
yer. answered, "No. I think Hoover's
got tlie right idea.”
Mrs. Gwen Kress, 22, Tulsa
housewife, said "Yes, because it
would put some iron in the back-
TOKYO, Dec. 24 (Sunday)
—(AP)—Chinese and Korean
Red advance forces, edging-
south of Korea’s 38th par-
allel, gained up to a mile Sat-
The U. S. eighth army, un-
der temporary command be-
cause of the death of its com-
manding general, Lieutenant
General Walton H. Walker,
braced to meet a major offen-
sive aimed at the South Ko-
rean capital city of Seoul.
The Red drive was expect-
ed to reach full fury at the
General MacArlhur’s headquarters
confirmed that leading elements of
the Chinese Red army in Korea
have reached the Chogye area. This
is two miles south of the 38th par-
allel, the pre-war boundary of
North and South Korea.
The Chinese invaders apparently
have not as yet crossed the border
Associated Press correspondent
William J. Waugh In Seoul reported
late Saturday night that an un-
confirmed report circulating in the
South Korean capital had the Red
Chinese across the parallel in num-
ber*. He said, however, that only a
few advance units had rtepped
across the fateful border. The big
attack was still to come.
Red Korean troops, however, had
driven a total of three miles across
the border. This was 2,000 yards,
or a little more than one mile, be-
yond their previous penetration.
Chunchon Is Objective
Their immediate objective was
Chunchon, 46 miles northeast of
Seoul and 10 miles south of the
General MacArthur's war sum-
mary late Saturday said the Korean
Reds shifted weight slightly to the
east and Increased their pressure
Friday to achieve a total penetra-
tion of 5,000 yards—about three
In the northeast the Chinese and
North Korean forces ringing the
Hungnam beachhead brought ud
artillery for the first time to shell
the defenders. They were still held
at bay—as they have been for the
past 12 days—by U. 8. ground forces
superbly supported by planes, ships
El RENO MARINE IS
AMONG FEW SURVIVORS
Staff Sergeant William Kay
Carter, member of the first ma-
rine division, considers himself
very fortunate this Christmas.
HLs mother, Mrs. Arnlm Mul-
llnax, 2402 Townsend drive, re-
ceived a letter Friday saying
Sergeant Carter was one of 67
marines to survive his company
of 250 men in the Hungnam
Million Korean Civilians
Come to Allied Territory
PUSAN, Korea, Dec. 23 —(U.R)—, gry, cold and homeless when they
Korean civilians fleeing the Reds arrive, according to Colonel F. E.
are pouring into Pusan ln a tide Gillette, commander of a UN as-
which is expected to swell to 1,000.-
Dr. E. P. Early, a British medical
More than 240.000 already have officer, said each refugee is dusted
fled to this southeastern port by
bones of timid Eurojjcun nations." boat, train, truck and on loot und
Kermlt .nghuin, 45-ycar-old more are arriving at a rate of some
Stillwater lumberman, replied. "No. | 50,000 per day.
I agree with Hoover. I can't see | South Korean officials are trying
sending troops to Euro|je, because 110 divert the homeless to the west
history hus proved that when wc but they all want to get inside the
conquer a country we must feed
i the people there."
Anadarko school superintendent
R. L. McLean. 5b, answered. "Yes,
but there is some doubt in my mind
j that Fiance Itas enough moral fiber
left to fight even In her own de-
George Gwen, 46, Wewoka police
officer, is "definitely against It.”
Miss Thelma Dildlne, 20, Enid
cashier, answered, “Yes. Building
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perimeter they believe the allies
a ill hold, us they held It onoe before.
They come from all the areas In
Korea the united nations forces en-
tered during the offensive that
turned Into a retreat. Many are
government officials, security po-
licemen, clergymen and families of
army officers who almost
would be executed If
Nearly 80.000 of
destitute, virtually an
still expected will
with DDT, Inoculated and vaccin-
ated. But it will be a miracle if
no epidemic breaks out when
000.000 refugees pUe into the
Imeter, be said.
However, he said, there
to cope with any
though there won't I
pi tal facilities.
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