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El Reno, Oklahoma, Wednesday, May 13, 1953
Red Chinese Hotly Reject
Clark's Armistice Plan;
UN Accused of 'Stalling'
LONDON, May 13—(AP)—The Red Chinese radio today
rejected General Mark Clark's counter-proposal for a Ko-
A Peipintr broadcast accused the Americans of “stalling:
tactics" and declared the new plan for dealing with prisoners
was put forward “knowing it would be unacceptable and
block the armistice in Korea."
The radio carried a Communist New China news agency
.dispatch datelined Kaesong which said that "American stall-
ing atactica reached dangerous proportions" with the prea-
entat ion °f the allied proposal by Lieutenant General Wil-
liam K. Harrison.
It quoted General Nam III, the North Korean negotiator,
as saying the counter-proposal “threatens the prospect of
the whole armistice negotiations," and added:
Under orders from Tokyo
and Washington, Harrison
raised this ridiculous demand,
knowing it would be unac-
ceptable and block the ar-
mistice in Korea.”
/ The UN command today handed
the Communist* a new biqgprint (or
an armUUce in Korea. It was a
sweeping Il-point plan lor ex-
changing prisoners of war, last big
roadblock to a truce.
The allies would free 34.000 North
Koreans who refuse to go home
and—on certain conditions—give
temporary custody of 14,500 balky
Chinese to a five-nation commis-
sion made up of Sweden, Switzer-
land, Poland. Czechoslovakia and
V The Communists called the pro-
poaal a "step backward" and said
the allied attitude "threatens the
prospect* of the whole armisUce
The board plan—a counter-pro-
posal to one advanced by the Com-
munists—Is based on the long-
standing allied position that no
prisoner will be sent home against
After the lengthy document was
read and the Communists com-
mented acidly, the truce delegations
adjourned until 11 a. m. tomorrow.
Lieutenant Oeneral William K.
Harrison, jr.. senior allied delegate,
presented the plan to his Commu-
nist counterpart. North Korean
Oeneral Nam II In a one-hour,
200 Planes Raid
Troop, Supply Center
Smashed by Bombers
SEOUL. May 13—<AV-Nearly 300
U. S. Sabrejsto and Thunderjet
lighter-bombers roared deep Into
northwest Korea today and smashed
a Communist troOp and supply
center near Sinanju on the Yellow
Earlier, American Sabres de-
stroyed two MIOs and damaged a
third in aerial battles over North
Fighter-bombers flying in waves
i only live to seven seconds apart
dive-bombed the troop center only
60 miles from a big Red MIG-15
base at Antung, Manchuria. But
none of the Russian-made jets came
out to challenge the raid.
Colonel Richard N. Ellis. Mont-
gomery. Ala., described the strike
as “very effective. Fires were burn-
ing In every aiea of the target."
Sabre fighters flew protective
cover for the bombers as they
pounded buildings that circled an
Isolated table-top hill in the
middle of a tidelands.
In a morning raid. Sabre dive
bombers blasted Red troop concen-
trations north of the western and
central fronts and slammed explo-
sives at an earth dam below 8uk-
chon on the west coast.
On the ground, counter-attacking
South Koreans won back outpost
Texas and two nearby small hills
in brief early morning fights.
About 160 Reds overran the ROK
* positions In the second pre-dawn
attack In two days on the east-
Action was limited to light squad
and platoon-size probes elsewhere
on the 155-mile front.
Paul Stroud Places
Third in State Event
Paul Stroud, son of Mr. and Mrs.
R. H. Stroud, of 1403 South Jen-
sen, has been named third-place
winner in state competition of the
WCTU essay contest, it was an-
nounced today by Mrs. 3. O. And-
erson. local essay chairman.
Paul, a sophomore at E3 Reno
highschool. won the county essay
contest over competition of more
than 200, and competed against
more than 2,000 In state judging.
* Oil Well Drilling
Below 9,785 Feet
Sinclair's Community Wise No. 1
was drilling ahead today at below
3,785 feet, it was announced by
the Oklahoma City office.
Officials there said two test at-
tempts have been made on the
hole, but the packer failed both
times. No immediate testa are
Contract depth of the well Is
10,850 or Into the 81thpaon sand,
which is expected to be Second
SAVED—Trapped 14 hours In the wreckage of the R. T. Dennis building destroyed by a twisting tornado
that struck downtown Waco. Tex., late Monday. Lillie Matkin la lifted Into a waiting ambulance after
her resccue by Dr. Aubrey Ooodwln, right. Elghty-e.lghl are known dead and hundreds Injured In the
tornado. (NEA Telephoto.)
Week-end Camporee Planned
By Kiwanians for Area Scouts
p*L RENO area Boy Scouts will have a two-day outing this
week-end, during a Kiwanis club sponsored “camporee”
at the El Reno Rod and Gun club.
Activities will begin at 2 p. m. Saturday, May 16, and
will continue until 5 p. m. Sunday, and Scouts have been
instructed to bring everything needed for an overnight hike,
including food for three meals.
The campsite will be di-
vided into sections, with each
troop to be assigned a dif-
Under camp regulations both the
lake and cabins will be out of
bounds, and Scouts will be ex-
pected to care for the property.
No flre-bulldlng will be permitted
until those attending have been
given safety instructions.
IN the contests scoring wUl be
^ first, second and third places,
with the grand award to be won
by the troop accumulating the most
points. Teams of four Scouts of
each troop will participate In the
various events, and no individual
boy will participate in more than
Activities will begin with camp-
site judging at 4 p. m. Saturday,
followed by pup tent pitching con-
tests after demonstrations by Ex-
Flre-bulldlng will be held at 6
p. m„ with the coffee-can casserole
contest to be held at 8:30 p. m.
Camp fire Is scheduled for 8:15
p. m.. when each troop will be ex-
pected to present one stunt or
song, lasting no longer than two
minutes. Taps will be sounded at
9:30 p. m.
OCOUTS will arise at 6:30 a. m.
^ Sunday for an early breakfast;
demonstration on flag etiquette by
Explorers, and religious services at
8:15 a. m.
Camp inspection and an assembly
will be held during the morning,
and tree Identification will be held
at 10:30 a.m.
Scouts will prepare their own
meals at noon, and activities dur-
ing the afternoon will begin with
knot tying at 1:15 p. m., followed
by string burning, first aid, water
boiling, a tug-o-war and presenta-
tion of awards, to oe made at 4:30
p. m. Colors will be lowered at 5
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SHOCKED—Apparently suffering from shock, rescue workers found this unidentified man sitting amidst
the wreckage of his home, top photo, blown apart Monday evening By a tornado that raged through San
Angelo. Tex. The tornado struck the Lakevlew school while still in session, but only one boy was re-
ported missing. Nine persons are known dead and nearly 100 hurt by the twister. In the bottom photo,
flood conditions prevailed in the disaster-ridden city following the storm. Two small boys are shown
finding temporary refuge on a high spot as the water rises in the streets. (NEA Telephoto.)
Concho Plans For
The public will be given an op-
portunity Friday to inspect the
Concho Indian school, north of El
Diamond Roach, superintend-
ent of the school, said an open-
house will be held at the institu-
tion from 1 p. m. until 5 p. m. with
a conducted tour to be held lor
The tour will include dormitories
where the Indians students make
their home during the school term;
classroom sessions, and the estab-
lishment's stock bams and other
Refreshments will be served by
employes wives in the tea room.
Junior-Senior Parents Club To
Sponsor Special Events Friday
El Reno highschool juniors and
seniors Friday night will be en-
tertained at a series of "extended
activities" sponsored by the
Junior-Senior Parents club.
The club, which was founded
in 1950, has sponsored the annual
junior-senior prom In the past,
but this year's activities will In-
clude a banquet, movie and
breakfast in addition to the
Officers of the Junior-Senior
Parents club are E. P. Botts,
chairman; O. L. Powers, co-
chairman; C. H. Tesch, secretary,
and C. C. Keller, treasurer.
Committee chairmen for the
classes are Mrs. W. H. Hardwick,
seniors, and Mrs. KeUy Barlow,
juniors. The club officers in
addition to Howard Fisher and
M. A. Mitchell make up the fi-
Activities for Friday night will
begin with the prom and a ban-
quet for Juniors and seniors to
follow, then the group will pre-
view s 1 a.m. movie at one of
the local theaters, to be followed
by breakfast in the Etta Dale
Junior highschool gym.
The junior-senior banquet is
the only event of the evening
strictly limited to members of the
two classes and their parents,
but all members of both classes
may bring a guest to the prom,
movie and breakfast.
Committees in charge of the
prom have invited all junior and
senior parents to 'look in” on
the students during the dance,
which will begin at 9 p. m. and
end at midnight.
Students who do not care to
dance will be entertained with
various games during those hours.
Adult committees have planned
and will chaperone the various
phases of entertainment, includ-
ing preparation of food for the
banquet and breakfast and super-
vision of the dance and games.
WASHINGTON, May 13 —<U.R>—
Oklahoma Senators Mike Monroney
and Robert S. Kerr today fought for
restoration of funds to the south-
western power administration and
claimed cuts proposed by the Eisen-
hower administration would kill the
Western Fanners Electric co-op at
Both senators appeared before a
senate appropriations committee yes-
terday to plead that a $3,736,000 re-
volving fund be restored to SPA. It
was slashed to $150,000 in an Ei-
senhower budget proposal already
approved by the house.
The money would be used, as In
the past, for SPA operating capi-
tal. The appropriation wouldn’t cost
the government anything, since it
is merely a revolving fund. The SPA
buys and sells power to and from
Monroney told the committee that
if the cut were finally enacted it
would kill the Anadarko co-opera-
tive in which $13,657,000 in REA
funds have been invested.
L. R. Burrow, manager of the
Western Farmers co-op, supported
Monroney’s testimony that the fund
cut would kill the co-op.
VoL 62, No. 63
Death Count Rises To
97 In Texas Cities As
Storm Menace Fades
Buffalo Area Gets
Snowfall; No Damage
BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Snow which blanketed parts of
the panhandle overnight began
falling at Buffalo again today, giv-
ing Oklahoma another touch of
winter in spring.
8now fell for two hours before
stopping at 11 a. m„ covering the
ground momentarily. The tempera-
ture was above freezing.
The wintry weather caps four
days In which the weatherman has
hit the state with everything in
Creeks Are Flooded
Cloudy skies and showers were
forecast after unseasonably low
temperatures, snow, sleet, and rain
struck yesterday, closing six high-
ways, the roads were closed when
rain-swollen creeks In the eastern
part of the state overflowed their
banks As much as eight Inches of
rain fell In the Broken Bow area
of McCurtaln county In torrential
By dawn today, the highway de-
partment said some high waters
had receded, leaving only three
roads closed. They are state high-
way 43 between 8trlngtown and
Coalgate, and SH 31 northeast of
Coalgate and west of Coalgate.
No Freese Damage
The highway department said
Little River north of Idabel was
rising and may cause further
The touch of winter overnight
included two Inches of snow at
Boise City, heavy snow at Ouymon
and a mixture of snow and sleet at
Beaver and Hooker.
But the weather bureau said the
mercury stopped going down Just
before it got to freezing early to^
day. The coldest reporting point
was Ouymon, at 33 degrees. It was
36 at Gage, 39 at Enid and In the
Every section received some mois-
ture the past 24 hours. Totals re-
ported by the weather bureau rang-
ed up to 1.16 inches at McAlester
The rain slacked off considerably
By Mystery Farm
AlYSTERY Farm No. 3-A was
almost a real mystery. The
points offered in the weekly con-
test for rural folks went begging
. . . but the city residents again
called the farm correctly.
Turn t« page six of today's
Tribune for the correct identi-
fication and location of the Mys-
tery Ffcrra in Latunan Supply
Also on the same page Is an-
other farm. Look it over and see
if you can be among the first
to identify It.
Remember—there are free thea-
tre tickets and points for both
El Reno residents and another
set of tickets ana points for rural
So in either case, hurry In and
register your name and location
of the farm.
The points will count on the
cash prize and you may win the
free theatre tickets too.
10 More Dead Found in Waco;
Major Flood Threat Unlikely
WACO, Tex., May 13—(AP)—Rains and wind slacked
off over weather-weary Texas today. The death count from
two tornadoes Monday climbed to 97 but possibility of more
twisters has now “expired.” Rain-swollen streams threat-
ened some flooding.
Search parties working through the night by floodlight
extricated 10 more bodies from rubble heaps in downtown
Waco. This brought the toll here to 88. Nine were killed by
a tornado at San Angelo, 200 miles to the west.
The swollen Brazos river did not reach a predicted near-
flood stage. By dawn the water—run-off of rain deluges of
up to seven inches in two days—was rapidly subsiding.
Colonel Herbert D. Vogel, southwest division army engi-
neer, said at Dallas: “Unless there are additional rains,
major floods in Texas do not appear likely at this moment”
He said the
TRENTON. Ont„ May 13 —(/Pi
The Royal Canadian airforce report-
ed sighting wreckage and an oil
slick on Lake Ontario today in the
search for two airmen missing after
an unexplained explosion that cauS'
ed the loss of the Bell X-2, an ex-
perimental rocket-powered craft.
Airforce officials said the wreck-
age could not be identified because
heavy fog had set in as rescue craft
were approaching the scene about 30
miles south of Trenton In eastern
There was no sign of the two
men—one of them the chief test
pilot for Bell Aircraft Corporation
at Niagara Falls, N. Y.
The men fell. Jumped or were
blasted last night from the bomb
bay of a B-50 bomber, a mother ship
to which the X-2 was attached.
Two Dakotas circled the area for
several minutes, saw no sign of
life and dropped smoke markers
before they returned to their base
Date Is Moved
Back One Day
Ninety-two Canadian county farm
boys and girls will prepare entries
during the next seven days for the
annual chamber of commerce broiler
contest, to be held here Wednesday,
Final plans for the event, previ-
ously announced for May 19. were
released today by Duane Logan, as-
sistant county agent, and member
of the chamber's broiler project
Participating 4-H club and Future
Farmers of America members were
issued 50 baby chicks each on March
9. to feed and raise for the annual
Six of the chicks, provided by
sponsors who signed up through the
chamber office, are to be selected
and dressed by the contestants for
the judging Wednesday morning,
and for presentation to the indivi-
dual sponsors following the Judging.
For the winning entrants a list
of awards—$12 for first place, $10
for second. $8 for third, $5 for
fourth, and $3 each for 20 fifth place
winners—has been set aside by the
Entries will be judged at the
Southwest Ice company, 900 North
Choctaw, by Alex Warren, assistant
extension poultry specialist with
Oklahoma A. and M. college, and
Claude Fite, assistant county agent
and poultry specialist for Oklahoma
Contestants will be guests of their
sponsors following the Judging at a
noon luncheon to be held in Etta
Dale junior highschool.
State Game Farm
Members of the El Reno Kiwanis
club held their regular weekly
meeting today noon at the Dar-
lington game farm as guests of
George Wint, farm superintendent
Following a box luncheon, the
group was taken on a conducted
tour through the hatchery where
they were shown how quail are
hatched and taken care of intil
they are distributed over the state.
During the business meeting
Diamond Roach, superintendent of
the Cheyenne - Arapaho Indian
school at Concho invited the group
to attend the open-house to be
held at the school on Friday, May
15 from 1 p. m. until 5 p. m
Roach said the public was also In
vited and he urged all who could
to visit Concho.
Union City Students Presented
Diplomas, Others Get Awards
Mostly cloudy and cool with oc-
casional light rain tonight. Partly
cloudy Thursday with rising temp-
eratures in the west portion. Little
change in temperature in the east
portion. Laws tonight from around
35 in the panhandle to 45 to 50
in the southeast portion. High*
Thursday from the 60s in the west
to 55 to 66 in the east portion.
Sam Bailey Is Ruled
Innocent by Jury
Sam Bailey, charged with assault
with a dangerous weapon, was
found Innocent by a district court
Jury Tuesday. He had been accused
of attacking Willie Lee williams
last Feb. 3 with a pocket knife.
In another district court case,
William Wayne Seay, charged with
grand larceny, was freed by a hung
The jury, after deliberating for
several hours on the case, an-
nounced to Judge Baker H. Melone
that it was unable to reach a ver-
dict, and was excused from further
consideration of the case.
Jason Beard, charged previously
with grand larceny, entered a plea
of guilty to petty larceny and was
sentenced to 20 days in the county
Jail, with time allowed for that
already served in the county Jail.
Commencement program for the
Union City highschool seniors of
1953 was held Tuesday In the
highschool auditorium. Mr. Wal-
ter P. Marsh, principal. El Reno
highschool, delivered the address.
The salutatory address was giv-
en by Edna Mae Alger and the
valedictory by Rita Dries. William
Lagaly gave the class history.
The seniors were recommended
for graduation by Mrs. Robert An-
nis, principal and presented their
diplomas by Superintendent Mau-
Graduates Included Rita Dries,
Edna Mm Alger, Joretta Ooza,
Yvonne Jenkins, Wilma Kirch,
Jon Ross. Vera Mm Sanders, XI-
nora Snell, Rose Marie Stejskal,
Jacqueline Wieman, Janet Wood
Oatz, Doris Sanders Stover, Wil-
liam Lagaly, Tommy Lair, Don
McMahan, Max Marquardt. Jerry
Nlehues, Raymond Pappe, Mar-
vin Sanders, Ray Taylor, Deco
Sweeney, Raymond Taylor at
Billy Joe Webb.
Special awards were presented
by Barron. The American Legion
awards to the senior boy and girl
were received by Wilma Kirch and
Jerry Niehues. The eighth graders
to received the awards were Shir-
ley Whitley and Donnie Morrison.
The best citizenship awards were
presented to Rowen Brown, high-
school; Jerry Dale Ross, seventh
and eighth grades; Carol Wood,
fifth and sixth grades; Elaine Pat-
zack, third and fourth grades;
and David Wood first and second
grades. Max Marquardt and Ray-
mond Pappe were awarded the
medals for the outstanding ath-
letes for this year.
Scholastic awards wen present-
ed in the different levels of high-
school classes, based on the year's
scholastic work. Winners were;
Rita Dries, senior; Charlotte P*d-
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tion was on the Lampasas
river. Several farm roads
were closed in that area.
Snow flurries at Amarillo and
Dalhart in the panhandle early
today marked a cold front which
chiUed most or the state. The tem-
perature dropped to 35 at Amarillo
and 33 at Dalhart.
The weather bureau said Its
severe-weather warnings of Tues-
day—which said tornadoes were pos-
sible over wide areas of Texas Tues-
day night—had "expired."
Rainfall at Waco from the time
the tornado struck at the 5 p. m.
rush hour Monday until 7:30 a. m.
(CST) today totalled 7:31 Inches.
This brought the 1963 total there
to 1559. above the normal to date
The tornado damage estimate at
San Angelo was more than three
million dollars. More than 300 were
injured at Waco, dose to 100 at
Dnst Storms Raised
The whole of Texas reeled under
wild, unusual weather as a vast
blanket of frigid air covered central
United States from the Rocky
mountains to the Great Lakes and
south into central Texas.
Its churning mixture with warm,
moist air from the Qulf of Mexico
produced dust storms at Midland,
Wink, San Angelo and Big Spring.
Freezing weather also was re-
ported in Kansas and Northern
Iowa today and snow was falling
along the east slopes of the rockies
from northern New Mexico to Mon-
There was little hope that any
persons were still alive In the
crumpled ruins of downtown Waco.
Balldosers Are Used
The appearance of the bulldozers
and power shovels signaled that
authorities had all but abandoned
hope for the still-trapped victims.
Previously, the rubble had been re-
moved brick by brick to protect the
injured from further cave-ins.
At last count the number of
Waco injured totalled about 320. In
San Angelo, 190 miles to the west,
130 persons were reported Injured,
and the department of public
safety said two were not expected
The twister at Colfax—the 21st
to batter the nation since last Sat-
urday-killed Nelly King, an elder-
ly Negro woman, and injured three
About 30 persons of an original
crowd of 200 attending a church
meeting were in the building when
the twister hit.
Drive Is Launched
Mrs. William L Marshall. 810
South Macomb, today was named
county chairman of a mental
health fund campaign, as the drive
was launched here for a $750 Cana-
dian county goal.
Mrs. Marshall said the program,
launched by Roy J. Turner, state
chairman of the campaign, said
the entire goal Is to be raised dur-
ing the month of May, and plans
are under way to set up area com-
mittees to raise the quota.
Sponsored by the Oklahoma as-
sociation of Mental Health, the
campaign is designed to promote
an information program which win
keep crucial needs of mental health
in the state before the eyas of the
Events planned to date
special Tsg day* later
month, and placing at an
talners in various bustaeo
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