The El Reno Daily Tribune (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 55, No. 68, Ed. 1 Sunday, May 19, 1946 Page: 1 of 8
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Oklahoma City, Okla*
The El Reno Daily Tribune
Single Copy, Five Cents
New Air Freighter Is World's Largest
UJD MEANS UNITED PRESS
El Reno, Oklahoma, Sunday, May 19, 1946
(P) MEANS ASSOCIATED
Volume 56, No. 68
JTwo canopy "bli»»or»"
] give greater mibilify I
ban windo»» in MM I
I Fear 3000-kar,epawer I
I Pratt & Whitney Weipl
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JLength, 124 toot, 2 inebei, *iag-|
ipan, 171 leaf, ) inchet; aingi
4iri teat tint at the root
Annual Service dm you Hear
Fear 16-foot, t-inch
I Tricycle landing gear with]
I deal wheel, fire feet, tie I
^inches high Note wheel ill
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Pictured at Wright Field, Ohio, after a non-stop flight from the west coast is the army's C-74 Doug-
las Globemasler—the world's largest cargo plane. It has a flying range of more than 7.000 miles,
lucled from tanks of 11.000-gallon capacity. It carries a five-man crew, with accommodations for relief
crews necessary on long flights. If used as transport Instead of for freight, the Olobemaster can accom-
modate 125 Moops or 115 casualty litters.
Robert Wellborn! Many Vehicles Found
Drowning Victim! With Mechanical Faults
Navy Will Return
Body to El Reno
Robert Adair Wellbcm, 19, shlp-
itter third class In the navy, was
owned at 6:45 p. m. Thursday
hile on observation duty, his per-
nts, Mr. and Mrs. Clay A. Well-
~m, 1116 South Hadden avenue,
re notified by the navy depart-
ent late Friday.
His body, which was not re-
vered until 3:45 p. m. Friday, will
returned to El Reno for burial,
't arrangements had not been
The family Saturday had not
~n Informed of details of the
iiing. A telegraphic com-
unlcatlon from the navy depert-
nt stated that details would be
ven by letter, yet to be received
Visited Home Recently
Wellborn, who was assigned to
uty aboard a navy repair ship,
Agenor, had been stationed at
rla, Ore., the past three
onths while the shin was In dock |
ere. He had served in the navy
~ost two years, having enlisted
n June 7, 1944, and was overseas
or six months during which time
was stationed in the Hawaiian
ands. He was scheduled to re-
ive his discharge from the serv-
ce in another month.
Wellborn recently spent a 30-day
ve at his home here, having
urned to Astoria only one month
after concluding his visit.
Attended Sacred Heart
He was born in Chickasha on
-pt. 9. 1926. but had lived In
Reno ever since he was one
He was graduated from Sacred
.eart highschool in May 1944.
In addition to his parents, he is
urvived by a brother. Jack, of the
ome. who was discharged as a
rgeant in the army last Dec-
ber after three years service as
Link trainer instructor hi the
Survivors also include his grand-
others. Mrs. Mary Wellborn of
lickasha and Mrs. Catherine Fry-
ar of Oklahoma City.
Hignway patrolmen, checking! from time to time while the 40-
cars In Canadian county In con-
nection with a safety campaign to
reduce fatalities resulting from
automobile accidents, have found
a large number of vehicles which
have some mechanical defect. Tro-
oper Vernon Slsney reported Sat-
Slsney said that of 68 cars
checked by the highway patrol
Friday on U. S. 66, ’’quite a few
had defective brakes” or otlier
The motorists were requested by
the officers to have the defects
The patrol, Slsney stated, will
day campaign is in progress stop
cars on other highways for Inspec-
The camoaTtn is sponsored Dv
the International Association of
The El Reno police department
and the sheriff's office is cooperat-
ing with the highway patrol, ex-
amining all cars of drivers stopped
for violating a traffic rule.
Officers here have pointed out
graduating class of
Reno highschool will be conducted
at 8 p. m. tonight In the highschool
Rev. A. C. Dubbersteln. pcslor
of Trinity Lutheran church, will
deliver the sermon, using “Life’s
Real Purpose” as his topic.
After the processional by the
highschool band, under the direc-
tion of Leo C. Murray, the invoca-
tion will be given by Rev. Everett
Poole, pastor of the First Presby-
terian church. The response will
be by the girls’ chorus.
After the hymn. “Come. Thou
Almighty King,” by the congrega-
tion with Miss Mary Ruth McCul-
ley as accompanist, commencement
announcements will be made by
Paul R. Taylor, superintendent of
“Cod Is a Spirit.” by the girls'
chorus, will precede the scripture
reading by Rev. J. Louis Rnmert,
pastor of the First Church of the
Nazarene. "Mi’ Task,” a vocal solo
by Wanda Simmons, will be fol-
lowed by the sermon. The bene-
diction will be spoken by Rev. W.
E. Bowers, pastor of Central Meth-
The annual class day program is
scheduled for Tuesday morning In
PRIVATE WAYNE H. REU-
* TER, son of Mr. and Mrs. W.
P. Reuter. El Reno route 1, has
completed basic training at the
army's anti-aircraft replacement
training center at Fort Bliss.
Tex. Duitng his basic training
he qualified as an expert rifle-
man. In addition to basic train-
ing. he was given anti-aircraft
artillery training on 40-nun.
Joseph M. Rertor III, son of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph M. Rector,
Jr, of E3 Paso. Tex., formerly
of 19i Reno. Is included in the
class of 60 cudets to receive
diplomas Monday at Sewanec
military academy. 3ewanec
Tenr, The colorful exercises
will culminate a five-day cele-
bration of -the largest com-
mencement In the history of the
academy, which was founded In
Bentley Named BlaslsBi5Four
To Office Of
To Assume Duties
Here on June 1
In connection with the campaign ‘he auditorium, while eommenoe-
that Canadian county stands fifth ] men‘ exercises, at which diplomas
In the state for the year In the]™” be conferred^ take place
number of traffic fatalities.
at S p. m.
For Larger Crowds
On Labor Laws
Truman Would Veto
WASHINGTON. May 18——
In District Court
Eleven divorces were granted and
a marriage was annulled In hear-
ings conducted before Judge Lucius
Babcock In Canadian county dis-
trict court Saturday, records In
the office of Frank Taylor, court
Two divorces which had been
granted earlier were set aside
during Saturday's court proceed-
ings, the records also revealed.
Dora Haughton was divorced
from Freddie Haughton after al-
leging grr>6s neglect of duty, and
rite plaintiff's former name of
Dora Hodge was restored. The
couple was married Sept. 8, 1944, at
LUUan C. Kearney obtained a
in the auditorium
j Thursday, May 23.
; Members of the graduating class,
ns listed by Walter P. Marsh, hlgh-
I school principal, nrc as follows:
William Roy Anderson, Billy
! Paul Barker, Billy J. Bayne, Oscar
' Oone Best, Wayne Lson Bruce, decree from Napoleon B. Kearney,
Walter Blackowl. Richard Boynton, with extreme cruelty alleged as
| Llewellyn Alden Burgess. Virgil i grounds for the court action. Cus-
i Denman Cramer, Marks Wilson tedy of a daughter, Rosezelia. was
Curry, Richard Eugene D1U, John given to the defendant. The couple
C. Dittinef. Benjamin Joseph El- was married at El Reno Apr. 27,
lerd, jr„ Floyd F. Flippen, Harold 1935.
Floyd Fox. John Edward OatUff, Clarence M. Edwards received a
Clyde Cecil Glasgow. Charles' BtH^Trtvoroe from Bel via Mae Edwards,
being ward Qoosman, Lesley Ray Outh. I The defendant was awarded cus-
Arcliic Herbert. Malcolm D. tody of two children, Clarence M.,
OKLAHOMA CITY, May It —</P)
—Oklahoma's southeastern coun- i president Truman was represented
ties, already heavily bombarded I „ CapltoI HU1
sedtJUt ^elTby j"iHU‘8 f°r jHfc^e^Fe^l^Hlckerson. Floyd jr.. 3. and Luther C., 2. together
gubernatorial candidates attempt- j changes In labor disputes iaws uut | LoweU Hughes. Charles eamuel wih $25 per month as maintenance
lng to get their programs before opposing any drastic restrictions Htilbert, Edgar L. Jobe, Louis
.he people despite the small crowds on unions. Kessler. Barney Lawrence King,
which have attended the "speak- j legislators who have discussed Doyle Leanere Lee, Darrel Oene
ngs” thus far. [the ninl|er recently with Mr. Tru- Lord, Walter Jessie Lorenzen, Wll-
The southeast will be Invaded by 1 man said he expressed the hope Ham T. Manning. Walter Perry
Dixie Gilmer, H. C. Jones, William that any action congress takes will
O. Coe, Jess L. Pullen and Fred Ilot 1* ‘ SUCh as to force him to
McDuff. But every section of the veto thc resultant legislation,
state will share in the week's ora- the dlntcultics the pres-
lory except Uic northwest. Roy J. ! ldelU hn3 had ln attempting to
Turner will go to the southwest, brlng about ectt,cments in contro-
wliile the other candidates plan to vers)es t^ee,, management and
.ouch other sections as well as the lln(ons ln major industries, none
nutlieast. 0f ids Capitol Hill friends thinks
While most of the other asplr- he has alu,red tllc niendlv atU-
ants were speaking at almost every |lude he „minLalnod toward organ-
crossroads. R. M. McCocl sent let- jmi ]ubor while ln the senate,
ters to ministers and temperance
groups declaring that he advocates
Marsh, Jr., Kenneth Orville Mash-
bum, Paul Joseph McCarthy, Paul
Moulton, Robert Edward Mueller.
John Michael Musgrove.
Allen Louis Patterson. William
Raymond Pettit. Richard Mike Pre- _____
no. Ramon Gerald Price. Richard decrec
Wiliiam Robertson. Everett Rush. Myrtle M.
Fred Albert Senn. Harold Lee
Slmes. W. Jerome Smith, James E.
Smith. Lloyd Sullivan. Warren E.
Summers. Earl Carter Sturd-
avant, Harold W. Tait John Lee
Terneus. Coleman Von Werder.
for the children. The couple was
married Aug. 1, 1941, in Oklahoma
City. Cross neglect of duty was
alleged as grounds for thc court
Pauline Renison was divorced
from J. P. Renison and a division
of property was approved. Thc
couple was married at Clinton Nov.
6, 1933. Oross negelect of duty
was alleged as as grounds for the
I C. A. Bentllev, who was city
1 manager at McAlester seven years
and who Iras served as Duncan
'city manager the past three
| months, has been named to the
jpost of city manager at El Reno,
It was announced Saturday by
Mayor Herman Merveldt.
j ypop. RioiMnelp-l.Pn'f s af fw
I Bentley, who conferred with
members of the city council the
past week, notified the commission
of his acceptance of thc position
here Friday night.
While a definite agreement has
not been reached as to the date
Bentley will take charge of the
office, It U believed he will be able
to conclude his duties at Duncan
ln time to assume his position here
on June 1, or shortly thereafter.
Arnold Sawalllech has been serv-
ing as noting city manager since
Apr. 15, until thc coun 11 could
mcke a permanent appointment.
Sawalllsch succeeded J. N. Rober-
son. who submitted his resignation
as city manager last January but ,
who was not relieved of his dut- 1
ties in the office until Sawalllsch
took over as acting manager.
Bentley was city manager at
McAlester from 1938 until resign-
ing Nov. 1. 1945, and shortly later
lie assumed duties as city manager
From 1914 to 1918 he was cm- |
ployed by the American Railway
Express company, resigning to en-
ter the service of the Mlssourl-
Kansas-Texas Railway company.
Served oa Railway Agent
From 1916 until 1926 he was
agent for the M-K-T railway, re-
signing his duties with the com-
pany to enter the service of Alt- !
II am-Rogers Construction company,'
remaining with that company from ,
1926 until 1934.
In 1935. Bentley was work di-
rector for Pittsburg county under
the federal emergency relief ad-
ministration. From 1936 to 1937
he was constructlpn superintendent |
for the state highway department. 1
Bentley Is married and has two j
children, a son who Is a lieutenant
ln the navy and a daughter at |
home. He is a member of the j
Presbyterian church, the Masonic
lodge and the Elks lodge.
Paper Drive Is
The senior class of El Reno
ighschool is sponsoring a scrap
aper drive. Monday morning, be-
inring at 9 a. m.
Money collected from the paper
rive will be added to thc fund for
electric ergan that the 1946
nlors are beginning as their gift
thc highschool. according to
giving counties the option oi For Ulat ricai°‘1, tJl'y s8y yhe5l David Waiter White, William Kirk
whether they want beer or not, llnve 1,0 doubl th[U tlye president wig-ins. Franklin Fdmund Wll-
and asserting that if he is elected "ould yoto nny resu lt lions he felt H Richard Andrew Zais, Bill
would lav too heavy a hand on
the activities of unions. But they
add that thus far Mr. Tnunan
has not said which of )tending
governor he will make an effort fer 1
outright prohibition of bocr sales,
j Turner’s itinerary includes a
speech at Lawton Thursday and , , ... __
Coe will speak at El Reno pn- I senate proposals he likes or which
.... , The matter reportedly was dls-
McDuff who made his 57th soine length at this
speech of the campaign at Ard- legislative lead-
more today following a swing
through the southern counties, will
speak at Konawa Monday and
ers at the White House.
Renta tks by Secretary of Labor
Lewis B. Schsvellenbach at an At-
lantic City meeting of the CIO
Phyllis Lorraine Anderson, Anna
Lou Biggert. Mary Luclle Blair.
Thelma Ruth Bloodworllt. Amy
Ruih Blurt on. Carilon Jean Booth.
Yvonne Marie Bomhoff. Beverly
Ann Buird. Mary- Louise Burge.
Ella Lu By water. Mary Elizabeth
Chandler. Alirui Ream Cherry.
Alllcnc Clovis. Barbara Roberta
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Avant Taylor, chairman of | will campaign Intensively.
Pullen has no set ltmcrary. but Wltere Frlday was Ulker. rp \Tmv
will work his way from Wcwoka j „ on Ca)>ltol HiU as a I >> O i\eW \ edlllS
and Konawa to Idabel next week- -le!,r_(Ut llldlcatlon that the ad-
Uie same section ln which Oilinor | m,utetratlon iR not weakening the
In Softball Loop
he senior sponsors.
Pour trucks furnished by senior
-vs will be used, and collection
11 be made by members of the
-nlcr class, with every block in
Reno being canvassed.
"Tlie seniors will appreciate it if
ic citizens of E2 Reno will have
leir newspapers, cardboard and
aguzinc& tied in convenient size
undies and out on the front porch I
To Open June 1
I political ties it has maintained Two new teams have been added
with labor unions. h> the El Reno Commercial Soft-
“Duty” Is Cited ball league. Bringing membership
I SihweUenbaeh urged tlie CIO to eight, Frank Knight, president,
group to expand its nlready con- I announced Saturday,
slderable political actlvltlrs. declar- New' teams are MJnco and thc
Opening of tlie swimming pool jllg ,]lat (t has "a duly and res- Rock Island Car Shops.
at legion park has been set ton-1 pon,,bility" to bnprove living The enlarging of the league, __
tallvely for June t, Arnold Suwal- I .standards for tho whole working Knight said, has resulted 111 sev-
liscli. acting city ntunugcr, uii-,cjUIi g.s wen as the unions them- oral revisions in the announced
pounced Saturday. j ^ives. schedule. ’
Hooe was given a
divorce from George L. Hooe and
was granted custody of a minor
child, Patty Lou, 16. together with
(25 per month as maintenance for
the child. The couple was married
May 15, 1919. at Blanchard. Oross
neglect of duty was alleged in the
Kathlyne Hccblng received a
divorce from Ancel Hoeblrtg after
alleging gross neglect of duty. The
plaintiff's maiden name of Kath-
lyne Garrett was restored. The
couple was married Nov. 4, 1943, at
Cotpus Christl, Tex.
Helen E Rose was awarded a
divorce frem William E. Rose after
alleging extreme cruelty. A pro-
perty settlement was approved. Tlie
couple was married May 2. 1944, ln
Milly Aim Vian obtained a div-
orce from Charles F. Vian, Jr.,
after alleging extreme cruelty. A
property settlement was ordered
and tlie plaintiff’s maiden name
of Milly Ann Sikes was restored.
Tlie couple was married July 3,
1945. at Yukon.
Pearl M. Proctor was divorced
from Albert H. Proctor after alleging
gross neglect of duty. The couple
was married July 14, 19l(, at In-
Four Included In
Baccalaureate services for mem-
bers of the graduating class of
Sacred Heart highschool will be
conducted at the 8 o'clock mass
Sunday mon>ing in Sacred Heart
The sermon will be delivered by
Very Rev. Victor Van Durme, pastor.
Tlie highschool graduates of the
1946 class at Sacred Heart are
Clarence Dill, Marjorie Duffy,
Marianne Schlecht and Genevieve
Orammar grade graduates arc
Norma Anderson. Laddie Compton,
Josephine Determan, Billy Joe
Eagle nest. Harold Farris, Bernice
Hufuagel, David Allen Kappus,
Paul Kastner. Mary Margaret
Maher, John Menz, Allen Reding,
Donald Shuttee, Dan Taylor,
Thomas Williams and Robert Wolf.
Graduation exercises for Sacred
Heart school will be conducted at
8 p. m. Friday ln tlie El Reno
Charles R. Burklialter was given
a decree from Onu F. Burklialter
The opening date is coaUngcnt | jr tlie administration attitude Double-headers will be played each after anting abandonment
at the curb or in halls of apart-‘ upon the weather being warm jy represented ln tlie senate by I Monday. Tuesday, Wednesday and
enough for swimming, Suwulitscli 1 Alben W. Barkley (Drmociat. Ken- I Thursday.
slated. [ lucky>. the majority leader, it ap- Games will be played tfa,y 24
City workers now are preparing; parenlly is one of letting develop- jupe aB.- ld ofthr to awld
I the pool for the opening. It has meats take tlu-lr course for a scheduling contests May 30 and
eat houses early Monday morn-
Mrs. Taylor's announcement
Cooperation Offered In
Development of Lake
DENISON, Tex., May l»—<U.R*- -
imie C. Fuller, head of tlie
tional park service here, said to-
ay the corps of t.nny engineers
ad offered full cootieration in the
atlenal development of Lake
The ltark service will supervise
he development program and for-
tal announcement of the transfer
been painted and cleaned and sev- | while without stepping into thc | juiy 4.
I cral new diving boards constructed ; middle of thc fray.
Admission prices have not been
set. Hicy will be announced utter
Sawalliaeh confers with the city
The pool will be open from 3 to
9 p. m seven days a week. Sawal-
Two life guards will be on duly
at the pool.
TO HONOR DERR
GUTHRIE May 18—(U.PJ—Frank
f the program from tlie engineers 'A. Derr, retired secretary of Okla-
o the park service was made here huma consistory No. 1. will be hon- , . ,
Colonel Claud H. Chorpenlng. ored at a reception May 2S ln ,KSUed loday estimated last year s
Births Far Surpass
Deaths During Year
WASHINGTON. May 1«—(U.R)-
Births ln the United Stales oc-
curred at tlie rate of one every
11 1/2 second1- last year. Deaths
averaged one every 32 1/2 seconds.
Marriages took place at tlie rate
or one every 30 seconds.
Tlie census bureau. In a report
Each team will play 28 games
instead of the 30 plaimed.
Postponed games will be re-
scheduled after Aug. 20.
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Noble County Sending
One Man to Army
PERRY. May 18- U.PJ —Noble | lng from a parked position at Uie
county will send only one limn.
Slight Damage Caused
In Automobile Collision
Blight property damage was
caused in a collision which occur-
red in tlie 200 block of Sou lit
Choctaw avenue at 8 p. m. Friday,
records ln the office of Lee Har-
vey. chief of police, disclosed Sat-
Perl Baker. 22. of Geary, back-
ead of the engineer district at
connection with the Masonic j births ut 2,743,900, deaths, 1,396,-
gruup's spring reunion here. 1700; marriages, 1,000,000.
Alveu Frank, to Oklahoma City
for Induction for military service
next Wednesday as its May call.
Four others scheduled to make
the trip were notified they were
exempt from the draft under the
stop-gap law banning induction
curb ln a 1938 model sedan, col-
lided with a 1933 model sedan
owned by Ed Goosman, 1402 South
Choctaw avenue, which also was
parked at the curb.
Goosman'a car was damaged an
estimated (6. while the other
vehicle was not damaged, officers
In Damage Suits
In two damage suits filed in
Canadian county district court
against Oklahoma Railway com-
pany. plaintiffs are seeking Judg-
ments totaling $23.559.94. records in
tlie office of Frank Taylor, court
clerk, disclosed Saturday.
Plaintiff ln one of the actions is
J. W. Murphy. Oklahoma City,
whose petition relates that on thc
night of Dec. 7, 1946, while driving
Ids automobile north on Westwood
boulevard ln Oklalioma City, tlie
vehicle was struck at tlie Intersec-
tion of Excliange avenue by a
streetcar operated on Exchange
avenue by the defendant company.
Murphy is seeking judgments of
$5,000 for loss of Ills earning power
as a result of Injuries, $2,500 for
personal injuries, and $726.94 for
damages to his automobile.
In a companion suit filed by N.
A. Jones of Oklahoma City, who
was a passenger ln Murphy's car
at the time of the mishap, Jones
Is seeking a Judgment of $15,333
for personal Injuries and medical
Sumtur Welles, fonrier undersec-
retary of state, charged that tlie
"secrecy” which surrounded the
Big Four conference in Pans
served to promote false reports
rather titan popular understanding,
and thus tended to destroy the'
chance of a real "peoples' peace."
Capacity Crowd Is
Expected at Fort
Horsemen will be shooting at
a $500 pot of gold today when a
featured stake race wraps up the
three-day meet at the lush and
historic Fort Reno track.
The windup stake race will be
open to 3-year-olds and up. Entry
fee of $10 will be added to the
The featured race will be preced-
ed by seven others, giving horse-
men one last chance to get a cut
of the $2,500 in purses.
With a capacity crowd of more
than 4,000 expected Sunday, given
a break from the weather, the
three-day meet Is expected to be
one of thc most successful ever
held here or in the state—both
in point of attendance and quality
Mare than 380 top southwestern
race horses have competed ln the
three-day event which has drawn
added color from star riding by
several girl Jockeys.
One of the lassies, Wantelia
Davis, 25-year-old Duncan girl,
Friday whipped home two winners,
a second and two thirds.
Friday Results Shown
Friday's results follow:
First race (one-eighth mile for
government owned 4-year-olds and
up ridden by enlisted mem—Won
by Beans, ridden by Sweeney;
Candy, second; Billy Moore, third.
Second race (three furlongs for
3-year-olds and up 1—Won by Fin-
ney. owned by Mrs. F. L. Carr, rid-
den by L. Slapc; Lew K. second:
Princess V. L.. third. Time: 39.4.
Third race (three furlongs for
3-year-clds and up 1—Won by Star-
light. owned by J. L. Sweeney, rid-
den by W. Davis; Dependable Man.
second; Mickey, third. Time: 38.8.
Fourth race (three furlongs for
3-year-olds and up>—Won by
Chance Story, owned by A. M.
Story, ridden by Wilson; Skeeter
M, second; Derby Lee. third. Time;
Fifth race (four furlongs for
maiden 3-year-oldsi—Won by Gay
Face, owned by Paul Robinson,
ridden by Wilson; Alllc Rose, sec-
ond; Little Bob, third. Time: 54.8.
Sixth race (four furlongs for 3-
year-olds and up)—Won by Charm,
owned by J. B. Garner, ridden by
Armstrong; Easter Bells, second;
Fleet Re zen, third. Time: 52.4.
Seventh race (five furlongs for
3-year-olds and up>:—Won by Red
Moss, owned by Lew Shelton, rid-
den by Wilson. Arkose. second;
Taubnian, third. Time: 1:10.2.
Eighth race (five furlongs for 3-
year-olds and up*—Won by Lucky
M. owned by Frank Haynes, ridden
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Fine Is Assessed For
Violating Traffic Rule
James Harvey Jones, 43, Ok-
arche route 1, was fined 810 and
court costs Friday In the court cf
Justice of thc Peace I. W. Alex-
ander on a charge of violating u
rule of the road. Highway Patrol-
man Vernon Slsney reported Sat-
Jones was charged TTiursday
after a car he was operating col-
lided on U. 8. highway 81, 11
miles north of El Reno, with an
automobile driven by Carl Joint
Schwarz. 25. Okarclic route 2.
For Five Days
In Major Centers
BY ASSOCIATED PRESS
A tieup or the nation's vast rail-
road system was averted for at
least five days Saturday—minutes
before the paralysing walkout at
250,000 engineers and trainmen was
set to get underway.
Widespread confusion was repor-
ted In many major rail centers as
trainmen preparing- to strike wait-
ed for receipt of official word,
particularly in eastern standard
time zones. Similar situations
were reported in central zones but
In Chicago there was comparatively
little disruption and most major
roads reported nearly normal oper-
itons and no tlcups of trains.
In New York, official announce-
ment of the postponement came
shortly after 6 p. m. (eastern time),
thus ending a stoppage of train
service which for two hours left
thousands stranded ln stations.
Reset for Thursday
A F Whitney, president of thc
Brotherhood of Railroad trainmen,
and Alvanley Johnston, head of the
Brotherhood of Locomotive Engi-
neers. agreed to reset the strike
call for 4 p. m. 1 local standard
time) Thursday after a telephone
conversation with President Tru-
They wired special code messages
to their members to stay on the
job, even ss pre-strike-preparations
had begun to slow the pulse of
tlie nation's $273)00,000.000 rail
system and government agencies
shaped hurried plans to meet the
The president, ln his telephone
conversation with Whitney and
Johnston, had asked they delay
tlie strike for five days and come
to Washington Sunday for further
negotiations with the carriers. He
felt, lie said, further talks might
be rewarded with an agreement.
( oners*Ions. Expected
A .*pokesman at the office of the
trainmen's union in Cleveland said
Whitney had made * proposition
to delay the strike if Mr. Truman
could assure the brotherhoods of
further concessions and that the
postponement would not be a vio-
lation of the Bmlth-Connally act.
Mr. Truman gave these assurances,
thc spokesman added.
The postponement was made
public almost simultaneously in
Washington and Cleveland a few
minutes before 4 p. m. (eastern
In New York, after the official
cancellation announcement at 6 p.
m. (central time) train crews be-
gan signing up to take out trains,
and the Pennsylvania’s Washington-
bound "Sena tor” pulled out—thc
first train to leave the city since
oefore 4 p. m.
SERVICE AT EL RENO
IS PRACTICALLY NORMAL
Although announcement of the
five-day postponement of the
scheduled railroad strike was not
received ln Oklalioma until more
than an hour after the scheduled
deadline for the walkout in this
state, there was no disruption of
train service at Ell Reno Saturday.
Practically normal operations.
were maintained throughout this
division of tlie Rock Island rail-
way. an official at the Rock Is-
land's headquarters here disclosed
Trainmen and engineers, in most
instances, were engaged ln moving
trains into terminal points during
the time between the deadline for
tlie walkout and tlie time the un-
ions were notified by general of-
ficers that Uie strike had been
postponed, and consequently most
all trains still were ln transit when
the delay in the walkout was an-
Trainmen and engineers through-
out this division of the Rock Is-
land. however, apparently were in-
tending to heed the strike call, it
was said, and all train service pro-
bably would have been tied up
within a short, time had the strike
not been postponed, it was said.
LAWTON, May 18—<U.R>—Lawton
civic and business leaders will ac-
company members of the Oklahoma
Geological society on a tour of
Coma ni ne and Kiowa counties
Tuesday to • tnwiect commercial
Governor Sells Himself
To Eastern Industry
OKLAHOMA CITY, May 18—0191
—Whether Governor Robert 8.
Kerr sold Oklahoma tc eastern in-
distry In a recent New York
speech remains to be seen, but
there's no doubt that he sotd Gov-
ernor Robert S Kerr.
Baird H. Markham, a fanner
Oklahoman and an official of the
New York Sales Executives club,
before which the governor spoke,
has requested permission to re-
produce Ken's talk in booklta
form. He explained the
would be sent to
throughout the east as an
celimit example* of
t i -vV i.:
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Dyer, Ray J. The El Reno Daily Tribune (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 55, No. 68, Ed. 1 Sunday, May 19, 1946, newspaper, May 19, 1946; El Reno, Oklahoma. (gateway.okhistory.org/ark:/67531/metadc924124/m1/1/: accessed October 23, 2017), The Gateway to Oklahoma History, gateway.okhistory.org; crediting Oklahoma Historical Society.