The El Reno Daily Tribune (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 61, No. 56, Ed. 1 Monday, May 5, 1952 Page: 4 of 6
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Monday, May S, 1952
It is well to start accumulating wisdom In youth In school. But he
who stops adding wisdom to his store will soon cease to be wise. Oh
teach ns to number oar days, that «e may apply ear hearts
Let's be Americans Together
CONFEDERATE caps are fun to wear and Confederate
^ flags are fine to fly, but maybe we better tell our Yankee
friends that we really don’t mean it. Some of them are
taking us seriously and saying that our top man, Senator
Richard Russell, is too much a southerner to be elected!
president of the United States.
Do they really believe that the old Confederate bravado
—our brag about the Stars and Bars, our rebel yell at the
sound of Dixie—means that we still are outside the Union ?
Do they think for one instant that today we are southerners
before we are Americans ?
We don’t come with our hats in our hands to knock on
the door of the nation. We don’t ask to be allowed in. We
belong in. We’ve played a stalwart part in the making of I
this country. 1
Suppose our grandfathers did disagree with men from
Maine and Massachusetts. Suppose our grandfathers did
fight these Yankees all the way from the Mississippi river,
through Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee, through the Caro-
linas and into Virginia.
By Helen McCloy
;;X«WW»t MM Or Hake McCte, Brace,
it really Dr.
THE STORY: OreriMarlng
■man, worrM maa wee Ma
Basil Willing follows him. Although
BasU loom the importer, he preo
ently finds himself admitted to a
houie where he aeems to be expect-
ed. a blind woman speaks to him.
then urges him to leave her. BasU
la recognised by one of the guests,
A LL that’s a long time ago. Since then, the blue and the vIUt,,,,,,Id
A gray have blended into American khaki and men from of the ^cra*"*'° U| ^ bnUCT
Maine and Massachusetts have fought alongside men from the arrival of “Basil Wliling.’*
Georgia and the Carolinas through four American wars. e o
After all that we have done together, how can anyone say in
that a man’s birthplace bars him from the White House? I RASIL wuuno’s first impulse
Why is that door closed to a man from the south ? Why do „ w“ 10 loolt at Katherine Shaw.
they keep saying that Dick Russell has all the qualities— ^e/nlve3[*sfn 5lnvk, mor!
char««r, integrity, purpoce-to mak2 . Treat
president, BUT he is from the south? 1
What has that to do with it? Does it mean that we in
the United States insist that a man be bom in the east or
the middle west to be president of this country? What kind
of a democracy do we have, if a New Yorker or a Missourian
can be president but a Georgian is barred ? >wnu ume getung , u
We hereby extend a friendly invitation to all northerners, avenue. Then we were
all Yankees, to join us. Come, let’s all be Americans together. * traffic block.”
Let’s wipe the map clean and forget petty and ruinous "Don’t distress yourself." zim-
regional barriers. Let’s join our minds and our hearts and mer * glanoe nickered in Basil’s
elect the best man in this nation to be the president of this dlr**lon si he laid a kindly hand
nation.-The Atlanta Journal. *!"“'* ,8ho,“1?er- ‘Tm
_ sure it was not your fault.
a . ... , ... ... 11 came *o Basil, with irony, that
A man carved 100 words on a gram of rice—probably Zimmer must believe this little man
the start of a cereal story. the real Dr. Willing, since he had
--- been announced in the usual way.
There is only one downfall you should laugh off—the one Bafiil hims«w. who had slipped in
'Vided by rain. I anonymously, would be taken for
the imposter if he proclaimed him
self as “Basil Willing” now.
Something clattered on the
hearthstone. Miss Shaw had dropped
her ivory-handled cane.
Zimmer was the first to reach her
side, leaving the little man stranded
alone in the middle of the room.
‘My dear Miss Shaw!” Zimmer
the little man.
Willing at last?
“Yes, yes!” Me was almost pant-
ing. "Sorry I’m so late. I had an
awful time getting a taxi on Third
held up by
provided by rain.
A new apartment in the east bars birds, children, pets
and music. How about tan shoes?
You’ll find it more agreeable if, when buying hair sham-
poo, you remember that you also use it in your eyes.
Down Memory Lane
Some folk take advantage not only of their own oppor-
tunities but everybody else’s.
A Florida man turned his brother, wanted for stealing, I ."?** dear Mls* shawl" Zimmer
over to the police. Whcf. that about beintr your brother-.
’ I itself as he slid the handle into
Thank you, Dr. Zimmer.”
sightless smile wavered.
A low laugh came from Rosa-
mund Yorke. Her eyes danced
impishly. “What a delicious situs
tion! I'm going to have one really
May 5, 1932 I amusing evening.”
John T. Naylon, officer of El Reno post No. 34, has been *Iad you Qtblk 11 amusln*-
appointed sixth district commander of the American Legion JlPJ
to complete the unexpired term of Bill Zalabak, Kingfisher, E^thTreai
who resigned recently, according to information received I met you through you? brother,
today from state headquarters by Guy C. Knarr, commander Paul, whom I know well. But poor
of the local post. Mr. Nylon will serve as district head of Dr Zimmer can’t have any idea
the Legion until the annual state convention in August, **
when the term expires. The local post has endorsed Mr.
Naylon as a candidate for district committeeman and Ray
Maher as a candidate for district commander at the next
j^rs" ®eor£e P®arl and daughter, Eleanor, 400 West i •**ecsuse i cnancea w overnea
Wade, have returned from a week’s visit with friends and U8ta* my nam* as hls own
relatives in Dallas, Tex. 1,0 ide* why hr did.”
Mrs. Nettie Meltou of Anadarko, while attendin* the LjSt*SJ;
SwiAnT eneampruMt of the Grand Army of the Re- take, raufSraTr«K
public and auxiliaries, visited in the home of Mr. and Mrs. I bolting from a hound, is it Dr.
x>. a. Spears, 601 South Hadden. I Zimmer he’s escaping? Or Miss
Bob McCarty, 208 South Barker, has returned from a sh*w?"
several weeks’ stay at various places in California and
Colorado. Enroute home he visited with an uncle, H. C.
Brumley, and Mrs. Brumley, m Clarendon, Tex.
which one of you is the impostor.
I'm simply dying to know more
about the Uttle man, alias Basil
Willing. How dto you both happen
to come here the same evening?"
“I followed him,” exclaimed Basil.
‘Because I chanced to overhear him
t| NU Imtk |«. ,
Basil. “I never discuss psychiatry
with a layman. Waste of time.”
Rosamund’s Ups curled on the
edge of a smile. “I’ve heard the
Heisenberg variation shouldn’t be
mentioned in the presence of ladies.
But I’m no lady and this man is a
The Uttle man was studying
Basil. “You’re a psychiatrist I
don't believe I know your name.”
“Don't you? It's BasU Willing."
The Uttle man stood quite stUl,
eyes blank with shock. Then, with
a motion involuntary as a reflex,
he lifted his glass and drained It.
“I suppose you're joking.”
"No. I'm not joking.” BasU turned
to Rosamund. "Mrs. Yorke wUl
vouch for me."
Rosamund was savoring this new
twist. “Dr. Willing and I happen
to be old friends.”
"Then . . ." The little man looked
wUdly around the room. "Every-
one here knows?"
* * e
TFASIL shook his head. “Only
Mrs. Yorke and myself. I en-
tered the room unannounced."
The little man’s eyes were still
on Basil. “I was afraid something
like this might happen.”
"I saw you in a tobacconist's on
Third avenue about 30 minutes ago.
Did you know that you were within
a few blocks of my home there?”
‘Of course. That’s why I was
there. And I suppose you came
out of the shop while I was hailing
a cab and heard me tell the driver
I was Basil Willing.”
"Exactly. And now I shall have
to teU Dr. Zimmer that you are
The little man looked back over
hls shoulder. There was no one
behind him. “Dr. Willing, please
let me talk to you privately. Then,
if you still want to brand me pub-
licly as a faker, I won’t protest. Is
that too much to ask?”
(To Be Continued)
About Home Folks
Mrs. Carl Suttle of Britton was
a guest Saturday evening In the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Haynes
2427 Towns End drive.
Mr. and Mrs. Garland Brooks,
southwest of El Reno, spent Sunday
at Lake Canton, near Canton.
Mrs. A. Gordon C. Bierer and
Mrs. Lucy Brodie of Guthrie were
guests Sunday in the home of Mrs
Bierer’s mother, Mrs. Alva L.
McDonald, 537 South Miles.
254,175 IN BUILDING
Eleven building permits, for a
total of $54,175 in construction
work, were Issued here during April,
according to records in the office of
Miss Ethel Dowell, city clerk.
Sergeant First Class and Mrs. V.
L. Edwards, children, BiU and
Barbara, of Fort Bliss, El Paso,
Tex., spent the week-end with rel-
atives and friends in El Reno.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Jones of Fort
Worth. Tex., were guests Sunday of
Mr. Jones' aunt, Mrs. Frank N.
Irving, and Mr. Irving, 419 North
Mr. and Mrs. Harvey Ricketts
and son, Dee Allen, of Lawton were
the week-end guests in the homes
of their parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. P.
Ricketts, 402 South Roberts, and
Mrs. J. O. Faler, 120 North Hoff.
Mr. and Mrs. Eldon Boorsma.
daughters, Betty and Karen, south-
east of El Reno, visited Sunday
with Mr. and Mrs. Ed Knezek and
sons, Eddie and Steve, in Oklahoma
City. The Knezeks are former El
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Eitel, 1001
South Macomb, had as their weelc-
and guests, Mrs. Clyde Coble and
son, Clyde Wayne, of Ada.
Miss Patricia Cosgrove of Okla-
homa City spent the week-end In
the home of her mother, Mrs.
William B. Cosgrove, 1015 Sunset
Monday, Hay 5,1MI
By Dm Breger
I|BU number one Mi
* 12 years old____.
chief conoam Is the lack at_
pensation for paying adult prices
for picture ebon, hue fan* and
such while at school and i—
hls status hasn’t '*ha»fd I give
Pink the old cliche “Well, Fink,
how does it feel to be 12 yews
old" and Pink counters with “It
<*o«nt feel any different, it just
Went fishing yesterday after
r.oon. Followed the bank of the
pond trying to get beyond the
Position staked out by early ar-
rivals. Saw a fellow who looked
familiar but we couldn’t call his
name. Joe Barth, navy recruiter,
without hls uniform and insignia
I didn’t know him. Just proves
bow careless we are about people
and how Impressed we are with
accoutrements. Had a brief but
pleasant visit with Joe's mother.
Do not see her near often enough
but a snatch visit in the shade of
the cottonwoods, near s pond
edged with poison ivy is better
than no visit at all.
A columnist for whom I have
great respect proved again that
no man can be right all of the
time. Said he "There are tens of
thousands of drivers on Oklaho-
ma highways who are permitted
to drive, not because they could
pass a drivers test but because
they have good memories." That
Is they have foresightedly tak-n
care to renew their licenses be-
fore expiration, and so their per-
mits are definitely extended.”
It is ridiculous beyond words to
lay the cause of more than an an
infinitesimal fraction of highway
accidents at the door of a minor-
ity of drivers who have not been
required to take a driver’s test.
The very fact that they are still
alive to renew such tickets while
the young, agile. Irresponsible,
perfect physical specimens who
have taken driver's tests are un-
fortunately beyond recall. It Isn’t
physical handicaps which cause
highway accidents. The cause Is
mental or congenital and It isn’t
possible to get a psychiatric
examination for drivers each
time they get behind the wheel.
Carelessness is the number one
cause. Mechanical science has
outdistanced the progress of men-
tal equipment. Brains are stand-
ard equipment and the new
models haven’t any improvement
over the old. but there is a grow-
ing inclination to substitute a
mental complex for thinking
which Is proving disastrous. No
amount of driver’s tests, no legis-
lation. no improved highways will
ever equalize a 180 horsepower
motor with a one-quarter horse
“My wife’s always complainin’ she works over a hot
stove all day...”
!★WASHINGTON COLUMN ★
BY DOUGLAS LASSEN
Japanese Peace Treaty Ends
Many of Truman War Powers
Miss Johnell Preston, who at-
tends the University of Oklahoma
in Norman, spent the week-end in
the home of her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. John W. Preston, 621 South
Answer to Previous Puzzle
12 Cutting tool
11 Beach cover
14 Mineral rocks
16 Pertaining to
Prince Albert 11 Hireling
2 Way but
4 Kansas river
Look and Learn
1. What are the four qualities of
2. What is a dermatologist?
3. What middleweight boxer de-
feated Sugar Ray Robinson last
year, and then later lost to him?
4. Does a horse push or pull In
5. In what famous American
short story does a headless horse-
1. Sweet, sour, salt and bitter.
2. A skin specialist.
3. Randy Turpin, of England.
4. He pushes.
5. "The Legend of Sleepy Hol-
low,” by Washington Irving.
Problem a Day
Seven years ago A was twice as
old as B, and C's age was five years
greater than one-half of Bis age.
If today'their ages total 61 years,
how old are they now?
A 27 yrs., B and C each 17 yrs.
Let X equal B’s age 7 yrs. ago, 2X
A's age 7 yrs. ago, and X/2 plus 5
la C's age 7 yrs. ago. Form equa-
tion X plus 7 plus 2X plus X/2
plus 17 equal 61.
Otto presented a service tray with
two glasses. Rosamund took the
nearest, a pale rose color. BasU
shook hls head. “No, thank you.”
May 5, 1942 fltHE Uttle man drew near, a
Dorothy Shumate has been elected sweetheart of the * crtnMon *lM* hta h*nd. Row-
Senate El Reno highschool debate ‘3?
term. A junior student, she is the daughter of Mrs. Joseph I leeque XalttT ‘ SSt a J^I
Shumate^i628 South Hadden. Maybeth McGill, daughter of pleasure! I thought you were
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. McGill, 110 South Hoff, has been Senate overseas.”
sweetheart during the past school term. The false WllUng took a little
Mr. and Mrs. John Morrison and Mrs W P Morrison tlm* ^ set hls glass down precisely
tLmstwScSJd.vi8itedfriendsandrelativesE1 ^n°pt*a^S.’’UWe; M1 i0t **
Mr. and Mrs. E. N. Potts, Mrs. Charles F. Bowers Mrs
Mrs. Catharine Lemon to <u*cu» the Heisenberg variation
and Mrs. S. H. Foster, members of the El Reno chapter
of the Order of the Eastern Star, visited the Hinton chapter “The-«h-Hetoenberg variation?"
Monday evening. p I The little man looked aa If he would
Mrs. A. Thygerson of Long Beach. Calif arrivod *atur IUtf. *? •traB«le Hoawnund. “it-
Mr». Paul Scott, and with their son, Jerry, north of Ei Reno.ldow u?” He lookto toJUtataiyri
26 Roman dale
34 Christmas tree
32 Natural fata
36 Unit of energy
39 Woody plant
40 Pith of a
49 Twilled fabric
52 Pieced out
83 The Shannon
River is in
84 Insect agg
•7 Observe *
25 Coconut flbrg 40 Rate
33 Essential oil
38 Dress ,
41 Smell birds
44 Brother of
46 City in
47 Great Lake
RETURN FROM. TRIP
Mr. and Mrs. George Purcell, 513
South Miles, returned Sunday from
a vacation trip to points in Ar-
The Tribune Is authorised to
announce the candidacies of the
following Individuals, subject to the
primary ejection July X:
For Commiaatener Diet. Ne. 3:
W. R. ‘BILL’ MABERRY
For Commissioner Diet. Ne. 1:
For Comity Sheriff:
LLOYD E. PALMER
Fto CmaWsea Mai, N* 1:
GEORGE T. SMITH
WASHINGTON, May 5—(NEA)—
" President Truman’s seizure of
the steel Industry to prevent a
strike has aroused so much antag-
onism in Congress that the whole
subject of presidential emergency
powers is bound to come up for
revision. An opportunity to con-
sider this issue arises automatical-
ly In Congress within the next 60
Hie chance to restrict the Presi-
dent’s powers comes indirectly from
ratification of the Japanese peace
treaty On April 29. This will mark
the end of the last existing “state
of war” declared in 1941.
With the making at this peace,
some 150 of the President’s statu-
tory war powers would come to an
end. About 60 of these powers'are
considered ^important for carrying
on the “state of emergency” which
President Truman proclaimed Dec.
16, 1950, after the outbreak of the
Through the Bureau of the
Budget and the Department of De-
fense, President Truman has asked
Congress to renew these 60 war
powers until six months after the
end of this Korean emergency.
In considering renewal of these
powers, however. Congress will have
a chance to tack on any amend-
ment it chooses to curb the Presi-
dent’s powers to seize industry,
6tert imother Korean war in, say
Indo-China. or anything else that
congressional whim or the political
temper of the times may dictate.
1>20 books have been written and
A* more and bigger books will be
written on this subject of the pow-
ers of the U.S. President. The rea-
son Is that the limit of these pow-
ers has never been defined.
These powers are of two kinds—
Constitutional and statutory. The
latter are specific powers granted
by act of Congress. The former are
broad and general.
Article Two of the tJB. Constitu-
tion says simply that, ’The Execu-
tive power shall be vested in a
President of the United States of
Section- two of this Article speci-
fies in brief that the President shall
be Commander-in-Chief of the Ar-
my and Navy . He shall have
the power to make treaties, by and
with the consent of the Senate.
The President shall have the
power to fill up all vacancies. . . .
He shall give to the Congress In-
formation on the state of the union.
He shall take care that the laws
be faithfully executed. ... He shall
be removed from office on Im-
peachment. . . for high crimes and
pRESIDENT FRANKLIN ROOSE-
VELT issued more than 3.900
executive orders during his 12 years
in office, all under the claimed
authority of his Constitutional pow-
ers as chief executive.
In addition to these Constitution-
s’. powers, Presidents Roosevelt and
Truman had during the war years
some 660 statutory, emergency pow-
ers. They were all dumped on the
President's desk by act of Con-
gres to meet new emergences as
they arose. ,
The well-known 80th Congress
tried to wipe th? slate clean on a
lot of these World War II powers,
but the eraser didn’t work too well.
An "end of hostilities” was official-
ly declared in effect Dec. 31, 1946.
That wiped some 50 powers off the
Another 200 minor war powers
were ended the following July. The
big Decontrol Act of the following
October terminated most of the
authority In the First and Second
War Powers Acts. That took away
the President’s power to reorganise
government agencies almost at will.
Of the economic controls, authori-
ty to fix rent ceilings was almost
the only one carried over and even
that was limited.
There still remained some 350
war powers and this list was furth-
er extended when President Tru-
man declared a national emergency
in December, 1950. Defense Mobilisa-
tion Acts then gave him still furth-
er powers to manage the economy
and the armed forces.
Lesson in English
WORDS OFTEN MISUSED: Do
not say, “I beg to differ," or, “I beg
to say.” Say. “I beg permission to
differ,” and. ,‘T beg leave to say."
However, it is much better to avoid
ali the “begging” phrases.
OFTEN MISPRONOUNCED: Car-
bine flight army rifle). Pronounce
second syllable bin. I as in ndue,
and not bean, sometimes beard.
Accent first syllable.
OFTEN MISSPELLED: Bailiff:
one 1, two fs.
WORD STUDY: “Use a word
three times and it is yours.” Let us
increase our vocabulary by master-
ing one word each day. Today’s
word: VI TROT ABLE; capable of
being changed Into glass or a glassy
substance by heat and fusion.
"Sand is a vitrifiable substance.”
BEAVER BAIT BAGS BOBCAT
TUPPFJt LAKE. N. Y.—(UJD—
Having trapped four beavers, Augi<
and Jim Zandle decided to bag i
bobcat. Using a bobcat “set,”
boys put in a beaver carcass
bait. They trapped a 16 poun
bobcat worth $25 In bounty.
• LAST NITE •
"HERE COMES THE GROOM"
Bing Crash?—Jane Wynisn
News, and Cartosa
Your Home Needs
Not If Planted This Time of Year!
Buds are beginning to swell and the trees
are so easy to transplant in this condition.
Papers hell Varieties 3.50 aiid 4.50 ea.
1300'Block Wool B*«,»8*AWY
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