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The El Reno Daily Tribune
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El Reno, Oklahoma, Thursday, June 21, 1951
CU.R) MEANS UNITED PRES8
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NABBEI) IN RED ROUNDUP^—Three of the top U. 8. Communists arrested Wednesday by the
FBI and Indicted on charges of conspiracy to teach and advocate the overthrow of the U. S. govern-
ment are, left to right. Simon W. Oerson. legislative chairman of the New York State Communist
party; Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, member of the National Communist committee; and Alexander Tracten-
bcrg, longtime Communist leader and an alleged founder of the U. S. Communist espionage system.
Oil Firms May
Companies Ask Waiver
Of Anti-Trust Laws
WASHINGTON, June 21—CU.R)—
American oil companies may pool
their overseas facilities to help
meet any petroleum shortage re-
sulting from the Iranian crisis, gov-
ernment officials said today.
These officials disclosed that the
petroleum administration for de-
fense has asked the Justice depart-
ment to waive the anti-trust laws
so the pooling would be legal.
The Justice department is study-
ing the request and Is expetced to
rule within a few days.
Government oil experts said that
pooling of American shipping and
storage facilities overseas—particu-
larly In the middle east—would step
up efficiency and help meet a pos-
sible oil shortage.
Interruption of petroleum produc-
tion in Iran would hit western Eu-
rope particularly hard, and alfoost
certainly force rationing of gasoline
to civilians on the continent.
port more oil from the U. S. and
South American wells. This would
force tankers to travel farther, and
thus strain shipping facilities to
the point where the highest effi-
ciency Is a "must'’ for the west's
oil producers, American officials
Secretary of 8tate Dean Acheson
said yesterday that the Iranian
situation is critical. In a bare-
knuckle statement, he called on
Iran to reconsider its rejection of
Britain's offer to pay 128 million
Immediately and then negotiate
further on the nationalization dis-
But Reds Hold Hills
TOKYO, June 21—(UP)—United nations troops drove
back into Kaesong, last major Communist-held city south of
the 38th parallel, on the Korean western front today.
Kaesong, 35 miles northwest of Seoul and three miles
south of the parallel, was the first city to fall to the Com-
munists in their invasion of South Korea last June 25.
UN patrols pushed into Kaesong before dawn today and
again this afternoon against little or no enemy opposition.
Red forces still hold high ground overlooking Kaesong
from the northwest, however, and the allies apparently
made no immediate attempt to occupy the city
The 38th parallel passes through the enemy-held heights
and the few Red troops on the southern slopes are the last
Communist soldiers remaining
Vol. 60, No. 97
Golden's Order On
An appeal from an order of Neal
Oolrten, Canadian county superin-
tendent of schools, transfering a
teacher from the Calumet inde-
pendent school district to the E3
Reno Independent district, was on
file today In the office of District
Court Clerk Frank Taylor.
The appeal, filed in the name of
J L. Cranfill, clerk of the board
of education at Calumet, said that
the superintendent had moved the
teacher. Claude Trent, for reasons
not based on the Oklahoma school
It alleged that the transfer was
not based "on reason" or Justtfica- j
tlon, and that the action was "un- j
1 reasonable, arbitrary and caprl- !
clous." The appeal alleged that due .
notice was not given on the trans- ]
The appeal asked that the trans- I
fer of Trent be revoked.
BIXBY, June 21 —(U.Ps—Corn
from Oklahoma Is being shipped
to the big clUes up north this
And It's all legal, too. This
corn is roasting ears and the
leading markets in Chicago, St.
Louis. Kansas City, Wichita,
Omaha and other points north
arc clamoring for more.
E. L. Skaggs, farmer in the Ar-
kansas river bottom near here,
said the sweet com is being
transported to Chicago, St. Louis,
Kansas City, Wichita, Omaha
and other points.
Harvest of the early com got
under way this week," Skaggs
said. “It. Is of a variety known as
seneca and a sort of preview of
what Is to come when the real
harvest of late corn starts July
Skagg estimated average pro-
duction would run about 350
dozen ears an acre on the early
com and about 500 dozen ears
per acre on the later varieties.
There are about 5,000 acres
devoted to sweet com. early and
late, In the Bixby area, he said.
At the current price farmers
arc receiving an average of 81.25
Harvest crews also are busy
In the area bringing In snap
beans, onions, cabbage, cucum-
bers and cantaloupe.
Rail Employe Awarded
$7,500 in Damage Suit
OKLAHOMA CITY, June 21—OP)
—A federal district court Jury has
awarded Arthur O. Haukedahl.
former switchman of El Reno,
$7,500 damages In nls 8100.000 suit
against the Rock Island railroad.
Haukedahl's attorneys immediate-
ly moved for a new trial.
The H Reno man received back
and hip Injuries in October, 1948,
when his foot was caught In a
hole In a switch stand at Foss while
working for the railroad.
below the pre-war boundary.
From Kaesong, the UN line
angles sharply northeast to a point
20 miles above the parallel north
of Chorwon and thence almost due
east to the sea of Japan coast.
Enemy Fails Back
Red armies at the eastern end
of the line appeared to be falling
back toward the battered port of
United nations patrols in the
east struck out far ahead of the
main allied line some 30 miles
above the parallel without meet-
ing significant opposition.
The Communists were expected
to anchor their next stand-or-dle
defense line on Wonsan. 80 miles
north of the parallel and already
under a record 126-day allied naval
UN ground forces kept up con-
stant pressure against the slowly-
withdrawing Reds. In one skirmish
with enemy rear guards screening
the apparent withdrawal yesterday,
the allies killed 29 Reds and cap-
tured two west of the east coast
city of Kansong.
U. S. Planes Lost
The far east airforces disclosed
belatedly that they lost two Amer-
ican planes destroyed and another
missing in the past four days of
renewed air battles with Commun-
ist planes over "MIG alley" In
The American losses comprised
an F-51 Mustang propeller ftghter
and an F-86 Sabrcjet, while an-
other Sabrejet was missing.
The airforces revised their toll
of enemy aircraft to nine destroy-
ed—six 8oviet-built MIG-15 Jet
fighters. tw4) IL-2 single-engined
assault bombers and one Yak-9
propeller fighter—and 14 damaged.
One other Communist plane was
listed as probably destroyed.
Florida Governor Shuns Third
Summons From Crime Hunters
MIAMI. Fla., June 21—(U.R)—
Senate crime hunters opened a new
hearing Into gambling corruption
In Florida today with Governor
Fuller Warren still a holdout de-
spite three "urgent” requests that
he appear as a witness.
Th* cold war between the gover-
nor and the committee chairman,
Herbert R. O'Conor (Democrat,
Maryland), neared the showdown
etage after the handsome chief
•late executive turned down the
third invitation which carried a
threat of "further action” with It. j
Most observers took this to mean
O'Conor did not Indicate whom
he would call as the first witness,
but former Sheriff "Smiling Jim-
my" Sullivan was expected to be
high on the list. Sullivan was In-
dicted and suspended from office
by Warren after testimony at the
first hearing showed his bankroll
fattened while gambling was flour-
ishing in the Dade county resort
Warren's reinstatement of the
sheriff after the indictment was
thrown out by the state supreme
court incited howls of protest and
Set June 28
A group from the production
marketing administration offices
here, and several El Reno area
farmers, are planning to attend a
vetch field day at Kingfisher June
28, R. C. Stephenson, county PMA
administrator, said today.
Those at the PMA office plan-
ning to attend include Stephenson
and Bodle Wilson, work unit con-
servationist with the soil conser-
vation service, others expected to
attend are Joe Young of the FHA
office. Oounty Agent Riley Tarver
and members of the PMA commit-
tee, Stephenson said.
The field day demonstration will
be held at 10 a.m. at the J. L.
Fisher farm, eight miles west and
two and a half miles north of
Kingfisher, and those planning to
Complains of Ruined
Crops, Damaged Land
SHAWNEE, June 21—(UJB—Pro-
tests against the heavy release of
water down the North Canadian
river from the Canton dam
mounted today as Pottawatomie
county farmers reported wide-
spread damage to bottom land.
The farmers said they have
asked Oklahoma' congressmen to
take action against the heavy wa-
ter flow from the Canton dam
spillway. which they claim Is
flooding their crops and eroding
acres on fertile farms.
Canadian and Blaine county
farmers, nearer the dam, last Sat-
urday organized the North Cana-
dian Flood Control association to
protest bank erosion and seepage
damage they charge Is released
from the Canton reservoir.
Farmers Report Damage
One Pottawatomie county farm-
er. J. H. Gully, of Dale, said five
acres of his pecan orchard and 15
acres of com have been caved off
Into the river by the "constant
high water." He said the continued
heavy flow from the dam also
keeps him from reaching some
parts of his farm
John Murdock, Dale, said he had
last five acres to bank eroalon.
Alvin Harmon, Dale, reported 62
acres of corn were ruined by over-
flow and seepage from the river.
Roy Ferguson, west of Shawnee,
who earlier had protested the WASHINGTON. June 21—(U.R)—
heavy flow, said he has been Congressional Investigation today
forced to abandon 28 acres of bot- lasted “absurd" armed services
tom land as a result of river silt j buying methods, and brought the
building up and forming pools of'liame of Chicago golf promoter
water on it. .George S. May Into the "fantastic"
J. E. Mongold, east of Shawnee. case of two ex-convlcts who par-
said he has lost five acres of land.! *1200 Into more than $3,214,-
includtng part of an orchard, and nnn ,n "f"
Dillard Saylor reported a five-acre
loss. Joe Wtlson, also east of Shaw-
nee. said 20 to 30 acres on his
farm have been swept downstream
or ruined by seepage.
Engineers Defend Wark
Canton engineers said the heavy
flow (3,000 cubic feet per second) firm
is necessary In order to lower th^fronti
reservoir in anticipation of further
heavy rains. They also said the
dam has prevented disasternus
floods downstream this spring and
that the water being released now
would have done much more dam-
age if had gone down stream all
Pottawatomie commissioners said
the water has also damaged two
bridges in the area. A span south-
east of Shawnee has been repaired
after the river cut away part of
its approach and the McMakin
bridge east and north of Shaw-
nee has been closed to heavy traf-
fic because of undercut approaches.
The river has also undermined
two bridges In Oklahoma City.
Truman Denies Hints
Of Korea Peace Move
MARGARET VISITS IKE—General Dwight Elsenhower, left,
and French President Vincent Auriol, center, greet Margaret Truman,
(laughter of the president, at & special dinner in her honor in the
Presidential Palace, Paris. (NEA Telephoto.)
Will Rule On
OKLAHOMA CITY. June 21—(IP)
—J. D. Sanders, El Reno war vet-
eran, may regain his seniority rights
with the Rock Island railroad if
his local union agrees with railroad
and national labor union officials.
Sanders' federal court motion
asking that his lost seniority rights
be restored was heard for the sec-
ond time today by Judge W. R.
Wallace. Railroad and national
labor officials have Indicated San-
ders may have his rights back if
the local union group at El Reno
Sanders quit the railroad at 17 to
Join the navy. His father refused
to give his consent to the enlist-
ment and Sanders returned to his
Job. He later was drafted but when
he returned the railroad ruled he
had lost his seniority rights when
he first quit to Join the navy.
The matter will be put before
the local Brotherhood of Firemen
and Enginemen at a meeting Sun-
day in El Reno.
000 in defense contracts.
Chairman F. Edward Herbert of
the armed services subcommittee
scored the army procurement sys-
tem for a “haphazard, naive and
negligent" investigation of the
Elvair corporation of Jackson and
The Louisiana Democrat said the
got four fat canvas goods
'tracts without money., plant
or experience. He conceded the firm
did not break any law's, however.
The report said one of the com-
pany’s directors was B. A. Totten,
of Jackson, who once served a term
In the federal penitentiary at El
Reno, for mall fraud. The report
said Elvair sales manager B. T.
Jayne, Ponca City, met Totten
while he, too, was in jail at El
Three congressional groups took
potshots at the military's buying
policies—a house executive expend-
itures subcommitte, the house
armed services subcommittee on
procurement and the senate small
The executive expenditures sub-
committee said that Inter-service
rivalry accounts for much of the
'serious deficiency" in procurement
"Unwillingness to recognize the
common supply problems . . . was
carried to absurd lengths," the sub-
committee said in a report on its
field inspections. "Members were
even told that there was a different
way of treating an army or a t\avy
man for a common cold and that,
accordingly, the medical supplies
had to be handled differently.”
The senate small business com-
mittee also criticized the armeu
scrvics for failing to fulfill their
"fine-sounding" promises to give
small business firms a fair share
of defense contracts.
Mob Invades Company
Office, Wrecks Signs*
TEHRAN, June 21—05Y—Premier
Mohammed Mossadegh won a vote
of confidence from parliament to-
day amid demonstrations against
the Anglo-Iranian OH company.
Crowds invaded the company's
offices and tore down its signs
Just before Mossadegh went before
parliament with a warning that
violence might follow If the legis-
lators failed to support him. They
gave him a #1-0 vote of confidence.
Mossadegh told parliament he
will "proceed to take over the
Anglo-Iranian Oil company because
the country demands It.” Ha sought
the vote of confidence as a token'
of nationwide approval of his
The premier said there would be
“no compromise" with the British-
controlled company. The govern-
ment had taken control of Its re-
finery and other operations in this
country. No method for compen-
sating the company has been de-
The demonstrators were in a
holiday spirit as they entered
Anglo-Iranlan’s Tehran offices to
tear down Its signs. The AIOC
placards were kicked to pieces while
new signs bearing the name "Iran
National Oil company" were put
up. Iranian flags flew from oil
There was no serious damage to
the offices, but the British em-
bassy said a protest would be made
against police failure to halt the
President Is Mum On Crisis
In Iran, MacArthur Firing
WASHINGTON, June 21—(AP)—President Truman to-
day discounted rumors of Korean peace proposals.
He told a news conference questioner that no peace propo-
sition had been taken up with him by the United Kingdom.
He added he believed a thing of this kind would come to him
if any action were contemplated.
Mr. Truman had very little news at his first press-radio
conference in two weeks.
He fired "no comment” replies in quick succession to
questions regarding Iranian oil, congressional committee ac-
tions in toning down his inflation control proposals, • and
senate votes cutting 10 percent from requested appropria-
tions for federal personnel.
He said control and appropriation bills are still in the
formative stage and he will withhold comment until they
He also declined to throw any light on his 1952 political
intentions or to mix again in the MacArthur controversy
A reporter asked if Jonathan Daniels, Raleigh, N. C„
publisher and Democratic national committeeman, had shown
anything more than sharp reportorial instinct in predicting
at the White House Monday--—
that Mr. Truman would run
again next year.
The president, grinning broadly,
replied the reporter had stated the
One of the many "no comments”
came when a newsman sought
presidential reaction on a charge
by Senator McCarthy (Republican,
Wisconsin) that Secretary of De-
fense Marshall was “mastermind-
ing," as the reporter put it. a great
conspiracy without the president’s
knowledge. Mr. Truman said he
didn't know how that senator could
read his mind.
In a reference to the state visit
of President Oslo Plaza of Ecuador,
Mr. Truman told questioners that
Inter-American relations In general
are better now than ever before
In history. He said he hopes to
keep that way.
He said he and the Ecuadorean
president would get down to Soil-
ness discussion^ tomorrow and a
communique would be issued when
they are ended.
4-H Club Committee
Plans Annual Yearbook
A meeting of the 4-H club year-
book committee was held today In
the office of Riley Tarver, county
. —---,—....... ^ agent, to lay plans for the organl-
attend may either notify the PMA zation's annual yearbook,
office here or go directly to the Those attending included Bob
Slated Here Friday
A 4-H club canning school for
youngsters will be held at 9:30 a. m.
Friday at Etta Dale Junior high-
school, it has been announced by
Miss Margaret Edsel. home demon-
The school, intended for grade
school children, beginning at the
age of 10 years, will Include stu-
dents from the Dar-Reno 4-H club,
the Sacred Heart club. Central
Circle. B-Square and Big B.
Those taking part will prepare
canning exhibits for the annual
Junior fair, tentatively scheduled
for Sept. 15 in El Reno, Miss Edsel
TTie course will be conducted by
Miss Edsel and Miss Edna Mae
! Baker, assistant home demonstra-
| tlon agent.
farm on that date.
Stephenson said that last year
between 400 and 500 persons at-
tended the affair.
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Mitchell, Mustang. Canadian coun-
ty 4-H club preeident; Paul SveJ-
kovsky, Mustang, vice president,
and Sandra Chiles, El Reno, sec-
FUNERAL Others attending were Donna
Charted lor I£mlth' son* 1**der: Delores Dole-
retoed *rmy WJ- PUnlit; three parents. Mrs.
ST. ^ ? L Ve**ran*' \ * H Bornemann, Mrs. Herschel
f»yettevUle. Smith and Mrs. Fletcher Chiles:
Ark., will be held Friday by the Home Demonstration Agent Mar-
BONN. Germany, June 21—WP>—
Die West German Bundestag (low-
er house) voted a resolution today
ensuring the allies for Interfering
with German justice.
The resolution referred to Amer-
ican orders that a German lawyer,
Hans Kemrlts, was not to be pros-
ecuted on charges of political
cirinapping on behalf of the Rus-
Kemiitz Is at present in Ameri-
can protective custody. U. S.
officials said he would remain under
American protection until he vol-
untarily leaves Germany.
An American statement said
Kcmritz was acting legally when
he helped the Russian NKVD
(secret police) arrest fellow-Ger-
German deputies charged In
parliament that Kemritz, a former
major of the Oerman counter-
isplonage service had lured 14 men
snd three women to Imprisonment
in Russian concentration camps In
1945 and 1946.
The Americans appeared deter-
mined to protect Kemritt. despite
parliament's anger, because he was
obviously a double agent, working
for the Americans as well as the
At 11:25 P.M.
Summer is here officially at
11:25 tonight, but summer weather
stole a four-day advance on the
Temperatures In E3 Reno have
ranged in the 90s since Sunday,
with more of the same promised
The weatherman predicts 90-de-
grees for Friday and more thun-
Wednesday's weather in El Reno
hit a high of 93, somewhat cooler
than the torrid 98 of Tuesday, but
continued cloudiness and high
moisture content of the atmos-
phere are predicted to be around
The Council of Presbyterian Men
Wednesday night elected C. L.
Croak as president of the organ-
ization for the coming year. He
replaces Dwight Stephens on
New secretary-treasurer of
Hurley Tells Of
Roosevelt Wanted To
Soften Yalta Terms
WASHINGTON. June 21—4>f»)—
Patrick J. Hurley told senators to-
day that President Roosevelt,
shortly before his death In 1945
gave him a mission of trying to
soften the terms of the Yalta
Testifying at the senate's Mac-
Arthur inquiry for the second day.
Hurley quoted Roosevelt as saying-.
“I would like for ymf to go to
London and see Churchill to
ameliorate that agreement. It has
got some things In it. I would Ilka
for you to go to Moscow arid am
Learned a# Death
Hurley said he went to London
and talked with Churchill. He left
London to fly to Moscow, “and
when I landed in Tehran I received
the word that Roosevelt had died.”
Hurley, former ambassador to
China, said he suffered his "sad-
dest defeat" when the state de-
partment said after Roosevelt's
death it was “Irrevocably com-
mitted" to the Yalta terms.
The Yalta agreement was an
understanding reached by Roose-
velt. Prime Minister Churchill of
Britain and Premier Stalin of Rus-
sia In a meeting at the Russian
town of Yalta in February, 1945.
It was agreed there that Russia
shbuld have certain concessions in
Manchuria and should also have
the Islands north of Japan.
Hurley has denounced the agree-
ment as a “cowardly surrender" of
principles for which World war II
was fought. He said Roosevelt was
"already a sick man" at the time,
and he did not lay the blame to
j Hitting again at the state de-
partment, Hurley accused it of
I making "a deliberate attempt to
disparage me" in its 1949 "White
Paper" on China.
BASEBALL CHIEF QUITS
CINCINNATI, June 21—WP)—A. B.
Chandler resigned today as base-
ball commissioner, effective July 15.
The former Kentucky governor and
the senator had held the commission-
council is W. J. Halsey who will er's job since 1945. Baseball club
replace Paul Liebmann. j owners twice refused to renew his
Officers are elected for one I contract which would have run
year, beginning July 1. I until May 1, 1952.
State Girl, Blind Four Years,
Can See Again After Operation
El Reno American Legion post.
Burial will be under direction of
the Wilson funeral home.
garet Edsel and Assistant Home
Demonstration Agent Edna Mae
Zoning Board Approves
New Commercial Area WpntllPr
The city zoning board me' ’ wlllllvl
Wednesday afternoon to approve,
by unanimous vote, the naming
of lots 12 and 13. block 58. as a
local commercial area.
The action was taken to permit
operation of a Negro youth center
confectionery at 420 West Rogers.
ITie board's action will come up
for further action at the next
regular council meeting.
Partly cloudy and continued mild
tonight and Friday with occasional
scattered thundershowers: low to-
night 80 to 65 northwest to 75
southeast: high Friday 90 to 95.
El Reno Weather
For the 24-hour period ending
at 8 a. m. today. High. 93; low,
73; at 8 a. m., 76.
NEW ORLEANS. La.. June 21—
(U.R>—Seven-vear-old Becky Mc-
Michael, daughter of Mrs. Ken-
neth McMichael. Sapulpa. Okla..
blind for four years, apparently
was regaining her eyesight today
after a rare operation.
A surgeon performed the op-
eration last month, placing a
new cornea on one of Becky's
eyes. Today, it appeared that
Becky was on the road to re-
The surgeon would say only
that "the patient is doing Meaty.1*
But Mrs. McMichael wamt so
taciturn about her
"She was able to
plane.” said the
fony, and J«M
she had never seen before. You
never saw such a happy child.”
An eye disease blinded Becky
when she was 3 years old and she
had few rememberances of vision
when the operation was per-
formed. New she’s becoming
quainted with the outak
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