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The El Reno Daily Tribune
tie Copy Five Cents
Volume 64, No. 327
El Reno, Oklahoma, Tuesday, March 20, 1956
OPI MEANS ASSOCIATED PRESS
West Given Rebuff
By Premier of India
EHS Is Second Foreign Ministers' Visit
In Track Meet In Nation Proves Failure
bpring Season To
By Jerry Welch
L RENO highschool's 1956 edition of Tribe baseballers will
officially open their spring season Wednesday when they
Irney to Northeast of Oklahoma City to meet the power-
en Vikings. The Tribe was to start their season last week
[iinst Geary but cold weather prevailed and the game was
, The Warriors will meet one of Oklahoma’s top schoolboy
NEW DELHI. India, March 20—UP)—Prime Minister Nehru
again sharply attacked the SEATO and Baghdad pacts today.
His strongly worded statement served notice that India and
the west are no closer as a result of the Western Big Three
foreign ministers’ recent visit.
Nehru disclosed to parliament that his government has
protested formally to the SEATO powers about the mention
of Kashmir at the SEATO -—
council meeting in Karachi. yy I IN ■ ■
El Reno's freshman-dominated
track team launched their 1956
track season Monday afternoon but
the best the Tribe could do was
finish second in a triangular
meet which look place at Adams
Park between the Indians, Yukon,
ies in tomorrow afternoon’s tilt as they go against prac-
--1 tically the same team that was
jr# a y ##■ a state finalist in 1955.
I III 111 I rattir The Norsemen have the services
IJ\) III I I UlllV of five regulars leftover from that
< fine 1955 team which includes ace
« ^ || 1 J pitcher Harold Copas. The chunky
inpC | flllPf iPfl flreballer beat the Indians two
lllw^ VvlIvvIvVI | games last year, including a nitty'
| one-hitter on the Tribe's home dia- I
/"•OPAS' battery mate, Earl Min-
ter is a top-flite receiver and
a dangerous long ball hitter. An-
other highly instrumental figure in
the Northeast lineup is thirdsacker
Jerry Cross who also turns in a j
fine performance at the plate. The !
Vikings are coached by Johnny j
Walker who received his know-how
from Tribe coach Kenneth Kamm
while Kamm Was a member of the ;
coaching staff at Northwestern
State college at Alva.
Kamm is faced not only with a
major rebuilding program this \
year with the Indians but is I
hampered by lack of practice due !
to the wintry weather which kept !
the squad indoors. Kamm has one
top thrower back this season in
the person of senior Joe Smith who
performed very capably at times
last year. Two promising pitchers
are also on hand to give the War-
riors some possible depth in that I
department. Youngsters Lanny
Keller, a righthanded sophomore, 1
ing Millers took tho meet’s honors
| as they scored 75 points while El |
I Reno had 58 and Calumet’s thin
i squad had seven points.
Coach Rill Davis's thinclads
posted five first place finishes as
they warmed up for another tri-
angular meet Wednesday at Chick-
asha between the Tribe, Norman,
and Chiekasha. The Warriors prov-
ed weak in the 220 and 440 yard
dashes and in the pole vault and
shot put events while Yukon fin-
ished one two in several different
Tillery Top Man
The day's top individual action
was turned in by high jumper
Jerry Tillery who finished ^second
in the state track meet last year.
I The springy Tillery cleared the
bar at 6-t which unofficially beat
the Boomer conference record
which stands at 5-8. Tillery's jump-
| ing mate Gordie Jimerson also
bested the 5-8 mark with a leap of
5-11. Both boys stand excellent
chances of setting a new confer-
ence mark at the upcoming Boom-
Also outstanding in his first
track appearance was junior Tom
Hamby who won the mile in 5.22.
The lanky Hamby had never been
out for track before but used a
| fast finish to outlcg eight entries
in the distance event.
Team's Time Good
A crack 440-yard relay team
composed of four freshman sped
the quarter in a good time of 49.7.
The speedy quartet included Jam-
es Mowery, Robert McGoffin,
Richard Fogg and Keith Worsham.
Another first place was turned in
by Worsham as he finished
N e h r u’s statement dispelled j
hopes among western observers |
that he would moderate his public
attacks on western military pacts
as a result of the visits this month
by U.S. Secretary of State Dulles.
British Foreign Secretary Selwyn
Lloyd and French Foreign Minister
Reporting to parliament on the
three westerners’ visits, Nehru
made no mention of Soviet policies
except to reiterate that he thought
the recent Moscow Communist
party congress represents a new!
realistic Soviet policy.
Nehru in his report to parliament
accused the SEATO powers of tak-
ing sides with Pakistan against
India in the Kashmir dispute. Ho
asserted the western-sponsored
Baghdad pact -‘is partly responsi-
ble for a good deal of the present
trouble plaguing west Asia" and
charged it "has rent asunder Arab
‘■Fines levied Monday afternoon
i / El Reno's justices of the peace
j y five pleas of guilty to traffic
Ration charges amounted to $156
• jh costs in the cases figuring
Jl-argest fine named was by Jus-
W? W. H. Gilbert against L. J.
! Jswell and the Willis Shaw com-
ity, Evansville, Ark., who paid
7 and $8 50 costs for operating a
lick exceeding the maximum al-
-able gross weight on State
-;hway 3 six miles east of Okar-
Two persons today face charges
of driving while drunk in county
court, one of them as the result
of a Sunday night accident in Yu-
kon in which Mrs. LeRoy Searcy,
934 South Miles, received a serious
Dewey M. Guilliam, 57, Okla-
homa City, involved in the crash in
which the wife of El Reno’s fire
chief was injured, took 24 hours in
which to plead when arraigned be-
fore County Judge Sam Roberson.
Seeks To Post Bond
Roberson set his bond at $500
and W. S. Asbury, deputy sheriff,
said he was seeking to post the
The accident happened just in-
side Yukon. Guilliam, according to
highway patrol reports, crossed an
island between two portions of the
highway at Yukon's cast edge, and
hit the Searcy vehicle headon.
Mrs. Searcy received broken
bones in her right leg and foot
but was reported by her husband
as resting easily today. He said he
had received no damage estimates
on cither car but adjustors were
due here today to do the figuring.
Also facing drunk driving char-
ges is Sid Lee Kennamer, 55, Yu-
kon, who is accused of driving
while in that condition on U. S.
66 from three to six miles west of
He also took 24 hours in which
to plead when arraigned before the
county judge wiio set his bond at
ESTIMATED DAMAGE WAS PLACED at $3,000 on this three-family garage apartment
and its contents at 211 South Grand where El Reno firemen sent two pumper trucks to
fight a fire today. Assistant Chief Don Eagle said cause of the blaze, originating in down-
stairs living quarters, could not be determined. The structure, owned by C. F. Miller, 420
West Wade, was occupied by Mrs. Dewey Pointer, her three children and her mother,
Mrs. May Dixon; Mr. and Mrs. John Via, who moved Monday to the location from Little
Rock. Ark., and Margaret Neathery. There were no injuries in the blaze which called fire-
men at 9:07 a. m. and kept them there until past 10:30 a. m.
Bids Advertised Co/C President s
By School Board Work Emphasized
In Test Of
Construction work on two new
El Reno buildings was a step clos-
er today as bids were advertised
for on six units of housing now oc-
cupying the sites of the planned
Scaled bids will be received until
8 p.m. April 3 in the school ad-
ministration building at 405 South
Choctaw on the highschool cam-
pus. The bid notice was signed by
Rupert Fogg, president of the
board of education.
To Remove Rubbish
All structures are located in the
east half of block 140 in the city
of El Reno.
The bid advertising stipulates
that the bidder agrees to remove
the structure purchased, along with
all debris and rubbish, before May
1, 1956, or pay a penalty equal
to 20 percent of the purchase price
in event of failure to do so.
The bids will be formally opened
at a board of education meeting
soon after 8 p.m. on the date of the
opening and in the presence of all
bidders wisning to be present.
High Bid Wins
Bidders unit will go to the high-
est bidder who meets the above re-
quirements, provided, however,
that the board of education re-
serves the right to waive all
minor irregularities and to reject
any and all bids.
Listed for sale are three houses
without garages at 600 and 620
South Choctaw, and at 208 West
Jenkins, two houses with garages
in the rear at 612 and 616 South
Choctaw, and a large double gar-
age east of the 208 West Jenkins
•7d $10 and $9 costs for speeding
^ and a half miles west of El
• no on U.S. 66; and Chester Dix-
< Powell, Oklahoma City, paid
'j and $8.50 costs for speeding
,1 the same highway seven miles
>t of El Reno.
OKLAHOMA CITY, March 20-141
—The state supreme court Tues-
day reprimanded state Senator
Kirksey Nix, McAlestcr, but refus-
ed to suspend him as a lawyer be-
cause of his criticism of the crimi-
nal court of appeals.
In a history-making opinion, the
supreme court defined the free-
dom of speech guaranteed legisla-
tors by the state’s constitution.
The State Bar association two
years ago found Nix guilty of un-
professional conduct because of his
criticism of the court in the Carl
Austin DeWolf murder case. The
bar recommended the
years of continuous duty in that capacity. Four have done
two-year consecutive terms and one of these was named presi-
dent again for another year
r ill with lapsed time between
rarm Postlofs btngu trrL
on record, served in 1927-28-29.
I ft J| I Another three-year office holder
VH (IP |\ lTIiniPrl was E F Thompson in 1935,-36-37
VUIMV IJ ^lUUIUU Two-year presidents include H.
] C. Hicks in 1933-34, Walter Boon in
Tho value of farm postlots was 1940-41. John Kerin in 1943-44, and
under tho consideration today of Fred Wewerka in 1945-46.
County Agent L. D. Warkentin who Hicks was named to another
also offered a few pointers on their year in office in 1942
operation as the end of the tree-, One-year presidents with the
planting season nears. dates they served were: W. J.
Warkentin reported that Ray Aycock, 1930, J. A. Rinehart, 1931,
Tech, who lives about five and a I)r. T. M. Aderhold, 1932, Don
half miles north of Calumet, has Allison, 1938, William L. Fogg,
just completed harvesting $100 1939, M. S. Morris, 1947, E. I).
worth of fence posts from less Freeman, 1948. Earl Barnes, 1949,
than a third of an acre of a catal- Warren DeMoss, 1950, H. M. Hcns-
pa post lot planting. lCy, 1951, Ray Huddart, 1952, Jim
The tree were planted by the Wilkinson, 1953, Earle Garrison,
county commissioner on a waste 1954, Ralph Myers, jr., 1955, and
triangle of land amounting to less the present president, Art llar-
than an acre 10 years ago. rison.
The county agent advised that "The president's job carries
if any of the trees planted in the with it more than just the title,"
last two years need to be re- Curry said. "It means many hard
placed, it's important to do so hours of work each day, each
promptly. week and each month, all in cf-
Failed areas in postlots, wind- forts to improve the community."
breaks or shclterbelts, or skips “We have nine months to go and
and dead trees in planting should hope (hat our past presidents will
lie replaced immediately, he said, look with pride at 1956 accom-
Small trees planted among those plishmonts. Die more people wc
that are several years old have have working for our common
little chance of succeeding. the more and better results
Appliration blanks for obtaining wc can accomplish," he said,
trees or forestation plantings from "This organization should receive
the division of forestry ar« avail- the support of every business man
able in his office. ! anfl firm in the community."
dead heat in the 100-yard dash
with a tune of 10.9 on the slow El
Senior Phil Shearer copped the
other first place for the Tribe in
the broadjump with a leap of
19 feet 7 inches.
Wednesday's meet will get under
way at 4 p.m. at Chickasha's
Memorial stadium as the Tribe
moves into even tougher competi-
court suspend Nix from practice as
a lawyer for one year.
The court declared Nix could not
be disciplined for the remarks he
made on the senate floor, but it
did deprimand him for repeating
the criticism for television cam-
eras after the 1953 legislature ad-
Nix headed a 1953 senate investi-
gation into the trial and conviction
of DeWolf, who was electrocuted
later for slaying a Tulsa police-
man, Jerry St. Clair.
After an historic explanation of
the privilege from punishment
granted legislators, the court de-
clared that immunity must be pre-
served and exercised:
"To promote the uninhibited dis-
charge of their legislative duty, not
for their private indulgence, but
for the common good."
No Trends Noted
In Minnesota Vote
Representatives from most coun-
ty rural schools will participate in
curricular contests Wednesday af-
ternoon in the Lincoln school here
and winners will be announced
The contests are in Current
events and spelling. Two entries
from each of the top seven grades
from all rural schools are author-
ized in the spelling portion of the
event. Entries are not limited in
the current event contests which
are for the sixth, seventh and
The contests sre to begin at 2:30
p m. but all participants have
been asked to be at the school by
2:15 p m and to enter and leave
only through the auditorium door
so as not to cause a disturbance
and to keep halls free of traffic.
MINNEAPOLIS, March 20—6H~
Election officials reported "fair"
to "brisk” early voting today as
Minnesotans went to the polls un-
der ideal spring weather condi-
tions in the state's question mark
Spot checks established no de-
finite early trend for voting vol-
ume in either city or rural areas.
St. Paul voters, also balloting in
a Municipal election, turned out in
heavy numbers. Early voting was
reported at a slower pace in Min-
neapolis. Most farm areas report-
ed relatively light early voting.
le told the Socialist leaders of
rliament that the Soviets had
aned up Russia, but there was
ncod to worry and that they
I J stopped the dictatorship and
U the wicked tilings." ,
Three El Reno police officers,
including Chief Lee Harvey, turn-
ed cowboys early today.
In some manner (they know it
wasn't a wreck), a truck passing
through this city lost three steers—
probably from an opened endgate.
They roamed around the south
sido of El Reno a little while and
the truck operator, whose name
was not learned, according to Ser-
geant N. E. Douglas, couldn't do
much about it.
So the chief, and Officers Harold
Knox and J. W. Hayes came to
his rescue, finally corraling them
at the Don Corwin place In the 900
block on East Watts.
They were loaded there and the
driver continued on his way.
Hoover Hails Aid
WASHINGTON, March 20 -la-
ding Secretary of State Herbert
'over, jr. told congress today
ocrica's economic aid program
road "is the best answer to
w Soviet activities" in that field.
,loover was the leadoff witness
•fore the house foreign affairs
ifmmittec on Prcsidbnt Eisenhow-
|i's $4,859,975,000 foreign aid pro- >
urn for the fiscal year starting
CATHEDRAL TO OPEN
COLOGNE, Germany, March 20
—'IP— The entire Cologne cathedral
will be open for the first time since
the war when German Catholirs
hold a convention here Aug. 29-
Sept. 2. The 700-year-old structure
was seriously damaged during an
air raid in 1944
Opposes Farm Bill
WASHINGTON. March 20 —i.r—
Senate Republican Leader Know-
land said today Secretary of Agri-
culture Benson regards the sen-
ate approved farm bill as "un-
The California senator predicted
that Benson will recommend a
presidential veto unless the mea-
sure is modified
Knowland talked to White House
newsmen after he and other GOP
congressional leaders concluded
their regular weekly conference
with President Eisenhowpr. Bensou
also sat in at the session.
The senate passed the ommhus
farm bill last night aafter loading
it with amendments the adminis-
tration had opposed. Senator Aiken
(Republican, Vermont) said it
contains features that would war-
rant "three or four vetoes."
Fatal To Texan
By The Associated Press
John Evans, 22. Fort Worth, died
today of injuries received yester-
day when a car in which he was
riding and a pickup truck collided
12 miles south of Atoka on U. S.
Evans was treated at a Coal-
gate hospital and then taken to
a Dallas hospital where he died.
Also in the car were his two
brothers, James Evans, 19, who
was seriously hurt, and Wando
Evans, 18, who escaped serious in-
| jury. Both are from Fort Worth.
The pickup driver was not hurt.
The death raises the state traffic
1 toll for the year to 115 compared
with 114 at this time last year.
—UR—A small leather valise con-
taining jewelry worth an estimated
retail value of $250,000 was sought
today by police after disappearing
from a hotel registration desk.
Police Chief Gus Kraussc said
Maurice R. Lehman, a New York
jewelry salesman, left Ihe valise
containing the jewels at the El
Jardin hotel desk Sunday night.
Kraussc said Lehman asked that
the valise be put in the hotel safe
after he checked in, and got a re-
ceipt for it.
When he asked for the valise
later, be learned that it had dis-
appeared. Police said hotel work-
ers told them the valise had not
been put in the safe because it
“did not fit." They were unable
to say what happened to it, how-
To Return To U.S.
HONOLULU, T. H., March 20-
6Ji—Secretary of State John Foster
Dulles worked today on a report
he will present to the American
people when he returns home from
a 10-nation tour of Asia.
Dulles arrived here yesterday
en route to Washington. He plan-
ned a 24-hour stopover to work on
his message and to rest. He leaves
for the mainland today.
Committee To Work Out Plans
On Aggie Alumni Scholar Fund
Jloovcr said the program had
v basic purposes, on the military
(•le, ‘to make outright aggression
profitable and thus unlikely,”
id. on the economic side, "to
bmote stability and minimize the
‘•cat of subversion."
A three-man committee to
formulate eligibility plans for a
county alumni scholar fund was
named at a dinner meeting Mon-
day night in the Presbyterian
church of 22 former Aggies, wiv-
es, husbands and guests.
The meeting was given by the
Canadian county chapter of the
Oklahoma A. and M. alumni as-
sociation. part of a district which
includes Blair, Logan and King-
fisher counties in addition to this
Clarence Wright, Yukon,
Dwight Stephens, Fort Reno, and
Don Arnold. El Reno, were elect-
ed to make eligibility plans and
methods for obtaining gifts from
the fund on which preliminary
planning was done.
The group attending heard
Murl Rogers, executive secret-
ary of the state alumni associa-
tion. 'tell that 1956 is the 25th
year of a plan set up by the late
Dr. H. G. Bennett, president, and
other planners as he talked on
the school and activities of the
He said that during these 25
years of building and growth.
25 million dollars has been used
improving the college at Still-
"Of this sum, only 8 millions
has been paid by taxpayers, the
balance coming from self-liqui-
dating bonds,” he declared. "At
present, there is a surplus in this
fund over the amount due in re-
ducing the bonds by about 3 mil-
He reminded listeners that A.
and M. still is third in the na-
tion in the number of national
athletic championships won over
a period of 20 years. He said
the first and second places are
held by eastern institutions.
New campus housing is being
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PRINCETON. N. J.. March 20
—W)—Dr. William C. Mcnninger,
of the famous Menmnger founda-
tion in Topeka, Kan., charged last
night the nation is "backward" in
curing mental illness.
"First, we fear mental illness.
We arc all a little eccentric and
wc try to cover this up by blaming
someone else," he said.
"Secondly, the cost is great.
Two-hundred-billion-dollars is be-
ing spent annual for state insti-
tutions. This is not nearly enough.
"The third reason," he said, “Is
wc don’t have anywhere near the
amount of trained personnel ncccs-
WASHINGTON, March 20 -flR-
jomic Scientist Ralph E. Lapp
irned today that under radiation
i/ety standards used in peace-
416 thousands of square miles
:ght have to be abandoned "for
iVeral years" as a result of fall-
* t from a single modern H-bomb.
'Even under emergency limits ai-
ding fantastically greater expo-
<res, Lapp said, survivors of an
Rilnst in his opinion would have
1 remain underground "much
I iger" than the minimum 36
Hirs which hr said has been lm-
<Jcd by official prououncemonta.
Optimism Is Felt In
WASHINGTON, March 20—<*-
The union negotiating committee
reached a decision today on a com-
promise settlement proposal in the
156-day Westinghouse strike, but
kept it secret for the time being.
Sources close to the situation
were optimistic, however, that the
International Union of Electrical
workers had decided to accept the
plan and end the* walkout, longest
major strike in more than 20
Smooth Sailing Is
Seen for Petition
OKLAHOMA CITY. March 20 -
HR—The initiated petition for four
year county officer terms appear-
ed headed for smooth sailing to-
No organization opposition to the
petition emerged before the dead-
line passed yesterday. Secretary of
State Andy Anderson planned to
set a date today for hearing the
single protest lodged previously.
To Endorse Nixon
SACRAMENTO, Calif . March 20
—Uft— Governor Goodwin J. Knight
refused point blank today to en-
dorse Vice President Nixon for re-
He did so while acknowledging
President Eisenhower’s statement
last week that he would be willing
to serve on any ticket with the
former California senator.
Considerable cloudiness tonight
with scattered showers and thun-
derstorms in the east portion to-
night. Colder In the panhandle to-
night and over the state Wednes-
day. Low tonight 25 degrees pan-
handle to 45 degrees southeast.
High Wednesday 55 to 66 degrees.
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