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Oklahoma 01,tj, Okla.
The El Reno Daily Tribune
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VP) MEANS ASSOCIATED
Of Undermining U. S.
WASHINGTON. June 15—(U.PO—
Senator Hubert H. Humphrey said
today that 8enator Joseph R.
McCarthy. (Republican, Wisconsin)
used the Hitler method of “the big
lie" In charging Defense Secretary
George C. Marshall with aiding a
plot to destroy the United State*.
The Minnesota Democrat told a
reporter that totalitarian parties
undermine governments by attack-
ing “the record, reputation and
character” of government officials.
“Unfortunately." Humphrey said,
•‘the American people are receiving
a taste of the technique of the big
lie. as set forth in Hitler’s ’Mein
Other Itemocrats declined com-
ment on McCarthy’s senate speech
McCarthy, whose campaign
against Secretary of State Dean
Acheson became a major political
Issue last year, reviewed Marshall's
career in a 169-page speech which
ran 60.000 words. A copy weighed
two pounds, four ounces.
After speaking for three hours,
McCarthy inserted the rest of the
speech—which was most of It—In
the congressional record.
Although McCarthy's office Issued
a press statement that McCarthy
was not making a personal attack
on Marshall, the senator reviewed
In detail Marshall's Influence on
government policy as army chief of
staff in World war II, secretary of
state and defense secretary.
Sees Red Conspiracy
McCarthy said he Is convinced
that there is a Communist con
spiracy within the government
weaken the nation so drastically
that it will “fall victim to 8ovtet
Intrigue from within and Russian
military might from without." He
said Marshall is Joined by Secretary
of State Dean Acheson in this con
McCarthy said the conspirators
now arc planning to obtain
“phoney and fradulent peace”
-Korea and then negotiate the
transfer of Formosa to Communist
China and Red China's admission
Into the united nations.
General Called Wanderer
“It is planned," he said, “by
Secretary Marshall and the elegant
and alien Acheson—Russian as to
heart, British as to manner."
McCarthy also charged that
1. Influenced the late President
Roosevelt to side with the Russians
and against the British at Teheran
2. Pushed unsuccessfully a Soviet-
sponsored proposal for a “second
front" in Europe in 1942 over the.
objections of British Prime Min-
ister Winston Churchill and Gen-
eral Mark W. Clark.
3. Perpetrated the "greatest single
blunder of the war in Europe" by
opposing Churchill's plan for an
Anglo-American drive through the
Balkans to save eastern Europe
El Reno, Oklahoma, Friday, June 15, 1951
IMB MEANS UNITED
• • • NEATH THE LONESOME SKY > . A sentimental songfest is the recreation of theta
Yanks during a lull In the Korean fighting. But one Californian, Private First Clam Manuel O. Saigas,
left, prefers to read a letter from home. Left to right, others are: Private First Class Robert l*than
of Pomeroy. Wash.; Corporal Huestan Littlefield of Locust Grove, Okla., Private First Clam Charles
Harper of Capper Hill, Tenn.; Private Trinidad LaFuente of New York City; Private First Class Fonsy
R Hash of Washington, D. C., and Corporal Melvin L. Holm of Hgln. 111. (NEA-Acme Photo.)
Mac Arthur Declares
Public Is Misled
40 T rapped
In House Fire
MONTREAL. June 15—(Ah—
Forty persons were reported
trapped and at least two died to-
day in a raging fire at the Roman
Catholic Hospice St. Cuncgonde. a
home for the aged and orphans
Some 200 children, apparently
all the children who had been
housed In the building, were led
to safety by nuns, but a number
Of aged persons, mostly women,
Were still on the upper floors of
the stone and wooden five-story
structure more than an hour after
the blase broke out.
Most of the old men lived on,
the lower floors of the building
and it was believed most of them
Shortly after the fire broke out
a fireman said he knew of the
deaths of two persons. No estl-
mate was available on the number
SAN ANTONIO, Tex., June 16—
UP)—General Douglas MacArthur
today Indirectly accused Secretary
of State Acheson of using propa-
ganda to mislead the public about
the state department's stand on
Formosa In 1949.
The general did not refer to the
secretary by name, but he told a
cheering audience here:
“We have Indeed reached an
astounding concept of morality
when an official estimate such as
that put out in December 1949 on
Formosa Is now stated to be false
and to ha>e. been Intentionally
publicized In order to mislead pub-
This was a clear reference (0,
the testimony by Acheson before
the senate MacArthur Inquiry.
RMers to Document
It was a reference to a 1949
document sent out by the state
department to consular officials
telling them the fall of Formosa
was anticipated and to prepare
public opinion for the loss of the
big Island to the Chinese Reds.
This document also said that
Formosa had "no real military
Acheson told the senate group
studying the MacArthur ouster
that this document merely was a
precautionary move to protect
U. S. prestige abroad—and that
the department always had be-
lieved Formosa to have strategic
Sees Lest Defenses
MacArthur has said the loss of
Formosa would shove American
Pacific defenses back to the west
coast. The Joint chiefs of staff,
while not placing such emphasis
on Formosa’s Importance, have
agreed that It is of great strategic
value to the United States and
should not be permitted to fall to
Referring to the Formosa state-
ment. MacArthur said: "Propa-
ganda of this type closely parallels
the Soviet system which we so
bitterly condemn. Human liberty
has never survived where such
practice has flourished."
For 21-1 Win
The Lincoln Midgets baseball
team scored a repeat win over
the Weatherford midgets 21 to 1
at the Lincoln diamond Thurs-
day, making the team’s score 10
victories this season.
Both teams are In the 10-
year-old and under bracket. Hit-
ting honors for El Reno were
divided with Bobby McGoffin
notching two homeruns, and one
each for Mike Fire and Charles
Delvln Schultz of Weatherford,
leading off in the first Inning,
scored a roundtrtpper for
Weatherford's lone tally. Fire,
Lincoln pitcher, struck out 12
and allowed two hits. Loss was
charged to Schultz.
Members of the Lincoln team,
coached by Ted Ownby, are
Bobby McGoffin. Mike Fire,
Charles Fisher, Dennis Dtekc.
David Bulick, Keith Worsham,
Lenlel Thompson, Joe Maxey,
Danny Tammen, Marvin Starkey,
Buddy Miles, Jimmie Hahn,
Bobby Gilley and Carl Gray.
Lincoln will return to its inter-
city schedule against Central
Friday night at Central. Plans
are being discussed for another
Notre Dame Head
SOUTH BEND, Ind.. June 15—
<*h—The president of the Univer-
sity of Notre Dame today ques-
tioned the constitutional power of
the NCAA to restrict telecasts of
college football games.
The Rev. John J. Cavanaugh
stepped Into the controversy re-
volvlng around the NCAA curbs
with a lengthy statement.
It did not say whether Notre
Dame will televise 1U home games
In the fall. But Father Cavanaugh
did say his school wanU to go
along with the NCAA If It can.
Tom Smith, Oklahoma City,
state president of the junior cham-
ber of commerce, will be instaling
officer at the annual Jaycee in-
sulation dinner at the El Reno
Country club the night of June
29, it was announced at the club's
regular luncheon meeting today
noon at the Oxford cafe.
A ladies night dinner wtll be
served In connection with the in-
halation, and no regular lunch-
eon meeting will be held on that
Jaycee* today voted to purchase
new softball equipment and named
outgoing president Cleo Deathcr-
age as manager of the organiza-
tion's softball team.
A membership drive will open
June 22, and will continue until
July 20, with Deatheragc and
Mark Hoover, who will succeed
him as Jaycee president, in charge.
The group voted to supply nine
men as a Pow-wow crew to serve
at the annual affair July 4.
Break In Storm
Some Damage Caused
As Lightning Strikes
Another in a series of brief
storms swept through El Reno
about 2:30 a. m. today, dealing
furtber damage to trees, and
smashing several store windows.
Stanley Brenton, manager of
Burr's department store said the
wind blew out a plate glass win-
dow, and tore out another window
on the third floor.
The fire department made a call
at the store and reported lightning
struck the south end of the build-
ing, cracking the stone and dis-
The Goad motor company lost,
four plate glass windows in the
high wind, two ©rv thw north anff NQEk-Bgtn* ft.was launched.
There was no war plan fra
War m Korea
GOP Senator Says
Acheson and Truman
Washington, June is —<u.r>_
Senator Owen Brewster charged to-
day that former defense secretary
Louis Johnson had painted the
Korean war as "purely an Acheson-
The Maine Republican said that
Johnson, in his testimony yesterday,
made clear that the defense estab-
lishment was "wholly subject” to
state department policy.
This was in reference to John-
son's statement that It was Secre-
tary of State Dean Acheson who
g first proposed In June that the
United 8tates intervene when the
j North Koreans struck the Republic
« of 8outh Korea.
Johnson testified today that as
secretary of defense he feared the
United States was moving toward
recognition of Red China.
Johnson told the senate’s Mac-
Arthur inquiry that he "never knew
of any decision by the state de-
partment, despite the British talk
~ end the British recognition, for us
to recognise.” Then he added:
"But because of the things that
were said In those days, I feared
that we would not oppose their be-
coming a member of the united na-
tions, and then we would have to
We of the military particularly
worried about it because It meant
another vote on the (united na-
tions) security council antagonistic
to the fundamental Interests of the
United States and for communism,"
Differed With Acheson
Johnson was dismissed from the
defense post last September. Hls
exit from President Truman's cab-
inet is widely reputed to have re-
sulted In part from hls differences
with Secretary of State Acheson.
Johnson also told the senators:
General Douglas MacArthur took
responsibility and carried out the
Inchon landing In Korea despite
misgivings by the U. S. joint chiefs
of staff. He said the JC8 gave Mac-
Arthur a chance to call It off a
Fresh Enemy Troops
Massed for Defense
Of East Korean Line
Red Resistance Vanishes
Completely in West Area
TOKYO, June 15—(AP)—Large numbers of fresh Red
troops were reported digging in today on the rain-swept
ridges of eastern Korea.
Reds battled united nations tank columns on the central
front, but vanished completely in the west.
Allied tank columns rumbled up two roads toward Kum-
song, new Chinese base in the center. One patrol moved
through a mountain pass to the Chupa area, nine miles south
of Kumsong. It met only sporadic fire. Another tank patrol
clanked out of Kumhwa, 11 miles west of Chupa, blasting
at determined Chinese along a ridge route.
UN fighter-bombers slipped through rain clouds to aid
the drive toward Kumsong. Pilots reported they caught “a
large group of Reds on the open banks of the Kumsong
river just before dusk. They said they got “excellent cover-
age" with their bomb strikes.
.. To *he southeast, North Koreans showered the allied
line with mortar fire, AP correspondent George A. McArthur
reported. “The Reds are dig-
“Acheron Proposed Intervention”
FHA OFFICE TO CLOSE
The Farmer'* home administra-
tion office, in the city hall, wlU
be closed Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday next week to permit
the personnel to attend the state
FHA meeting at Stillwater, it has
been announced by Joe L. Young,
two on the south side.
The electrical display also took
the fire department out to 921
South Macomb and 914 South
Hoff, when lightning knocked a
tree onto a power Une, and to 920
West Rogers, where lightning
damaged a fuse box In a house.
City Manager C. A. Bentley said
that “for once" city owned prop-
erty appeared to have escaped
damage. The grandstand at Adams
•park, damaged by two recent
storms, escaped Injury this morn-
Awnings Torn Down
Several awnings, including one
et the Crown drug store, were torn
City firemen reported there was
some light hail at the beginning
of the storm. The Palmer rain gage
showed 1.47 Inches of rain fell dur-
ing the night.
Information on possible damagr
to crops was not available. Bill
Nelson, assistant county agent,
said no reports had come into
hls office early today.
was no war plan for Korea
when the decision was made to In-
Military aid to the North AUantlc
pact countries ought to be handled
by the military department, not by
the state department ae It is now.
ging in,” a UN officer said,
"trying to establish a defense
In the Yanggu-Inje area Red
artillery sometimes set the hills
ringing with continuous explosions,
McArthur reported. UN artillery
replied by pounding the new de
fense Une the Reds were apparent-
ly constructing north of alUed
Three battalions digging in on
a single hill north' of Yanggu
were blasted by aUled guns.
UN foot troops straightened
their lines and probed Red posi-
tions all along the east. North of
Inje the alUes pushed about a mUe
Big Four Meeting
LONDON. June 15—(Ah—The
United States, Britain and France
suggested to Russia today Big Four
foreign ministers should meet to
discuss easing world tensions on
the basis of agreement already
reached by their deputies In Paris.
Identical American. British and
FYench notes handed to Soviet
Deputy Foreign Minister Andrei A.
Gromyko In Paris called for a Big
Four parley "without further ef-
forts by the deputies to complete
agreement on the agenda."
TTie deputies have, been trying
vainly to hammer out an agreed
agenda for the parley since March
WASHINGTON. June 15—(U.R)—
Wool clothing price increases ap-
peared "inevitable" in the fall as
the government put all wearing
apparel under dollars-and-cents
However, the order was expected
to result in some rollbacks in
prices of cotton and rayon gar-
Shoes, which are covered by
other regulations, were not af-
fected. Several other Items Includ-
ing diapers, hair nets and canes
also were exeluded.
The order covered all other
clothing for which the public
r pends about $15 billion a year,
from dresses, suits, underwear and
children’s apparel to gloves, belts,
wallets, handbags, hosiery, church
vestments and masquerade cos-
But officials of the office of
price stabilization (OP8) pre-
dicted little change in the over-
all cost of clothing and accessories,
although forecasting many ups and
downs In ceilings prices of indivi-
They said competition would be
a powerful factor In holding prices
The order requires some 30,000
clothing manufacturers to com-
pute new ceiling prices on the
basis of pre-Korean prices plus
Increases in labor and materials
costs since the outbreak of war.
A proposal to resurface dowry-
town streets In H Reno was
dropped by the city council at a
special meeting Thursday night,
when a petition sggmst re-
surfacing, bearing names of a ma-
jority of property owners in the
affected area, was presented.
Jess W. Hay don, chairman of a
property owners’ protest committee,
presented the petition.
After checking names on the pe-
tition city commissioners voted to
rescind all previous action on the
proposal. A first resolution had
been adopted at the reg ular
monthly meeting in May.
Councilman Herman Merveldt
told the council that he felt the
group had "done what we were
elected to do," and that if the
public felt that this was not the
time to resurface the streets that
a least the council had done Its
part in presenting the opportun-
Mayor B. T. Conway, remarking
on the frequency of storms in re-
cent months, urged the council to
consider the advlsiblllty to estab-
lishing a public warning system in
the event of tornadoes.
Top Million Mark
WASHINGTON. June 15-(U.R>—
The army estimated today that I
Communist forces In Korea had l WASHINGTON, June 15_(>P)_
suffered 1.143.000 casualites through General Omar Bradley said today
June 7. | Important decisions in completing
R. E. PYLE SON-IN-LAW
ABOARD DAMAGED SWF
Chief Petty Officer L. F. Kle-
tach, son-in-law of R. E. Pyle,
901 South Bickford, grain buyer
for the Canadian mills, was
aboard the destroyer Walke,
damaged by an underwater ex-
plosion off the east coast of
No Information regarding Kle-
tach has been learned here.
Mrs. Kletach, the former Anita
Pyle, lives at San Diego, Calif.
The explosion killed 26 men,
and Injured seven.
through Intense fire. Officers said
the fire appeared to be a delaying
action to give other Reds time to
Along the western front allied
patrols pushed four miles out In
front of UN lines without running
Into sizable Communist forces. AP
Correspondent Stan Carter said.
All Indications were that the main
body of Reds had withdrawn many
miles to the north of UN lines."
The U. 8. eighth army said
patrols operating through the fallen
triangle" made only light enemy
agreed today to
rent centrals beyond June M and
apply than to “critical defease
*«»■." No definite Mate was set,
far the length af the
SAN FRANCISCO, June 15—(Ah
-Lieutenant Oeneral Albert C.
Wedemeyer’s request for retire-
ment has been granted by the de-
nt of the army, the sixth
The M-year-old general will be
“ sheth army commander
Washington, where he tartlfled
the MacArthur hearings. Simultaneously, Farrington an
nounced the election of D. B.
VISIT Mumu mi m vtoe president In charge
Mr. and Mia. Louie Sturta. San <* operations to be effective July
ptaneftoo. Oahf., an vttttng their 1. Ttala makes Jenks at M ana of
isttass trir jss.?£ r-sss
Mllbe Lou torn. I poet on a major jrztem.
Rock Island Names
New Vice President
The creation of a new executive
poet, that of senior vice president,
and the election of W. H. Him*
to fill the position effective July
1, was announced today tty J. D.
Farrington, president of the Rock
This represented an increase of
28.000 for five days ending June 7.
The last previous U. 8. army esti-
mate of Red casualties was 1,115,000
through June 2.
These casualties, both battle and
non-battle, compared with about
150.000 for U. S. forces. Estimates
of casualties of other united na-
tions forces fighting In Korea were
not available here.
Arqerlcan battle casualties those
next of kin had been notified
through June 8 totaled 70317.
American non-battle casualties are
not given out regularly.
'the an um was too lomo, so At
AMHMrt AAV Own IONS HAMMS I*
15® KOREAN WARFRONT—Drawing funny pteturas in a slim
**** * "y.*11 *u vn- It la a tot different from “art as usual" in a
of the marines * wi
orftlodl (taff of the Puma
artist far an
slimy foxhole up front where the bultoU whine and the
a a studio or In the corner of a busy newsroom. The
Floyd A. Snodariy, with the first marine division in Korea, who gives his
it eaatributor to the Pacific edition of Stars and Stripaa. He was a member of the
war It and laser want to Ouam. Before the Korean invasion ha was a staff
the western European defense plans
have been held up until after the
French elections next Sunday.
The chairman of the Joint chiefs
of staff appeared at a Pentagon
news briefing to answer questions
about hls recent trip to Europe for
talks with U. 8.. British and French
He also disclosed that the size
of the Western German force in
the mutual defense organization
still is a troublesome question both
here and In Europe.
He Indicated he thought good
progress already has been made in
Europe. He said Oeneral Dwight
D. Elsenhower, the supreme com-
mander. “has hls staff organised,
they are functioning, they are mi),
Then, referring to the difficulties
of implementing plans with actual
troops, Bradley said that “as far as
forces are concerned, you know
there is a big gap," between plans
Considerable ' cloudiness with
acattond showers and thunder-
storm* tonight and Saturday; little
change In temperature; low tonight
16 to.te panhandle to et to •
elsewhere; high Saturday In 80s.
■ Rom Weathar
hr tt-hour parted
a. m. today. High. M;
at 9 a. m, 19.
WASHINGTON, June 15—Tjjft ,
President Truman's plea for q
work support of strong econetete
controls by all Americans for at
least tot* more ware hqd, Utfta
apparent effect today on congress'
determination to write its own
There were no indications that
Truman's appeal last night to
everyone to Join" In the fight
against inflation did much to
speed up action before the econo-
mic controls contained In the de-
fense production act expire June
Nor did it appear that hte
speech changed any congressional
minds on hls request for a two
year extension of wage-price con-
trols and more restrictions on
rents and credit.
Truman accused beef and busi-
ness “lobbyists" of selfishly trying
to scuttle wage-price controls at
the risk of wrecking the mobilisa-
tion program. He said their effort*
If successful, could hand Russia
"the easiest victory the Kremlin
could ask for." .
Truman called on the people to
Join him in the fight for a tough,
new control law that would "bite’
down hard" on inflation.
But key senators warned that
Truman will not get all he wants
In changes to the defense produc-
After Truman’s speech, both
Democrats and Republicans from
farming areas sharply disagreed
with his attack on "beef lobbyists.”
Truman said he was confident
that the "lobbyists” do not reflect
the true feelings of "patriotic”
Burford Named Head
Of Alabama Prison
LINDSAY, June 15—(Ah—Clarence
P. Burford. former warden of tltt
Oklahoma state penitentiary at Me-
Alester. will become warden of
Draper state prison, near Mont-
gomery, Ala.. June 25, he dlscloeed
Burford was appointed warden of
the Oklahoma penitentiary by Gov-
ernor Roy J. Turner tour years ago.
Governor Johnston Murray named
General Jerome A. Waters, Jr, to
succeed him June 1.
Legion vs. Anderson's
Game Is Set Monday
The American Legion junior
baseball team will clash with AoOf
arson's on tho Adams park dia-
mond Monday at I p. m.
Tuesday night the team
meet Sttpee-Williams 8 p. a
Adams port. A game
between the two toon
was reload out.
ton at Ghatan Friday i
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