The El Reno Daily Tribune (El Reno, Okla.), Vol. 60, No. 141, Ed. 1 Tuesday, August 14, 1951 Page: 1 of 6
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gkluliowa Historical Soc.
Oklahoma City, Ofc}
The El Reno Daily Tribune
i unusual to the co„
W but one of the oldest'
of air transportation a atUl un-
crowded—that’s gilder flying.
Piloting gliders a a sport re-
served for the hardier veteran
pilots who have gained a thor-
ough knowledge of aero-dynaaalcs,
and who have a "natural*' flair
The pilot U suspended up in
the very un-solid ozone with
nothing to depend upon but a
flimsy crate, a few controls—and
One of these rare blrdmen.
and one of 30 gilder pilots In
the United States who has soared
more than 1ST miles and won
the Civil Aeronautical Inter-
national’s “Oofden C" rating a
Ralph A. Watkins, 532 South
iAst week, Watkins piloted ha
revamped war surplus craft from
Odessa, Tex., 189 miles north to
the little town of Tula. Tex.
Instrument THU All
An officially sealed barograph
installed in the glider recorded
distance and altitude. The trip
took four hours and 45 minutes.
"There’s really nothing to It.
All you’ve got to do a watch the
clouds and study the weather
Twist’s It—nothing to It.
A few things "to It” that Wat-
kins forgot to mention are:
A glider pilot must have a
knowledge of the skies and its
tricky weather conditions that a
over and above that required of
the “engine’’ pilot.
And among ha many require-
ments, he must substitute flying
skill for a motor.
And. too, It takes s bit of nerve.
Watkins has been a flying en-
thusUst since 1039. and he has
piloted the motorleu airborne
craft since 1945. He often flies
from the XI Reno airport.
Wife Is Hs ‘Crew’
An able crewman, ha wife, Oe-
nevra, accompanies him to
of the gUdor trials, and waits lor
him In the family automobile and
(llder trailer when he lands.
At the Odessa matting, joe
Charles Schuenemtyer. member
of the El Reno fire department,
was also on hand to help assem-
ble the craft for the 199-mtle
flight, and to help load It when
Joe Charles and Mrs. Watkins
left Odessa about an hour before
take-off time and drove to the
pre-arranged destination near
Watkins, signal malntalner for
Rock Island Lines, also flies
motor-driven planes, but for a
real thrill, he thinks there’s
nothing like the "sailboats of the
Eyed by UN
^7J T "*•* **,ph Watkins, Mrs. Watkins and Jee Charles Schi
™ Z STllire °m ^ Uke »" * • Tex., when he bee.
" ** s«oer pilots In the U. 8. to soar more than 197 miles.
More Dead Believed
In Plane Wreckage
of 1triLT)~The melted remain*
hout , Cr“h8d ,nto * fn»me apartment
use kitting at least 11 persons and injuring 12 others
b<Upe?t.mretmen/T1 8ear?hin* for additional victims. ’
Estimates of the number of dead still in the wreckage
ranged as high as “20 to 30”-the namber of tenants un
^“tSiIte that R< B Rogers
wreckage” approach,n* clo8e *> the white-hot core of the
d^^They said they might be able to resume the search after
—graced a nearby brewery
U. 5. Predicts
Soviet Expected To
Contest Japan Pact
Led Controveraal Life
A quick-draw contest sent n
teen-age negro boy to the El
Reno sanitarium today with a
bullet wound In hie left hip.
-Marvin Rtchcy, 16, of 1401
Wert Foreman, was shot acci-
dently bv a gun wielded by his
companion, Oene Rose. 15. who
lives with his grandmother. Mrs.
Ruth Phifer, at 715 West Fore-
man. where the accident oc-
Police Chief Lee Harvey said
the boys were counUng off and
aiming the guns to see which
could draw the fastest. Young
Rose’s gun, which the boys did
not know was loaded, accidently
went off during the game.
Sanitarium authorities said
Richey’s injury was not critical.
The other boy was released to
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Aug. 14
—<&)—William Randolph Hearst.
the publisher, died today. He was
The man whose chain of Ameri-
can newspapers represented a
3200 million enterprise at Its peak
succumbed In a coma at his home
Yesterday Hearst sank into „
coma He died at 10:50 b. in. <C6T>
Present were Ills five sons. Wil-
liam Randolph Jr., publisher of the
New York Journal American; Ran-
dolph, publisher of the San Fran
cisco Call-Bulletin; David, pub-
lisher of the Los Angeles Herald
and Express; John and George
Hearst was one of the nation's
most controversial figures In news-
paper editing and publishing. He
was railed a "yellow Journalist"
and a genius.
He was a great campaigner for
or against causes. He fought pub-
lic utilities, battled governments,
was an uncompromising foe of
Communism. Equally he was a
great champion of Americanism,
he fought for the eight-hour day
and women's suffrage.
and then crunched into the
An Instant later. 4.000 gallons of
EIOHTH ARMY HXADQUAR-
TERS, Korea, Aug. 14—OLID—Tile
Communists were feverishly build-
ing up strength tftay apparently
tor a new offenrive on the centre!
Par last airforce planes brought
back word of Communist convoys
pouring south with reinforcements
and supplies, particularly along
the highway from Wonsan to the
central front bastion of Kumsong.
Many enemy vehicles travelled
at night with their headlights on
In defiance of UN night bombers
snd fighters. Red convoys normal-
ly are blacked out unless a big
push Is being prepared.
Preliminary reports Indicated
allied night raiders destroyed or
damaged at least 100 enemy ve-
hicles last night. Another 380 were
wrecked Sunday night.
At the same time, Communist
ground troops stepped up their
probing attacks south of Kumsong.
At least three such attacks broke
against the UN defenses there
Monday night and early Tuesday.
A fourth Red attack touched off
UN Troops Wi
Hold Area, Irate
Van Fleet Says Gb
Are Prepared To
‘Clobber’ the Enemy
UN ADVANCE BASE BE-
LOW KAESONG, Korea. Aug.
14—(UP)—The two top
united nations commanders
said today that the Commu-
nists either can accept a cease-
fire line based on the prerent
WORD TROUBLE-The meaning of words seems to have Lieuten-
ant H C. Underwood, navy Interpreter to the peace talks, worried
as he listens to Lieutenant Colonel Soo Young, right, a ROK officer
explain the meaning of his words. At the left a North Korean liaison
officer takes It all in.—(NEA Telephoto.)
WASHINGTON. Aug. 14 —(UJfe-
U. 8. authorities predicted today
that Russia's decision to attend the
Japanese peace treaty conference
win stir up a row almost certain to;8 battle that still was imdw way
Increase friction In the troubled Fag ! at last reports, however. The Cotn-
Ea*1 ... , 1 munlatfi attacked an allied hill in
Diplomatic sources said the Kremf [ platoon strength at first and were
Un was sure to try to split the I beaten off. Then the Reds brought
United States and Asiatic nations, In two more companies and re-
on the peace pact, and probably newed the assault
would convince some Asiatics that Re* Rem, Attack
the United States Is trying to tmf The Communists also made prob-
po“a wh tC mans' I**1* j‘n* attacks north of Inje and^vest
Officials were certain, however, of Kansong on the east c*n)r»i
that the treaty Itself would not fo'and eastern fronts. The Red. again
Reds To Attack Treaties
Russia announced Monday that It
hieh u‘ - would accept an Invitation to send
Fire licked e"™' ^egatlor, to the treaty conference
Fire licked across the roof and
then the whole structure roared
forth into blaze.
*aby Tossed Oat
Frenzied residents—taken com-
pletely by surprise-dashed from
City T raffic
Rreie _ ____•! .__
Discussion of the traffic problem
featured the regular luncheon meet-
ing of the Lions club at the Oxford
cafe at noon today, with the club
naming a committee to Investigate
the possibility of a scientific study
of traffic conditions here.
The committee Is composed of Dr.
1* R- Conrad, chattman; Paul Lieb-
®*tm' **• -Wut Bolin, and Jean
j*har •ctfcm the club named
Jack Burmeler to fill out
the unexpired term of Lyle I*ach’
who baa resigned. Leach Is moving
from XI Reno.
meet log. They are
»uea Haydenburk, new editor at
the XI Reno Amriou, Tbd
atm employe of Oaneral
Four persons were fined Monday
on charges of traffic violations In
the court of W. p. Crltes, Justice
of the peace.
Richard Cole Medlln, 51. of
Harrah, was fined $10 and costs on
charges of reckless driving on U. 8.
0*. about 14 miles west of El Reno.
Aug. ll. The complaint was brought
by Patrol Trooper Art Cordry.
Edgar Delbert Owings, 25. Eagle
City, was fined $10 and costs on
charges of passing In a no-passing
sone on U. & 96, 13 miles west of
H Reno, Aug. 13. The complaining
witness was Cordry.
Grant Junior Potter. Yukon, was
ncxsed a 925 fine and costs on
charges of driving on U. 8. 66. a
east of Yukon. July 38, with-
out a driver’s license. The com-
plaint was made by Trooper Charles
Hershel Lee Randall, 21, 712 South
Poster, XI Reno, was fined $5 and
°a*t* on charges of foiling to keep
to the right of the center of the
highway an meeting an approach-
ing vehicle, on U. 8. Si, two miles
■with of xi Reno, Aug. 5. Woods
their apartments to escape
flames and crumbling wood.
One woman, hanging out her
wash on the roof, was knocked 25
feet Into brush behind the building
by the Impact.
A young mother who was caught
in her flaming third-floor apart-
ment tossed her 8-months-old babv
Into the outstretched arms of her
husband standing 25 feet below.
Ted Bell, news director for sta- *
tlon KR8C and one of the first to I
arrive at the scene, said he saw
an elderly victim being led to an
"He muttered over and over. 'I'm
79 years old. I have nothing to
live for . . . let me die.'
"His arms and shoulders looked
partly rooked." Bell said.
The plane’s crew of six. three
airforce men and throe Boeing en-
gineers, and five residents of the
apartment house were known dead.j
The estimates of the number of
additional victims were hazy be-1
cause all records of the building
were destroyed In the fire.
The 12 injured, suffering from
burns and other Injuries, were all
residents of the apartment house.
They were hospitalised.
Quarters were found In a Seattle
hotel for 21 residents of the apart-
ment building who escaped.
Witnesses said one wing of the
8-50 scraped along the side of a
brewery administration building,
then the plane nosed into a gravel
road, plowed through four parked
automobiles—flipping one over "like
a child's plaything”—cartwheeled
over and exploded.
They said the plane's engines
appeared not to be functioning at
scheduled to open in San Prancjsco
on Sept. 4.
The Soviet delegation, to be head-
ed by Deputy Foreign Minister An-
drei Gromyko. Is certain to attack
U S. treaty proposals and demand
the changes that will appeal to some
Change Is Made
A "final" treaty draft sponsored
by the United States reached many
foreign governments today. A last-
minute change recognized Japan’s
full sovereignty over Its own terri-
tory. The United Stales rejected
proposals by India and Indonesia
which would have limited American
Influence In the Pacific.
the Kansong sector to take a hill
that has defied them for three
Across the rest of the front, as
for the past 10 days, swollen rivers
and muddy ground prevented
more than limited patrol activity.
MADISON, Wts.. Aug. 14—(U.F)
—That old one about “it's so hot
you can hear the com grow" is
true, three University of Wiscon-
sin scientists said today.
On a hot summer night the
com goes "snap, crackle, phzzt,"
The scientists, accompanied by
a reporter for the Madison Capi-
tal Times, Invaded a corn field
with a recorder and devices for
measuring wind and temperature
to see if the old saying was so.
After tbg were over Prof.
Robert 8. Beeler said "If that
PCHNT - OF - THE - MOUNTAIN,
Utah. Aug. 14—tjp)—An Inmate
swinging a chain at a guard set
off an outbreak at the state prison
today and with other convicts
seized the acting warden and a
A prison spokesman said the
convict and two other Inmates
wasn’t com growing that we heard
I’d sure like to know what it
They carried away a tape re-
cording of what went on In the
field. Listeners could hear inter-
mittent sharp crackles—presum-
ably the sound of growing corn.
The scientists made their tests
between 11 p. m and 1 a m. be-
cause com does 80 percent of its
growing at night, sometimes get-
ting two to five Inches taller be-
tween sunset and sunrise.
State’s Share Is
More Than $472,000
To Sign Oath
WASHINGTON, Aug. 14_<JP>_
The house today authorized the
largest single military1 construction
program ever presented to congress
In war or peace. It calls for spend-
The major portion of the pro-
posed work, 83.480,6614m. Is al-
lotted the airforce and will be
used to strengthen its baeferln this
The sum of $1,368,028,000 Is ear-
marked for army construction and
3786,267,000 for the navy. In addi-
tion, there is about *133,766,000 for
Joint projects and for contraction
of recreational and welfare facili-
ties at bases.
The bill simply authorizes the
program. Actual funds will have
to be supplied later. The military
services are asking 64,600,000,000
to get the work under way.
This Is In addition to the $56
billion military appropriation
measures for 1952 passed by the
house last week.
Oklahomn's share of the recom-
mended expenditures Is *94,472,830.
This Includes money for the army
at Camp Gruber,
front or fight it out on tire
General Matthew B. Ridff-
way, supreme UN com
er, said in Tokyo the 38th
parallel cease-fire line which
the Reds demand is indefen-
sible and hia soldiers had
learned that fact in meeting
two enemy offensives.
“How could anyone expect
us to go back to the same
damn line again?” Ridgway
said. “We do not intend to
Lieutenant General James A.
Van Fleet, commanding the efekfet
army which will engage the Com-
munist* if the war starts again In
full ft twee eaM lea as' RwtaJ daamalla
full fury, mid In RifeW dramatic
interview at thli advance
hia man are "fine and fit" and
ready for any eventuaUtlm.
"The enemy ie in. bed. i
. “He la iui
Van Plaat aaid.
he la hurt and kg
„.................... ,.™,, OKLAHOMA CITY. A„«. j ^,“5 ’"I
SS mrfjzfjsz **~»lzJ5L,SL!rsr?."w. SUSS?
The United States and Britain oiner prisoners —™"‘
have sponsored a soft treaty which ! *rom cclls ln tbe maxlmum security failcd to qualify for Jobs this fall
would allow unlimited Japanese re- *e<;Uon of the new multi-million bv n<
armament and economic develop- P®*Utentlary.
The trio seized Weston E. Has-
lam, acting warden since last Pri- |
day at the trouble-ridden lnstltu-
ment. It provides that Japan would
pay no war damages, but would
lose the Ryukyu and Bonin islands
to the United States and would al-
low U. S. defense forces to stay In
Japan after the treaty is signed.
The trouble-making Russian dele-
gation was expected to propose.
by not signing new loyalty oaths
In contracts for the coming year.
No one knows for sure, but Tru-
man Bennett, assistant state su-
______________Perintendent of public education.
tlon, and guard Edward A. Schmidt guessf‘d 1,181 probably a large
The ea..ce „r .i.. .v,— _____.' P°rt*on of the state’s 18.000 teach-
and airforce bases at Altus, Ard-
more. Enid and Oklahoma City.
Man Injured When
Generally lair, continued warm
tonight and Wednesday with a
few local thunderstorms extreme
north portion tonight or Wednes-
day morning: low tonight In 70’s;
high Wednesday near 100.
El Reno Weather
For the 24-hour period ending
at 8 a. m. today: high, 09; low.
66; at 8 a. m., 80.
The cause of the third outbreak „ T . , *tatr s 18 000 ^h-
in three months was not lmmedi- Bnt>d thC °aUlS HRa‘"
•------ - Doubt also was expressed that!
•tely known. But the three in- 77” "1Bt
mates, the spokesman said, dc- offWals ha* ?! I0000 prcctnrt
manded to see the state highway! ®[f‘® haVe slgncd thp oaths
patrol superintendent. Joseph E I
Dudler. who raanazed the I 71,0 eontroverslal loyally oath
----- by the leglalature
earlier this year, becoming effective
May 9. At that time, probably 08
percent of the teachers signed the
However, new teachers’ contracts
were made out. effective July 2.
To Meet Here
short t,me after TgSZ
The three were Alwln Strauss,
armed with a bull chain; Wayne
Johnston and Lee West.
Guard Wayne Hoobler, struck
with the chain by Strauss, escaped
State highway patrolmen and
Since the state supreme court has
held that each contract Is an Indi-
vidual document, and does not
J .i vrauai aocument, and does not
sheriffs deputies carrying riot guns carry beyond one fiscal year most
and tear gas hurried to the instltu- officials believe a new loyalty oath
Uon which houses 472 Inmates. I U required each year
For 10 Days Each August—
State Baptist Camp Is City of 20,000
OKLAHOMA GITY Ana u__ .... _____
John W. Van Gundy. 40, was
taken to the 23 Reno sanitarium
today with back and leg injuries
suffered when a tractor overturned
on him at his farm, on Calumet
He was engaged In dumping
ensilage, when his machine backed
onto an embankment and over-
turned. The machine was removed
by another tractor driven by Clem-
ent Massey, also of Calumet
The injured man was brought to
the sanitarium; by a Wilson am-
bulance. Hospital authorities said
hi* condition had not been de-
OKLAHOMA CITY. Aug 14—
(Special i—Despite the Biblical
statement that "a city set on a
hill cannot be hid" the city that
Palls Creek Baptist assembly has
come to be Is all but hidden
away in the Arbuckle mountains,
south of Davis.
And a good-sized little city it
is for 10 days each August when
It boasts a population upwards
of 204)00. For most of the re-
mainder of the year It has the
the appearance of an abandoned
This year's assembly—the 32nd
since establishment of the camp
In 1917—will close Thursday,
with Incomplete reports Indicat-
ing a new attendance recant
will be set.
At the half-way point the
registration was well ahead of
01,1 R*r the corresponding pe-
riod last year, when the total
reached a new high of 19509.
Attendance at the 86 classes
this year averaged better than
9.000 with the figure reaching
10.000 one day. The nvast popu-
lar class, "Tomorrow You
Marry,” attracted 700 young peo-
ple. Same 7.000 pupils 8unday
gave Falls Creek one of the larg-
est Sunday schools to be found
Moet of the larger Baptist
churches In Oklahoma have their
own cabins on the 196-acre as-
sembly grounds but other groups
rent tents and cote or sleep and
cook In the open.
The enlarged e—ably grocery
almost doubled Its business this
year, selling around 154)00 quart*
at mug and orange Juke, too
■oren eat. *00 pounds of bacon,
900 loaves of bread and 1JOO
pounds of hamburger.
The ice dock handled 250.000
pounds of Ice during the assem-
bly and an estimated six tons
was used in making snow cones.
The campers still consumed
about 600 gallons of Ice cream
In cones and some 304)00 novel-
ties, such as popsicles, drum
sticks, and Ice cream sand-
Pop stand business boomed
with the heat as 604»0 bottles
were sold. Ths kids who gathered
up the empties and returned
them for three cents apiece did
right wen for themselves, too—
they collected *1200.
Seventy-one teams took port
In the softball tournament, while
counties* youngsters joined In
other athletic activities, such as
tennis, horseshoes, volleyball and
An all-day, four-county regional
meeting of the Oklahoma Farm-
ers Union a ill be held at the
American Legion park In El Reno.
Tuesday, Aug. 21, to kick off the
farm organization's annual mem-
bership drive in thia area.
Farmers from Canadian, King-
fisher, Oklahoma and Blaine coun-
ties will hear National Fanners
Union vice-president, H. D. Rolph,
lead a discussion on the Farmers
Union program and action he con-
siders necessary to preserve the
The meeting is the last of a se-
ries of seven to be held through-
out the state during the past two
Rolph. former president of the
Montana Farmers Union and
speaker of the Montana house of
representatives, has Just returned
from a three-month tour of the
nation during which time he con-
ducted a survey of the effects of
the mobilization effort on family
State officer* of the Firmer*
Union who will take part In the
discussions Include Homer Duffy,
president; William Dolesal. Ban-
ner, vice-president, and Roecoe
Beall. Cushing, board-member.
The meeting will begin at 19
a. m. and end at 4 p. m. Those
attending will bring basket lunches.
As the two ___
made their statements, ttw__
tice negotiations at Kaesong won*
through their 14th day of dead-
lock over a cease-fire line.
The Communists spurned a new
UN attempt to find a compromise.
Instead, Chief Congnunlst Dele-
gate General Nam II scathingly
attacked the allied argument that
UN air and naval superiority
should be considered in fixing the
Nam II demanded flatly, still,
that the armistice line and buffer
zone be fixed along the 38th paral-
lel border between South and
Meet Again at 7 p. m.
The allied and Red negotiator*
will hold their 25th meeting at
11 a. m. Wednesday (7 p. m. Tues-
There Is still hope here that
there will be an armistice. It Is felt
that the Communists would never
have asked for a cease-fire unles*
they knew they were beaten.
The allied argument for an ar-
mistice line based on the present
front left room for compromise
and It was hoped the Commun-
ists would talk business.
But Ridgway and Van Fleet
made It plain that:
1. The UN command will not re-
treat to the 35th parallel as the
price of an armistice.
2. Their forces are prepared to
fight the war to a finish If the
Communists want it that way.
UN troops, planes and artillery
lashed the enemy throughout Tues-
day as General Nam II and his
fellow Communist negotiators re-
jected every attempt at compro-
TRIES SECOND TUB
MACON. O*., Aug. 14—4tB—
Eighteen months after he shot end
woondMl n gM who Inter tagere
end married Mm, Harry i*—r-
■on, 46, shot and wounded her
again, Sheriff Julian iwaoock re-
Preliminary hearing for Ralph
Slayton, 34, Bethany, charged with
murder in the death of Franck
Blair, 44, originally set for today,
has been continued to a later data
by County Judge Roy M. Paubkn.
No data has been set for the
hearing, County Attorney Ralph A.
Myers. Jr., said today.
Blair was shot at hk .
route 3. north of H Reno,
and died la an
hospital July 36.
A. B. Wagner .
A. B. Wagaar, are
fothsr, th* fefo a.
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