La Grande observer. (La Grande, Or.) 1959-1968, June 20, 1959, Page 1, Image 1

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257(h Issue 63rd Ytar
Summer Summit Conference
Demands Renewed By Soviets
To West
MOSCOW (UPl.i-A joint Soviet-East
German communique to
day renewed demands (or a sum
mit conference and said that
without a German peace treaty
and an end to the "intolerable
situation" in West Berlin there
can be no peace in Europe.
It also repeated warnings that
if the West "frustrates" the con
clusion of a peace treaty with all
of Germany, the Soviet Union
will sign a separate peace treaty
with East Germany.
This, it maintained, would end
the occupation rights of the West
ern Powers.
"The acts and provisions stem
ming from the capitulation and
the military defeat of Germany
in ' the past war will therefore
lose their power," it said.
The communique was signed
Friday by Soviet Premier Niklta
S. Khrushchev and East German
Communist leader Walter III
bricht and followed more than a
week of talks. Ulbricht and East
German Premier Otto Grotewohl
returned to East Germany today.
It said, the Soviet Union and
East Germany would consent to
an interim agreement on West
Berlin under certain conditions.
-They said they were prepared
to consent to this as well as "the
continuation for a specified , per
iod of certain occupation rights
of the Western Powers" if an all
German committee arrived at
' "agreed decisions on questions
of the peace treaty and the reuni
fication of Germany"
The communique paralleled So
viet Premier Nikita S. Khrush
chev's previous demands that
East and West Germany nego
tiate on equal footing and in ef
fect would entail western recog
nition of East Germany.
The communique said the best
solution for the Borlin problem
"in the present' conditions" be
fore Germany is reunited is to
make West Berlin a "free de
militarized city."
The communique also:
Noted the special importance
of a summit conference.
Condemned the North Atlan
tic treaty powers for the con
struction of rocket bases in Italy
and Greece.
Accused NATO of trying to
make the Baltic a springboard
for war.
Stressed the necessity of halt
ing all nuclear weapons tests.
On the question of West Berlin,
the Soviets and East Germans
said they were ready to "find a
way out with all the interested
parties for a mutually acceptable
But it said they would continue
tp press for an all-German peace
treaty and the end of the "intol
erable situation in West Berlin
which is a continuous occupation
It noted "with regret" that the
Western ministers did not accept
the Soviet proposals at the Gen
eva conference for negotiations on
a peace treaty. '
The communique said that the
West instead submitted a "pack
age plan" which "lumps together
Into a tangle a whole number of
complex problems and would ex
tend the rule of tho German
militarists to the Oder and Neisse,
legalize and continue the atomic
arming of the Federal German
Republic and include the whole of
Germany in NATO,
Three-Story Fall
Hurts Inspector
ASHLAND (UPI)-An automatic
sprinkler system Inspector from
Medford was critically injured
Friday when he plunged three
stories to a concrete sidewalk
while inspecting sprinklers at the
new Shakespearean theater in
Hospitals officials at Sacred
Heart hospital in Medford said
Frank Wheat, Medford, was in
critical condition. He suffered se
vere internal injuries and under
went surgery for more than four
hours Friday night.
Wheat is an employe of the
Viking Sprinkler System company
of Medford and Ashland. Police
said he apparently slipped from
, the third floor level of the new
$250,000 theater building while
checking a newly-installed sprin
kler setup.
TO START THE ENGINE , . . C. A. Jackman, Union Pacific en
gineer explains to Ed Coman, new president of the Oregon
Newspaper Publishers Association, how to operate the engine..
Jackman will take Coman and more than 100 other publishers
on a ride to Joseph today. . , . (Observer Photo)
Election; Wallowa Trip
Highlight ONPA Meet
Edward Coman of the Woodburn
Independent was elected president
of the Oregon Newspaper Pub
lishers Association at a business
meeting Friday. Coman, formerly
vice president, succeeds Philip Bla
dine of McMinnvillc. '
Other elections are Arthur L.
Lowe, Corvallis Gazcttc-Timcs.
vice president; ' and Fred Ilass,
North Bend News, treasurer.
Elected to director Posts far the
comfng y''ar were: Waltor McKin-
nev, HiMsboro Argus;' Lawrence
Spraker, Stay-Mall; Elmo Smith,
Albany Democrat-Herald: Jerry
Latham, Mcdford Mail Tribune;
Mary Brown, Redmond Spokes
man, and Lee Bollinger of the
Baker Dcmocrat-Hrald.
Alton Baker, Eugene Register-
Guard, will act as reprcscntalivc-at-largc
for tho Eric W. Allen
memorial fund trustees. Carl Webb,
Eugene, was re-elected as secre
tary. .
Robert W. Ruhl, editor and pub
lisher of the M"dford Mail Tribune.
was presented the Amos E. Voor
hies award ' for distinguished
achievements in journalism.
Ruhl was ill and not present
but the award was accepted for
him by Eric Wi Allen Jr., manag
ing editor of the Medford paper.
The award was established in
1938 by the employes of the Grants
Pass Courier in honor of their
boss, Amos E. Voorhies: Presenta
tion was made by Frank Jenkins,
editor and publisher of the Klamath
Canadian-U.S. Air Defense Arm
Is Visited Bv Queen Elizabeth
Nfld. ( UPI ) Queen Elizabeth vis
ited this base today to see a key
segment of Canada-United States
air defense in action.
The Queen's Royal Canadian
Air Force plane flew in from Deer
Lake on schedule despite earlier
fears that foggy weather would
delay the take-oif. The plane land
ed at 7:02 a.m. pdt. i
Later today the Queen moves
on to Quebec, the second of 10
provinces on her 15,000-mile, 100
city itinerary which includes a
brief stay in Chicago.
Begins Long Trip
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of the award in 1958.
Jenkins praised Ruhl for his
"courage and independence and
for his willingness ' to engage in
sharp controversy for the good of
the community." Ruhl's paper is
a former winner of the Pulitzer
Prize for community service.
A special train lfl at 8:30 this
morning for a sight seeing trip up
the Grande Rondc River. The pub
lishers stopped in Joseph for a"becf
barbeqiie.. served Jby the Wallowa'
County Stockgrowers Association.
After the barbeque cars were made
available for a tour of Joseph and
Wallowa Lake. :. , , -
Publishers returned to La Grande
in time for dinner and the climax
of the convention which will be an
evening of entertainment by La
Grande performers.
The ONPA voted to meet next
year at Seaside or Gcarhart during
the second week in July.
Mostly fair and warm
through Sunday with after
noon or evening thunder
storms in mountains; high
Sunday 93-98; low tonight 55
Memorial services for Asa
Eggleson will be held on Sun
day, June 21 at 2 p.m. at the
community church at Enterprise.
The Queen and her husband,
Prince Philip, saw long lines of
jet fighter planes standing pre
pared to take off at a moment's
notice on orders from Strategic
Air Command headquarters at
Omaha, Neb.
The royal couple mingled with
U.S. Defense commanders during
the 20-minulc visit to Harmon,
across the runway from Canada's
small transport department- at
Stevenville. She also toured Slcv
envillc. l' '
Top United States officials who
turned out at Harmon to greet the
Queen included United States Con-
To Visit U.S.
Gov. Long
Maps Plans
To Get Out
Gov, Earl Long's personal attor
ney went to the state mental hos
pital where the governor is con
fined to plan strategy to get Long
released. ' ,
Theo Cangelosi, Long's appoint
ee as chairman of the Board of
Supervisors of Louisiana State
University and a close personal
friend, drove from the capital to
the Mandeville Hospital where the
governor was committed by a
district court as a schizophrenic
paranoid. The 63-year-old Long was ex
pected to instruct Cangelosi to
demand a public hearing on his
mental state.
Long moved to get out of the in
stitution as his friends and ene
mies squabbled in what could be
come a struggle for power to
take over the Long dynasty.
Leading the battle against the
Long machine1 was Secretary of
State Wade Martin Jr., an old foe
who became infuriated when Long
took away from him two state
posts adding an additional $8,000
a year to his salary.
Jesse Bankston, director of state
hospitals, said permission had
been granted Cangelosi to visit
the hospital. Bankston said he also
would go to Mandeville today.
Bankston said Cangelosi would
call in other lawyers for Long if
the governor requests it.
The 10 a.mj hospital bulletin
said Long "spent a fairly restful
night and was getting along well."
It said diagnostic procedures had
not yet been completed.
Long was expected to petition
for ' a hearing before District
Judge Fred S. Leblanc. Lcblano
signed he papers permitting uep
uties to drag Long screaming,
cursing and kicking from a state
patrol car Thursday and take him
to the hospital.
Dr. Sparkman Wyatt, a psychia
trist for the district court who
examined Long when he arrived
in Baton Rouge, said the gover
nor suffered from "paranoid schi-
zophrenia, with manic-depressive
"He felt, in his own- words,
everyone else is nuts', and might
have killed himself by expended
manic excitement," Dr. Wyatt
Another physician who 'ex
amincd Long, and who asked that
his name be withheld, said Long
set a killing pace during the
month preceding his breakdown
because of a subconscious desire
to commit suicide.
"Actually, he wants to be shot
to death like his brother, Huey,
the doctor said. U.S. Sen. Huey
Long, Earl's brother, was shot to
death in a corridor of the state
capitol building in 1935.
sul General William H. Christcn-
sen, General Frederick T. Terrell,
64th Air Division commander, and
Rear Admiral William I. Martin,
Commander Barrier, U.S. Atlantic
Harmon Field is one of two
Newfoundland military bases
leased to the United States by
Britain during world War Two
for 99 years in return for old
model American destroyers that
Britain badly needed during the
battle of the Atlantic. Canada
agreed to honor terms of the
lease when Newfoundland he
came its 10th province in 194!).
The Newfoundland visit ends at
approximately 11:10 a.m.. e.d.t.
with the Queen's departure by
plane for tho iron ore community
of Shcffcrville and Knob Lake,
The Queen's busy ilincrary to
day called for visits to an iron
ore mine at Sheffervilln, Que.,
the iron ore shipping center of
Seven Islands, Que., and an In
dian reservation at Seven Islands
before the couple boards the
Royal yacht Britannia, which ar
rived from Britain about a week
before the Queen and Philip flew
into Newfoundland.
The royal couple will travel
aboard the yacht to several low
er St". Lawrence River points, in
eluding Quebec's picturesque
Gaspe region; Quebec City, Can
ada's "ancient capital"; -and
Montreal, where the Queen and
President Eisenhower will form
ally open the St. Lawrence Sea
way June 26.
"Sassy," a sociable, landlub
bing se lion, ii on tht loose
hereabouts, but her owner
isn't too concerned.
Robert Dietch, operator of
children's loo in Fair Lawn,
N.J., said he was taking the
four-foot California sea lion
to a party in Pompton Plains
Friday when she slipped out
of the truck and disappear
ed. "There are a lot of lakes
and ponds up here," Dietch
said, "but she's not too craiy
for water.'
If she does get a yen for a
dip, though, "Sassy" probably
will head for a spot where
there are people. ,
"She's gone swimming in
several private pools," he
Chances are, though, Dietch
said, she'll probably "just
come up and bark at some
guy's back door and want to
go home."
Civil War Vet
Is Fighting
For His Life
nation's last Civil War veteran,
116-ycar-old Walter Washington
Williams, fought for his life in
an oxygen tent at the home of
his daughter today.
Williams contracted pneumonia
two weeks ago. He appeared to
be improving but suffered a re
lapse yesterday. lie was in criti
cal condition at the home of his
daughter, Mrs. Willie Mae Bowles
The death of John Sailing, in
a Kingsport, Tcnn., hospital on
March 16 left Williams as the
lust living symbol of some four-
miuion men wno lougm me ;
bloody Civil War that split the
nation nearly a century ago.
Williams, a Confederate soldier,
predicted six years ago ne woum l
uu lliu umi living ouivivui. iiuir
particularly wanted to outlive the f
last Union veteran and did. Al-i
bert Wool son of Duluth, Minn., f
the nation's last surviving Union
soldicv-dicd two. years ngo.
; Williams was 116 last Nov. 14.
He Is blind and has -been bed
ridden for several years.
Williams was 19 when the Civil
War began in 1861. He joined
Gen. John B. Hood's Fifth Cavalry
at Corinth, Miss., as a forage -
mnslnr" whpn hn 22 Thfl inh
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Williams was in action only
once. He recalled he was with
Rebels who ambushed a group of
Yankees ono morning and killed
about 100 of them.
A Yankee reporter once asked
him what made him live so long.
Williams replied: "don't cat so
much and move to Texas.
Race Rioting
Is Dwindling
DURBAN, South Africa (UPI)
White and Negro leaders
disagreed today on the causes of
race rioting which has taken two
lives and injured 100 persons.
The noting dwindled to scat
tered incidents today.
Fifty-seven persons have been
arrested in the two days of dis
African Nationalist leaders and
the white police both said the
rioting was spontaneous and had
no organized political backing, but
they differed as to its motive.
Police Col. Reginald D. Jenkins
told United Press International
today that the riots were "com
pletely spontaneous."
They broke out after munici
pal police cleaned out some illicit
stills as part of the general slum
clearance scheme in Cato Manor,"
he said.
M. B. Yengwa, Natal slate sec
retary of the African National
Congress, also said the riots were
spontaneous, but there his agree
ment with the police version
The riots' background was the
abysmal poverty of African lo
cations and the high-handed 'ac
tion of municipal authorities," he
EOC Registration
To Begin Monday
Registration for the 1059 Sum
mer Session at Eastern Oregon
College will get under way al
":00 Monday morning in Pierce
Library, accordng to John Miller,
Director of Summer Session
Graduate students will commence
registering at 2:00 p.m.
In addition to a full schedule
of undergraduate and graduate
courses, eleven worgshops are
planned throughout the session
and teachers of the area arc es
pecially urged to investigate their
possibilities, Mr. Miller said. ;
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With temperatures soaring to 90 degrees yesterday, Merlin Baldwin wasn't the only
youngster, or adult for that matter, who took time out from the sweltering heat to
cool off. Here Merlin pauses for a refreshing drink before hitting the street again to
wind up his Observer sales (Observer Photo By Joe Diehl)
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TOO HOT Boiling temperatures' have chased young
Arthur Trice, son of Mr. and Mrs. Lucky Trice, into the
shade between Observer sales yesterday. Arthur has
been selling papers for almost three years.
Eisenhower . Prepares Fight
For Gasoline Tax Increase
While House disclosed today that
President Eisenhower is prepar
ing to turn some heal on Congress
to rally support for his proposed
increase in gasoline taxes.
News Secretary James C. Hag
crty said tho President has asked
Bertram J. Tallamy to prepare
a slale-liy-slale summary showing
what failure to raise the gasoline
-tax would do to the interstate
highway program.
Hagcrty said the Wiiite House
expects to'publish the report next
Asked if It might he included In
a special message to' Congress on
the subject, he replied:.
"I would think every state and
motorist in the country would
send a special message to Con
gress." Ilagerty said a preliminary re
port has indicated that no funds
can be allotted to slates this July
or August for construction work
in the next fiscal year starting
July 1. .
Residents Are Asked
To Curb Use Of Water
Residents of La Grande were re
quested not to water their lawns
or wash cars today, Sunday or Mon
day by Water Superintendent Ben
Tho city is In the middle of a
routine cleaning job in the small
reservoir south of town. There is
ample water availablcfor ordinary
use. This is a precautionary meas
ure In case of fire or other emer
gency requiring the use of city
water. '
The President -asked Congress
last winter to raise the federal
gasoline tax from 3 to 4 '4 cents
for the next five years. He said
tho increase was needed to fi
nance the 41,000-mile interstate
highway program now underway.
There has been no sign that the
Democratic - controlled Congress
would approve the increase.
Courses in pre-fire planning,
proper procedures on out-of-the-way
dwellings, hose lays, ladder
drills and training on the new
truck will be part of the curricu
lum when La Grande firemen
start school Monday. ' '
Fire Chief Ray Snider said to
day, "When the new truck arrives
we will work on that till all the
men become proficient in Its op
eration." !
As p'art of the training several
buildings in the town area will be
surveyed to determine the best
method of fighting a fire if one
should occur. Firemen will also
survey the residential area to de
termine difficult fire fighting prob
lems. These will be submitted to
the class as practical problems.
Chief Snider and local training
officers will attend a special train
ing program to he held in Baker
two weekends In July. Off duty and
voluteer firemen will also attend
on a volutary basis.
The first classes will be held
July 11-J2 and will Include in
Price 5 Cents
1: ?! Talks
NEW YORK (UPH Steel con
tract talks remained deadlocked
today, with only 9 more bargain
ing days left for top-level nego
tiators to reach a peaceful settle
ment and avert a nationwide
strike al 12:01 a.m. July 1.
In Pittsburgh, a top official Of
ono of the nation's largest steel
(irms said the industry has "made
rt -f kuil offer"., jn.-ibe; current n- -gotiations.
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"We have made a proposal,"
the official said Friday night. "We
will take a strike rather than
change that proposal.'', .
Recess Until Monday
The official, who asked that his
name be withheld, did not ruje out
the possibility of a wage increase,
but he said tho industry was unit
ed in ILs determination to prevent
an 'increase in "employment
There was no meeting of the
negotiators today. After sitting
around the bargaining table for
two hours Friday, the joint con
ference was recessed until 10 a.m.
Monday. . ,
Industry's chief negotiator, R;
Conrad Cooper, executive vice
president of the U.S. Steel Corp.,
had nothing to say on the im
passe. And the only comment of
David J. McDonald, president of
the United Stcelworkers Union,
was that "silence is golden" at
this late stage in the negotiations.
To Meet With Democrats
After Monday's session, Cooper
plans to go to Washington with
Roger M. Blough, chairman of U.S.
Steel, where they will meet Mon
day night with a group of liberal
Democrats. Last Monday night
this same group was addressed by
McDonald who briefed them on
the status of tho negotiations. :,
The two negotiating teams,
headed by Cooper and McDonald,
are bargaining on an industry
wide basis. Negotiations have been
in progresss since May 5.
struction in the characteristics
and hazards of liquified petroleum
gas and working under these fire
conditions. . Also included during
that weekend will be instruction "
in breathing apparatus and pre
fire planning.
tho following weekend the Sat
urday class will be the controlling
and extinguishing of flammable
liquid fires, rescue carries . and
operations and controlling and ex
tinguishing fire In dwellings. 7
Chief Snider explained that' In
fighting dwelling fires it is neces
sary to get into the .center of the
house so that fire and smoke can
be forced out through windows and
doors. Fighting from the outside
forces the fire In and causes the
blaze to become "hotter."
During August, the date Is tMt
yet definite, Earl Albright of the
State Division of Vocational Edu
cation will be In La Grande for a
two-day course in pump operation
and construction. The course is
designed as a regional meeting
and all Union county fire depart
ments are invited to participate