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Observer, La Grande, Ore., Thuri., June 25, 1959 Page 9
EVERYONE LOOKS ALIKE
Wall Street Dress Undergoes
Changes From The Old Days
By ELMER C. WALZER
UPI Staff Writer
NEW YORK (UPI) Back in
the old days in Wall Street,
every man. was dressed differ
ently, wore a different type of
hat, vest and coat, and cut his
beard in his own personal style.
Today all dress alike. They
conform.' If narrow lapels are in
style, they wear 'em narrow. Tho
same goes for all other details
narrow neckties, wide neckties,
peg top pants, padded shoulders,
narrow waistlines, and so on and
And now, it seems, this con
formity is going to be world wide.
, COKEVILLE, Wyo. (UPI) Ore
gon's Centennial wagon train
pushed on through the high coun
try of Western Wyoming today to
ward this town near the Idaho
The train's personnel was down
to 24 following the departure Wed
nesday of Gail Carnine and his
wife Palma for their home in
Roseburg where Carnine said he
wanted to take care of an "urgent
medical matter." They are sched
uled to rejoin the train in about
The wagons were rolling
through country 8,000 feet above
Tuesday's visit to Kemmcrer
was a red letlcr day for Rudy
Roudcbaugh, driver of the Drain
wagon, whose daughter Judy was
married to Al llollnman in an im
pressive covered wagon ceremony
in Kcmmcrcr's Triangle Park.
"This is the town that made a
man of me," Roudcbaugh said.
He recalled that he ran away
from home 22 years ago and end
ed up in Kemmcrer working as a
hay hand for Al Sutton whose son,
Ralph, was present at the wedding.
A Wall Strccter will look like a
citizen of Chicago, San Francisco,
or Johannesburg, South Africa.
Ruby Back, president of I. L.
Back & Co. of Capetown, and
largest menswear manufacturer
in South Africa, says there can
and should be universal men's
fashions. He holds, however, that
within a particular fashion there
can be deviations to meet climat
ic needs of particular countries.
Universal Sport Shirt
The men's fashion group is
going to start its universal fash
ion with a sport shirt. It' will be
shown at the congress of the
International Fashion Council in
New York on May 5, 1960.
This fashion show will exchange
information from leading manu
facturers of menswear from 25
countries (North America, Eur
ope, Africa and Australia).
The show will include latest
men's fashions from all the na
tions, the latest fabrics, methods
of marketing, sales, advertising,
color, style, promotions, and pack
aging. The Phillips-Van Heuscn Corp.,
U.S. member of the group, will
be its host at the 1960 meeting.
"The interchange of fashion
concepts, as well as marketing
and manufacturing techniques, is
bound to help menswear manu
facturers throughout the world,"
according to Stanley C. Gillette,
vice-president - sales, of Phillips
Gillette holds that every com
pany like his can always use
additional ideas.' He notes the
wash and wear shirt was first
Of 1958 Is Subject
WASHINGTON (UPI) The
Small Business Administration
has scheduled hearings in Port
land for Aug. 26-27 on procedures
developed by the SBA to imple
ment the timber set-aside provi
sion of the Small Business Act of
The Act set aside a quantity of
timber for purchase by operators
employing 100 persons or less.
dccvlopcd in England and
many other innovations first ap
Back and Gillette feel that the
stiff formality of European dress
is breaking down with people
wearing the same types of cloth
ing in leisure hours.
Conformity and Comfort
As these experts put it, men
arc for conformity and for com
fort in their clothing. They sec
a blending of various fashion
ideas with the ultimate situation
one in which it will be difficult
to tell the British, French, Span
ish, Italian or other national from
This isn't going to hapjien over
night. For some time, you'll be
able to distinguish the various
The start comes in the sport
shirt which is an accepted U.S.
Until recently, sports garments
produced in Europe were used
primarily by the wealthy when
they engaged in sports. They
were not used for leisurewear as
they are in the United States,
according to Back. The standard
of living being ..raised abroad,
particularly in Europe and Africa,
more and more men will be in
creasing their wardrobes, says
Back. "Previously, they only
bought dress shirts. They are now
buying leisurewear garments as
well. This trend will increase
All this is going to mean more
income for the producers of men's
wear, it is held. As men conform
more and more, they aren't go
ing to wear last year's lapels or
shoulders. Good news for the tex
tile business which makes the
goods that make the shirts, the
suits, the neckties and the hats
that men will junk to buy new
shirts, suits, nccktios, and hats to
conform with the other men of
And once this thing really gets
going, you won't be able to tell
a stock broker in Wall Street
from a plumber in Milan or a
pilot on the Suez Canal. ' .,'
Put Women Before The Men
When It Comes To Driving
Hopkins And Wallace Confirmed
Despite Lack Of Qualifications
By LYLE C. WILSON
UPI Staff Writer
WASHINGTON (UPI) Old
timers around town will remem
ber that Harry L. Hopkins and
Henry A. Wallace were confirmed
for service as Sccrcyary of Com
merce, the job for which the
U. S. Senate has refused to con
firm Adm. Lewis L. Strauss.
Neither Wallace nor Hopkins
had qualifications for that cabinet
post cither by experience or point
of view. Their nominations
shocked the business community.
This shock was aggravated by
the belief that. In both instan
ces, President Roosevelt was
seeking to provide himself with a
hand-picked successor in the
Wallace got the cabinet nomina
tion because he had been a good
boy in the 1944 presidential cam
paign, making powerful campaign
speeches to the political left wing
in behalf of the Roosevelt-Truman
ticket. FDR had wanted Wallace
to be renominated for vice presi
dent in 1944 but the Democratic
National Convention would not
Could Have Bolted
Wallace could have sulked or
bolted the Democratic ticket but
he stayed on the team. FDR
made room for him in the cabinet
by firing Commerce Secretary Jes
se H. Jones, a financier with am
ple qualifications for that post.
"Henry is entitled to what he
wants," FDR told Jones and that
was that. The nomination went
up on Jan. 21, 194S. In his auto
biography, Jones recalls:
"The suggestion sent to Con
gress by President Roosevelt that
Wallace, who possessed odd and
mystic notions about business and
finance, should be placed in
charge of the government's lend
ing agencies, which were dealing
in billions of dollars, startled the
country and shocked Congress.
"Cong-ess immediately took
steps to assure that, whatever
else Mr. Wallace got hold of, he
wouldn't get his hands on Uncle
Sam's check book."
Jones as Secretary of Com
merce also had been Federal
Loan Administrator (FLA).- (That
included supervision of the Re
construction Finance Corporation
and its subsidiaries. How Con
gressional Republicans and Dem
ocrats alike felt about Wallace in
that kind of clover was indicated
by the vote in the House to sep
arate the FLA from the Com
merce Department. The vote was
400 to 2.) ' -
Ran For President
The Senate Commerce Commit
tee voted 15 to 5 against Wal
lace's confirmation as Secretary
out he finally was confirmed. Fi
nally, alsb, he ran for President.
That was in 1948 as the nominee
of tho Progressive Party, which
was invented, operated and bally
hoocd by the Communist Party
of the United States.
Hopkins was nominated for the
Commerce Dcoartmcnt in 1938.
Some days before the nomination
was made Gallup pollsters put
this question: "Would you ap
prove Harry L. Hopkins nomina
tion for Commerce Secretary?"
The returns: Yes, 34, per cent;
No, 66 per cent.
Harry-the Hop, as FDR called
him, was confirmed, however,
and served an undistinguished
cabinet term. In furtherance of
his White House ambitions, Hop
kins planned to buy a farm in
his native Iowa and joined an
Iowa Methodist Church. Nothing
came of that.
The Wallace, Hopkins, Strauss
incidents suggest that the Senate
is working under new ground
rules on confirmations.
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One of the world finest been .
By GAY PAULEY
UPI Staff Writer
NEW YORK (UPD Two ex
perts behind the wheel, a man
and a woman, put us ludics be
fore the men in driving ability.
Although I must confess that
Carl C. dim, the "lifiO Driver
of the Year," was reluctant to
discuss women motorists.
"Yqii're Jrying to put me on a
spot," laughed Crim, when I
asked him who in general was
the safer driver man or woman.
"Tho woman is quicker, her re
actions are fast," he said., "She
is more alert. Not easily flus
tered." Crim, who lives at Okmulgee,
Okla., owns his own tank truck
and leases it on jobs. He has had
26 years of accident-free driving.
Covered more than a million and
one-half miles, and this record
plus his life-saving efforts on and
off , the highways won him the
American Trucking . Association s
The lady expert is Miss Patricia
Jones, u 30-year-old stunt driver
touring with Jack Kochman's hell
- Lady Stunt Driver
Miss Jones, a tall blonde from
Wichita, Kan., proved this year
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (UPD A
prisoner hurt when lawmen
crushed a 16-hour riot in the hom
osexual wing of the U.S. Medical
Center died Wednesday night of
a fractured skull.
He was Richard Smith of Salt
Lake City, a 24-year-old inmate
serving seven years for threaten
ing to kill or harm the President
of the United States.
Meanwhile, Warden Russell O.
Settle said he is in no hurry to
take action against the ringlead
ers of the riot. He said he and
his staff have found no rational
explanation for the outbreak.
He said Earl C. Taylor, 31, of
Phcnix City, Ala., "one of the
most vicious prisoners in the en
tire federal prison syslcm," was
the principal ringleader. Taylor's
two lieutenants were identified as
Bryan D. Reed, 24-year-old mur
derer from Los Angeles, and Carl
Roberts, 19, of Kansas City, who
is serving time for car theft.
Smith was injured when 100 of
ficers stormed the wing where
106 homosexual and mental pa
tients held five guards captive
with knives at their throats. It was
not made clear how Smith was
injured; whether by officers in
the attack force, by. another pris
oner, or by accident.
Settle said he was in no hurry
to take action against the rioters
because "mental responsibility"
A board of inquiry continued to
question inmates searching for
the reason behind the riot.
"I think it was just a compul
sive, aggressive act," Settle said.
"They haven't been able to
name any of the demands they
said they would make, nor give a
that she can drive with thrift as
well as thrill by piloting a Dodge
to victory in the annual economy
run. She has used the same make
of car in the seven years she has
been u stunt driver and estimates
she has logyotl half a million
"To gut lo be 30 in Ibis busi
ness, you have to be careful,
"I do all the stunts the men
drivers do, but maybe I'm a
little bit more cautious and less
aggressive behind the wheel and
the same holds for the 60 mil
lion womc'.i drivers across the
nation. Statistics show they're
naturally safer than men.
Many mate drivers are over
confident," she said.
She believes the courtesy factor
is the prime reason for the low
accident rate among women
Chivalry on the Road?
Her advice to the woman driver
is this: Don't assume that there
is a lot of chivalry on the open
"You may think your feminity
entitles you to go first. But don't
risk it. Let the man driver cross
ahead of you, cut in or pass,
As for Crim, he believes the
rules of the road apply to either
sex in the same degree.
Crim said, "I give a lot of the
credit for my driving record to
my wife. She gets up and fixes
me a good breakfast.. .and that's
something, for I begin work at
about four in the morning. She
never starts out with an argument."
Said his wife: "At that hour,
who's awake enough to argue!"
BRITISH LAUNCH MISSILES
LONDON (UPD Britain opened
its first guided missile range
Tuesday with the launching of a
U.S. -made Corporal missile. The
range is located in the Hebrides
Islands west of Scotland. An of
ficial announcement said the
launching "was successful."
Old Fort Clatsop
Renamed For Rilea
WARRENTON (UPD-Old Fort
Clatsop one mile south of here
Wednesday was formally renamed
Fort Rilea in honor of the late
Gen. Thomas E. Rilea, Oregon
Adjutant General who died last
For 32 years the camp has been
a training site for headquarters
troops of the Oregon National
The dedication ceremonies cti
maxed Governor's Day in which
1,200 guardsmen at their annual
summer encampment were re
viewed in a parade. Among the
reviewing stand guests were Mrs.
Rilea and Major General George
Haskctt, Washington Stale Adju
Gov. Mark Hatfield was unable
to attend the ceremonies.
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