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WASHINGTON LTI Wild
Annie was Tierc at last, and word
spread across the' Capitol range
like winclwhipicd fire through
Was this the Wild Horse Annie
who singk'haixlcdly cowed the
cowhands, out drew the gunsling
ois, and hoRtied the Nevada Leg
islature in the interest of Having
the vanishing cnyuso from the
It was indeed. It was Wild
Morse Annie, the nemesis of the
dog food a id glue factory moguls,
the terror of the burro bootlegger,
the he oinc of the mustang's last
1 buckled on my fountain pen
and galloiied through the Capitol
canyons to the office of liep. Wal
ter Baring (D-Ncv.) where Annie
had agreed to have a few words
with a posse of press men.
I was feeling uneasy about my
citified suit and bow tie, and the
fact I wasn't packing a gun. But
Annie, it developed, wasn't bol
stered up for the rendezvous
I thought fur a minute I had
On His Pen To Join
Annie's Press Posse
A TWIST? HERE, A TURN THERE
Chuck Gavirl shows Babara Sherwood annd Carmen Crossen how to make a rope
halter during the 4-11 summer camp heli last week. Eighty-five children from the
Grande Ronde valley attended the camp, the second annual encampment here.
Rates Maintain Higher Interest
Dollar's Value Boston Bank Says
NEW YORK lPt One stop
in maintaining the value of t he
dollar is to accept the discipline
involved in higher interest rates,
says the First National Bank of
Boston in its July New England
'Higher interest rales, the bank
adds, could wel attract some
foreign funds, since interest rates
have been tending lower in a
number of other nations.
This attraction for foreign funds
in turn might make less likely
further gold withdrawals from the
"That rising rates of interest
mayTcstrict the pace of debt
formation and slow our .super
charged economic boom to more
manageable proMrtions may be
expected, but considerable long
run benefits in fiscal and mone
tary soundness would surely be
achieved," the letter states.
The batik's letter comes almost,
on the date of its 175th birthday.
The bank was chartered on July
5, 1784, five years before the U.S.
Constitution and George Washing
' The bank w as signed in by
John Hancock, first governor of
Massachusetts, and headed at its
start by James Bowdoin. the Bay
State's second chief executive and
the inspiration for Bowdoin
A short time ago. the Bank of
New York announced that it. too.
was celebrating its 175th birthday.
That was in June.
But First National of Boston
claims the first in this case be
cause, it states the Bank of New
York started without a charter.
First National claims it is the
oldest chartered bank . in the
History of First National of
Boston began in 1783 when a
group of Boston merchants cir-
PORTLAND lUPli The Ore
gon Came Commission said today
power turbines at the Oregon City
falls will be the scene of extensive
studies starting n?xl Monday.
July 20, to determine existence, if
any. and extent of mortality on
downstream migrating sleclhead
Bill Pitney, Commission biolo
gist in charge of the operation,
said a scries of at least six tests
would be conducted during the
next few weeks with each lest to
run at three or four-day intervals
Actual tests will consist of re
lease of marked rhtnonk salmon
and stcelhead trout into the tur
bine intakes. Fish passing through
the turbines will bo picked up be
low by a huge funnel not 105 feet
long with a throat opening of 22-by-20
feet. A control group of
salmon and sleclhead. with differ
ent marks, will be released below
the turbines and captured in the
funnel net in a similar manner
All fish or pa-is thereof will be
diverted from the net into a float
ing live box for study and analy
ses. The project is a continuation of
turbine testing at power installa
tions under the federal aid Colum
bia river fishery development program.
culated a proposal for a bank
stating they had been "taught by
experience of many nations that
well regulated ba.iks are highly
useful to society."
The charter was signed on Feb.
7, 1784, and the bank opened on
July Sth for the thriving seaport
of Boston, population 17,000.
Depositors wrote their names in
a book to avoid forgery as they
made their first deposits which in
the first week of 0eration totaled
The names in this book in
cluded such historically famous
Boston names as Cabot. Codman,
Lowell, Bromfield. P a r k m a n.
J.OS ANGELES (UPI The
United States Conference of May
ors overwhelmingly aMroved
Wednesday a resolution urging the
holding of public hearings by Con
gress on President Eisenhow
er's veto of the federal housing
The action said a survey among
the nation's mayors indicated that
800 million dollars in federal
grants would be needed annually
for urban renewal activities. The
President's newly-proposed meas
ure would authorize only 600 mil
lion dollars for the next two years.
The mayors also endorsed dur
ing the final session of their three
day meeting the President's stand
on West Berlin. Another approved
measure called for support, of a
congressional bill which would es
tablish a permanent advisory com
mission on inter-governmental re
lations. Richard J. Daley, mayor of Chi
cago, took over as president in
the closing session. He succeeded
Mayor Norris Poulson of Los An
geles Mayor Richardson Dilworth
of Philadelphia became vice president.
Scollay. and Higginson
Lloyd D. Brace, president, was
elected to that office in 1947 and
at that time was noted as the
youngest major hank president in
"If we arc to grow," Brace
says, "emphasis today must be
placed oil special services in con
trast to routine n;ierations. With
14,000 banks in this country, and
with the First National of Boston
tucked away in the slower grow
ing and industrially mature North
cast, we must learn, and refine,
special skills. We a"c acutely
conscious of the fact that almost
50 per cent of our. revenue. today
comes from services not in exist
ence 25 years ago."
First National, which handled
50 per cent of Boston's banking
business, has assets of nearly $2
billion and ranks 15th in size
among the nation's banks.
Backed Film Production
It is reputed to have been first
in offering loans to business fur
more than one year's duration
and is said to be the first bank
to install check credit Also it is
among the largest backers of film
production in Hollywood.
First National also is reputed
to have ben the first bank in
the nation to enter the field of
factoring and today it is one of
the largest factors in the
President Brace can't see what
there is to say that can't be. said
in three minutes.
He is a combination of a con
servative New England banker
with a flair for new developments
in the banking field. And his bank
though loaded with the latest in
banking dbvicesr still regards dol
lar soundness as the number one
requisite for the nation.
Creeping inMation, says the
bank's current letter, "is a com
pletely unacceptable course if we
are to achieve sound economic
growth and meet our responsibili
ties in a rapidly changing world
Where hostile systems are moving
toward intensified competiton."
They All Want
His 1st Wife
DES MOINES, Iowa (UPD-A
Nebraska preacher who is
charged with deserting his wife
and son is the same man who
married a young divorcee and
now has disappeared, police said
today. Everybody wants him but
his first wife.
He was found briefly, then
dropped out of sight again, along
witn a white Cadillac.
Mrs. John Reger. his first wife,
said she doesn't want him back
and "I'll do everything I can to
make it just as rough as I can
on him he deserves it.
Her husband, then the Rev.
John Reger, 31, pastor of the
Community Church at Stella,
Neb, disappeared at Omaha,
Neb., last Sept. 3.
That was the last anything was
heard from him till last Mon
day night. Then, at Adel, Iowa,
three members of the Rev. Re-
ger's congregation saw him drink'
ing beer in a tavern. They hailed
him. but he didn t hail back.
He insisted he wasn't a Nebras
ka preacher and, at the sheriff's
office, submitted to finger print
ing, although it wasn t clear what
this proved because the Rev.
Reger had never been finger
printed and there wasn't any
thing to compare the prints with.
The man said he was James
Rogicrs, 28, from Dcs Moines,
boss of a magazine-selling crew.
Hogiers returned to Des Moines
and to his new bride, Sally Ann,
25, mother of a seven-year-old
daughter. But on Tuesday morn
ing, Sally Ann said:
"We kissed goodbye at the door
of his office as usual. He said
he would meet mc for lunch at
the office. I came back at noon,
But he didn't show up."
LOS ANGELES (LTD Tele
vision actress Caroline Van Dyke
was awarded a divorce from her
husband, Bernard Goctke 1 1 1
Wednesday when she testified be
was a "TV addict.
"From the minute he got home
at night he was glued to that
set." she said. "I even had to
serve his meals there."
Actress Elrae Harris, a witness
for Miss Van Dyke, said, "I nev
er saw anything like it. Uc was
like a man hypnotized."
Miss Van Dyke told Superior
Judge Joseph L. Call she and
Goctke, an accountant, were mar
ried in 1954.
Asked Judge Call before grant
ing the decree: "Don't you ever
watch TV yourself?
"Never" answered Miss Van
La Grande Fruit Company
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fallen Into the wrong company. I
Here was a slim little lady in
crisp linen sheath, kind of a blue
green, 1 would soy. She wore
white pumps with stiletto heels,
and laid aside white gloves and
white bag to shake hands.
My "hiya. pardner," died in my
throat. "How do you do, ma'am?"
I managed Instead.
Rep. Baring introduced her as
Mrs. Velma B. Johnston, a secre
tary from Reno. Nev.
She admitted right away that
this was only her real name. Wild
Horse Annie is how she is known
amongst the bad men out in the
And all those stories arc true,
she conceded. She started riding
hefd on the mustang muscle men
10 years ago, when they first took
to the air to run ragged the herds
of wild horses that once roamed
western ranges 2 million strong.
Chaud Te Exhaustion
The cayuses were chased by
planes to exhaustion, then pursued
in trucks until lassoed. Those still
insisting on freedom were, set to
dragging old truck tires, until
they finally collapsed or gave up
Velma and her husband Charles
who run a small ranch 26 miles
outside of Reno, reacted at once
by forswearing dog food made out
of horses. Then Velma went into
action to save the dwindling herds
They've shrunk now, she said,
to 20,000 in all the range states
of the West. And they're still
being run down and hauled away
to the slaughter house, just suffi
ciently alive to save cooling costs.
Around Reno, Nev., however,
it's a foolhardy cowboy who goes
after the few thousand mustangs
"I've got 8 or 10 big guys I
call on when I need 'em," Velma
New Speed Signs Go Up
On Banfield Freeway
PORTLAND (UPIt-Speed limit
signs began to go up along the
Banfield freeway Wednesday and
Oregon State Highway Depart
ment crews expected to have the
job done here today. .
The indicated speed signs were
designated recently by an Oregon
Speed Control Board resolution.
Posted speeds of SS miles per
hour are in effect to 102nd Avenue
from the undercrossing at North
east Grand, and beyond 102nd to
Arata Road, the speed limit is 70
miles an hour.
said, smiling sweetly, by way of
explaining her persuasive powers.
Put! The Word
There was the time not long
ago when a sheep rancher an
nounced he was moving his flock.
To round up strays, he said, he
was sending along an airplane.
But Velma heard he instructed
the pilot, "while you're at it,
round up every damn horse in
Velma just passed the word.
She said it was relayed, with
amendments, to the rancher as
follows: "It will be all your lives
are worth to try it." He didn't
try it, she said.
Despite her successes locally-
including passage of a Nevada
law barring airborne pursuit of
the ponies on state-owned lands
Velma now has decided she's got
to have help, plenty of it and fast.
if the last few mustangs are to
That's why she came to the
city. A House judiciary sulicom
mittee today was hearing her plea
for a law to ban chasing mustangs
on federal lands from airplanes,
trucks or cars. Even though she
left her gun back at the ranch,
I wouldn't be surprised if her
message got through.
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