LA GRANDE 294th Issu Nixon Gives Tips On How To Handle Khrushchev's Visit MAKES REPORT ON TOUR FOR SECURITY COUNCiL WASHINGTON (UP!) Vice President Richard M. Nix on reported to the National Security Council today on his Russian tour and the importance of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev's U. S. visit next month. Nixon, who returned Wednesday from a two-week trip through Russia and Poland, brought back some up to the nuniue ups uii ueauug wan me Soviet leader. He thus is expected to take Polio Cases Reach High In Oregon PORTLAND (UPI) The State Board of Health said Wednesday Oregon's polio incidence is the worst since 1955. Dr. Harold M. Erickson, state health officer, said Oregon has recorded more fatal cases of po lio, .more paralytic cases and more laboratory isolations of the dangerous type I polio virus dur ing the last 17 weeks than during any comparable period during the past three years. Six more cases of polio were reported in Oregon last week, bringing to 31 the number official ly reported in the state so far this year. Three of the six came from Portland and one each from Klamath, Marion and Multnofnah counties. Two of the cases were 11-month old infants, one 18 months, one three years, one six years and one 36 years. Dr. Erickson said the situation was not likely to improve because too few , Oregon residents have obtained Salt vaccination, the state supply Is now virtually ex hausted and the federal govern ment has asked drug manufactur ers to restrict shipments to states listed as epidemic areas. He said "there are indications suggesting that incidence could reach epidemic levels within the next few weeks." He has ap pealed to the U S. surgeon gen eral and to the regional medical director of the U S. Public Heatlh Service for vaccine to help pre vent any possible epidemic. Employment Shows Boost In La Grande Employment levels continued to rise in La Grande during July with gains' reflected in industrial groups. One hundred and eleven workers were placed on jobs by the employment office during the month. Shortages for skilled and semi skilled sawmill workers developed at, mid-month. There were also shortages of experienced res taurant workers. The estimated area unemploy ment was 310 compared to 450 in' June and 430 one year ago. There were 67 new claims filed for unemployment compensation compared to 92 in June and 137 in July, 1958. ' ' Employment in this area is ex pected to reach its annual peak in August. A mod' rate demand is expected for additional workers in logging, transportation, retail trade and service industries. Con struction hiring is expected to be on a replacement basis. JUSTICE DEPARTMENT INVESTIGATES Teamster Union Wholesale' Racketeering Being Probed WASHINGTON. UPI Asst. Atty. Gen. Malcolm R. Wilkey said today the Justice Depart ment is investigating "wholesale" racketeering, perjury and income tax evasion by members of the Teamsters Union. Many of the inquiries grew out of disclosures in the JO-month-old Senate Rackets Committee inves tigation. The department turned up the other cases on Its own. Disclosure of the Justice De partment action came on the heels of two stinging rackets com iiupciuuus dim iiai u-uuiiiig a leading role in devising strategy for dealing with Khrush chev when he arrives next month for a visit with President Eisen hower and his first look at the United States. Nixon, who gave the President a first hand report Wednesday immediately on his return from abroad, met with Eisenhower a:id members of the hush-hush Secur ity Council at its regular meet ing today. The session, as is usual, was held behind closed doors of the White House Cabinet Room. The vice president spent an hour and 15 minutes with the President Wednesday. The President was to get an other report today on dealings with the Soviets from Secretary of State Christian A. Herter when he returns from the Geneva for eign ministers' meeting Herter had a 6 p.m. e.d.t. appointment with the Chief Executive. Eisenhower was described as highly gratified at the Big Four agreement at Geneva to launch new negotiations toward East West disarmament, although the conferees wound up in a complete deadlock on the Berlin and Ger man issues. The importance that Nixon at taches to Khrushchev's forthcom ing visit was apparent as soon as the vice president steooed from his plane at Washington, National. State Funds Available For Runway Work The city of La Grande can satisfactorily complete require ments for receiving a $3,000 trant-in-aid from the state by ad ding crushed rock to the present seal coat at the runway. j A letter from Earl W. Snyder, director. State Board of Aeronau tics that was read to the com mission at last night's meeting stated that the proposed crush ed rock aggregate would satis factorily meet state standards. An alternate proposal of sur facing the diagonal runway with asphalt concrete was explained to the commission by City Engineer Dave Slaght. Slaght explained to the com-' mission that the state would re quire the entire runway to be resurfaced with asphaltic con- ciete. The minimum cost of such an operation would be about $25,000 according to Slaght. The matter was continued un til 4 p.m. Monday when the city commission will meet in special session. City Manager, Fred J. Young, v, ho is on vacation, sent a writ ten report to the commission re commending repairs to the run way in regard with state speci fications. Gordon Clarke, commission president, said the city's insur ance company had no objection to rock on the runway. WEATHER Sunny Friday; high 88-93, low tonight 43 48. mittee reports linking Teamsters President James R. Hoffa with crime, corruptions and commu nism. A grand jury has been re viewing Hoffa's testimony before the rackets inquiry for eight months for possible perjury ac tion. Wilkey. head of the Justice De partment criminal division, said certain Teamsters' activities were of "more than academic inter est." He rejected any thought that the department was "going after" the Teamsters. LA GRANDE, OREGON. THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 1959 ft . Pat Johnston of La Grande working on several areas of time. HE DIDN'T CALL THE RIGHT BIRD MEMPHIS, Tonn. (UPI) Elmer Ncvils duck call was plenty food, but it didn't at tract th right kind of bird. Nevils, 39, was practicing for two hours on his front lawn yesterday. Neighbors called th sheriff. Two deputies answered Nevil's and the neighbors' calls, and Ns-vils was arretted for public drunk ness and disturbing th peace. City Okays Resolutions At Meeting Three resolutions were accepted by the city commission at last night's meeting. Two resolutions were for "the creating' of 'sewer improvement districts and the third for the sale of city property. Resolution No. 1716 creating Sewer Improvement District No. 319 was approved unanimously by the four commissioners present. The district includes lots one and two of both Blocks A and B, Wis dom's Addition; Lot six. Block One, Deals Addition and Lots one to six. Block Eight, Deals Addition. The property is on L St., be tween Cedar and Walnut. Resolution No. 1717 created Sewer Improvement District No. 320 on all the property without sewer facilities buttin B Ave., be tween Cedar and Walnut. The third resolution passed, accepting the offer of Elmer L. and Helen L. Perry to purchase lots seven to twelve inclusive. Block Nine, Grandy's second addition and authorizing the city commis sion to enter into a sales contract. The offer of $2,000 was accepted and the city recorder-treasurer re ported that $500 had already been paid. Title to each parcel of land will be retained by the city and released lot by lot to the Perry's with each subsequent pay ment. Hatfield Sends Letter To Blue Mountain Boys The Blue Mountain Boys re ceived a thank - you note from Governor Mark O. Hatfield con cerning then- visit to the dinner it which he spoke last month. The letter read: "It was peasure to get acquainted with you during my visit to Eastern Oregon and it was kind of you to present me with the bear skin, the hat and the beard which. whenever 1 see tnem will re mind me of our time together, He said "wholesale violations" by certain unidentified Teamsters officials "have been called to our attention." The department's - scoreoard shows 39 convictions of 31 Team sters since 1954. These included perjury, income tax evasion, ex tortion of kickbacks from employ ers, and Taft-Hartley Act viola tions. In addition, the government has pending 11 indictments against 14 Teamsters for these same crimes plus anti-trust violations. OBSERVER II' -t-nJ 1 iJ.Lt& MORE GRAVEL HERE is working for the city paving 1 Avenue. The crew is the town re-paving and paving some streets for the first Boeing Is For Usinq WASHINGTON (UPI) Con gressional investigators today ac cused Boeing Airplane Co., Se attle, of trying to "influence" the public and Congress in the Bo- marc-Nike missile controversy. Spokesmen for the big defense firm countered that "this is a free country" and they intended "to cover every place we can cover when we have a story to tell." The exchange came during hear ings by a House armed services subcommittee, investigating possi ble influence peddling by retired military officers on defense con tracts. Subcommittee members object- City Rejects Extension On Water Service A La Grande resident requested the city to extend water service into property that he is opening up for construction and was re jected by the city commission last night. Earl H. Miller. 708 Alder St.. offered to give the city land for street into the proposed building site and requested water and sewage facilities be put in while the street area is torn up. The proposed water piped would extend for 300 feet and the city, under ordinance, would receive payment at the rate of $1.25 per foot. Dave Slaght, city engineer. said the proposed construction would cost about $4 per foot. The city commissioners felt that they would be pressing their budget for water construction since the city will have to build water mains from the rai'road wells to the present water system within the next month. The problem of formal dedica tion of the proposed street was also discussed. City Attorney Carl G. Helm Jr. told Miller he could open the street and that after a period of years usage by travelers would establish the ground as a street. The commission suggested to Miller that he form his own water district or bond the addition under the Bancroft Act. City Considers Rental Requests For Equipment The city commission accepted one request 10 rent city equip- m?nt and rejected two others at their regular meeting last night. The commission agred to rent the oil distribuor o H. J. and H. W. Miller for a period of three to four days to fulfill an oiling con tract in Baker. Specifications for the Baker job require a circulating bar on the oiler and the Miller equipment doesn't have such an attachment. The truck will be let at the speci fied rate. The commission rejected the re quest of the Oregon Forest Service for the use of the city's com pressor. Also rejected was the request of George Decker for the use of the city paint machine and oper ator. Gordon Clarke, commission president, said the reason for bringing such requests before the commission was to avoid com petition with private contractors. If desired equipment is available from private contractors the com mission will not authorize the use of the city's. ml n if ' Ik! . ( f . r it l,.Mmjli.r,7, .J (Observer Photo) Under Fire Influence' ed especially to a full-pace news paper advertisement which ap peared here May 27 at the h"ighl of a congressional fight over the merits of the two air defense mis siles. The ad was given security clear ance by the Defense Department Chairman F. Edward Ilebert ID- La.) called the ad "apparently a deliberate effort by Boeing to sell Bomarc. Boeing officials, including Sen ior Vice President Wellwood E. Beall. Personnel Director Fred G lluleen, and Public Relations chief Harold II. Mansfield, insisted it was not that at all. Mansfield said the advertise ment, part of a planned series, was published to offset a "con ceiled campaign of misinforma tion" about the liomarc. But be reailily conceded it was designed 10 encourage fair consideration lor the. Boeing-manufactured rock et. "It was to provide information we felt was needed so that the military decision would be based on knowledge rather than on bias," he said. Commission OK's Fund Transfer The city commission authoriz ed the recorder-treasurer to transfer $16,000 from equipment rental to equipment in the street and road fund budget for 1959 60. This is a technical transfer of funds that should have been corrected by the budget board when they decided to pay the complete price of a D7 'cat' in stead of only making partial pay-rient. ' ""SE r : zzz vpw. -I y : v J y rr m . : .'4 . U r.-s-., ... . I , - ' - -- -- - - - - - - - Bob Ocsterling, far left, who plays Jim Bridger in the production of "Doctor In Buckskin Clad," gets gome treatment for an old bullet wound that Whitman has Price 5 Cent ROCK'N ROLL HAS NSW SUPPORTERS LONDON (UPI) Th Med ical Press today cam out in favor of rock 'n roll as a method of preventing crime. It helps rid persons of "surplus physical energy," th publication said. 'Tha mora rocking and rol ling indeed, the lass coining black-jacking and knifing as a rul." Hurricane Dot Claims Two Lives HONOLULU (UII) Hurricane warnings were hoisted for tne western half of Oahu Island and eastern half of Kauai Channel to day as Pacific hurricane Dot swerved north and approached the two islands. The ' Weather Bureau ordered whole gale warnings for the rest of Oahu. where Honolulu is lo cated, and gale signals for the waters west of Maui, Lanal. Moto- kai and Kauai islands. The hurricane has cost two lives. A motorist died on a rain slicked highway on Oahu and a tugboat skipper was killed in a bout collision in Lanai Harbor during the drenching rains Property loss estimates rose to $34,000 including heavy damage to the famed Kona Inn. The storm, though diminished In strength, still carried center winds of 103 miles an hour and 58-mile an hour winds extending out for a radius of 40 miles. - It was located 130 miles south of Honolulu early todays moving northward at nine miles an hour. The Weather Bureau expected it to remain on this course for the next 24 hours. Residents along the southern shore of Kauai began moving to higher ground and the Red Cross set up three shelters. Thirty-foot waves were expected on the southern and western shores of all Hawaiian islands. Damage Claim Given To City On Fire Losses The city received a claim from Fred J. Sweet for S1.000 for dam ages to his property during the recent fire at the city dump. Fred J. Young, city manager, recommended that a fire trail be cut around trie entire dump area to insure protection against fur ther fires. "- Commissioner H. E. Waddell sug gested a wind break be placed in back of the dump to cut down the wind from the canyon northwest of town. Waddell said he thought the dump was one of the best in the country. Dave Slaght,, city engineer, said such a windbreak would not be an economical project NOW HOLD STILL, JIM BRIDGER! Eisenhower Seeks Tough Reform Bill In Speech Tonight STIFF SUBSTITUTE BILL IS AIM OF REPUBLICANS : WASHINGTON (UPI) President Eisenhower appeals to the nation in a coast-to-coast radio and TV speech tonight to support tough labor reform legislation. Republicans hoped the White House appeal would bring a flood of letters and telegrams that would persuade the House to pass a stiff, Eisenhower backed substitute instead of a middle-of-the-road cleanup bill approved by the House, Labor Committee. But some Democrats felt that Eisenhower's intervention could boomerang and rally south-1 erners behind the commute Din by injecting partisanship into the issue. Many southerners have favored the tougher substitute. The Democrats were trying to decide who should answer Eisen hower's speech if the networks grant their request for equal time. They were confident that the broadcasters would give them time to plug the committee bill before Die House takes up the is sue next week. All television and radio net works will carry the President's appeal live between 7:30 and 7:45 p.m., e.d.t. Some of the radio net works will rebroadcast a record ing of the speech later. AFL-CIO President George Meany goes on NBC radio two hours after the President in an attempt to muster support for a bill even milder than the commit tee measure, or no legislation at all. Key Republicans said Eisenhow er would renew his endorsement of the tough substitute, offered by Reps. Phil M. Landrum (D-Ga.) und Robert P. Griffin (R-Mich.) The President told his news con ference last week that this meas ure was "a long ways closer" to his own ideas than any other pro posal. Paving Projects Are In Progress On City Streets Several paving projects are in progress on La Grande city streets. Work which began July 27 is expected to be completed by Sep tember. Re-paving work has been done on three blocks of North Second street and a portion of L ave nue is being paved for the first time. Other improvements on sche dule include re-paving two bocks on Cedar street, one block on Oak street, three blocks on Main streets three blocks on Walnut street and three blocks on N ave nue. New pavement will be layed on Oak street from Main to Wash ington streets, J avenue from Second to Third streets, and Al dor from L avenue to M avenue The H. J. and W. II. Miller firm has been contracted for the job City workers prepare the streets for paving, f re-opened to remove the t - - y 1 1 . i ues rxiwarus as Marcus, jain. nvc ua juc mc, anu Grace Rye as Bridger's Indian wife. (Perry Studio) New Plan : To Build Highways I WASHINGTON Ui'l The House Public Works Committee; rejected today a plan calling for a drastic cutback in the construe tion scheduled for the 41.000-mile: network of Interstate highways; It came up instead with a plan for a more moderate stretch-out of the program to help meet th highway financing crisis. The committee made no recom. mendations for raising extra mon ey needed to beef up the highway trust fund even if the moderate stretch-out were put into effect; Thus, it tossed the ball bacl( to the House Ways and Means Committee, which technically has the responsibility of finding reve nue for the highway fund. ' Plan Delays Program t The Ways and Means Commit' tee last week rejected President Eisenhower's request for a 1W cent increase in federal gasoline; taxes and recommended this two- part plan to solve the money mud dle: Issuance of one billion dollars in new revenue bonds to get over the immediate financing "hump." Stretching out over-all con struction of the highways to meet lha Inno rnnan nruhlum nf hmi ..... o - n r - - to kvcp the progrun ip the Mack. The Ways and Means Commit tee plan called for slashing ap portionments to the state begin ning next July 1. This would be cut to 600 million dollars, com pared with the $2,500,000,000 in present law. But the Public Works Commit tee recommended that next year's apportionment be scaled down to $2,200,000,000 and appor tionments for the following 11 years be fixed at the same amount. If the Ways and Means Com mittee accepts, a different finan cing proposal would be necessary to pull the program out of the red. The billion-dollar bond issue would not be enough. Chairman Wilbur D. Mills ID Ark.) said he will call his Ways and Means Committee into session Monday to take another look at the revenue picture. bullet. Next to Oesterling Is t - I. r T 1 1.