weather: -i Variable clouds through Friday with a few light show--ers irt mountains; low tonight 46-52; high Friday 72-78. , LA 31 lh lssu 63rd Year LA GRANDE, OREGON, THURSDAY, AUGUST 27, 1959 Price 5 Cents GRANDE OBSERVER . .. -v. .at j jt bt i. , 4 4-H PROJECT FOR THE FAIR Billie Hill, left, and Frankie gather up their baby rabbits for showing in the Union County Fair. The two boys raised the rabbiis as part of an individual project for the 4 H. The boys have had trouble with their rabbits getting sick during the recent rains in La Grande. (Observer Photo) Three Big Days Begin With Union County Fair Opening By VIRGINIA ANDERSON Observer Staff Writer Three days of jam-packed ex citement began today with the opening of tha Union County Fair. Visitors will see hundreds of exhibits, free local entertainment each afternoon and evening, a parade. an3 livestock. Local entertainment is under the direction of the Kiwanis club. A Fair parade Friday will be-eirt-at 12:30 p.m. This year's theme is the""Old and the New." It will feature . machinery, both old and new. binds, clowns, and b horse-drawn load of logs. Thsrc are several divisions in Dads Amend City's Basic Water Law An ordinance amending La Grande's basic water ordinance by adding a section was given a first and second reading at the cily commission meeting last night. The amendment provides that persons wishing water service after a district is formed will have to pay the do'lar per foot of front age in addition to the $75 hook-up fee. Under the present regulation, residents requesting water servic? a:trr the formation of a district need only pry the required hock up fee with no frontage charge. The ordinance is scheduled for final passage at the commission meetin? next week. Ordinance No. 1904 reads as fol'ows: "Section 29. Any person, firm, coporation er properly desiring to receive water from any wat-r ' main or extension thereof which have not previously been included in the water main improvement district or have paid for the ex- lension oi wui- nm.,,3 ........ tirn 27 as provided for hereinabove, . P- fhall pay the sum ot one uounrjr I $1.00 1 per front foot before re"jl ceiving water." U "It is h-rehy declared that thistj amendment is iiit-rcc j immediate preservation , health and safrtv of the Ci'.y of . La Grande ana n emcniency ism hreby declared to exist and this amendment snail tane iki auu be in fu'l force and ef?ect from and after its passage and ap proval.4 Bulletin WASHINGTON (UPI) -The House today passed e big $1, 50,000,000 hevsina bill end sent It to President Eisenhower despite his veiled threat to veto it jus as he did an earlier and somewhat eestlier version. NEW YORK (UPI) Steel wage negotiations were cut off today until Sept. 1 when It became clear that neither labor nor management had been able to find a basis for a settlement of the 44-day-old nationwide steel strike. this year's county event, includ-l ing land products, Frank Young, chairman; flowers, Zilla Carlson, chairman; canning - preserving. Laura Eatcs, chairman; cooking. Norma Gibson, chairman; wo man's textiles, Mrs. Wray Mc Cory, chairman; art, Mrs. J. 11. Jarnigan, -chairman; open-class livestock. Chuck Gavin, chair man; saddle horse, Merle Becket, chairman. The land products division cov rs vegetable and fruit .grown in the county and is an open class Cash -prizes and first and sec ond place ribbons will be awarded. Special prizes will be swarded for oddities. Canning and preserving divi sions will include several cate ;ori.:s. They arc fruit, meat, vegetables, jellies, jam. preserv es, fruit butler, pickles, and dis plays of canned fruit. Special awards in the women s division will be given again this vear. They will bs for a table cloth, bedspread. lunchcloth. .-entcrpiece (14 inches and over) doilies (under 14 inches), buffet ind vanity set, chair set. scarves and wall panols, crocli -ting by CITY OKAYS VFW DANCE The city commission approved a request from the Veterans ot Foreign Wars for waiver of license for a Memorial Benefit Dance in the Sacajawea Hotel Sept. 12. Jim liitchey. representing the VFW. was at the meeting and com missioners granted the approval by unanimous vote. - t. lt S lfv' . xTvC .i.w m - 1 mm vre. i FORESTRY PROJECT FOR FAIR Ted Sidor Jr., left, looks over the forestry book belonging to Ed Carroll at the Ex tension Service office before entering the book at the fair for display. Both Sidor and Carroll are members of the Woodchucks, a forestry study group. First page of book holds wild flower mounted by Carroll. (Observer Photo) it men. Other prizes will be given in (he adult clothing, . children's clothing and teen-age clothing di vision. In the art department, entries af painting, sculpture, and cera mics will be on exhibit. A spe cial section this year will be an antique display. Cases will be available for smaller antiques. . A prize in the painting sec tion will be given for the best entry irp.thc show artO .one for ihe most popular. The public will vots for the last award Helpers will also be on duty throughout the fair to answer uuestions and conduct visitors through the exhibit. Photography will be included in this depart ment. Ilayworth shows will be at the f air grounds during the annual event and valley high school bands will tso take part in the activities. Commission Gives Nod onnrJ DMt I, - i A request from the I'nion County Fair Board to rent the city's street sweeper, water wagon and benches was approved by the city commission at its regular meeting last night. The commission granted the re quest provided the Fair Board pays Hie wages of the operators involved. Commissioners said the Union County Fair is an asset to the city. They dropped the usual hourly rental fee. BETTER NOT CALL HIM A 'ROBBER' NASHVILLE, Ttnn. (UPI) Jamet R. Civntr, serving on to five year term in flat prison here on bad chock charges, wont before tSo stale parol board Wednes day to ask for his release. Cavnar said if freed he'd like to become e profession al baseball umpire. Grand Jury Will Probe Boy's Death A Union County Grand Jury will have evidence submitted at its next session involving the fa tal auto death of Michael Lynch, 17, at the outskirts of La Grand : last Saturday night. At a meeting between District Attorney George Anderson, Cor oner Norm Daniels and Oregon StatJ Police Sergeant David Bnzendine, it was decided that (he evidence in their possession would be submitted to the grand jury for action. The Lynch youth was driver of the auto which was struck from behind by a passenger car driven by Robert A. Delaney of Portland. Lone witness to the ac cident was Ann Lynch, 22 sister of the victim. State Police Sgt. Brizcndine, in charge of the investigation at the accident scene, said that the Lynch auto overturned several times and hit a telephone pole on the right side of the road. Tho. youth was thrown out of the autu and was crushed during the im pact, the coroner's report re vealed. The youth's sister was uniniured but suffered from shock immediately following th mishap. Delaney was cited for violation of the basic rule by investigating police. Polaris I; ; Fired At Sea CAPE CANAVERAL. Fla. (UPD A converted merchant ship fired a Polaris test rocket successfully near the banks of the missile test center here today in the first launching of the submarine mis sile at sea. The 28 -foot rocket was shot about 70 feet above the ship's deck from a compressed air tube. Then, at the crucial instant, its first stage engine ignited and the rocket streaked down the Atlantic missile range. It was a major step forward in development of the Polaris which is scheduled to become operational by fall of 1960. The first submar ine launching is planned for early 1960. The two-stage, solid fuel rocket was fired from a tube below the deck of the Observation Island, a former merchant marine vessel specially modified for Polaris test firing. , raM ke Travels To romise DOWN ADAMS TO" John T "Bud" Jones of Alicel, chairman of the South 40 Parade Committee studies a map of La Grande and indicates the route that the parade, scheduled for Friday, will take through the streets of La Grande. The parade will begin on the south end of Adams and disband at the intersection of Third and Adams. (Observer Photo) All -City Teachers At Informal Session An informal gathering of La Grande schoolteachers was held at the local high school today during which special instructions were given and new teachers were in troduced. Greetings were tendered teach ers by City Manager Fred Young; Francis Snodgrass, secretary, Union County Chamber of Com merce: Veda Couz?ns, county school superintendent:- Jack Rainey, president of the city edu ction association; and It. O. Williams, district clerk. Special instructions were given by Betty Ragsdale. presid-nt of the Union-Wallowa FCA, and fur ther remarks were heard from Lyle N. Riggs, superintendent of city schools. Olher business was as follows: Art clinic for elementary teach ers, by Charles Point, art di rector: hea'th record cards by Jack Piper and Loren Blanchard, leaders of permanent record cards; organization of horizontal and group meetings by temporary chairman Blanchard, Ladd Laugh- bon tempo: n. 0 perint-i high noon. a teachers Guidance and couseling was out lined by Don O'Neill, city schorls guidance director, while Harvey Cart?r served as moderator to The Dalles Fire Setup Is Studied By Don Ewen City Manager Fred J. Young presented two reports to cily com missioners at last night's meeting. A ''Study of The Dalles Fire De partment'' made by assistant Fire I Chief Don Ewen was given to the commissioners for study. I Ewen made the study while re I covering from an Illness. It out lines the operation of The Dalles department, considered one of the finest in the state. Young also reported that he had submitted maps and specifications of the proposed lagoon sewage dis posal ponds to the chairman of the State Aeronautics Board. Young told the commissioners that the chairman would forward the papers to the appropriate fed eral agencys. Permission for the proposed ponds was granted by the Airport Zoning Board. . Jack Piper and Ken Lilly, JY, fr-T ,TM . , I XV. HI .8WiHiamnierk. and Su-1 K' '1 f..&i '1 1 4 M ' I jf ' S ndrnt Riggs met with new n . rt-ixJjfTJt II - f "V. VVSs school teachers in the alter- ,llJJ T1 , i,tl 1 I VF V , $ r ". . Ron W'aik presided also at fr.,.-4;f;i J I V . f (.7;7.V. meeting of high and junior high 1 ,y jj 1LJ I H-V v U ' . ,V . teachers. with panel members Walk, Jack Bcch, Ida Mcllalcy, Dale Wyatt, Pauline Johnson, Francis Rogers and O'Neill in attendance. Riggs also rendered a final re port of the curriculum advisory committee, and schedule of classes was made by Walk and Carter. All new teachers were present at an afternoon session before Williams and the city superintend ent. Friday's schedule wi'l include a 9 a.m. to 12 noon meeting at all school buildings; lunch hour from 12 to 1 p.m.; continuation of build ing meetings from 1 to 4 p.m., and plans for a faculty picnic, time and place to be announced by Rainey. City schools officially open Mon day morning. a-i Joe Bckkedahl uses a bulldozer to knock down trees in The crew's work was only routine until one of them spotted a large Dee hive high . , up in one of the branches. Emergency measures brought the limb crashing to tnq. ground. One crew member dashed to the hive and took care of the matter with af sauce pan of diescl oil. (Observer Photo) v London AfteH German Unity! LONDON GIVES ROUSING inn mip t1 VVCLV.LYIC IKJ U.O. LCMUCR -j i LONDON (UPI) President FJsenhower arrived in BriU ain today and received another triumphant welcome. 1I flew here from Germany where he renewed a U.S. pledgtf to seek an end to "the tragic division of Germany" and tu defend West Berlin's freedom. The iTesident landed at London Airport for the secontf, phase of his 10-dav European peace crusade with the- cheers ot tens of thousands oil tens West Germans still ringing in his, ears. lie flew from Wahn Airport, near the West German capital of Bonn, in his giant Boeing 707 jet transort. In five crowded days the Pres ident was scheduled to fly to Scotland to call on Queen Eliza beth II. hold 12 hours of cold war talks with Prime Minister Harold Macmillun, meet with Ihe Spanish foreign minister, and make a precedent-shattering joint radio-tele-visiun appearance with Macmillun. Next Tuesday morning Eisen hower flies to Paris for the third and last stage of his mission, in cluding critical talks with French President Charles de Gaulle. Seeks Western Unity His purpose is to strengthen western unity before his forth coming meeting with Soviet Pre- j mier Nikita Khrushchev Sept. 15. As he stepped from his plane into the gathering dusk of a warm summer evening unusually warm for normally foggy London the President was greeted first by the Earl of Gosford, one of Queen Elizabeth's lords in waiting. He represented the Queen, who is va cationing at Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Then Macmillan and Foreign Secretary Selwyn Lloyd stepped forward to greet the President, who was accompanied by Secre tary of State Christian A. llerter and his son and aide, Maj. John Eisenhower. In the West German capital. Ei senhower had six hours of talks with West German Chancellor Konrad Adenauer. In a communique released short ly before he left Bonn, Eisenhower promised that until Germany is reunited and free, the United States and its allies will protect the freedom and welfare of the 2,500.000 people of isolated West Berlin. Chief To Install Traffic Signs The city commission instructed Police Chief Oliver Reeve to place signs forbidding left turns on Adams between Third and Fourth streets at the regular meeting last night. Signs stating "No Left Turn in Middle Of Block" will be installed during the next few weeks. The signs will prevent vehicles from crossing double yellow lines to gain access to shopping center parking lots. 'fn';5:r vv a t. LOOK OUT . . . TIMBER! 1 Hearings Produce Fireworks r By NEIL ANDERSEN Observer Staff Writer Hearings on two water mai improvement districts and 'S street improvement district pro duced an unexpected amount ef fireworks during last nighfj commission meeting. Two La Grande residents voir ed protests over what the? termed the "undemocratic ae tion" of the commissioners bT completing work on street pafe ing and the instalation of watee mains before holding a hearing: George Lorenzen, Highway 3& registered a protest against -S street improvement district on Alder between L and M avenues and "above all the manner ht which it was handled." . .. Lorenzen claimed that he knew nothing of the petition that was circulated for the formation of the district. He said he had call ed tha city manager's office and was informed that plans did not call for the paving of this street Two weeks after the work was completed I get a notice of the hearing and a bill for $800," Lorenzen stated. . . i "We got the shaft and the cite manager lied to us,' Lorenaen said referring to i tetter read to the commission from Joseph H. Gaiser, 304 M Ave., also protest ing the action. Lorenzen hurled accusations at the commission for doing thinga without reason. He repeatedly referred to the fact that Young had lied to him. J Young who sat silently through the outburst finally addressed the chair objecting to the term inology used by Lorenzen. -i Young told Lorenzen and the commissioners that he had givea the best information that he had available at the time. The city manager also told act? ing commission president, H. E. Waddcll that if he were sitting in the chair he would object to the repeated accusations of ly ing. ' 1 Lorenzen waved the letter in forming him of the meeting while he spoke and said he also ret ceicved a bill for charges. . Frank McShane, recorder-treaa See HEARINGS on Page 4 front of Greenwood school 7? ii p iPAnrn!