La Grande observer. (La Grande, Or.) 1959-1968, August 27, 1959, Page 1, Image 1

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    weather: -i
Variable clouds through
Friday with a few light show--ers
irt mountains; low tonight
46-52; high Friday 72-78. ,
31 lh lssu 63rd Year
Price 5 Cents
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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
Observer Staff Writer
Three days of jam-packed ex
citement began today with the
opening of tha Union County
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
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
"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
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.
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,
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
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.
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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)
men. Other prizes will be given in
(he adult clothing, . children's
clothing and teen-age clothing di
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
Ilayworth shows will be at the
f air grounds during the annual
event and valley high school
bands will tso take part in the
Commission Gives Nod
onnrJ DMt
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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.
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
Delaney was cited for violation
of the basic rule by investigating
Polaris I; ;
Fired At Sea
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
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
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ke Travels To
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
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-
n. 0
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 .
with panel
Walk, Jack Bcch, Ida Mcllalcy,
Dale Wyatt, Pauline Johnson,
Francis Rogers and O'Neill in
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
City schools officially open Mon
day morning.
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!
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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
West Germans still ringing in his,
lie flew from Wahn Airport,
near the West German capital of
Bonn, in his giant Boeing 707 jet
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
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
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
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
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.
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?
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