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Indian Troops Battle
Red Invasion Forces
NEW DELHI, India (UPI) Communist Chinese troops
have invaded India on both flanks of Tibet and captured
frontier posts in gunfights with Indian defenders, Prime.
Minister Jawaharlal Nehru announced today. i
lie said that the India government had protested to Peip
ing and ordered Indian forces to defend the areas.
Red China's new campaign coincided with a new artillery
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Mickie Petersen was having
County Fair yesterday.
312th Issue 63rd Year
inuuittii inf nil
HITS THE SPOT-Jim McCormick, Enterprise, takes
time out for a long drink of water in back of the Live
stock barns at the Union County Fair. The three-day
event is in its second day today. (Observer Photo)
Boy Finds First Visit
To The Fair Thrilling
By GRADY PANNELL
Observer Staff Writer
A cow moos ioudly in a
at the end of the long county
fair barn, and the little boy
Davey from the city who has
dodged cars rather than cows
Clows with happiness.
To him. the fair is a three-ring
circus. Never in his young life
had he even been next to a
Perhaps he remembered his
dad talking of the days when he
prew up on a farm and how he
helped each day tending the
chickens, feeding and milking
(by hand) two Jersey cows morn
ing and evening before and af
ter school-r the dozen odd
things kids do or used to do on
The rows of well-groomed
sheep were especially fascinating
to the little six-year-old irom
the city. At first he thought
they must be monkeys. He had
seen circus animals even the
I'lcphants but these were all
WOW! WHAT FUN
the time of her life on the
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.strangers to him.
I "See the horses,
dad," he ex
"No, son, those are cows, big.
fat and prize show cows," we had
We figured it was the excite
ment of being turned loose in a
long rambling barn filled with
wonderful farm animals that
caused the mix tip between cows
and horses, for he knew exactly
v hat the cowboys rode, and even
in Hollywood the movie cowboys
"must" ride horses.
The smaller animals Davey
called all of them babies
would have received the little
guy's vote for Union County Fair
It wasn't the contented and
sieepy-eyed bull calf or the baa
baa black-face lamb; it was the
suckling pigs curled up under
the stomachs 01 their fat mother
that received his vote.
Davey would have left with
See THRILLING On Page l
midget racers at the Union
LA GRANDE, OREGON,
Skirling ; J
BALMORAL, Scotland UPI
President Eisenhower, delayed
slightly by another tumultuous
greeUng, arrived here today and
I received a royal welcome of skir-
ling bagpipes and an unscheduled
1 personal greeting by Queen Eliza
beth and Princess Margaret.
I The President flew from Lon
don to Aberdeen and then drove
, the 56 miles to Balmoral past tens
of thousands of Scots who had
streamed in from the highlands to
bid him welcome. He had been
given a huge send-off in London.
I Queen Elizabeth broke her an
nounced decision to make no fur-
' ther public appearances until aft
er the birth of her third child in
, January or February and came
to the gates of Balmoral Castle
; to give a personal welcome to
! It was the first time a U.S.
President ever had visited the
British royal family's highland
residence. It was the first time
a President had ever visited Scot-
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! aboard a Royal Air Force jet
Comet was the first flight by a
U.S. President aboard a foreign
Delayed By Crowds
Huge, cheering; crowds broke
through police cordons again to
day and surged into the roadway,
holding up the President. He ar
rived nearly 10 minutes behind
schedule on the drive from Aber
deen's Dyce Airport where , he
was met by the Queen's husband,
Prince Phiiiph. .
The Queen's appearance with
her younger sister was not mere
ly a gesture of eourtesty to her
distinguished guest. She swept
aside her "no public appearance"
statement and the red tape pro
tocol connected with it and drove
to the castle gate to welcome
. Eisenhower, fashing his famous
smile, shook the Queen's hand
warmly with the remark, "How
nice of you to let me come."
Eisenhower'! visit to Scotland
was his third triumph in as many
days. Wednesday he was greeted
by a quarter of a million West
Germans when he arrived in Bonn
on his mission of peace. An es
timated one million greeted him
Today thousands of Scots poured
into Aberdeen to wave and shout
as he landed and began the drive
The Queen's arrival was com
pletely unheralded.. Most had
thought she was awaiting him In
the royal family residence in the
heart of the beat her -covered high-
ART GALLERY VISITORS
Mrs. Wren Case, Alicel, left, and Mrs. L. R. Hoxie, Rt. 1, point out details In the first
place oil painting at the Union County Fair art gallery. (Observer Photo)
FRIDAY, AUGUST 28, 1959
. . Devid Oswald and his
Grand Champion heifer are
back en speaking terms agein.
David is 14, and live at
Route 1, La Grande. He wan
. a Grand Champion award
with "Bessie" earlier this
summer at the Union Live
stock Show.. . -s r, , v .., ,.
After the judging was ever
at the Fair yesterday and the
awards had been tacked-up, .
David decided to take a. look
around the Fair at the other
When he returned "Bos
sle" was chewing merrily.
There was only one problem.
Her taste had changed a bit
- Irom the imundi of hay that
surrounded her. "Bossie"
was munching geyly on her
"She ate both of them," Da-
' vid said. With his hands
placed firmly en both hips,
David just turned around and
looked at "Bossie" ... a
real prise winner)
Third annual threshing day a
real old-time event will be ob
served Aug. 30 at 10:45 a.m. at
the Harry Nice farm five miles
west of North Powder and three
miles off U.S. 30 on Wolf Creek
According to Nice, this old tim-
threshing day event is the largest
such affair in the West. The Nice
family has kept an old fad alive
that long since has died out
throughout the country.
Threshing and plowing with
steam traction is something many
members of the present, younger
generation have read about -but
Back in dad's time, depending
too on dad's age and where he
lived when a boy, threshing day
was one of the big events in his
young life. .
The old steam engine, clunking
slowly but surely along and with
an occasional sharp whistle blast
that heralded its approach to the
next farm of ripened wheat, long
since has been a victim of progress.
The Nice family said 2,500 per
sons were on hand last year to
witness the threshing day. They
are predicting around 3.000 spec
tators this Sunday. Admission is
free as is parking. Ladies of the
Wolf Creek Grange will have a
lunch stand set up on the grounds.
Oklahoma Man Arrested
An Oklahoma resident was ar
rested by Oregon State Police
early this morning for operating a
motor vehicle without an operator's
James W. Renshaw of Mans
ville, Okla., Is being held in the
city Jail for a hearing today.
Renshaw was, picked up on High
way 30 at 2:10 this morning accord
ing to police officials.
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Women Toss Tear Gas
At Little Rock Board
United Press International
School desegregation in a fourth major North Carolina
city, the tear gas,bombing of a Little Rock school board
meeting and lhe opening of Atlanta schools on strictly seg
gregated basis for perhaps the last time dotted the integra
tion scene in the South today.
High Point, N.C., became the fourth major North Caro
lina city to vote to admit a few Negroes to previously all-
white schools. The High Point city
school board assigned two Negro
sisters to an all-white junior-sen
ior high school Thursday .
Other North Carolina schools al
ready integrated on a limited ba
sis include Greensboro, Winston
Salem, and Charlotte. These
schools re-open next week.
In Little Rock, two well-dressed
white women threw a tear gas
bomb in a building where the Lit
tle Rock school board was holding
a meeting Thursday night:
In Haveiock. N.C., the largest
group of Negroes to enter North
Carolina white schools was sched
uled, to enroll today. No disturb
ances were expected as 17 chil
dren of Negro U.S. Marine person
nel enroll in two Haveiock ele
One of the most significant
court actions in the integration
controversy since the U.S. Su
preme Court decision of May 17,
19!4, resumes today in No-folk.
Va. NAACP atlorneys argued
Thursday that Negroes were re
jected for assignment to Norfolk
white schools because of their
Federal Judge Walter E. Hoff
man was expected to hear testi
mony that the Norfolk city school
board and the state pupil place
ment board tinned down 25 Ne
groes seeking admission to white
Atlanta public schools opened
today for perhaps the beginning
of the end of segregated schools
in the peach stale capital. The At
lanta school board is under a
federal judge's court order to
come up with a desegregation
plan by Dec. I.
ATLANTA. Ga. UPI Tons of
concrete-stub flooring caved in to
day on the lower floors of a 22
story building under construction
on downtown Peachtree St. One
man was killed and at least 15
The body of a foreman was
found beneath the huge mass of
rubble two hours after the cave
in. Witnesses said a section of the
second floor crashed to the first
floor with a thunderous roar. This
floor, in turn, crashed into the
Some workers "rode down" with
the floor uninjured.
Partly cloudy through Sat
urday; highs 73-80; low 40-45.
Price 5 Cents
MINNEAPOLIS. Minn. (UPD
American Legion delegates end
ed a hot floor fight over the com
ing visit of Soviet Premier Nikita
Khrushchev by voting to greet
him "with the dignity common to
The delegates to the 41st na
tional convention had no differ
ences, on the other hand, in nam
ing a new national commander.
They elected Martin B. McKneal
ly, 44, by acclamation.
The Legion's resolution giving
a lukewarm welcome to Khru
schchev followed one of the hot
test fights of the convention.
Hundreds of Legionnaires, in
cluding McKncally, went on rec
ord as believing the Soviet pre
mier's visit next month could do
"great harm" to U.S. interests.
lint all resolutions condemning
Khrushchev's tour died in com
mittee. The final resolution urged
Americans to "accept the Soviet
premier's visit with the dignity
common to free men," but also
to "be alert and to recognize. . .
that Khrushchev heads the dead
liest conspiracy in world history.
'PATH OF GLORY'
Slum Girl Killed In Gutter,
Funeral Held On Wall Street
NEW YORK (UPD Theresa
Gee's world for all her IS years
as a Negro girl had been the
harsh and violent tenement
streets of this city.
They finally brought her death
but Thursday night she moved up
the whole social scale to a fu
neral in Trinity Church' beneath
the skyscraper spires of Wall
Street the richest, most fa
mous church in all of New York.
Alexander Hamilton's funeral
was held there 155 years ago.
His remains lie in its tiny grave
yard beside those of steamboat
inventor Robert Fulton.
Killed By Stray Bullet
Theresa got a funeral in Trinity
Church because an angry while
offensive in the Formosa Strait and
continued Communist pressure on
Laos. It darkened the international
outlook just before Soviet Premier
Nikita Khrushchev's "peace'' vis
it to America.
Reporting to a shocked Parlia
ment. Nehru disclosed first details
I of the first major Sino-lndian
clashes since overwhelming Red
farces marched right up to the
Indian border last March in their
j take-over of Tibet.
I China Claims Territory
I Peiping claims much Indian ter
ritory there but had never moved
! previously to capture it by force.
1 Nehru said one Communist
contingent attacked the re-
mote north Eat Frontier Agency,
I south of Lhasa, Tibet, and de
feated a frontier defense force.
He said a second Red force had
moved into the Ladakh territory
of Kashmir, due west of Tibet,
captured an. Indian reconnaissance
force, and established a forward
base on Indian territory.
At the same time new Red of
fensive moves were reported
against Nationalist China.
Communist shore batteries re
sumed shelling the offshore is
lands of Nationalist China Thurs
day after the longest cease-fire in
the strait since last October.
Running Sea Battle
The Nationalist Defense Ministry
in Taipei reported Communist and
Nationalist warships fought
running sea battle near the Que
moy Islands today.
The newest sector of sudden
Communist pressure was revealed
along India's long Himalayan
frontier with Red China and red
occupied Tibet during a parlia
mentary debate here on frontier
Red China disputes the McMah
on border established half a cen
tury ago between India and China
when India was still under Brit
ish control. The frontier Is un
marked and Peiping has recently
issued maps showing large areas
of India as part or Chinese terri
tory. This was the military situation
as Nehru reported it in Parlia
ment: He said Indian troops had been
captured both in the northeast
frontier agency south of Tibet and
the Laddakh district of eastern
Kashmir which New Delhi regards
as Indian territory.
The Indians since have gained
their freedom, he said.
Both sections are wild, almost
Inaccessible areas. They border
on Communist- dominated Tibet
along with the Indian protector
ates of Sikbim and Bhutan.
Nehru solemnly repeated his
warning to Peiping that aggres
sion against Sikkim and Bhutan
would be considered aggression
nenru 101a Parliament it was
See INVASION On Page I
La Grande's Kiddies parade will
start at 11 a.m. Saturday.
Youngsters wishing to partici
pate are asked to be at the start
ing spot at 10:30 a.m. The parade
will form on Greenwood street be
tween Adams and Washington.
Refreshments will be served to
all youngsters participating in the
parade in the vacant lot next to
the Elk's building.
The Pepsi Bottling company and
the La Grande Fruit company are
furnishing the treats.
LED TO GRAVE
clergyman from her lower East
Side slums thought it might shock
New Yorkers and shame young
toughs into ending the senseless
juvenile gang wars that have ter
rorized the city all this hot sum
mer. The girl was shot down by a
stray bullet ' last Sunday night
when her boyfriend's gang, the
Sportsmen, was attacked by the
Forsyth Street gang. The teen
agers had argued over, "girls and
The Rev. C. Kilmer Myers, 43,
who served 40 wartime months as
chaplain aboard the cruiser Mem
phis, stood in the pulpit at the
girl s funeral Thursday night and
lushed out at police, social work
WASHINGTON (UPI) Post.
master General Arthur E. Sum
merfield, backed by several relir
gious leaders, urged Congress to
day to blot out "mail order ob
scenity" which could corrupt a
million children this year. " ,
He told a Senate hearing the.
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has doubled in five years and, un-
less checked, "can more than
double again over the next four
By 1963. he said, "one school
age child out of every 18. . . .
may be the target of these pur
veyors of filth."
Supporting testimony was given
by the Rev. Dr. Daniel A. Poling.
editor of. the Christian Herald:
Dr. Julius Mark, senior rabbi of
Temple Emanuel in New York:
Msgr. George H. Guilfoyle, execifc
tive director of Catholic charities
in the Archdiocese of New York,
and Msgr. Thomas A. Donnellan.
chancellor of the New York Arch
diocese, who presented views of
Francis Cardinal Spellman; and
Charles H. Keating Jr.. chairman
of Citizens for Decent Literature,
Poling commended Summer'
field for his unsuccessful effort to
ban "Lady Chatterley's Lover''
from the mails. He said the novel
contains in its 365 pages 18 in
stances or incidents which de
scribe the sex act with no om mil
led detail and with the use ot
words, often repeated, that are.
to be found only on the walla Ol
iU-kapt outhouses." v------v
Cardinal Spellman, in his state
ment read by Donnellan, a aid
"affirmative action by Congress it
necessary to protect the right of
parents to educate their children
in an atmosphere reasonably fr
A statement by Bishop Fulton J,
Sheen said legislative action to
protect young minds from indecen
cy is as necessary as pure food
laws to protect their bodies from
Union County schools will have a
varied opening this year, with
about half of them scheduled to
open this Monday.
Mrs. Veda Couzens, county
school superintendent, said that
she was still plagued, however,
with a teacher problem. "We still
have a few openings," she told
the Observer. .
Three opening dates are Included
in the school program, other schools
slated to open Sept. 7 and the
Here is the opening day schedule:
Aug. 31 Union, North Powder,
Ladd Canyon, Fruitdale, "Alicel
(tentative). 1 '
Sept. 7 Cove, Telocaset.
Sept. 8 Island City, Imbler,
Elgin, Palmer Junction. ' -
Mrs. Couzens said most of the
old teachers would be back at the
same schools they taught last
year. "We will have some nevf
faces at several of the schools,
however," she added.- t
ers, the clergy and a whole apa
With the girl's mother sobbing
in the background, be looked
down on a row of the Sportsmen
gang seated together, five Ne
groes and three white boys.
"I say to you If you cared
about her, then let this be your
memorial to her," he said.
"Let there be no more sudden,
death in the streets ot the lower
East Side. Let no more Innocent
people fall to those streets. Ban
ish all thoughts of retaliation.
Have heart, real heart like out
Lord Jesus Christ who had cour