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LA GRANDE OBSERVER
V Thursday, September 17, 19S9 " " 1 '
"Without or with friend or foe, we print your daily world as it goes" Byron.
Mml ,, ' RILEY D. ALLEN Publisher
-a onxDB PuuLsmNS compact GRAUY PANNELL Managing Editor
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TOM HUMES Circulation Mgr.
DREW PEARSON SAYS:
What Made Them Change?
Occasionally one encounters a Model
"T" or other car of like vintage on the
road. The moat striking feature of such
old cars is their sniallness, short whet'l
base and narrow width of ssats. .
Yet in their day such cars were stan
dard. Now comes Ford with its announce
ment of the Falcon, hailed as a "small"
car to meet the competition of foreign
makes. In its pictures the Falcon looks
much like a standard car. Kut it is two
feet shorter and three quarters of a ton
lighter than a standard model. Chrysler
and General Motors will also have" simi
lar "small" models ready this fall.
These cars may be small by today's
standards,- but they will be probably
bigger in several respects than the stan-
' dard cars of 30 years ago. The question
in the minds ot the manufacturers is
whether automobile users will be satis
fied with the reduced dimensions. After
all, it was consumer demand, wasn't it,,
that resulted in the gradual lengthening,
widening and lowering of passenger car
models? Partly so, probably, but to what
extent was it a forced demand, brought
about by the necessity to produce a new
looking model each year to stimulate new
The big three, we would say, will be
surprised at how well their new "shorter,
narrower" models sell in comparison with
ones that are ever "longer, wider and
lowef." . ' " ,.;
The Fair Board Has .A Bum Idea
The Oregon Statesman at Salem re
ports the State Fair Board is consider
ing moving the State Fair ahead so it
will close on Labor Day.
This might be a good idea for the stati
show and Salem, but it's a bum one for '
the 36 counties of the atate and their
own fairs, and for many exhibitors.
The State Fair generally is considered
the peak by many exhibitors. This is
particularly true iii' the 4-1 1 and FFA
, classifications, where the county fairs
do a terrific job of cuttinir down the
number of exhibits so they can be hand
led at Salem.
If the state show is moved up, many
if not most county shows still will be
going on. Exhibitors will have to take
their choices of shows, to the detriment,
probably, of the county fairs.
Unless, of course, the state board fig
ures the move will force the county
fairs to change dates to conform to the
Ktate group's policy.
Why Some Lands Go Communistic
Many harassed taxpayers wonder why-
President Eisenhower feels he must ask
for more foreign aid than djd President
Truman, despite all the 1952 Republican
attacks upon Democratic "tlolmloney."
A few statistics make the reasons ob
vious. In the free world, some 1.3 billion
people live in under-developed countries
and only 5."0 million in developed coun
tries, , from statistics compiled and re
leased to prens media recently by Oregon
Sen. Richard Neuberger.
The backward countries are in the
grip of dire poverty. This makes them
prime fodder for Communism.
For example: Per capita wealth in de
veloped countries is $1,400 as compared
to $120 in under-developed lands; there
aro 1,000. nules of road per 1,000 square
miles in developed countries ; only 75
miles in poor countries. t
Life expectancy is 67 years in some
Western countries to only 36 years for
the under-developed regions; literacy
fate is 95 per cent) for developed lands
to $ per cent for the other region, and
electrical power 2,200 KW'II to 80 KWH
for developed and under-developed areas,
Whole System, Not Just Jake, On Trjal
As was to be expected, there lias been
considerable discussion of the state
board's decision to grant parole to Jake
For Pinson during his lifetime has
been an honest-to-goodness bad guy. It
was only about 12 years ago he com
mitted the supreme crime of killing a
state policeman who was trying to stop
him from committing robbery.
During his firt five years in the peni
tentiary, he attempted escape three
times. Sentenced to life in prison, he has
served only 12 years.
With Pinson's record prior to prison,
and his record early during his prison
career, one would suspect he would stay
mere Tor many years. ., ' t
Hut such is not the case, and he is to
be released soon. The parole board and
prison officials have decided, he, has
changed, and will be a good parole risk.
We hope they're r'Kht.i Release, kon
parole of a convict of Jake's past re
cord is a gamble for the whole parole
system. If Jake understands this and
acts accordingly, the decision will have
Ix'en correct. If he doesn't the whole
system will suffer damage.
There's no place like home for dogs!
1'uti't let yours roan).
Nikita's U.S. Tour To Skip
Many Places He Should See
WASHINGTON Nikita Khru
shchev'i seethe-USA tour has
bean arranged after various hud
dies with the State Department,
to take in approximately six big
cities, one farm, one factory, var
ious upper-crust dinners, plus the
necessary conferences with Pres
If I were arranging this tour
and Nikita can De grateful l m
be built up overnight.- I would
.-how him the Kcmbrant mobile
homes plant at Chambersburg,
Pa., with its sister plant at Bon
ham, Texas, where Speaker Sam
Raybum comes round in his
shirtsleeves to chin with the
workers. Robert De Rose and his
brother built trailers for the U.S.
Army in Italy during the war,
'hen established their own fac-
not I would include a session i tones after the war ... cr there's
with Harry Truman, a down-to-'Champion H-mc Builders at
earth guy who's skeptical about. Lr den, Mich., which turn out
Russia but w ho actually is the 1 "usanus of portable homes at an
same kind of whistle-stopper as amazing J0W cost, complete with
comrade Khrushchev. I would j almost everything except TV
also include the most diverse es -I'-cls. They would make most
tablishments and elements in:,ussians goggle-eyed with envy
United Pr.it International '
WASHINGTON Soviet Pr
mier Nikita S. Khrushchev ad
dressing a banquet in President
Eisenhower's honor at the Rus
"The ice of the cold war has
not only already shown signs of a
crack, but has started to crum
American Hie, some or them a
credit to the USA, some of them
a discredit, as follows:
Rebuilding a blemish the
school in Clinton, Tenn., which
was dynamited, a blot on Amer
ican tolerance but at the same
time a great credit to the little
community that continued school
ing without losing a single day:
also credit to thousands of
school children all over the USA.
and to organized labor and many
others who contributed their
time and money to rebuild it . . .
alio the Charles Pfizer experi
mental farm at Terre Haute, Ind.,
where heifers and hogs are made
to grow twice as fast by the use
of certain hormones and vita
mins. This would ' ber a great
thing for. the farmers 'oi Rus
sia . . . the Florida citrus mutual
at Lakeland, Fla., one of the most
successful and amazing farm
cooperatives in the world, which
has been able to save' citrus
.rowers millions without sacrific-
ng private enterprise and ini-
Uative . . . The B. B. Walker Shoe
Cd, in Asheboro, N.C., where 90
per cent of the workers own the
stock of the company . . . f
The Vernon Co.,- of Newton.
Iowa, which makes all sorts of
advertising gadgets that, would
delight Russian consumers from
rain gauges to litter bags to two
way salt and pepper shakers.
Mobil Homes .
Traveling Americans and to let
Mr. "K" see how business can range of the barefoot people of
or Airstream Trailers in
Jackson Center, Ohio it not
nly builds trailers but Wally
Hyam, its chairman, has organiz
ed people-to people trailer cara
vans to Europe, Canada, and
l atin America. He's now taking
i group of trailer minded Amer
icans from Capetown, Africa, to
lairo. - jvo Kussians nave ever
done anything like this ... or
there's Tappan ranges in Mans
field, Ohio, which have been
making cooking stoves for over
75 years and have now developed
,ri electronic stove which can
cook a six-pound roast in 3D
n:inutes and fry bacon in 90 sec
onds . . . down in Jackson,
Tenn., is the independent Alum
mum Foils, Inc., which is able
to compete with the giants of
the aluminum industry Alcoa,
Reynolds, Kaiser, Anaconda
and make a profit . . .
ii Bluffton, Ohio, William
K. Tripled and his com
pany have developed electrical
instruments so delicate that they
can measure the smoke coming
out of a chimney or the amount
cf italic build up by a surgeon's
shoes before he goes into the
Th.re It Hi-Fi
Shoes and hi-fi then there is
Leonard Rae, a native of Poland,
whose Utrilon Co. has become
the biggest manufacturers of plas
tic shoes and sandals so cheap
that they will be within the price
IXGLEWOOD. Calif America's
Mercury Astronauts declaring
they will not be pressured into a
Hemature spate flight:
"We're nut in a drag race with
Russia in space. We'll go when
our program is ready to go."
WASHINGTON Senate Major
ity Leader Lyndon Johnson 'D
Tcx.) referring to a senatorial
"tea" with Premier Khrushchev:
"I think it's very important that
we maintain our strength and
keep our powder dry because I
heard nothing to indicate that
peace is around the corner."
BLOOMINGTON. Ind. Don
Martin, 20-year-old college stu
dent, as he emerged with two
companions from a cave they ex
plored for 12 days:
"It's too cold up here, let's go
Africa and Asia ... in White
Plains, N.Y., Arthur Blumenfeld
is the father of hi-fi and manufac
turer of more loud-speakers than
any other company in the world
. In Barnngton, N. J., Paul
Weathers has developed a hi-fi
tylus so light that it weighs only-
one gram. 'With it, a record can
be played many thousands of
times. They don't have much hi
fi in Moscow yet, but among Rus
sian youngsters it's coming . . .
and Nikita would also be inter
ested in the fact that 40,000,000
Americans move every year and
how they do it. An average of
one family out of every four pack
up and change their homes ev
ery year. The best expert I
know on this is Bill Kutschbach,
president of United Van Lines in
St. Louis, whose company makes
a specialty not only of packing
every article in the house, load-
Mt. Fanny Grange
Plans 'Cleanup' -At
COVE (Special) Members ol
the Mt. Fanny Grange are plan
ning a cleanup at the Grange
fsr Saturday. Plans were dis
cussed for the cleanup at
meeting 0f the home econcmics
club of the Grange at a meeting
All members are urged to at
tend and brine a dish for a pot-
iuck dinner in connection with
the work project.
United Pr.tt Int.rna.io-ial
OXFORD, Md. Dr. Walter
Bensel. president of the New York
Cardiological Society from 1940 to
died Wednesday at the age
WASHINGTON Henry W.
Riley, treasurer of the Interna
tional Bank fo Reconstruction
and Development, died Wednes
day of cancer. He was 57.
ing it, and delivering it, but also
of advising the housewife hof
to get her children registered
in school every new town.
these are just a few of the
intriguing industries, big and
little, which make America in
dustries which Khrushchev's in
quiring mind probably would de
light in seeing
It used to be that invitations
to the British embassy were the
most prized cardboards in Wash
ington. This week it was tickets
to the Khrushchev luncheon at
the National Press Club, Mem
bers had to call personally' to
pick them up. No secretary, as
sistant, or messenger or even the
mail was entrusuJ with them . . .
Carlos Denegri, Mexico's . top
columnist and commentator
(Excelsior) took a long shot by
writing Nikita Khrushchev a let
ter asking him various questions
about Russian-Latin American
relations. Believe it or not, he
got an answer. It'll be publish
ed soon . . . The once secretive
Russian Embassy has really
luted the iron news cur
tain. Previously it was dif
ficult to get press data re
garding Russian personalities.
... 25 yea. ago objection here
was strong against the proposed
390.000 undergrade crossing by
the state highway department.
Sally Rand, fan dancer, an
nounced her engagement and
stated the was giving up exotic
dancing to become a housewife
(Ed's note today she is still
dancing with her fans in Las
' A new agricultural boom for
the area was announcement by H.
L. Wagner of Summerville fur
field pea and red clover seed
Named chairman of the La
Grande flower show for the
Grange Fair was Mrs. Frank Jas
per. ... 15 years ago all of
Belgium was "liberated by
advancing American foot sol
diers and the Yanks readied for
drive mi Cologne. Buzz . bombs
vere falling on London town.
Tribute was paid to Cpl. Lynn
Virgil Chadwick, an Air Force
engineer with a bomber group.
He was the soq of Mr. and Mrs.
I.ynn. Chadwiclf of Cove.
Locally, t,he Navy Mothers ob
served Founder's Day at. the USO
building. ' Mrs." Dick Lindsay
save the Founder's reading. Mrs.
Princess Ledridge, past presi
La Grande High School's foot
ball team woo their season op
ener against The Dalles, 18-0,
with Curey and Terry, both backs,
sparking the play.
Rev. Doyle Wilson
Visits Union Pastor
UNION (Special) Rev. Doyle
Wilson of Summerville visited at
the First Baptist Church Sun
day and was a guest of the pastor
and his family during the day.
' At the evening service a film
strip was shown on "The Fiery
Furnace" followed by the mes
sage by Rev. Wilson. Mrs. Ma
hood brought a special number
UNION PASTOR MOVING
UNION (Special) The Rev.
and Mrs. Winton Morgan and
family are 1)usy this week mov
ing into the new parsonage of
the Church cf God here.
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