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LA GRANDE OBSERVER
23rd Issue 64th Year
SEPTEMBER HAS BEEN WET
MONTH IN LA GRANDE AREA
Nearly en third of the annuil
rainfall for the La Grando araa
fall thui far durinn the mon'h of
. September, according to tha local
Firemen who measure pre
cipilalion from rainfall h-re
throughout the year said today
that slightly over 2 57 inches of
rain had been reported since
Sept. 16. Rain was not as heavy
for the first two weeks of the
Average annual rain'all for this
art a is about 10 inches, it was
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PamelaXIoshorn, Summerville, is proud as punth of her purebred Spotted Poland
China gilt given to her by Bruce Hoofnagle of Alicel. Hoofnagle donated two pigs
at the Union County Fair to youngsters participating in the fair in 4-II and FFA
work. How is 'Polka Dottie' coming along? "Just fine," said the owner and the donor.
Third Annual Hereford Tour Of The Area
Begins Tomorrow; Eight Stops Scheduled
By BILL BE BOUT
Observer Stiff Writer
The third annual Hereford tour
in Union County will be held to
morrow with eight stops planned
to acquaint county residents with
the Hereford breeding programs
underway in this area.
The tour, sponsored by the Here
ford Breeders of Union County
and the Union County Extension
Service, will feature some of the
county's finest Hereford stock
and will start at 9:30 a.m.
The first stop will be at the Dick
Hibberd place. Hibbcrd is still
in the process of rebuilding his
herd since his big dispersion, but
will be in full swing next year.
He is using Lamplighter, Mon
arch, and Mischief bulls and a new
sire purchased in Kansas last year.
HHH Beau Mixer.
Hibberd is a former director of
the Polled Hereford Association.
The second stop will be at the
Starr Polled Hereford Ranch.
Larry Starr will have calves on
display sired by his President
Mischief bull, purchased in Texas.
' Senior Calves
There wi'l be some senior calves
for next year on the ground which
are just a few dcys eld. There
will also be some calves by a bull
Starr purchased from Albert Rhea
in Washington a year ago.
One of the oldest herds in the
county will be on display at the
third stop. Clyde and Glenn
McKenzie will show their outstand
ing herd of females and their herd
sires. M. M. Royal Prince 51st.,
Jr. M. Donald 24th.. and T. H. R.
Donald Dhu I. The McKenzirs are
fitting a son of 51st and would like
tourers to guess his weight. Also,
the mother and full brother will
be on display.
The fourth stop will be at the
Dale Standley p'ace where the
oldest production test herd in the
county will be shown. Standley
has started slf feeding his cattle
this year and the resulting growth
rate and size of cattle will illus
trate the effectiveness of the
Summer Wat Dry
Firemen said that the summer
had been a very dry one here,
and chances of much more rain
during the fall loom as favorable,
Heaviest precipitation for the
month was the .89 measurement
Saturday, with .20 recorded Sun
day. On Sept. 19 and 20, however,
more than an inch was recorded.
While rain was fairly heavy and
consistent in the vall".v over the
Weekend, snow dotted the higher
hil's and mountain ranges sur
DOTTIE' IS DOING FINE
Standley raises both pol'ed and
horned cattle and one bull which
will be on display has gained more
than four pounds per day on the
last weight test.
The Chuck Wagon stop will be the
Henry Heyden place where Heyden
will show sons and daughters of
Arthur Dhu 14th from his Chan
dler cows. Heyden sold a son of
Arthur Dhu 14th to the Goldstein
Hereford Ranch in Montana last
winter for $2500.
Heyden is president of the Trl
County Hereford Association which
holds an annual sale in La Grande
Duane Fleet's Herefords will be
on display at the sixth stop of the
The schedule of evening clas
ses which will be offered at East
ern Oregon College during fall
term has been announced by Dr.
Roy L. Skeen, director of gener
Registration for the courses
will take place during the first
class meetings this week.
The schedule, Monday Psych-
nlhau if Arinlnsfnto an A rtrohita.
tra: Tuesdav-Shakesnrar Con-
slructive Accounting, Enameling.
Plastic Craft, and Painting; Wed
Each class is scheduled from
7-10 p.m. In addition to the
eight evening courses offered, a
special course, Humanities, will
be offered Saturdays from 9 a.m.
HYANNIS, Mast. (UPI) -Walter
F. Munford, $250,000
yeer president of rho strike
bound U.S. Steel Corp., died
today after suffering a stab
wound and a stroke las week.
Ha was i.
rounding the Grande Ronde lower
Forest Men Pleated
Forest officials were extremely
pleased at the precipitation as were
hunters who are getting ready
this Saturday for the annual deer
Several inches of snow fell on
high-r ranges over the past couple
of days and with the drop in tem
peratures it was expected that the
light pack would remain as a re
sult of continued cloudy weather
predictions and more rainfall ex
pected in Northeastern Oregon.
tour. Fleet is using Larry D
Mischief, a Lamplighter bull of
Les Robinson's and a bull he and
Reid Hibberd own together which
they purchased in Kansas, Real
Hibberd is remodeling his new
headquarters in an effort to
handle his bu'ls better.
Good Calf Crop
The seventh stop will be the
Jack Gregory place. Gregory is
building his herd up slowly and
this year has a good calf crop out
of the bull he purchased from
Chandler Herefords at the Blue
Tag Sale where the bull was cham
pion. Of particular interest is the uni
formity of these calves who came
from dams of several bloodlines.
Gregory has a son of Heyden's
14th. for a junior herd sire.
The last stop on the tour will
be at the Claude and Don Wright
place. They are breeding both
horned and polled cattle. The
polled bu'l they are using is a
bull of their own raising by a bull
that Claude and Reid Hibberd
Heading up their horned sec-
Mt. Emily Scout
District Meet Set
A committee meeting of the Mt.
Emily District of the Boy Scouts
of America will be held tonight at
7:30 in the La Grande High School
The meeting is for all members-at-larg",
tives and the general public.
Found In Woods
GOBLE (LTD Two brothers
who were missing for several
hours were found safe at 1 a.m.
today in woods seven miles west
The lads, Jimmy Budge, 14, and
his brother, Henry, 10, went fish
ing at Tide Creek about 1 p.m.
Sunday. When they failed to re
turn a search party was formed.
LA GRANDE, OREGON MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 28 1959
ASTORIA (UPI) Two
heads ere sometimes barter
than one. But In this cae,
it depends upon one's feeling
Harold Hogan, Saaiida, a
public works employe at the'
Tongue Paint Naval Station,
found a twin-headed garter
snake on tha base grounds
and adopted it as a pat.
Hogan said tha snake eats
with both heads and will
strike with both heads when
A science teacher from a
nearby high school said tha
small snake wes about six
Executive committee members
of the La Grande Junior High
School PTA will meet at 4 p.m.
Tuesday at the office of Harvey
Carter, school principal.
Members have been contacted
by PTA officers and a full turn
out is urged.
At recent meeting of the Ki
wanis club here, plans were out
lined for sponsorship of an Aunt
Jermima dinner to be held at
the Armory the evening of tyv,
Proceeds derived from this
pancake feed will be used by the
Kiwanians to further their work
and benefits for needy children
in this area.
tion is a young bull. Regal
Triumph, which they purchased at
the Oregon Cattleman's Bull sale.
Some weaner commercial calves
out of two-year-old cows also will
be on display.
Two Minor Auto
Two minor traffic accidents
were reported by La Grande po
lice over the weekend. Both ac
cidents took place on Adams
Gwendolyn Calvert, 1708 Oak
St., was stopped for a red light
on Adams when a car driven by
Jimmie Donald Elder, 98 Oak
Street, collided with the Calvert
car, police stated.
Both cars were traveling east
on Adams when the accident oc
curred at 6:48 p.m.
The second accident occurred
in front of 1704V4 Adams Ave
nue at 1:06 Sunday morning.
Lawrence Lee Christman, North
Powder, was -traveling east on
Adams in the right lane signal
ing for a right turn when a car
driven by Lee Roy Shawyer, 2003
N. First Street, collided with
Christman's vehicle, police re
ported. Suffers lnuries
Edwin L. Coles, a passenger in
Shawyer's car, suffered lacera
tions around the mouth when his
face hit the windshield.
Roger Dale Jensen, 19, Port
land, waa arrested for . violation
of the basic rule on Jefferson
avenue at 9:43 Saturday night.
Jensen was charged with travel
ing 30 miles per hour in a 20
Bail was set at $10 and a hear
ing scheduled for 3 p.m. today.
John David Allen, 19, Wallo
wa, waa arrested for violation of
the basic rule and Illegal posses
sion of an alcoholic beverage at
10:50 Saturday night. Allen was
taken into custody on Adams. He
posted $35 bail and a hearing
was set for 3 p.m. today. .
President Eisenhower said to
day that the East-West im
passe over Berlin was broken
during his weekend talk with
Soviet Premier Nikita Khru
shchev. Eisenhower said that aside from
the language of the official com
munique issued Sunday at Get
tysburg, he and Khrushchev had
agreed that new negotiations on
the fate of West Berlin should not
be prolonged indefinitely. But at
the same time, he said, they
agreed there could be no fixed
time limit on these reociied dis
cussions. Eisenhower said Khrushchev
would corroberate the fact that no
deadline hangs over Berlin. He
said that from their Camp David
meetings there was definite prog
ress because the two big powers
were no longer at an impasse on
the issue. '
Eisenhower told a crowded press
conference that as far as he was
concerned no party to the Berlin
situation was now under any sort
of threat or duress. He said that
Khrushchev made an emphatic
point that he had never intended
a threat against the West German
No Objections to Summit
Eisenhower also told reporters
that as far as he was concerned
most of his previous objections to
a summit meeting had been re
moved by his Camp David talks
with the Russian leader.
He said, however, that the tim
ing of a summit was a mutter to
be negotiated with the western al
lies. Russia last November proposed
ending the four-power occupation
of Berlin in an effort to get allied
forces out -at the German city.
Russia had set last May 27 as
a deadline for the West to get out
of Berlin. But this was extended
indefinitely as the Big Four for
eign ministers sought a new Ber
Eisenhower and Khrushchev said
in their joint communique Sunday
that they had agreed that the for
mal negotiations should be re
opened "with a view to achieving
solution which would be in ac
cordance with the interests of all
concerned and in the interest of
the maintenance of peace."
Suffering From Cold
Today the President was asked
whether, in the new negotiations
on Berlin, any solution acceptable
to the U. S. must guarantee the
allied occupation rights and the
freedom of the West Berliners.
The President, suffering from a
cold which he said started shortly
after his recent trip to Europe,
said he could not guarantee any
thing because he did not know
what sort of solution from the
forthcoming negotiations might be
Eisenhower told reporters he
found Khrushchev a dynamic and
arresting personality, a man who
resorted to great flights of man
ner and disposition ranging from
a negative, difficulty attitude to
easy, genial discussion.
He summed up his impression
of the Soviet Premier with two
words: Extraordinary personality.
Wild Birds In
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. UPI-
Health officials collected mosqui
toes and wild birds in three south
ern counties today in an effort to
pinpoint the cause of a sleeping
sickness epidemic that has
claimed 10 lives.
Dr. Roscoe P. Kandle, director
of the state Health Department,
said a 6 year old boy died in
Ocean County Sunday, apparently
the loth victim of encephalitis.
Nine other hospitalized persons
are believed suffering from the
disease, which affects the central
nervous system and is fatal about
75 per cent of the time.
The source of the virus is wild
birds, according to health offi
cials, and Is transmitted to hu
man beings by mosquitoes.
FORESTRY IS THEIR SPECIALTY
Members of the Union County 4-H forestryjudging team tied for first place honors
at the Oregon State Fair this year. Jean Wick, Jimmy Taal, and James Wick show
the display they made for showing at the fair. John Wick is the leader for the team.
MIAMI ( UPI 1 Hurricane Grac
ie moved ominously toward the
northeast Florida coast early to
day packing winds up to 90 miles
an hour.'-" "-'-
The Miami Weather Bureau re
ported that the week-old hurri
cane was located in the Atlantic
about 300 miles east of Cape Ca
naveral, Fla. and moving west
northwest at about seven miles an
The bureau said this course and
speed for the next 12 hours would
bring Gracie's 40-mile-an-hour out
ward winds to within 75 to 100
miles of the northeast Florida.
Georgia, and Carolinas coasts by
Ed Dully, director of Red Cross
disaster services for the south
east, said he had ordered nine
field workers from the Atlanta of
fice to augment personnel stand
ing by ' at Brunswick and Savan
nah, Ga. and Jacksonville, Orlan
do and Cocoa, Fla.
TOKYO (UPD The most dis
astrous typhoon in many years
lashed Japan for 12 hours over
the weekend with winds up to 135
m p h., leaving more than 2,600
persons dead or missing in its
Damage to U.S. Air Force In
stallations in this island nation
was estimated at more than a
million dollars, but the only
known American casualty was an
airman slightly injured by flying
An official police report from
communities on the storm track
early today showed 1,139 persons
known dead, 1,458 missing and
4.695 injured. Many of the miss
ing were feared dead.
A total of 350,000 homes were
wrecked or washed away during
the nightmare hours Saturday
night and early Sunday when the
nation was battered by howling
winds, mountainous waves and
surging floodwaters. An estimated
970.000 persons were homeless.
The American Red Cross made
hundreds of blankets available to
disaster headquarters here for
emergency relief to storm refu
gees. Thirty-eight of Japan's 48 prov
inces suffered some degree of
damage from the typhoon, but
the heaviest harm was inflicted
on three provinces Aichi, Mie and
Gifu bordering Ise Bay.
The total damage is expected to
exceed 120 million dollars. Con
struction Minister Isamu Muraka
mi said the government will ask
parliament to approve a supple
mentary budget to meet the costs
of the disaster.
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Up At Steel Strike
May Invoke T-H Act
WASHINGTON (UPI) Presi
dent Eisenhower sternly declared
today that he is "sick and tired"
of the delay in settling the steel
strike and broadly hinted he may
invoke the Taft-Hartley Act to end
He called the situation "intol
erable." The President at his news con
ference, read a special statement
in which he said the 76-day-old
walkout "must not continue." He
pledged to use his personal and
official influence to. oad it.
Asked specifically if he would
seek a court injunction under the
Taft-Hartley law to stop the strike
for 80-days, the President declined
to answer at this time. But he
said he hoped to see several gov
ernment officials later today to
discuss possible courses of action.
His promise to use both person
al and official influence indicated
he may be considering calling in
dustry and union leaders to the
White House. Asked about thif
possibility, Eisenhower again re
fused to discuss what specific ac
tions he has in mind.
The President said labor and
management must recognize their
responsibility and settle the dis
pute promptly. He said both he
and the American people are
"getting sick and tired" of the
"So far as governmental action
can be brought to bear on this
matter, I am not going to permit
the economy of the nation to suf
fer with its inevitable injuries to
all," he said.
"I am not going to permit Amer
ican workers to remain unnecessar
Responsibility To Nation
The President pointed out that
60,000 workers are not at their
jobs because of the dispute. He
declared that "this is an intoler
able situation," and said, "it must
"It is up to both sides, labor
and management, to recognize the
responsibility they owe to our na
tion and settle their differences
reasonably and promptly," Eisen
Tanker Is Salvaged
By Heroic Seamen
NORFOLK, Va. UPI) Eight
men who risked their lives to
salvage a stricken oil tanker the
experts said couldn't be saved,
prepared today to negotiate the
sale of their prize for a sum of
up to two million dollars.
The hulk of the once proud 21,-OOO-ton
"African Queen," aban
doned by Its owners after it hit
a shaol and split in two off Ocean
City, Md. last December, was
towed Into Norfolk Harbor early
Sunday after a painfully slow 110
mile journey that lasted almost 54
The adventuresome amateurs,
who boarded the vessel after
others had tried and failed to
raise it, unfurled an American
flag as their vessel entered Nor
Hundreda of persona lined the
shore and honked car horns as
the crippled vessel, soaked with
oil and filth, loomed into sight.
Thus ended a stranger than tie-
The sixth annual meeting of the
Soroptimist Federation of the
Americas, Inc., District 2, North
western Regiog, was climaxed
by a banquet, a- gala evening Sat
urday night, and a most outstand
ing breakfast Sunday morning. '
. The informal dinner, directed
by Eva Miller, proved to be an
eventful one. The entertainment.
June McManus, Chairman, was
highlighted by the appearance of
the Blue Mountain Boys who dis
tributed their Mt. Dew money and
entertained all by the gifts and
bouquet which was presented to
Governor Borhehild Helgesen and
Director Eloise Hamilton. A New
York Top Hatter dance number
was given by Shirley Smurthwaito
and Frances Wolfe, La Grande.
High School students, with a lec
ture and demonstration about the
Polar Mink Farm by Mrs. Pauline
Johnson. Guests modeled the mink
coats and stoles which were on dis
Wallowa County Host '
Wallowa County, Dorothy Weiv
gen, Enterprise, presiding, hosted
the Sunday morning breakfast,
which was outstanding with its
tuble decorations and favors fof;
all members present. The devo
tions at the breakfast were glved,
by Dr. V. A. Bolen, Eastern Ore.
gon College, and vocal numbers
presented by Neil Wilson, Easteri
The general assembly with 12$
official delegates and officers waa
adjourned at noon. It was de
dared that Bend would be the 1964
district meeting city as in 1961
would be Oregon City. ;
tion episode, which had claimed
one man's life.
After the tanker went down with
its cargo of oil, Paul Brady and
Lloyd Deir of Suffolk, Va. and
Belden Little of Holland, Va..
boarded it with shotguns, warded
off other wou'd-be salvagers, and
claimed the vessel's 400-foot stem
section as theirs under interna
Another waterman had tried to
salvage the vessel's bow section)
but lost his life in the process. 1
The trio hired five men to help
them, promised them a $1,000
bonus if the vessel came in, then
spent months trying to raise the
"Queen." They finally got it
afloat last Monday and had it un
der tow Thursday.
But as the tugboat Mary L. Md
Allister, a Coast Guard cutter es
cort, and the wounded "Queen"
began the strange voyage to Nor
folk. Hurricane Grace turned the
journey into a race against time.