La Grande observer. (La Grande, Or.) 1959-1968, September 29, 1959, Page 1, Image 1

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24th Issue 64th Year
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The first club of 4-H Homemakers have organized for 1959-60. From left to right are
Beverly Hoxie, news reporter; Eloise McCoy, vice prcsident;-Joanne Speckhart, pres
ident; Mary Virginia Speckhart, song leader; Mrs. L. R. Hoxie, leader, and Ruth
Hoxie, secretary. Mrs. Harlow Speckhart, assistant leader, is now shown in the pic
ture. (Observer Photo)
Ike Calls
dent Eisenhower, putting aside
his hands off policy toward labor
management disputes, today pre
pared to try to melt some of the
ice in the frozen steel negotia
tions. The Chief Executive made his
most startling move in the 77-day-old
steel strike Monday by sum-
Many Deaths
From Typhoon
NAGOYA, Japan (UPI) End
less rows of wooden coffins and
sodden straw mats for the dying.
Stricken peasants moving past in
never-ending search for their fam
ilies in this twice dead city.
The story of typhoon Vera, most
destructive sto-m to hit Japan in
centuries, could be outlined in sta
tistics: 1,799 dead. 1.953 missing,
8,073 injured, 970.000 homeless.
But its horror lay in the faces
of the people, their struggle for
food arid water, the dysentery
which ravaged their bodies, the
glazed look on their faces as they
searched the rubble for those who
were lost.
It lay in the face of an old
woman dressed in threadbare ki
mono, her lips pressed tightly
against toothless gums, watching
intently as the lid of a coffin-like
box was raised.
' She steeled herself aid then
peered within. Wordlessly and
with a slight shake of head she
moved on to the next box and the
next and the next.
There were not even enough of
the wooden boxes to hold the
bodies in this city which suffered
more than dead. Some of the
bodies lay on straw tatami mats,
their faces covered with scraps of
Local, Area Girls
Recommended For
State Scholarship
Sena'or Dwight Hopkins, Di Im
bier, and Representative Don Mc-
Kinnis, Di Summerville. today an
nounced that they haJ recommend
ed to the State Scholarship Com
mission at Eugene, that Janet Ruth
Bond of La Grande, and Denece
'Alene McCanse of North Powder,
be awarded four-year scholarships
to Eastern Oregon College.
They were also notified that Miss
Sue Richmond, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles Richmond of
Imbler, would be continued on a
scholarship basis for Oregon State
College. Miss Richmond had been
recommended before by Senator
Hopkins and former Representative
. Harry Wells for scholarship on a
four-year basis.
Under the new law. recommenda
tions are made by the college, and
by the state senator, and state rep
resentative for each legislative seal
in the state.- Also under the new
law, recommendations for scholar
ships can be made for any state
college or university, while before.
it was only Oregon State College.
The final decision is made by the
State Scholarship Commission.
Steel Union Heads
In Settlement Talks
moning industry and union lead
ers to separate White House talks
Wednesday morning.
It was the first time that Ei
senhower has intervened so per
sonally in a labor dispute since
he took office nearly seven years
ago. But it recalled many similar
instances during the Roosevelt
and Truman administrations.
The President acted after de
nouncing the delay in reaching a
settlement - as "intolerable." He
declared the walkout by 500,000
members of the United Steelwork)-
ers "must not continue.
But at least one high govern
ment official said he doubted
Set Tomorrow
At College
The first convocation of the
year on the Eastern Oregon Col
lege campus will be held tomor
row at 10 a.m. Faculty members,
in full regalia, will be introduced
to the students. -
For many students, it will be
their first look at the entire fac
ulty. Dr. Ernest Anderson, pro
fessor of biological science, will
explain the robes worn by the
An organ, prelude will be
played by Carol Veddcr and Neil
Wilson, assistant professor of vo
cal music, will sing a solo. Wilson
will be accompanied by Lyle Mc
Mullen, associate professor of
Dr. Virgil Bohlen., professor of
physical science will give the in
vocation. ,
Dr. Bennett Presides
Dr. Frank Bennett, president of
Eastern Oregon College will pre
side over the morning assembly,
introducing department chairmen
who will in turn introduce mem
bers of their departments.
About 700 students are expect
ed to be on hand for the assem
bly. Enrollment at EOC is up 10.4
per cent over last year as the sec
ond day of fall term got under
way today. The nuumber of stu
dents is expected to pass the 800
mark when registration is com
peted this week.
Dr. Lyle Johnson, EOC regis
trar, said the greatest Increase
was noted in the sophomore class
with 202 students registered,
compared with 135 last year, s
49 5 per cent jump.
Suspend Students
In Mayor's Stunt
Three high school students were
under suspension today for hang
ing Los Angeles Mayor Norris
Poulson in effigy for his remarks
to visiting Soviet Premier Nikita
The suspensions were disclosed
Monday by Long Beach Polytech
nic High School officials who said
a conference with parents would
be required for the youths' read-mission.
whether these new negotiations
would break the deadlock that led
to last Friday's collapse of con
tract talks.
The possibility that he might
invoke the Taft-Hartley law to
halt the steel strike for 80 days
abated temporarily. The White
House indicated he would not seek
a back-to-work injunction before
he consulted with the spokesmen
for eteel labor and management
Ro&er Mr Bbugh, board dw
man of U.b. Meet, and union
president David J. McDonald both
have accepted the President's
personally telephoned invitation to
come to Washington.
In addition, the union will be
represented by I. W. Abel, secretary-treasurer,
Howard R. Hague,
vice president and Arthur J. Gold
berg, general counsel. It was not
disclosed what other industry of
ficials would accompany Blough.
Union County 4-H
Unit Plates Second
The Union County 4-H Live
stock Judging Team placed se
cond in competition at the
Pendleton Armory Saturday.
Some (0 youngsters in 4-H
work compered at the show.
Team members are Lanetta
Carter, Jim Thompson, Rus
sell Bowman, and Pat Gavin,
all of La Grande. Harvey Car
ter Is the team leader.
New and out-going officers of the Oregon State Bar
held a last-minute conference Saturday in Bend at the
bar's silver anniversary meeting. They were from left:
C. S. "Pat" Emmons, Albany, and Clarence D. Phillips,
Portland, newly-elected president and vice president;
Tax Drop
ENTERPRISE (Special! Wal-
llowa County taxpayers will find
a slight decrees? in taxes for the
year 1959-1960. The total tax for
the county last year was $906,521 -68,
while this year the total to be
raised is $857,257.68, or a decrease
of 5.4 per cent.
This drop in taxes is account - i
for by a lower budget and an in
crease in assessed valuations. The
real property In the county is as
sessed at $9,408,475: the personal
property at $4,009,450: and pub'ir
utilities at $1,227,999. Veterans' ex
emptions of $39,005 lowers the
total valuation to $14,606,919.
Total taxable valuation for last
year was $14,095,441: distribu
ted as fellows: $9,241.9(10 real
properly: personal, $3,625,505:
public utilities a $1,260,606: less
Veterans' exemptions of $32,600
Public utilities have been low
ered this year by the State Tax
Commission in order to bring them
into a more equal basis with other
classes of property.
Enterprise Leads
A study of the statement of
taxes levied for the four incorpor
ated towns of the county shows
that Enterprise tops the list with
21.7 mills, with Wallowa following
with 17 mills, Joseph with 5.9 mills,
and Lostine with 2.4 mills.
The 1959-1960 tax rolls have
been turned over by S. W. Begley,
county assessor, to Mark Marks.
sheriff and tax collector, and yes
terday morning, a crew of girls
started on the preparation of tax
notices to be mailed the taxpay
ers. On the day crew is Dorothy
Gorsline and Billie Dunn who will
assist the sheriff, and Kirsten Wil
son, deputy. On the night crew
is Laura Jean Locke. Betty Jones.
Janet Homan, and Marjorie Pit
houd. Free China
Scores Red
Nationalist China condemned
the Communist Peiping regime to
day for its atrocities in Tibet and
the slave labor commune system
on the Red-held mainland.
Nationalist Ambassador Tingfu
F. Tsiang said his government
welcomed the opportunity for a
full debate in the U.N. General
Assembly on the Communist ex
Tsiang also formally repeated
for the U.N. record Generalissi
mo Chiang Kai-shek's pledge of
last March 26 that Tibetans will
be granted the right of self-determination
if and when the Na
tionalists recapture the China
"The atrocities committed by
the Communists in Tibet are even
more abhorrent to the Chinese
people than they are to the inter
national committee of jurists,'
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wich Villi" a favor it retort
tor the out-of-town tourist,
hat become a battlefield for
young hoodlums, police report
ed today.
"The situation is very ex
plosive," Mid Deputy Police
Commissioner Walter Arm.
"The police are trying to con
trol the situation before there
is an outburst of maior vio
lence." Police have closed the foun
tain area of Washington Squire
after 4 p.m. to eliminate
trouble there. Until recently,
this area provided the tourist
with a pleasantly biiarre spec
tacle of bearded beatnik guit
arists and bongo drummers.
County Plans
NEPH Week'
I'niun Cointy will observe Na
tional Employ the Physically Han
dicapped Week Oct. 4 thiounh 10
with sxviu! efforts planned to fo
cus public attention on the need to
devrlep suitable job opportunities
for handicapped workers in the
Members of the Union County
group are Lenn 1). Allen, Elgin;
Clarence Doth, Union; Francis
Snodgrass, Otis Palmer, Alvin W.
Berry, Hiley 1). 'Allen, lister
Kingsley, Ken Lilliard. William
Herrmann, Jess Kosenbaum, Milo
Stewart and Ernest Burrows,
chairman, all of La Grande.
Farm Bureau Plans
Farm Bureau Federation today
announced plans to set up a na
tional marketing and bargaining
organization for farm commodi
Bureau president Charles B.
Shuman said the new organization
will help the area market
ing and bargaining groups co
ordinate their efforts. It also will
help . them find the appropriate
prices for commodities based on
supply-demand conditions, he
Shuman sjiid .the new. sulisuliary
won't try to set prices or to es
tablish a monopoly. He said it al
also won't bargain at the national
Farm Bureau officials said the
first activity of their new group
will be in the fruit and vegetable
Agriculture minister of Poland
arrives for a 14-day visit to the
United Stales Thursday and is ex
pected to negotiate for a shipment
of American feed grains.
Edward Ochah, the Polish of
ficial, wants to buy feed grains
for Polish currency under the
farm surplus program. The same
kind of agreement has been made
by the Polish government on four
previous occasions.
culture Department economists
reported today that the fairest
method to base turkey prices to
Carl G. Helm Jr., La Grande, and George L. Hibbard,
Oregon City retiring vice president and president Helm
presided over the first business session of the four-day
convention Wednesday.
urricane Thunders
nfo Dixie Regions
Nikita Faces Clash
With Commie China
TOKYO UPI Diplomatic
sources said today a bitter behind-the-scenes
political clash be
tween the Soviet Union and Com
munist China was a distinct pos
sibility when Soviet Premier Ni
kita Khrushchev arrives in Pei
ping Wednesday.
Khrushchev was leaving Mos
cow today, fresh from his historic
trip to the United States, and
could be expected to try to sell
Asian Communists on Hie idea of
a cold war thaw in the Far
East. And the Asian Reds were
up to their neck in Laos, Tibet
and the Indian border.
The occasion for the big con
clave was the 10th anniversary
celebration Thursday of the
founding of the Chinese Commun
ist Government under Mao Tse
Tung, the chief rival for power
w ith Khrushchev within the Com
munist camp.
There could be fireworks over
Khrushchev's new-found "friend-
growers is on the ready-to-cook
grade and yield of the birds.
The economists said this meth
od generally avoids both under
estimates and over-estimates of
the value of live flocks. The de
partment said four-fifths of the
mistakes in pricing live flocks are
big enough to be important to
As fur as processors are con
cerned, the department said the
under and over-estimates general
ly average out during a season.
culture Department grain market
reporters said today that a num
ber of country elevators have
been moving their wheat stocks
to make room for grain sorghums
and soybeans.
But the market reporters added
there was plenty of storage space
in most areas. Very few elevators
were reporting shortages of
space, they said.
secretary of Agriculture True
Morse says rural poverty is caus
ing human resources to be ne
glected and wasted.
Morse, addressing the annual
fall workshop of the National
Capital Area Council of Church
es here Monday, said more than
one million American farm -families
have incomes of $1,000 a year
or less.
He praised the help that church
es have given to the rural devel
opment program.
8 Pagoe
ship" with the United States al
though Communist China has as
sumed a holiday air as it awaited
Khrushchev's arrival. Some dip
lomats thought Peiping had been
deliberately embarrassing Mos
cow with Indian border incidents.
"Eternal Friendship"
Khrushchev attempted to head
off any fireworks by telegraphing
in advance his warmest greetings
to Mao and his pledge of "eternal
friendship" with Red China. But
on his last visit to Peiping In
158, Mao is believed to have ve
toed Khrushchev's presence at a
summit meeting in New York and
to have shown his displeasure by
launching a heavy bombardment
of the Nationalist offshore islands.
Khrushchev is expected to re
port on his visit to the United
States and his historic talks with
President Eisenhower. He arrived
Wednesday and will face a bat
tery of Communist leaders who
have spent the week denouncing
"U.S. imperialism" and threaten
ing Formosa.
It is the first top level Com
munist conclave since 1957 when
the world's Red leaders met in
Moscow to celebrate the 40th an
niversary of the Bolshevik Revo
lution. They were expected to re
view the ideological problems of
the Red camp and the cold war
in Europe and the Far East.
UPI diplomatic correspondent
Karol Thaler reported from Lon
don that the Soviet team reflect
ed the importance of the gather
ing. With Khrushchev will be Sov
iet Foreign Minister Andrei Gro
myko and Mikhail A. Suslov, the
party theoretician, once a hard
core Stalinist and now the secre
tary of the) Central Committee of
the Soviet Communist party.
Suttoy First Arrival, k
Suslov already has arrived in
Peiping to hob nob with such
Communist leaders as Ho Chi
Minh of Communist North Viet
Nam, currently accused of ag
gression against Laos, and Pre
mier Kim II Sung of Communist
North Korea.
Also present were the premiers
or Communist Party bosses of the
satellites and of Communist par
ties throughout the world. Peiping
Radio has not mentioned a U.S.
delegate, however.
Thaler, quoting diplomatic
sources in London, said fireworks
could be expected despite repeat
ed assurances that all is well in
the Sino-Soviet axis. Recent re
ports have indicated considerable
causes for friction though talks
are to be secret and any debate
may be some time leaking out.
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (UPI) New
York City Postmaster Robert K.
Christenberry said Monday "it
ought to be just as illegal to sell
youngsters smut as to sell them
alcoholic drinks." Christenberry
said Congress should immediately
pass legislation against the send
ing of smut through the mails.
Wedemeyer Report On China
Was 'Held Up'
EDITOR'S NOTE: ' Earnest
Hoberecht, United Press Inter
national vice president and gen
eral far Asia, was the only cor
respondent to follow Gen. Albert
C. Wedemeyer throughout his
147 fact-finding tour of China.
In the following dispatch he
points out that tome of the
Wedemeyer mission's recom
mendations for bringing peace to
China were similar te subse
quent programs brought out by
the United Nations.
United Press International
TOKYO (UPD In the summer
of 1947, President Truman sent
Gen. Albert C. Wedemeyer on a
fact-finding tour of China.
It generally was expected at the
time that the report and recom
mendations were to be made pub
lic soon. However, they were not
and the results of that mission did
not become known until much
later when the State Department
white paper of 1949 was published.
As the 10th anniversary of the
establishment of the Chinese Com
munist regime approaches this
week, tt is interesting to look back
and see what Wedemeyer recom
mended. In many ways his recommenda
tions for aiding and support
Five Cantt
- Hurricane Grace, packing
a punch of up to 140 mile
an hour, bulfdoied Its way In
to the U.S. mainland lust
south of here today, killing at
least on person and causing
widespread damage.
Charleston streets were a dan
gerous no-man's land of slivered
glass and a crazy network of fal
len power lines. Some streets held
two feet of water. The city wm
without electricity. Hospitals and
emergency rescue units switched
to standby generators.
10 a.m. p.d.t. weather bulletin
placed the storm a short distance
inland from Charleston on the
southwest side of town. That was
between Hunting Island and EdU
to Beach. It was moving toward
the northwest at 14 miles an hour
in the direction of Walterboro,
Orangeburg and the South Caro
lina state capital of Columbia.
The wind velocity, as expected,
dropped somewhat as the storm
hit the U.S. land mass. It waa
down to a steady 120 miles an
hour but still highly dangerous.''
Heavy Rains Expected -
Hurricane emergency warnings
were flying from Savannah to Wil
mington and gale warnings from
Morehead City, N.C., to Bruns
wick, Ga. , "
By 9 a.m. p.d.t. winds In
Charleston were down to SO miles
an hour and Savannah had gusts
at that hour of 65 miles an hour.
Tides in Charleston were nine feet
above normal.
The Weather Bureau said rain
of up to 15 inches would fall over
the eastern two-thirds of the Caro-
Unas late today. Local flood irut
conditions were anticipated. -- -An
unidentified man was killed
at Beaufort, S.C., when a limb
smashed down on his car but no
other deaths or injuries were re
ported. Plenty of advance warn
ing was the life-saving keynote.
Beaches for hundreds of miles up
and down the shoreline between
Savannah, Ga., and Wilmington,
N.C., had been evacuated.
So vicious was the storm's fury
that parts of buildings in this old
port city crumbled and masonry
crashed to the streets. Roofs were
peeled back like the tops of sar
dine cans. Cars were picked up
by the winds and tossed about.
Governor Directs Activities
The Charleston chief of police
asked for the' National Guard to
do patrol duty and Gov. Ernest
F. Hollings, personally directing
activities from headquarters In
the Francis Marion Hotel, immed
iately released the necessary
Highest steady winds, as report
ed by the Weather Bureau on the
basis of information from Navy
planes and surface radar, were
125 miles an hour. But the Navy
said gusts were up to 140 miles
an hour.
For 10. Years
ing me recognized regime arc
similar to methods used else
where in the world in later years.
The key point called for the
United Nations to take immediate
action to bring an end to hostili
ties in Manchuria as a prelude to
the establishment of a guardian
ship or trusteeship.
He said if the step was not
taken, "Manchuria may be drawn
into the Soviet orbit, despite Unit
ed States aid, and lost, perhaps
permanently, to China.'' -
Wasn't Yelling Wolf "
It turned out that Wedemeyer
was not yelling "wolf" and, U
anything, was too conservative on
his prediction of impending disaster
in the report Wedemeyer made to
President Truman in 1947. fa
1949, the year the report finally
was made public, the Chinese
Communists announced the for
mation of their government.
Wedemeyer has said that he
worked to obtain the release of
his report but it was buried until
dug up by Senate committee in
vestigators who were alarmed by
the imminent loss of China to the
Communists. -f-
He had said he wanted the re
port made public as soon aa poe
sible because he knew that aqy
delay in implementing his rutin
mendations was serving the pur.
pose of the Communists.