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'It's Nice to Know We'll HAVE
DREW PEARSON SAYS:
Missouri Solon Probes U.S.
Juvenile Delinquency Climb
WASHINGTON While most of s
hit colleagues are relaxing at
home or enjoying junkets, Son.
Tom llenninis of Missouri has
been probing intj the most sinis
ter social problem of our times
the alarming growth of juve
nile delinquency in major cities.
After extensive hearings on
teen-age hood him ism in New
York, Hennings will spend the
first three weeks of November in
Los Angeles, San Diego and San
rrancisco, probing youthful law-
lessness and the drug traflic.
Because of its close access to
the Mexican border, I.os Angeles
has long been one of the na
tion's two wnr.il centers of nar
cotics violations; is also a dis
tribution depot from which dope
pushers throughout the country
But law enforcement officials
in Los Angeles and in San Diego,
both close to the wide-open dives
of Tijuana, have found that the
border influence has grave dan
gers for footloose youths.
It is virtually impossible," re
ported one Senate investigator,
"to walk a block down a Tijuana
street without being accosted by
solicitations for immoral acts,
pornographic material, or narcotics."
Crime To Worsen
California's Attorney General
Stanley Mosk, Congressman Jam
es Roosevelt, and others who
have urged Hennings to look into
the situation are convinced ju
venile crime will worsen unless
LA GRANDE OBSERVER
Wednesday, October 14, 1959
"Without or with friend or foe, we print your daily world as it goes" Byron.
RILEY ALLEN, publisher'
Grady Pannell, managing editor George Challis, advertising director
Tom Humes, circulation manager
To Keep The Record Straight
Senator Morse in his current awing
is blaming- his poor press on the news
papers, not putting the blamo where it
belongs, which is on Senator Morse.
This is a favorite trick of the Sena
tor. A few years back one of his suppor
ters, Howard Morgan, wrote letters to
Oregon newspapers complaining that
Morse's "leadership" on a bill had been
ignored by Oregon newspapers bectiu.se
their editorial pages were unfriendly to
A graduate student at the University
of Oregon' took copies of newspapers
from all over the United States, includ
ing those whose editorial pages were
friendly to the Senator as well as thoss
who obviously didn't like him.
He found the Senator's leadership was
universally ignored .
He then went through the Congress
ional Quarterly, a non-partisan seri?s of
reports on Congressional activity.
In three weeks of this service there
was one mention of Morse, a mention
which did not give him any great credit
The trouble with the Morse "record"
s that it's just what Morse wants to
make it at the time.
And what he usually wants to make of
'it is the impression left with listeners
that 9i) other Senators, -135 members of
the House, the President and his Cabin
et, newspapermen and various other cat
egories of the national imputation all are
stupid, party hacks, numbskulls, dupes
Kveryone's still out of step but
10 Years And Millions But No Case
A long, long story came to an end last
week when a federal judge finally came
up with a solution, to the complicated
I)uPont-General Motors case. In the end
justice was done, but it took t"n years,
and probably millions of dollars in legal
fees to arrive at a solution that should
have been reached at the outset.
Dupont invested in General Motors
stock in 1917 when the automobile busi
ness ' was still in its infancy. DuPont
makes paint and lacquer, which arc used
extensively by tin automobile makers,
so it wasn't long before suspicions were
aroused that General Motors had to buy
automobile paint from Pit Pont because
DuPont owned so much stock. The Fed
eral Trade Commission and the Depart
ment of Justice made a study of the
matter In 1927 but took no action.
It was not until 1919 that the anti
trust division of the U.S. Department of
Justice got around to filing a formal
complaint, charging that it was wrong
for a supplier to own so much of the
stock of one of its beat customers. Three
years later Judge Walter J. La Buy ruled
that the government did not have a case.
The IXp' tmenf Of Justice apjiealed.
Two years later the Supreme Court
by vote Of four to two held that the
case should be heard again inasmuch as
DuPont ownership of General Motors
stock indicated that there wns a ' rea
sonable Probability" that DuPont would
receive preference in supplying General
It was then that the Department of
Justice proposed to the court that Du
Pont be forced either to sell all its stock
in General Motors or distribute that
stock to the stockholders of DuPont. In
ternal Revenue then ruled that such a
distribution of stock would be taxable
as ordinary income. This meant that
eVeh" fli6tlgh PuPont stockholders were
not gaining anything since through
their ownership of DuPont stock they
a'tvady owned the General Motors stock
they would be receiving they would
have to pay income tax on the whole
transaction. The unfairness of such a
deal was obvious to nil, but nevertheless
that was what the Department of Jus
Judge Lal'.uy came up with an equit
able proposition. Since the whole object
ive was to prevent DuPont from exer
cising undue influence with General Mo
tors, all that had to bo done was to pre
vent DuPont from voting the GM stock
it owned and prevent it from acquiring
any more stock. So the voting rights of
the DuPont stock will be transferred to
DuPont stockholders, with no adverse tax
effects, and DuPont officers and direct
tors will bp prohibited from serving as
officers or directors of the General Mo
It could be said that the government,
after 10 years, won its case. And so it
did but in all that time it was never able
to show that what it suspected was true
at all that one big corporation was
telling another big corporation' what to
It is good to know that the govern
ment is looking out for the public in
terest in its diligent enforcement of the
Sheiman and Clayton anti-trust acts.
There are seven large steel companies,
for example, that produce most of the
nation's steel. They can't merge. They
can't get together and fix prices. But
there is nothing to prevent one union
from organizing all of their workers into
one union and shutting them all down
simultaneously, thus depriving the na
tion of its supply of steel. That's not
contrary to the public interest. At least
drastic steps are taken to
(1) curb diug smuggling from.
Mi'Xica, and i2i prevent young
people from crossing the border
unless accompanied by a parent
or responsible adult. j
Most recently wrote Hennings:
"I believe facts to justify such
action can be established by your
committee's iniiiirv into the liar
cUics iraftic that flourishes
south i f the border, and by . .
the high incidence of venere.il.
disease among teen-agers in the
Su: Diego area."
Note L'nlike some congress-:
lonul headline hunters, Hennings
doesn't hold hejrings for person-,
ul publicity, lie backs up his
prohi-s wild legislation. Within
the last two years, the Missouri
lan has pushed two major ami j
delinquency measures tumuli
Congress, curbing the interstate
I nil I ic of switchblade knives anl
Lopez Matees' Plane
President Adolpho Ixipez Ma
teo's of Mexico, leader of a proud
and independent people, demon
strated that independence in fly
ing to Washington.
The State Department in plan
ning his trip thought it would lie
a nice ge-ture to send one of
the three brand new Hoeing 7u7
jets, recently acquired by the
Air Koice lor President Kiscii-
bower's u-e, down to Mexico
C'iiy to pick up the presidential
party. Antcnio ( arrillo Klores,
Mexican envoy to the United
Stales, was advised of this plan,
lull win Ti he passed the wind
along to his government, baclcl
came a polite but lirm rejoin
der: "The offer is appreciated, but
the president will fly to Washing
ton in his own airplane."
The Mexican plane, bought a
short time ago to replace a veter
an DC-3 used by two preceding
Mexican presidents, is a Fair
child Turgoprop, i seating 12 per
sons. Named "Kl Insurgente"
r'Thc Insurgent"), it has a pres
sureized cabin, radio telephone,
.in electronic cookstove. and the
latest type radar. With a cruis
ing speed -f close to 500 miles
in hour, the plane is nearly a?
fast as most commercial jets.
On ono leg of his tour, how
ever, Lopez Mateos will bow to
the need for supersonic time-
saving. Returning to the United
States from Canada on Oct. 17
he will travel in an Air Force F
103 from Niagara Falls to Austin
Tex., to visit Sen. Lyndon John
IIADDONKIKLD. N.J. -l'II
Mrs. Mattie Kastlack Driscoll. 78.
mother of former New Jersey
Gov. Alfred E. Driscoll, died at
her home Tuesday.
BATAVIA, N Y. UPD Milton
H. Miller. 73. editor and publisher
of the liatavia Daily News, died
ul (lenesee Memorial Hospital
I'lllLADKLPHIA i CPI ' George
II. Johnson, 74, president of the
Belleview - Stratford Hotel, died
at his suburban home Tuesday.
NEW YORK HIPP Miss Rita
M. Holland, 61, executive of the
. . 25 years ago, the La Grande
High School football team scor
ed an upset when the Tigers de
feated The Dalles. 6-0. A Wat
den to DoBoie touchdown pass
late in the fourth quarter was
the clincher. "
The Grande Ronde valley heat
wave that sent temperatures,
soaring into the low 90s was
suddenly broken with a 12 inch
rainfall which plunged tempera-1
tures down to 58 degrees.
Idaho College trounced East
ern Oregon Normal footbal team'
20 to 0. EON coach Bob Quinn
was unable to be present due to
the death of his father. Anotheri
factor that hurt locals was ab-'
sence of triple-threat star Fred
f'etterson, out with an injury.
... 15 years ago, Athens', Greece
was liberated by Greek patriots;
while in the Pacific the Japanese
were hard pressed a. i-und the
North Powder reported its War
Chest quota of $370 had been
reached. Chris Johnson Jr , chest
iearier, announced that -hi- com
munity had gene over the top.
The La Grande drive, however,
was lagging far behind.
- Orna Tabor and Jacequline
Weise, La Grande, were partici
pating in final capping exercises
for U.S. Cadet Nur.se Corpse rain
ees at EOC here. Others In the
ceremony were Better Westen
skow, Imbler: Lillian Gray, Min
am; Freda Hays, Lillian Houck.
Enterprise; and Florence, Marks,
United Press International
L'ANSE, Mich. Sixteen-year-old
Ku-teie Paquet after slaying
his girl friend's lU-year-old sister
and her father:
-i just did it. I don't know
COl.t MBI S, Ohio Mrs. Vir
ginia Cerda. 25. on the birth of
her son 2tl hours after her four
other child-cn perished in a fire:
1 think we will call him Paul
that is the English for my hus
band's name. Pablo.'1
personnel department of the Cali
fornia Texas Oil Corp., died .Tuesday.
ASIIV1I.I.E, N.C. Mississip
pi Gov. J. P. Coleman in refusing
to disclose the secret that has
provided his state with two suc
cessive Miss Americas:
"I'm sorry, but we ore planning
on winning again next year and
we don't want to give away our
CORNWALL. Conn.' Pulitzer
1'iie winning poet Mark Van
Doren on the disappearance of
his son Charles, sought for an ap
pearance before a congressional
sulx-ommittee investigating riggijd.
TV quiz shows:
"'I he last time I saw him was
Saturday. Don't know where
INDIANAPOLIS ILPD The
state Budget Committee Friday
rejected a $5,000 request from
the state Conservation Department
for a "little Kinsey" survey into
the reproductive habits of fish.
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