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42nd Issue 64th Year
YOUTH DIRECTOR NAMED
Capt. Oscar Youngquist, Portland, has been named
youth director for the Salvation Army for Oregon and
southern Idaho. Capt. Youngquist is discussing local
youth work with Lt. Oakley Summers, commanding of
officer of Salvation Army activities in La Grande. This
is Capt. Youngquist's first visit to this area. (Observer)
Court Asked To Move
Against Steel Strike
PITTSBURGH (UPP A U.S.
attorney, acting under orders of
President Eisenhower, today
asked federal court to issue an
injunction to halt the 98-day steel
strike for 80 days.
U. S. Attorney Hubert I. Teitel-
Rep. Al Ullrnan and Mrs. Ull
man. Baker, and Salvation Army
Capt. Oscar Youngquist, Portland,
were featured speakers at the
regular Monday noon luncheon
meeting of the La Grande Lions
Club, at the Sacajawca Hotel.
Uilman, who at the recent in
vitation of the German govern
ment, vfsitcd and conferred re
cently with German economic and
government leaders, told club
members briefly ofi Germany's
growth in economics and sound
government, of that nation's am
azing rebuilding program, and of
current international relation
ships of European countries.
Youngquist spoke on the chari
table work being done by the
Salvation Army, particularly of
the youth and juvenile problems
of the country today, and plead
ed for a greater activity in adult
leadership of juveniles.
Club guests were Stan Voeller.
president of the Baker Lions;
Ron Ahern, Baker; Richard Gerr
liart, Portland, and Dick Vondu
rant. Lieut. Oakley Summers was
REP. UILMAN TOURS AREA
Water Resources Development
Responsibility Of The People
By BILL BEBOUT
Observer Staff Writer
The responsibility for starting
multi-purpose projects on, the
Grande Ronde River and Cath
erine Creek rests with the loca'
citizens, Rep. Al Ullrnan iDOre.'
said here yesterday.
Ullrnan arrived h"re shortly be
for noon to address the Monday
luncheon of the Lions Club and
to meet with a committee of local
residents concerning development
of river resources in the Grand?
"No one could be more interest
ed than I in the full development
of river resources. The whole
future of this country is dependent
on the use of our water," the Ore
gon Democrat declared.
"But as I told the committee,
the responsibility for getting such
project underway rests with
them," he added.
Happy te Assist
Ullrnan said that he is "happy
to work with local committees
throughout the entire district to
give them the necessary informa
tion to get projects on the way."
niman told of his experience
in Germany late this summer. He
baum handed the Taft-Hartley
back to work pe'tition to the clerk
of the district court, putting it up
to Federal Judge Herbert P. Sorg
to decide whether to order 500,000
steelworkers back to their jobs.
Sorg accepted the petition and
then went into a closed session
with Teitelbaum and clerk James
Wallace, saying "until I have read
the petition, I cannot say when a
hearing will be held."
Teitelbaum received the petition
from Gcorgo C. Doub, an assis
tant attorney general who flew
here from Washington.
The petition asked for an in
junction directing the United
Steelworkers Union, on strike
since July 15, to instruct its mem
bers to return to work for 80 days
and for the immediate issuance of
a temiwrary restraining order
pending issuance of the injunc
tion. Union Figrws uraer
It was the second time this
month President Eisenhower re
sorted to the Taft-Hartley Law to
end work stoppages. Earlier, he
invoked the law to send the strik
ing East Ccast dock workers back
to their jobs.
A spokesman for the union said
USW general counsel Arthur G.
Goldberg would appeal the peti
tion on grounds that:
"The steel strike does not im
peril the national health or safe
ty within the meaning of the Taft
"The provisions of the Taft
Hartley Act which have been in
voked are unconstitutional."
was one of four members of rvn.
gress selected by Speaker of the
nouse aam nayourn to tour that
country as guests of the German
I came awav feelinff that u;
must maintain a firm policy on
oerin. it Benin should fall or
if we were to comnrnmiut u
would be greatly weakened all over
turope. Hp said.
He told of visiting Munich, the
capital of the German state o'
Bavaria where a "great mountain
has been built from the rubble
of the destroyd city."
"The people of Munich are now
engaged in the building of a large
sports palace on the top of the
mountain which will be dedicated
to peace in Europ-," he said.
He said that West Berlin is a
"showcase of democracy." "But
when you go to the east sector
of Berlin through the Brandenburg
Gate, you enter a totally different
"Where you have hope in West
Berlin vou sense a foolina nr
despair dWiong the people of East
Berlin, ne said.
While in Germany he met with
Sen. Neuberger Tells
An era of sacrifice and bill
tightening (aces the American
people in meeting challenges of
the space age, Senator Richard L.
Neuberger told a La Grande Ho
tary Club luncheon meeting today.
"Can we be the bulwark of the
free world militarily, economic
al'y, and culturally without taxing
ourselves to finance this great re
sponsibility?" Neuberger ques
tioned. "Is there a thinking Am-
DETROIT UPH Almost one-
third of the assembly lines turn
ing out I960 Chevrolets were
closed down by steel shortages to
day as auto industry layoffs
soared to 72.826.
Layoffs today at the Chevrolet
assembly and Fisher Body plants
at Janesville. Wis., the Chevrolet
assembly plant at Atlanta and
GM's plants at Saginaw and
Flint. Mich., added 3.976 to the
growing number of idled workers.
Another 2,257 will be added to
the list when the Chevrolet engine
plant at Buffalo, NY., sends
home its employes Wednesday.
The shutdowns at Janesville
and Atlanta brought to four the
number of Chevrolet assembly
lines that have been closed be
cause of steel shortages. Chevro
let has final assembly lines in 13
plants throughout the nation, in
cluding the Willow Run, Mich.,
plant which turns out only the
So far Chevrolet is the only car
line that has been forced to shut
off actual production of new cars,
although some other lines have
been slowed down to conserve
Chrysler bs been forced to lay
off 1,400 workers because of steel
shortages but all of them were
employed in plants making purls
for the company.
Fire Is Checked
LOS ANGELES UPI) The
Forest Service said that the 14.-
200 - acre brush fire flaming
through the Angeles National For
est for the past week was "con
Complete control of the blaze
was expected by 6 p.m.
About 400 firefighters were re
leased while National Guard ar
mories at Azusa and Arcadia, in
the foothills near the fire, were
set up as "rest centers" for fire
men. More than 70 tons of grass seed
were being sown over the forest
in the wake of the blaze to pre
vent floods during the spring
through the Los Angeles Basin.
Fire officials began releasing
equipment and firefighters Mon
top economic and political leaders.
He was especially pleased, he
said, at the political development
"They are developing two main
political parties rather than the
type of jungle you have in France
with political parties all over the
place," he said.
Naval Reserve Trips
H-1 said that visits such as his
to Germany are "invaluable to
ward an understanding of the
basic problems of the world that
it is our reponsibility to legislate
on." He also makes trips as a
member of the Naval Reserve to
find out what is happening on the
"I would not condrne all trips
to other nations, however." he
added. It is mainly valuable
when the government of the host
nation opens all of the doors to the
visitors er where a committee is
investigating particular problems,"
Ullrnan is speaking in Enterprise
at the high school today and will
be in Baker tonight. His present
junket will take him through most
of the sizeable communities of the
18 county district.
OREGON, TUESDAY, OCTOBER 20, 1959"
erican anywhere, regardless of po
litical party, who believes rivalry
with the Soviet Union can le going
on without tapping his pocketbook?
"The American people arc ma
ture, w ise and very know ing. They
realize that defending ourselves
against the Communist colossus.
building four-lane super-highways
and conserving our natural re
sources cost money, lney win
not be fooled for long by any
politicians who claim it is possible
to do these things and not collect
eventually the funds to finance
Cutbacks in construction of the
Federal Interstate Highway sys-
tern show that there is no painless
way to finance progress and es -
sential programs" if they are to
GOT HER MAN
MARLOW, England UPI
Miss Dorothy Blewitt, 61-year-old
spinster, finally got
her man. Perseverance did it.
Back in 1916 the fell in love
with Tom Ranee and told him
to in her love lettert. But he
didn't take her terioutly and
married her Aunt Alice.
Aunt Alice died in 1917
and Dorothy made another
ttab, but he married another
girl named Dorothy,
Two yeart ago the tecond
Mrt. Ranee died. Then three
weekt ago Mitt Blewitt re
membered that Ranee, now
77, wat a handyman and that
the needed ome work done
around the houte.
"I called on Tom," the
taid. "Within a week he pro
posed." Building Permits
Issued vlteie' Last
Month Reveal Drop
Building permits in the amount
of $,ir9 were issued in La
Grande during the month of Sep
tember. This figure represents a
drop of 25 per cent from August'.'
$127,570 and September a year
ago when the permits totaled $146.
Figures compiled by the statis
tical department of the Equiahle
Savings and Loan Association show
that building permits issued in
September in 64 major Pacific
Northwest cili"S tota'ed $.14,848,145
Oregon's to'al construction for
the month was $9,147,299, an in
crease of 35 per cent over Sep
tember 1958. Portland's share of
this total was $3,341,960 with Lane
and Washington counties each ac
counting for over one million dol
lars in construction. Idaho report
ed $2,648,654 construction activity,
a drop of 2 pr cent from last
September and British Columbia
was 8 per cent lower than the
i l t t
The La Grande fire department
was called to 902 Spring St. at
5:45 p.m. yesterday when a trans
former heated up and filled the
house with smoke. Fire Chief Ray
Snider said no equipment was used
to handle the electrical mishap.
REP. ULLMAN VISITS HERE
Rep. Al Uilman (D-Orc.) stopped in La Grande yester
day to address the local Lions Club and to meet with a
committee of area residents on water resource develop
ment here. He is show n above telling of his recent trip
to Germany. (Observer)
be kept on schedule without shout
dering a heavier tax burdi n onto
iulur" generations, Neuberger said
"Oregon w. s the lirst .slate to
'ev.v a gasoline tax to tinance
maintenance of state highways,"
the Oregon senator said. "This
!was in HUM, vet some people claim
there is something immoral aliout
a gasolin? t ix for construction of
highways. It is significant that
these people have never suggested
repeal of the gasoline tax in
Oregon, which has endured for
1 4il years. If a state tax on gaso-
line is right to pay tor state
financing of roads, why not a
federal gasoline levy when the
U.S. government is contributing
Uo per cent of the cost of inter-
, slate higlmavs which will require
an ultimate $39.8 billion to com
plete? . .
"I do not agree with Mr. Eisen
hower on all matters but he is
right about the wisdom of paying
for these expensive roads as we
go. rather than resorting to deficit
financing which penalizes the peo
ple of the future and which results
in cosily interest tolls to service
the national debt." he concluded.
HOLLYWOOD 'CPU - Frank
Sinatra was still boiling today
over charges by television quiz
master George De Witt that he
became involved in "scandalous
relations with starlet Claire Kelly.
De Witt's former wife.
"He must be out of his mind.
said Sinatra. "And he hart better
be able to back up the charge "
De Witt, master of ceremonies
of the "Name That Tune" TV
show, has Wed a brief accusing
his ex-wife of "adulterous, im
moral and scandalous conduct
with Sinatra, band leader Perry
I.oiez, and hotel chain heir Nicky
De Witt and Miss Kelly are in
a court battle over custody of
their son, George, 5.
The brief, filed in Fort Lauder
dale, Fla., accused Miss Kelly of
ixing more concerned with 'shield
ing and protecting" her boy
friends than in the welfare of their
Two Minor Auto
Two minor accidents involving
parked cars were reported to the
police over the weekend.
The first accident occurred at
1:10 p.m. Friday when a car driv
en by Ethel Plagar, Parma, filaho,
backed into a car owned by Thom
as Clarence Hefty, Cove, police
said." The accident took place in
the parking lot of a supermarket
at the intersection of Fourth St.
a"a vaams Avenue.
Jflv A,lstin ukrr while at.
tempting to park his car on the
south side of Jefferson Street,
jumped the curb and did exten
sive damage to a car belonging
to Cecil L. Martin, Portland. The
accident occurred at 11:40 Sat
In Rap At
SAX QUENTIX. Calif. (UPP
Caryl Chessman who sidestepped
the gas chamber for nearly 12
years after being condemned for
robbery, kidnap and rape lashed
orft today at California justice.
The 38-year-old convict-author
also criticized Gov. Edmund G.
Brown, who refused to grant
clemency which would have saved
Chessman from the gas chamber
for the seventh time. He is sched
uled to die at 10 a m. p.s.t. Fri
In denying clemency Monday.
the governor said the evidence of
guilt against Chessman was
"overwhelming'' and showed "a
deliberate career of robberies and
kidnupings. followed by sexual as
suults and acts of perversion, ac
complished at the point of a load
Chessman who still insists he
is innocent immediately charged
that Brown's action was the "po
litically expedient thing for him
"Homage to Hytteria"
"He has made his hid, made his
verbal how and paid his homage
to hysteria," said Chessman, with
the same calm and cockiness he
has shown during his long stay
on death row.
"I am just as pleased that he
took the action he did because it
clearly defines the quality of jus
lice or lack of it in the Chess
man case.'' the convict said.
Meanwhile, his attorney, George
Davis, scheduled a meeting with
Justice William O. Douglas of the
U. S. Supreme Court. Davis filed
an application for a slay of exe
cution last Friday.
Chessman, who claimed he did
not want a clemency hearing be
fore the governor because it
amounted to an admission of guilt
was confident that the Supreme
Court would act favorably in his
Gov. Brown said one of htc
main reasons he denied clemency
was because Chessman showed no
signs of contrition.
Rites For Sawyer
BEND i UPI I Memorial rites
were held in the Deschutes county
courthouse here Monday for the
late Robert W. Sawyer, former
own-r and publisher of the Bend
Bulletin and well-known naturalist
Principle speaker was former
Gov. Charles A. Sprague of Sa
lem, publisher of the Oregon
Statesman. Sawyer died here last
week at 79.
WASHINGTON (UPI) The
government today charged four
persons, two of them high union
officials, with contempt of Con
gress for defying the Senate Rack
Indictments returned by a fed
eral Grand Jury here charged
that each of the defendants had
been subpenaed to testify before
the Senate Rackets Committee,
but either refused to apcar or
refused to give complete answers.
One of those named was William
Presser of University Heights,
Ohio, head of the Ohio Conference
of Teamsters and an old friend of
teamsters President James R.
The others were Maurice A.
Hutcheson, Indianapolis. Ind.,
president of the United Brother
hood of Carpenters; Ernest Mark
High, New York, editor of Spot
light Publications; and Peter
Licavnli, known as the leader of
the so-called "Purgle Gang" of
Hutcheson was charged in 18
counts involving his refusal to
Girl Tots, Mother
In Good Condition
SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (UPI) Quintuplet daughter
were born today to the wife of an Air Force lieutenant. All
were taid to be in good condition.
The quints were born to 1st Lt. and Mrs. Charles G. Han
nan, Taylor, Tex.
If the babies live, they would be the first surviving quin
tuplets in American record.
The babies were three months premature. They were
WASHINGTON (UPI) A
new uproar about the Army's
role in the space-missile pro
gram appeared brewing to
day with the announced re
tirement of Maj. Gen. John
B. Medaris, effective Jan. 31.
Medaris, commander of the
Army Ordnance Missile Com
mand, announced Monday night
he intended to leave the Arpiy
after 38 years of service. He
planned to hold a news confer
ence in New York today.
Associates said that Medaris'
dissatisfaction with the progress
of America's rocket and space ef
forts was not behind his decision
to retire from active duty.
But the 57-year-old general was
known to feel, along with Dr.
Wernher von Braun and other
Army scientists, that Insufficient
money was being allotted to Me
Von Braun Reported Quitting
There also have been reports
that Von Braun might quit unless
the Army missile team was as
signed a bigger role.
The German-born rocket expert
was scheduled to address a break
fast meeting of the National Assn
of Food Chains in Washington
The fight over the military
space program is one of the ma
jor headaches Defense Secretary
Neil H. McElroy will face when
he returns this afternoon from a
month-long Pacific tour.
McElroy, who hopes to leave
his cabinet post by the end of the
year, must decide what to do
about the German scientists in
Medaris command at Redstone
Arsenal. Huntsville. Ala.
Civic Music Group Selects
Civic Music Association talent
committee has selected three out
standing concerts, on the basis
of the three top categories listed
by member ballots.
Preference was for a dance
group. The Rod Strong Dance
Quartet was engaged. They have
been favorably received over the
country for the last few years,
it was said. Tenative date is
Second choice of the members
was for a piano concert. In fill
ing this category, the committee
selected the piano team of Eden
and Tamir. These artists first
gained recognition in their nat
ive country, Israel. Following a
successful tour in Europe, they
are making their first American
tour. They will appear in La
Grande on Feb. 26.
High. Union Officials
answer questions about alleged re
lationship with a Gary, Ind.,
teamsters official. Presser was
accused of failure to supply rec
ords concerning alleged Christmas
gifts to the teamsters.
I.icavoli and High were charged
with refusing to supply records
about quasi-labor publications.
Hutcheson appeared before the
committee, which ended 2"i years
of investigations in the labor-management
field last summer, in
June, 1958. He was charged today
with refusing to say whether he
knew Hoffa and Michael Sawoch
ka, secretary-treasurer of team
ster Local 142 at Gary. Ind.
The indictment also said Hutch
eson refused to say whether he
received teamster money in an
Indiana land deal in return for
supporting Hoffa in his fight to
avoid ouster from the AFL-CIO.
On another count, Hutcheson
was charged with refusing to
tell the rackets group whether
carpenter union funds were paid
to Max Raddock. a New York
publisher, for personal expenses.
born at the Lackland Air Force
Base Hospital here.
Attending physicians said all
five showed good color and ap
peared to be in the best of health.
The babies were placed in incu
bators. One of the babies weighed one
pound and 12 ounces. The others
were not immediately weighed.
The babies were born about
four minutes apart, the first at
about 12:20 p.m.
Hannan said there was no rec
ord of previous multiple births in
either his or his wife's families.
"I'm flabbergasted,' Hannan
"Thank heavens, we wanted
The couple have two other chil
dren, both sons, 2 and S years
Hannan said doctors had told
them recently after taking X-rays
that they could expect multiple
births. But he said they weren't
prepared for quintuplets.
Two of the top obstetricians of
the Air Force happened to be at
Lackland Air Force Base at the
time for a medical conference
and were called in to help deliver
the quintuplets. They were not
The Air Force surgeon general
and surgeons from Air Force com
mands from around the country
were at Lackland today for a
Grand Champion Honor
To Pendleton Youth
PORTLAND (UPD Grand
champion ribbon in 4-H beef com
petition Mondm- at the JV-'ific lis.
tcrnational Livestock Exposition
here went to Paul Thome of Pen
dleton. Paul's Hereford steer named
"Slim" tipped the scales at 1.065
pounds. Reserve champion award
went to a Shorthorn steer owned
by Patricia Kuhl, John Day.
Champion purple ribbons in
both the hog and swine showman
ship divisions went to Donald
Stangcl. 4-H youth from Sherwood.
For La Grande
Mcllenry Boatwright, baritone
lecitalist, will fill the third mem
bership preference. He made his
debut in a Town Hall recital in
New York in January of 1958.
After receiving much acclaim he
was immediately engagedto sing
the solo roles in the "Messiah,"
with the San Francisco Sym
phony, the solos in the Verdi
"Requiem" with the Los Angeles
Philharmonic, and a baritone role
in Beethoven's "Ninth Sym
phony," with the Philadelphia
Orchestra. This artist will be
heard on Dec. 18. ,'"
Association members will be
notified of the dates for recipro
cal concerts with the Pendleton
Association as soon as they are
verified. Pendleton expects "a
packed house for their feature
presentation of the Fred Waring
Presser appeared before the
committee In September, 1958,
and according to today's indict
ment, testified that he had com
plied with the committee's subpena
for personal records.
But the Grand Jury charged
that Presser refused- to say
whether he destroyed any of his
personal records after receiving
the subpena. The records involved
apparently related to. Christmas
gifts dispensed by the Teamster
Licavoli, convicted of tax eva
sion in 1958, failed to appear when
subpenaed to testify before the
committee on July 31, 1953, the
Grand Jury charged.
As to High, the Grand. Jury said
he failed to appear before the
committee on May 22. 1958. to teK
tify and to produce personal rec
ords and records of his publish
The Indictments are under the
contempt of Congress section 6f
the U. S. Code, and carry a pen
alty of one-year Imprisonment and
a $l.noo fine, or both.