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DREW PEARSON SAYS:
Congressional Vigor In '41
Banned U. S. Steel Strike
LA GRANDE OBSERVER
Wedne'ay, October 21, 1959
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RII.FY ALLEN, publisher
Grady Pannell, managing editor George Cliallis, advertising director
Tom Humes, circulation manager
Maybe More Than Meets The Eye
' So La Grande is about to lose commer
cial air service. Don't shed too many
Economically, it will be hardly noticed.
As a matter of prestige, it will, and it
may alter somewhut the Chamber of
Dr. William Peare,' local aviation ex
pert, says the move by West Coast Air
lines was inevitable and ho panned the
service rendered this urea by the com
mercial feeder line.
"One could make almost as much time
by buck board to Portland as via Wist
Coast," he says. Give some people a fa.-t
auto and an open road and they could
get under the wire before West Coast
It is expected that more than just loss
of operating revenue meets the eye in
West Coast's application before the Civil
Aeronautics Hoard to suspend its feeder
line service at Ii Claude.
It couM be politics of a sort, not the
type practiced in the bin-time arena, but
more of a regional nature.
As another local figure put it: "Watch
the airlines put the squeeze play on Mak
er, Pendleton, Ontario and I!oise." West
Coast, should it receive approval from
("A I'., and that seems a foregone conclu
sion, we lost to linker officials, "You're
next, we lost operating capital at I .a
! ramie; either help us perk up business
or our service."
The s;ini" could hold true for Ontario,
Pendleton and I!oise.
If it's money they are losing at La
('ramie, they're justified in wanting to
pull out. However, there may be other
things not yet mentioned by the line.
Post Stirred To Action On Obscene Mail
The Post Office Department is frus
trated by having to carry ami deliver,
unknowingly, all manner of obscene mail
order material that is sold to teen-agers.
The filth goes out in plain envelopes. So
it can't be detected enroute.
The situation has gotten so bad that
Congress is working on the problem
along with the Post Office department,
trying to devise some ways to curb a
trade so vile that, in the words of one
congressional group, "it serves to weak
en the moral fibre of the future leaders
of our nation."
This is something for all parents to
be concerned about. It is more than mere
pictures of nude women. One women's
group visiting In Washington, D.C., were
shown the Post Office Department's
"collection'. as a shocker. They were
shocked. Anyone would be.
The best attack lies in vigilance on the
part of parents. Sometimes a loy will
scud away for something entirely inno
cent such as a model airplane kit
and eet an advertisement for porno-
immmIiv itwte.-wl Surli nils in flip Ii'ini1i
of the postal authorities can lead to ar
ts, lwery postmaster has been alerted
accept with thanks any evidence of
s illicit trade and to promise that
eeiy lead will ln followed promptly.
The Post Office Department is thoroug
ly angered about obscenity in the mails
and justifiably so. ,
Credit Cards Affirm American's Honesty
1 Most people are honest. This is the
reason the present splurge in credit
cards is so popular with those willing
to extend credit.
There are exceptions, of course. New
York City police arrested a young man
last week who undertook a lavish tour
that touched at such divergent points as
Montreal. Havana, and Las Vegas.
The 19-year-old factory clerk took two
months off and spent $10,000 all on a
credit card. The card provided such
things as hotel suites, clothes for him
self and a mink stole for a girl friend.
The spree ended when authorities dis
covered the chap's credit was not good.
It is estimated that 85 per cent of
credit card holders pay their bills promp
tly, of the other 15 per cent only a small
number are crooked. Those deliberately
dishonest card carriers are estimated to
run alwiiit three per cent.
T close down on this minority of free
leaders credit bureaus continue to up
date their files. These bureaus report on
such things as the applicant's largest
purchase and his "pay habits"; they are
bciii): asked frequently to act as the col
let ion agent for their clients.
The business of credit bureaus and
credit card distributors will continue to
tlourish as long as the great majority
of us continue to bo honest. The pros
pects of this are prettv good, aren't
WASHINGTON Behind the
aliant ellorts of Prof. George
W. Taylur to end the steel strike
has been the precedent of Sen.
Wayne Morse of Oregon, who
kept the railroads and the Rail
road lln therhoods together for
.')( continuous hours in 1941 and
finally prevented a nationwide
railroad strike on the eve of
Morse, thi n a professor at the
University of Oregon, bottled up
the railroad presidents and the
Brotherhood executives into six
rooms in the Italeigh Hotel here
until they came to an agreement
on December 6.
Neither they nor anyone else
except the Japanese warlords
knew that next day the Japanese
fleet would precipitate war. Had
Morse failed. Pearl Harbor would
have found the nation in the!
throes of the worst railroad
strike in history.
However, there is one ereat
i.'ifference between the powers
Morse exercised and those given
George Taylor. Taylor is also a
University professor (Pennsylvan
ia) and an extremely able labor
negotiator. He was responsible for
the little steel formula during the
war. Hut under the Taft-Hartley
act he has had no power to act
as arbitrator or mediator, or even
make a recommendation. The
Taft-Hartley act forbids it.
On the other hand. Senator
Morse was acting under the rail
road Labor act, which gives au-
hority to an emergency board
lo make specific recommenda
tions for settlement.
Senator Morse, recalling the
1!W1 railroad labor crisis, . told
this reporter: "Under the Taft
Hartley act, George Taylor has
had to run around with his hat
in his hand pleading with both
pai tics to let him try to bring
them together. He cant do any
thing unless they agree. This
was one reason I opposed the
Tall-Hartley act, and proposed
an Kmergency Disputes act in
"This would provide a media
tor with the power to render de
cisions. Both management and
labor opposed this on the ground
that it was compulsory arbitra
tion. However, when mediation
fails and the health and safety
of the nation are imperiled, then
government has to step in. That's
what government is for and that's
what Congress may have to re
examine next January-Popl-To-People
A lot of people have written
lhat they are acting immediately
on the idea of sending copies of
the October 5 Life magazine to
Moscow with their names and,
addresses on them as an indica
tion of our desire to get better
acquainted with the Russian peo
This is the issue with Khrush
chev's nhoto on the front cover I
inspecting corn in Iowa. It con-
ains a lot of other photos of
Mr. K's welcome in the USA.
showing quite clearly that the
majority of American people
were friendly and just as anxi
ous for peace with the Russian
people as Mr. K says the Russi
ans are for peace with us.
This issue of Life also con
tains some other articles which
will intrigue the Russian people
including the papers of Benja
min Franklin, the story of a new
Japanese dance troupe at Las
Vegas, a wild ride by boat down
the Colorado River, photos of our1
New X-15, and some shots of'
Nelson Rockefeller politicking at
a class reunion at Dartmouth. I
There are also two crime stories
which' don't make us look so
kiood. but it never pays to pre-l
tind we're perfect.
The above sounds as if I were
a public relations man for Life.
which I'm not. As a matter of
fact the Time-Life combine has
panned me unmercifully fur some
years. I just happen to think that
ending this issue lo Moscow bv
the thousands is a good way to
act op Mr. K's repeated statement
that he wants peace and friend-
hip between the American and!
The mauazine can be mailpH I
unsealed, for 22 cents ordinary'
mail; $331 air mail: to (icorgi
.nukov. Chairman ot the state
Committee for Cultural Relations
with Foreign Countries, Moscow !
I've cabled him to expect a lot'
of copies for distribution to the'
Russian people. We'll see if he,
How Times Chng
I'uhlir memory is short. But
some of those who Watched the!
tamed televised Army McCarthy 1
hearings which led to the censure!
of the senator from Wisconsin,
may have had their memory jog1
sea wnen mcy saw another in
teresting television shot of David
Schine and his papa welcoming'
Pieniier Krushchev to the Am-'
bassador Hotel in Los Angeles !
If David and Meyer Schine
didn't kiss the Soviet prime mini-'
ster it was only because Mr. k'
is too fast on his feet.
It was David Schine who caused
great damage to Army morale
when he demanded preferred
treatment at Fort Dix, N. J. and
got Senator McCarthy to back
him up. This precipitated the
battle royal between Secretary of
the Army Bob Stevens, and Mc
Carthy, with the Senate later get
ting into the act.
It was also young David Schine
who traveled all over Europe
with his side-kick Roy Cohn in
vestigating U.S. Information
Agency offices, and destroying
both books and reputations.
When Joe McCarthy was asked
uhy he had hired David Schine,
the reply was that Schine had
written a booklet against com
munism. It turned out to be no
thing but a few elementary
pages. Those who saw young Da
vid fawning over the Soviet pre
mier now wonder whether he will
write a new booklet for distribu
tion to hotel patrons on the evils
Attorney General Bill Rogers is
flatly apposed to letting James
Durfee, chairman of the Civil
Aeronautics Board, become judge
of the Court of Claims while Con
gress is adjourned. He says too
many interim appointments have
been blocked by Congress
notably that of Secretary of Com
merce Lewis Strauss . . . the
White House is looking for some
courageous characters to bolster
the CAB. Harmar Denny, the ex
congressman from Pennsylvania
and no strength to Civil Aero
nautics, is due to retire soon. Ike
will not reappoint him. Ex-Sen
Chan Gurney of South Dakota is
also considered a sad sack. So
the White House wants to locate
some GOP stalwarts who under
stand the fundamentals of aviation.
REMEMBER WHEN QUOTES FROM
... 25 yeun ago, the La
Grande High School Tigers won
their second Blue Mountain Lea
gue grid game, 58-0, against a
smaller Enterprise eleven.
Nine railroad pensioners were
honored here. They were Charles
Norby, engineer; Frank Pike,
engineer: John Carlson, engineer:
Charles Norden, section foreman;
Peter Biever, engineer; John 0"
Meara, B & & foreman: Wi'liain
Fergus, conductor; Mrs. Ruth
Wodds, agent, and Edward Jacob
Mrs. Martha Cole hosted the
Kilkare Klub with bridge. Top
winners were Mrs. Florence Stole
ke and Mrs. Louise Wo.-rel.
... 15 years ago, a major fire
flattened 50 city blocks in Cleve
land, killine at least 1(10 persons
and destroying $10.000,ou0 in prop
The Yanks invaded The Philip
pines successfully, with the infan
try using flame throwers.
SoroDtimist Club sponsored lec
ture at La Grande Hiah School.
with Mrs. O. R. Chambers of Ore
gon State College the speaker.
Proceeds derived went to the
E. C. Brown Trust of the Univer
sity of Oregon Medical School,
Cant Rnlnh Floherff. hiuhlv de
corated La Grande serviceman,
paid a visit to his wue, the for
mer Judv Sieerist. and her family
here. He was local high school
grad and saw service in the Paci
La Grande's Tigers remained
unbeaten with a 26 0 rout of Mac-Hi.
AACHEN. Germany (UPIi A
court Monday convicted tax offi
cial Erich Tasche, 42, of insulting
West German Socialist Leader
Erich Ollenhauer and making
anti-Semitic statements. He was
sentenced to lour months in
United Press International
CHICAGO New York Gov.
Nelson A. Rockefeller when asked
if he was .a candidate for the Re
publican presidential nomination:
"I am not now a candidate for
the presidency. . .but 1 appreciate
your asking me. I was beginning
to feel neglected."
WASHINGTON Rocket expert
Werhner von Braun in denouncing
government indecision in the na
tion's space program:
"If we continue at this leisurely
pace, we will have to pass Rus
sian customs when we land on
WET1IERSFIELD. Conn. Sex
slayer George J. Davies in re
tracting his confession to a sec
ond murder minutes before he
"I didn't want to go with this
lie on my conscience." , ' '
CHICAGO-Edward L. strange,
treasurer and manager of the
Chicago Daily News Employes
Credit Union after confessing he
Ullman In Talk
At Enterprise ,
ENTtHI nlat 'urn Kep. Al
Ullman D-Ore.l spoke here Tues-1
day on the theme again of natural;
resources. He declared that the
United States must meet its re-
m,i-.. resoonsibilities "as Tedriv'
Roosevelt and Gilford Pinchot did
at the turn of we century.- i
Ullman, a member of the House
Interior and Insular Affairs Com
mittee, said "we desperately need
new guide lines and a new and
revitalized national policy if un
hope to wisely conserve what re
mains. The mid-century re-evalu
ation of American resource poll,
cies is long overdue." - j
The congressman had speaking
engagements scheduled today and
Thursday in Bend and Redmond,
and Friday and Saturday hq
planned a visit in Klamath county
'"I spent the money foolishly on.
high living." t
WASHINGTON Former Pres
ident Truman at the funeral of
the late Gen. George C. Marsh
all: "Honor has no modifying adjec
tives a man has ft or he
hasn't. Gen. Marshall had it."
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