WEATHER Fair through Saturday; h'9hi 37-44; lows 1218. LA GRANDE OBSERVER 74th Issue 64th Year 'MY, WHAT BIG EARS YOU HAVE' Dr. John Ferdinandsen checks ears of German Shorthair at the La Grande Animal Clinic operated by Dr. Ferdinandsen and Dr. Jeff Kovach. Note the look of con centration on the dog's face. He's interested in the diagnosis too. After all, it's his ear. Additional pictures on the work of Union County's two veterinarians can be found on today's farm page in The Observer. (Observer Photo) Local Vet' Medics Key Men In Livestock Production Here By BILL BEBOUT Observer Staff Writer Dr. Jeff Kovach and Dr. John Ferdinandsen are key figures in the development of Union Coun ty livestock production. Their concern is the health of the coun ty's livestock. That concern is paying .off tor the ranchers and farmers of the Grande Rondo Val ley. The two veterinarians, both graduates of Washington State University, own and operate the La Grande Animal Clinic. Located on the Island City Highway, the clinic was opened by Dr. Kovach in 1946. In 1953. Ferdinandsen joined Ko vach at the clinic and a program to expand facilities to better meet the needs of county livestock pro ducers was started. The clinic today boasts modern, sanitary facilities for the care of animals in the valley. Some 60 per cent of the cases handled by the hard working pair of doctors arc the big animals cattle, horses, sheep and pigs. The bal ance of their practice consists of dogs and cats and occasionally a parakeet. Outside Calls Most of the larger animals are cared for outside the clinic in the barns and fields of valley ranchers. The veterinarians are HUNGARIAN 'BLOOD BATH' Trials, Executions Continue From 1956 Freedom Revolt' UNITED NATIONS. N Y. 'CPU Sir Leslie Munro of New Zea land, special U. N. representative on the Hungarian question, report ed today that trials and execu tions resulting from the 1956 free dom revolt in Hungary still are being carried out. Munro, In a formal report to the General Assembly, said Rus sian troops remained in H e coin try w.th an assurance by Hungar ian Prime Minister Janos Kadar that "the time will come when Soviet troops will be withdrawn." Both the Hungarian a"d Soviet authorities, Munro said, had re fused him pernvsslon to visit Hun gary in his capacity as a U. N representative and had returned his correspondence to Secretary general Dag Hammarskjold with out reply. Trials and Executions "It would seem reasonable to regard agreement by the Hungar ian authorities to a visit by my self to that country in my capa city as U. N. representative as the indispensable preliminary acknow ledgement on the part of Hungary of its willingness to fulfill its ob ligations as a memler of the United Nations. - - . 'Five nrisin sentences were handed dov-n between last March I 1 ' ' '- on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week to care for the sick live stock and pets of area residents. A corral and chute for the handling of the big animals was constructed at the clinic in 1954 and an operating room for large animal surgery has also been built and fully equipped. . -' "The most important phase of our work in the county is in the prevention of diseases in live Diplomat In Firing On NEW YOHK U'PIl A dog, barked and the winds stirred the fallen autumn leaves along a woodland bridle path. In this "rustic, peaceful scene a tall, graying Danish diplomat, who two years earlier had let flutter from his hands atop the United Nations Building the charred bits of a list he burned to protect families of Hungary's freedom fighters from Commu nist reprisals, was found dead. In his right hand was the pearl handled .25 caliber pistol he had bought years ago for protection from Nazi intrigue. There were powder burns around the small. round hole in his right temple 24 and April 1 to defendants charged with conspiring to over throw the people's democratic state order." acco-ding to the Hungarian Telegraph Agency. Munro reported. On Oct. 17, a Hungarian spokes man told weslcrn newsmen in Bu dapest that sentences had been carried out in connection with al leged crimes committed during the 1956 revolt, he said. Ten death sentences w?rc reported and eight executions were said to have been performed on or about Aug. 13 Some 26 prison sentences were re ported. "In February and March," Mon ro's report said, "the trial took place of a large group of young people accused of, according to the statement of an official Hun-ga-ian spokesman on 13 March, 'political crirrcs committed in 1958.' As to the sentences imposed, definitive information is not avail able." , Kadar Claims Slanders Munro cited a statement made by Kadar on Oct. 31: " in recent weeks, for exam ple, two extremely vile slanders have been spread through the col umns of the western press, with a tendency obviously hostile to the Hungarian Peoples Republic. 4 stock," Dr. Kovach pointed out. Programs of vaccination to pre vent serious diseases from ravag ing herds of cattle are carried out throughout the year. These pro grams have shown positive re sults, according to Chuck Gavin, Union County Extension agent and""livft,tock specialist for the county. Two diseases in livestock are Stt MEDICS Paga 3 Suicide, Blames UN 'Top Secret' and a suicide note tucked into the breast pocket of the once neat blue suit. Dismissed from Pest Pvol Bang-Jensen died at 50, a year and one-half after he had been dismissed from a high ad ministrative post in the U N. for refusing to turn over to the world organization a list of 81 Hungarian names. He had gone to Austria in 1956 after the Hungarian uprising to make an official U.N. investi gation of the revolt that left a mark on history. He brought back the story of the uprising from 81 refugees, but he refused to give their names to the U.N. First, they published a list of 31 people who they claimed had re cently been executed in Hungary. Naturally, all the names were fic tit ons. . . " 'They invented the story re cently that there are quite a few young men in prison in Hungary. According to them, the govern ment is waiting for them to be come 18 years old and then they will ho hanged. Of course, every. hotly in Hungary knows that news items of this kind are untrue and constitute vile and dastardly pro vocations ... Munro, rejecting the Communist contention that the U. N., being prohibited by its charter from dealing with domestic affairs, cannot legally deal with the Hun garian situation. Soviets Fired Shots He accused the Hungarian au thor.tics of "constructing a fanci ful version" of the freedom revolt. "But. in fact, what happened in Hungary in October and in the early days of November. 1956. is no mystery. Not even the Hun garian authorities have sought to maintain that tanks other than Soviet tanks shot at the Hungarian workers in 1956 when they were endeavoring to set up a govern ment controlled by the Hungarian people themselves. LA GRANDE, Holiday Auto Death Toll Climbs To 119 By United Pr International A blanket of snow and sidf dishes of "clean" cranlierries combined to make Thanksgiving lS9, reminiscent irf an old-fash ioned. bob-sled turkey day. But the automotive one was etched into the accidental death figures. The final highway fatality toll soared far beyond the 90 dead expected by National Safety Counc I experts. I'nited I'ress International fig ures for the 30-hour holiday show ed 119 persons killed in auto ac New Savings, Loan Opening Planned Here The new La Grande effice of the Pioneer Federal Savings and Loan Association, headquarters in Baker, will be opened shortly after ; the first of December. " . J Bill Thomas. La Grande, chair . , man of the board of the loan lirm, said that the building, for merly occupied Dy Moae-u-uay dress shop, had been leased by his group. ' - The bui'ding is being completely renovated, with a new front added, a lobby for the Interior and large office space with two teller windows, a reception room and conference facilities. Nam Manager Donald R. Guyer, an employe of the loan firm since 1946, will manage the La Grande office. He and his wife, FJva, and 12-year-old daughter, Ellen, will move here shortly . Guyer, an Oregon State College man, served as a captain in the Marine Corps as a naval flier during World War II and the Korean conflict. He Is a member of the Masonic lodge. Elks and is affiliated with the Methodist church. Guyer will be assisted locally by Mrs. Katherine Hadden, La Grande. Mrs. Hadden, a 1951 Union High School graduate, is the wife of Boyd Hadden. They have' two children. Gregory. 7,. an4' Pamela, 6. They reside at 1615 Washington St. Mission in fear their relatives or friends still in Hungary would face re prisals. He was fired for insubordina tion, and when he destroyed the list tlie secret names were locked in his memory. Bang-Jensen was not a man to give up easily, although his dis missal from the U.N. cut him off from the diplomatic field in which he had excelled for 20 years. He had spoken out against suicide. Discouraged About Treatment "This is a senseless, useless sort of thing," he had told his American wife, Helen Noland Bang-Jensen. He and his wife continued to live in the nine-room, two-story home at Lake Success. N. Y. with their five children after his dismissal. "He had no choice about the list and he had no regrets.' 'his wife said. "Pe.haps this is an old-fashioned code of hovor." But he was discouraged about his treatment at the U.N. He took a job with CARE, an inter national relef agency at less than half of his $17,500 yearly U.N. salary. Biggest Bank Swindle 'Ends' In Tragic Saga LOS ANGELES IUPD - "No one else is involved in this terri ble mess but Johnnie Her.drick son." Soon after writing those words in a suicde note. Long Beach banker George A. Hewlrtt shot himself th'ough the heart and ended his part in what may have been the biggest bank cmticzzlc- ment ever perpetrated in tne United Sta'es. Nearly four million dollars is involved in the swindle. Once Bankrupt Plumber John R. Hendrickson. 40. who rose in five years from a once bankrupt plumber to a business tycoon, was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury for his part in the scheme which asscrt edly bilked the East Long Beach branch of the U. S. Bank of San Diego of 13.714.710. "We hacn't used any of this ourselves." Hewlett's note con tinued "H has all gone to John." OREGOkicdiii av NOVEMBER 37, 1959 ''lents. m in flIl.Si 7 ilir. i n j 'illal"ll's anii 1! persons 'u" in miscellaneous uce'dents ur tal of 155. (alifurnia led the nation in "May fat.il.ties with 16. fol lowed by :hi with 9. Michigan Pennsylvania wi:h 8 each. Ok lahoma nh 7 New York with 6 "nd Alabaira. Florida and Texas with 5 oath 01i fashioned turkey dinners were spiced by old fashioned cranberry sallces tai,Ke(j wjtn a new-fangled government seal of apnroval. Discovery that some cranberry crors had been sprayed with a IHwsible cancer-producing weed k"W had sparked fears (hat cranberries uotild be taboo this ihanksgiiirj: But government in Mctors orked day and night to clear thousands of pounds of the little red berries in lime for dis- Oregort Boasts Clean Slate For Highways SALEM; ITU - Oregon ap parently made it through the Thnaksgiving dav holiday with out a traffic fatality. The State Motor Vehicle Depart ment said no fatalities were re ported between the hours of 6 Pm. Wednesday and midnight Thursday. piay on grocers' shelves and consumption around Thanksgiving i.mies Much of the nation had a white Thanksgiving. A snow storm swirled out of the Rockies to dump 14 inches on Boulder. Colo., then moved eastward to western ew York state with fluffy lev els up to a half foot. thanksgiving, which began 338 years ago with the Pilgrim Fath ers of Plymouth, Mass., reached the nation's western frontier about 5.OH0 miles away-with Ha waii's gala statehood celebration U.S. Planning New Moon Try After Failure CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla L'P1 American space scien tists today swallowed the disap pointment of their Thanksgiving Day moonshot failure and pushed ahead with plans for the next U.S. moon probe. Informed sources sa'd another payload already was available but that no specific vehicle had been chosen for the attempt to orbit the moon. It could be an other Atlas-Able, biggest rocket ever built in the free world, but an Air Force Thor-Ahlc or an Army Juno II appeared more likely. The next "ideal" time for a moonshot would be a four-day pe riod around Christmas when the moon makes a comparatively close approach of 221,000 miles from earth. But sources indicated a mid-January date might be more feasible. U S. space emuhasis meanwhile shifted to an expected mid-December launching of a Thor-Able to hurl a sun-satellite toward the orbit of the planet Venus. That probe will carry a transmitter capable of radiating signals back to earth from 50 million miles in space. U was a 98-foot At las-Able that was aimed toward the moon Thursday in an effort roughly equivalent to hitting a fly in the left eye with a rifle at a distance of six miles. The bullet was a 372 iou:id ball of electronic equipment lucked away in the rocket's bulging top. ' But Hendrickson.- who filed bankruptcy proceedings in 1H55 and now owns six California bus iness firms and lives in a pala $75,000 bayside home with h's wife and seven children in San Rafael, Calif., claimed he knew nothing about the embez zlement when taken into custody. Find Cathier Checks Federal investigators, however, found 83 cashiers checks totaling .MO in Hewlett's ga'agc, all me out to Hendrickson. Also found were five checks "jwied by Hendrickson totaling "5,000 and marked "unsufficient funds," pius a half million dol lars more in checks made out to one of Ilcndrickson's seven firms. Today the wealthy manufactur " await, a Dec. 7 hearing to an swer charges in connection with -what US. Atty. Laughlin E. Waters termed the largest em ""Element in this country's inking history. omnmiies TURKEY AND THE TRIMMINGS WASHINGTON (UPI) Georoe N. McRae bashed hit wifa in the htad with a table la Thursday when she complained she had no money to buy anything for a Thanksgiving dinner. Twa hours later. Municipal Judge Andrew J. Howard sent the l-ytr-old unemployed plasterer to the district jail for JO days. Ha got there just in time to have a Thanksgiving dinner of turkey and all the trimmings. Meanwhile, hit wife Wilma, with 10 ttitchet in her head, want home to her 7-year-old ton. Their icebox was empty. Cubans Demand Death Penalty For HAVANA U'Pli A govern ment attorney has demanded death by firing squad for "Col.'1 Austin Young, of Miami, alleged leader of an anti - government band in western Cuba, and 30 years' imprisonment for "Maj Peter J. Lambton, a British born American said to be Young's chief lieutenant. Aldo Prielo Morales also urged that 36 Cubans arrested with the two Americans after a skirmish in Pinar del Itio Province two months ago be imprisoned for 30 years. The 38 men were charged with plotting against Premier Fi del ( astro and murdering a sol dier killed in a clash with the band. Young is a former resident of IndianaiHilis, hut he left his wife and three children in Miami wheir ha cam Cu'ux Lumhton lives in Nassau, capital of the Bahamas. Government demands for .the punishment of the two Ameri cans came on the heels of the announcement that Argentine- Two Motorists Draw Citations Two La Grande motorists were cited for violations of the basic rule Thursday. Bruce Le Roy Beanun, 2806 N. Maple St., was cited for traveling 48 miles per hour in a 25 mile zone on Spruce Street at 525 p.m. His bail was set at 123. Charlotte Ann Long, 2001 Sec ond St., was issued a citation for traveling 35 miles per hour in a 25 mile zone near the Second Street overpass at 4:31 p.m. Miss Long was released on $10 bail. Hearings on both cases were scheduled for 3 p.m. today. W 1 rs Wjtl I7J. J:..L. J inCAL FIRM HONORS Jean Wick second from left, was honored this week by Mt. Emily Lumber Company for her achievements in Union County 4-H Club work. Jean recently was selected as one of 12 sectional winners in national 411 forestry competition. She will receive an all-expense trip to the National 4-H Club Congress in Chicago, Nov. 29 through Dec. 3. Jean is shown here chatting with a Mt. Emily representative and her parents prior to the recognition banquet in her honor. From left are Mrs. John Wick, Jean, John Wick, and Glenn Parsons, Mt. Emily Forester. (Observer Photo) ( 8 Pg erviceman AMERICAN BEATEN BEFORE RESCUE BY INDIAN POLICE BOMBAY, India (LTD The U.S. consulate general re ported today that U.S. Marino Corps Sgt. Robert Armstrong was seized by the Chinese Communists and beaten during five hours as a prisoner in the Red Chinese Consulate. ' Armstrong, of Martinez, Calif., assigned to the consulate general staff, finally was rescued by Indian police after a complaint was lodged by the U.s. consulate general A consulate general official said in a statement issued tonight that Armstrong was held for five hours in the Chinese Communist Consulate garage and beaten with his hands tied behind his back. After his release, the bruised Armstrong was taken to the con sulate general housing area called Lincoln House, about a hall mile from the lied Consulate building American born Maj. Ernesto "Che" Gue vara, a vehement critic of the United States, has been appoint ed president of the Cuban Na tional Bank. Guevara, a physician with lit tle or no experience of banking or finance, replaced Felipe Pa zos, a moderate who had been regarded as one of the most re sponsible officials of the Castro regime. Cuban and fore:gn businessmen expressed amazement over the choice of Guevara to replace Pa zos, who was one of the (minders and first president of the Na tional Bank when it was set up about 10 years ago by ousted ex-President Carlos Prio. He resigned when Trio was over thrown in 1U52. Jean Wick Receives' Honors From Mt. Emily Lumber Co. Jean Wick, daughter of Mr. md Mrs. John Wick, l a Grande, was honored this week by Mt. Emiiy Lumber Company for her .ichicvements in 4-H work this year. Jean was Oregon State 4 11 forestry champion and is one of 12 national winners in 411 for estry. She left today with the Oregon delegation to attend the Nation al 4-H Club Congress in Chicago. Nov. 29 to Dec. 3. Allen Courtright, president of the Union County 4-H Leaders' Association, presented Jean with a travel iron, and Lanetta Carter played flute selections, accom- panied by her mother. Jean gave a report on her ex - Fiva Cent w 1 Kidnap Armstrong's beating came as t sequel to the action (if a Commu nist Chinese Consulate official who defected and asked the U S. consulate general here for politic cal asylum. ' Sought Tape Recording In Washington, the State De partment said Armstrong had been kidnaped while guarding the Communist General official. -J Officials here identified the de fector as Chang Chien-yuh. ; ' He apparently sought asylum with the Americans first, and thea changed his mind. He had made a statement about his views on a tape recorder and apparently took that back with him when he returned to the Com munist Consulate General. " Armstrong followed, thinking that Chang had stolen the tape re cording, and apparently was at tempting to recover it. When Armstrong entered the gate of the Chinese Communist Consulate General compound, oU fit-fiils said he was "grabbed by1 many Chinese, dragged inside; taken to the carage and detained there with his hands tied." Bombay police confirmed they rescued Armstrong from the Chi nese Reds after a complaint front the U. S. Consulate general. The police refused further clar ification. ' '. In Washington, State Depart ment press officer Joseph W. Heap described the incident as "high-handed, outrageous thing" on the part of the Chinese Reds. periences in 4-H forestry and re sponses were also given by Mr. and Mrs. John Wick. ' Ron Walk, principal of the La Grande High School, and two of her teachers, Mrs. Opal Chapman and Mrs. Bob Quinn, reported on her school activities. Talks were also given by Mrs. Arthur Gulzow. Carol Brownton, Margaret Huber. Ted Sidor. Ber nal Hug. Sr., and Glenn Parson. James Huber was master of ceremonies for the dinner. Others in attendance included Mr. and Mrs. Milo Blokland, Mr. and Mrs. Bruce Morehcad, and Mrs. Glenn Parsons, all of Mt. Emily Lum- ber Company; Don White, state farm forester; William Peacock, 4 II forestry leader, and Harold ana Jimmy Wick. JEAN WICK -a.