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LA -GRANDE OBSERVER
LA GRANDE, OREGON, TUESDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1959
SNOW, SLEET, COLD RAIN
Unitod Pratt International gion and it was feared the silua
The Northeast reeled today lion would fit worse. Heavy snow
from' an onslaught of snow, sleet warnings were issued for New
r ? TV.
GREENWOOD SCHOOL GOING UP
The new Greenwood School rises slowly around the old brick building in the picture
at the right as construction crews take advantage of good weather to hurry the pro
ject. Behind the scenes men like Bill Shuwn, upper left, are busy putting the final
touches on vaiious projects. Shuwn is from Ontario and works for Hon & Co.
Dwight KirklanJ. upper center, grits his teeth and tightens a pipe fitting on the new
school s water system. Kirkland, 2102 Second St., is employed by the William Bonn
enkanip Co. (Observer Photos)
Collision Of Station
Tank Truck Kills 4
EUGENE il.TH Four Univer-
i'ty of Washington stu.lels en
route to the Rose Howl game ,
c;e killed early toilav in a hea.l-
on c llision betwetM 1'nir siaiionl
wagon a 'd a tank truck a"d tra.l-
cr on an icy hig.iway five nule
r.orth of here.
State Folice identified the ic
tims as Derwood Burr Nordin, 23.
Palos Vcrdes Kstate. Calif.; Myra
l.ce Taylor, Il.'tarotnao Kvelyn
Unit Plans Dance
The local Youth Activities
group wiii sponsor a special teen
age dance on New Year's Eve.
There will be dancing to the live,
music by the Saints, from 9:30 p.
me until 12:30 a.m.
Favors will be given and punch
served during the evening. This
affair is for all youth of I'nicn
County and will be well chaper
oned, it was stated.
County Clerk Graham
Suffers Heart Attack
Union County Clerk C. L. Gra
ham is under treatment for a
heart fttack at the Grande Hondo
The longtime courthouse em
ploye suffered a heart ailment ,
at nis nome inns-mas pay. i
Man Of Year Is Ike .
NEW YORK UPI President
Eisenhower today was named the
man ol tne year Dy we editors
of Time magazine for the second
Eisenhower also was named
man of the year in 1!44.
NAME, AGE, POLITICS CITED
IN VOTE REQUIREMENTS HERE
By GRADY FANNELL
'Observer Start Writer
If you are 21 years of age. a
citizen of the I'm: id Slates, not
registered but interested in voting
next year, then, there are some-j
requirements to follow, according
lo Union County Cleik C. L. Gra-ito
Graham's office, located at the
coonty courthouse here, has pre-
pared a "how, when and where"
summary for registration at La
Grande, Union, Cove. Elgin, North
Powder and Imb'er.
Graham reminded that a person
cannot register if he has been
convicted of a felony and has not j necessary registration is r-quired
had his voting restored by due ; if the person changes his residence
process of law or if he crnnot read ! within his precinct or to any other
and write English. county precinct, or if he moves
Refittration A Mutt to another county, before closing
However, registration is a must of the register 31 days before an
for the 1960 elections, and one who election.
is 21 years of age the day fc?'ore If the person did not vote at
election is entitled to vote if he! either primary or general elec
has resided in Oregon six months ' tion during the previous election
by the day beior election.
A person also may register with
the same officers in any county
if he is away from his home but
somewhere in the state. Registra
tion will be sent to his home coun
ty. Graham 'explain-d.
If a person is ill or has a physi
cal disability that keeps lorn away
front the registration office, heltinue as regislred. but only about I
may submit a written avtlital:on.i
Joy Simons. 20. Shclton. Wash., i
aid William ltolx-t Moser. 22.
Ore young woman, Barbara
leai Hill, 21. Seattle, was in criti
cal condition at Sacred Heart hos
'i!a'. The two men in the truck
were" not seriously hurt.
The accident occurred about
1:50 am. on Highway 99.
Truck Jackkn'fet '
- Slate 'Policemai Allati Lindley
said the ta K truck and trailer
owned by Pacific Inte'mountain
K.puss of Oaklaid, Calif., was
ic. thbouii'l when it si, wed for a
Senate Bid By
SALEM i IPI i Silverton farm
er ft K. Cook filed today as a
candidate on the Republican tick
et for U.S. senator from Oregon.
His skgan is "represents tax
payer in advocating drastic reduc
tion in federal taxing, spending
Cook said that he was "not
picked by .any political group or
machine or private interests'' and
therefore can work "for the inter
ests of the people."
Cook said his principal sponsors
are the "conservative organiia-
tions in the state that ask for
no,mrg but a more sensible and
ss expensive government.
He made his decla'ation of car
didacy last August.
Cook, who seeks to oppose in
cumbent Democratic U.S. Sen.
Richard L. Ncuberger, entered
the 1956 primary and was an
unsuccessful candidate for the
nomination ' against incumbent
GOP Rep. Walter Norblad.
I to the county clerk who wi'l regi
ster him at his home without
Although registration is open
'throughout the year, a person must
register no later thrn 8 p.m., 31
i days before the election he wishes
Questions the person will be
asked include name, birthplace,
'date of Jvirth. rcsidenc", etc. A
false statement subjects the per
son to a possible $5,000 fine, more
or less; or not more than two
years of imprisonment, or both.
Graham also pointed out that
year (1958', then, he must regis
Graham said that many names
were purged at hx office after
(he last general election for fail
ure of the elector to vote. Cards
were mailed to all of these pcr
joos with instructions to return
the cards h they desired to con
fifth of Ihe cards were relurned
car ahead. The truck jackknifed
,on the icy high
way and collided
with the station wagon.
"The bumper was literally torn
from the truck ad welded right
inlo the car," Liadloy said. The
fro it half of the station w agon
Earnest Albert Rice Jr.. 3S.
Rodeo, Calif., the truck driver.
suffered a bruised.. leg.. T.ie rtiU.0
driver. Henry Daniel Dees.; ii, I
San Pablo, Calif., was ntt injured.
by Nordin. ine two gTis wno
died were in the front seat. Moser
and Miss Hill were riding in the l
back seat. Lindley said.
Ike Reserves Right
To Resume A-Tests
AUGUSTA, Ga. UPI Presi
dent Eisenhower refused today to
extend the formal U. S. morator
ium on nuclear weapon tests but
promised that they would not be
resumed without advance notice.
At the same time, the President
denounced the attitude of what he
called "the politically guided"
Russian experts in the Geneva ne
gotiations seeking agreement on a
permanent prohibition of nuclear
The Eisenhower statement, re
leased from the vacation White
House here, meant that, while the
U. S. would not renew the mora
torium which has run for 14
months. It was not planning an
immediate resumption of tests. At
the same time, it reserved the
right to do so at any time after
lo his office.
Other registration musts include:
1. If your name has been chang
ed by marriage, you must re
register under your mar. ied name.
2. Where the elector is register
ed but who has changed eddress
or name by marriage, or by court
order, may have his re-registration
accomplished by appearing be
fore the county cl'-rk in person,
or one of the clerk's duly appoint
ed registrars, or by applying to
the county clerk for a re-registration
3. If you have decided to change
your political affiliation, you must'
do this not later than the 31st day
before election by appearing in
person before the county clerk or
his registrar. No person will be
permitted to vote at the primary
election on any -political ticket
other than the party registered
with. Those who are registered
as "independent" or "no party
stated" will not be permitted to
vote on either political 'Demo
cratic and Republican! bal'ot.
County registration facilities are
Union R. G. Sevier: Cove,
Eva W. Duncan and Besse Kelley;
Elgin, Bud Miller, city recorder:
North PowoW. Jennie O Sryant;
Imbler. Lucretia Parol, and La
ICr.inde, County Clerk
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mi n ii r i ; i m eh in nu ai
Eisenhower's statement was is
sued after he had conferred with
13 high level officials who flew
here from Washington this mo-n-ing.
A major topic of their dis
cussion was the nuclear lest mor
atorium which expires Thursday.
The group was headed by Sec
retary of Sta'e Christian A Iler
ter. Secretary of Defense Thomas
S. Gates Jr., Chairman John Mc
Cone of the Atomic E-.ersy Com
mission, and Gen. Naihan F.
Twining, chairman of Hie Joint
Chiefs of Staff.
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Eisenhower pointed out that ne-'p.
gotiations with Russia and Great
Britain on a permanent test ban
had been under way for U
months. Now in recess, they will,
resume Jan. 12.
Promises U. S. Reply
"No satislaclorv ac-eemcnt is
yet in sight." the President said.
"The prospects for such an agree
ment have been injurei !y the re-
cent unwiliif gncss on Ihe part of
the politically guided Soviet ex
perts to give serious scienlihc con
sideration lo Ihe effectiveness of
seismic techniques for the detec
tion of underground explosions.
"Indeed, the atmosphere of Die
talks has been clouded by Ihe in
temperate and technically insup
portable Soviet annex' of the re
port of the technical exiTts ''
Eisenhower promised ihal scien-
lists in the U. S. delegation would
make public facts "which is ex
pected to be released through the
Slate Department at Uashir.glon
in a few days.
Britain and Russia, as well as
the U. S. suspended nuclear leits
during the Geneva negotiations.
Tax Filing Period
Deadline April IS
The period for fi'ing r.i' fed
eral income tax returns will ex
tend from Jan. 4 through Aril
15 of next year, it has ben an
nounced by A. G. Eritk'on. dis
trict director of Internal Revenue.
In order to provide adeqmte in
formation end assistance to tax
payers in La Grande, the ollice
will be open from 8 a m. to 4 45
p m. each Monday from Jan. 4
through April 4. and the office
will he open Tuesday. Feb. 23 in
stead of Feb. 22, which is a legal
The local office is located at
Ihe pmt office building.
TOPSHAM, England (UPI)
Bill Woodet held the job at
ferryman acrott a small river
here for two weekt and every
thing went smoothly to long at
the cuttomert stayed away.
Now Woodet hat lost hit job.
Hit beat tank the first time
he tried to take it across.
I- Grande police are searching
for a mysterious stranger who
roamed the attic and basement
1' st- Joseph's Hospital early this
morning, roucc were cai'eo wnen
hospilal ot Hauls thought the per
son might be looking for nar
The mystery figure was first
discovered by Mary K. Benson
20O4 Adams Ave., an employe of
the hospital, when she attempted
to take the elevator lo th? base
ment and was whisked to the attic
The unidenti.'ied man, described
as about 45. 5 feet 10 inches tall
and weighing approximately 165
pounds. iHiardrd th elevator in
ine attic, ine cievaior then went
,,, lhe oasern(.nt wncre Miss Ben.
son entered a room for supplies
Knew Way round
The man walk-d calmly lo the
exit and displayed a knowledge of
the hospital, according to Miss
Hospit.il officials said the only
persons allowed in the attic and
basement are the Sisters and em
ployes of the hospital. Th"" attic
and basement were searched be
fore the police were called but
no trace of the man was found.
When last sen. the man was
wearing a blue or green and white
jacket and sun tan pants, police
Some high cloudiness to
night and Wednetdiy except
feg cr lew cleudt persisting in
seme northern area valleyt;
highs from 21-34 north te 40
44 eeuth portion; low fmight
from 21 northern valleyt te 10
II south and east portions.
TAMPA, Fla. (UPI)-A dog
got a dMth sentence and a
cow was ordered out of town
Judge Bob Johntan rulod
that a caw owiwd by Francis
co Alvarti, 13, wai a nuisance.
"Charactor witnettet" avtn
testified H tha goad bohavior
af tha animal.
Tony Fernandez, grocery
dealer, wat givan tha choica
af having hit boxor dog da
ttreyod or torving tix month t
in (ail. "Bruno" bit rotidontt
of fashionable Davit Itlandt.
Jittery Cuba Braces
For Invasion Attempt
HAVANA (UPI A Jittery
Cuba was braced for expected
"invasion" today after revolu
tionary press reports of warlike
preparations In neighboring Cen
tral American countries and mys
tery air flights during the night
over suburban beach areas.
Ground patrol activity was
stepped up in the Guanabacoa
each area just outside of Hava
na on air force reports of recon
naissance flights by an unidenti
Earlier, the pro-government
newspaper Revolucion warned an
"invasion" of Cuba was "immi
nent" and said anti-Castro leaders
in exile in neighboring countries
were "missing" from their habi
President Osvaldo Dorticos lent
added weight to the invasion ru
mors with a statement that the
government Is prepared lo "stand
alone" against attack if need be.
NIXON FIGHTS 'OLD GUARD' LABEL
LOS ANGELES ITI- Local
supporters of New York Ci
Nelson Rcckefeller Monday nighl
issued a sharply critical statement
of the present Republican pa'ty
leadership and said they would
work towards a draft Rockefeller
for President movement.
"The governor's announcement
'thai he was withdrawing from
the race) does not alter our con
viction that his leade'ship is es
sential to the best interests of our
country, said a statement issued
by the group.
'In fact, his stand emphasizes
a change in the leadership of the
Republican party. We are con
vinced that the present leadership
of the party has its hands tied
by political obligation and is stif
ling the true expression of vote
The statement also charged
present GOP leadership was cre
ating apathy In the party and that
lere were fewer party members
and freezing rain that disrupted
communications and blacked out
thousands of homes.
In upper New Yo k Stale, (he
sleet slorm was described as the
worst in 30 years. The buffalo
area was hardest hit. Ice piled
up on wires until they cracked
and utility men said it would be
days before full service is re
The Ice and snow made get
ting to work a major project in
cities throughout the six-state re-
In a television appearance, Dor
ticos said the jet planes Cuba tried
recently to buy from Britain were
to have strengthened the nation
against the foes the government
says are ready to attack.
He said Maj. Pedro L. Diaz
Lam. former chief of the rebel
air force, has "disappeared" from
Miami, suggesting that Premier
Fidel Castro's enemies may al
ready be massing in Central Amer
ica far an invasion attempt.
Diaz, who resigned his post and
fled the country in protest against
what he described as Communist
infiltration of the Castro regime,
has been living as a refugee in
Dorticos said he does not be
lieve the Organization of Ameri
can Slates, which has been in
strumental in hailing Cuba-based
invasions of several Latin Ameri
can countries in the. past year.
kan be counted on to defend this
country against attack.
Backers Hit GOP
now than in I 'Hit.
The group said it planned to
continuo efforts to "stimulate sup
port for Gov. Rockefeller as the
Republican candidate for the
President of the United States."'
Los Angeles County Republican
WASHINGTON H'PI Vice
President Richard M. Nixon's
strategy advisers today weighed
possible moves to counter Demo
cratic efforts to pin an old
gua'd" label on him.
Nixon, now an almost sure-bet
for the Republican presidential
nomination, became the target of
stepped up Democratic atUicks
over the week end identifying him
with the conservative wing of the
The vice presidenl's supporters
showed no open concern but pri
vately they feared the "old
guard" tag might swing liberal
and independent votes away from
Nixon if the Democrats could
make it stick.
Hampshire. Vermont and south
High winds which pushed the
storm through the Plains stales
and Middle West and battered
Lake Superior with the worst
gales in a half century were di
minishing. But the last great storm system
of the year still carried heavy
snow for the eastern seaboard.
The weather bureau posted
heavy snow warnings for much of
New England, including New
Hampshire, Vermont and Maine.
Parts of New York State were
told lo expect several inches of
The heaviest snow depth in the
cast was at Lebanon. N. II., which
reported 10 inches of snow on the
Rain, fog and sleet preceded the
storm into Ihe East Monday.
Heavy fog shut down three New
York area airports for a time.
stranded hundreds of travelers.
Scores of flights were diverted to
Washington, D C, from New York,
Philadelphia and Baltimore be
cause of the fog. At one time,
more than 200 aircraft were
parked on ramp space at the
Washington National Airport.
Two jet airliners headed from
Los Angeles to the East Const
made unscheduled landings within
15 minutes at Columbus, Ohio,
Monday because of the fog blan
ket in the East.
Freezing rain and snow contin
ued lo cause hazardous driving
conditions from New York State
to the M dwest today. At least
four deaths were caused by slip
pery highways. . ;
' Highway depa-tment In Kansas'
and other Plains and Midwest
staies fi ught to clear roads closed
by heavy snow drifts. Hotels In
Salir.a and Russell, Kan., were
still jammed with stranded Christ
mas travelers forced to abandon
their cars. .
A 100-mile front of Lake Superi
or's North Shore was battered
Monday by gale force winds of 60
miles an hour that sent 20 foot
high waves crashing against the
Apart Than Ever
WASHINGTON (UPI) Presi
dent Eisenhower's Fact finding
Board ended public hearings in
Ihe steel dispute today and said
both sides are now wider apart
than when the panel entered the
case two months ago.
The hearings were concluded
with a bitter clash between union
and company officials. Board
Chairman George W. Taylor said
mediation efforts of the S-month-old
dispute are rather futile for'
Taylor said the three man pan
el would concentrate on preparing
its report to the President which
is due by Jan. 6.
Verbal fireworks between R.
Conrad Cooper, chief management
negotiator, and stcelworkers Pres
ident David J. McDonald under
scored the gloomy outlook for an
early settlement .
chairman Alphonso Belt Jr. had
hoped lo meet with the group
Monday to swing their support be
hind Vice President Richard M.
Nixon, but the group said It would
meet later with Bell.
The Democrats lost no time In
branding ihe withdrawal Saturday
of Gov. Nelson A. Rockefeller
from the COP presidential picture
as a victory for "bossism" and
the party's conservative element
Nixon's camp noted that hit
leading backers also have been
prominent supporters of President
Eisenhower and said that the El
senhower administration hat nev
er been described as "old guard."
Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey (i
Minn.), one of those who Joined
in the "old guard" criticism,
"modei tly" suggested Monday
night he could .beat lixoa if ihe
Democrats snouia .see nt te i
mate him for president.