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OKAJ GUYS-READY! SET!-With rain pelting the West Coast. It was snow In the
tasu In Chicago the youngsters seem about to let temptation get the better of their
sell control as they spy officer Vincent Blake wading through the seasons heaviest
New Tax Pay Plan Bound To Make
'Padded Account1 Boys Unhappy
WASHINGTON UPI It's
positively not true that Dana Lat
' ham, the Internal Revenue com
missioner, had spent all Christ
, mas week working out a fiendish
scheme to spoil the holidays for
. millions of taxpayers.
lie worked on the plan only
, through Wednesday, his office
. avers, and then went off to Flori
da. He won't announce it until he
, gets back, probably early this
From what I hear of the im-
. Union Youth
' Initiated Into
Phi Kappa Phi
UNION (Special) Dick Gipson
" has been initiated into Phi Kap
pa Phi national scholastic
honorary at Oregon State Col
lege. He is a senior in'the school
Mrs. F. G. Calvin. Olympia,
spent the day here with her
daughter and family, Mr. and
Mrs. Ed Dclaney.-
Mrs. La Nore King was the
honored guest at a recent dinner
party la-Mrs. L.-W. Bingham's
home. Mrs. King is leaving after
the first of the year to make her
heme on the coast. Other guests
were Mrs. Dorothy Spray, La
I Grande, Mrs. Agnes Rogers, Miss
, Marie Moulton, Mrs. Iola Ham
and Mrs. G. I. Hess.
At Hot Lake ' '
The MYF of the Methodist
Church went to Hot Lake where
they entertained the patients
with a Christmas program
j The Lucky 13 bridge club met
' at Mrs. Olga Smith's apartment,
i for their annual Christmas party
J and gift exchange. Cards were
played with Mrs. Ralph Taylor
winning high and Mrs. Carl Po
I sey, low.
Willis Johnson, who had been
confined to the hospital with
i pneumonia, has returned home to
The FHA girls had a caroling
party at Hot Lake, after which
I they went to Kay Hannan's home
for a Christmas party and gift
Mr. and Mrs. Bert Williams. L
Grande, have purchased the home
of Mrs. Lawrence Hibbcln in
northeast Union. .
Mrs. John W. Carter, Portland,
has been visiting here with her
mother, Mrs. Mable Hutchinson.
Joseph UP Man
The Union Pacific railroad has
appointed Lowell Robert (Bob)
Capps as its traffic agent at Pend
leton beginning Jan. 1.- He suc
ceeds L. Earl Donahue who was
promoted to general traffic
agent at Lewiston. Ida.
Capps' territory will be the Un
ion Pacific main line from Hunt
ington to near The Dalles and the
Joseph. Pilot Rock. Heppner and
Condon branch lines. -
Donahue has been traffic agent
at Pendleton since 1954. He be
gan his U P. career in 1941 as a
telegraph messenger at Portland.
He attended grade school at
Joseph and was graduated from!
high school at Elgin in 1938.
Hew Years Eve., 9 lo 1
MUSIC BY THE
BLUE MOUNTAIN RIDERS
Sponsored By Elgin Stampeders,
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Elgin Stampede Hall ' ' 'Kim '. 90c
pending announcement, it will
make quite a few people unhappy.
Latham proposes to make the ex
pense account honest.
He's not going to touch legiti
mate expenses, at least not much.
It's onty the padded, and phony
and unreasonable expense ac
counts he's going after, which of
course is why so many people are
likely to be upset by the news.
On Dodge Illustrated
"I am referring,- of course."
Latham said in a recent hint of
the forthcoming action, "to such
situations as purported business
trips, including convention attend
ance, which "in fact represent va
cations at resort hotels, hunting
lodges, or other vacation spots;
lavish entertainment that is really
personalrather than business in
nature; the ownership and opera
tion of automobiles, yachts, air
planes, hunting lodges, beach
homes, etc., for personal use by
company officials; the purchase
with company funds of articles
destined for the personal use of
the executive, his family, or
friends and many, many other
Lxcept for a fortunate circum
stance, I wouldn't have had the
slightest idea what he was talk
ing about. My own expense ao-
counts, in looking back, seem al
ways to have run more to car
fare, evening papers, and 10 cent
phone calls, for a total of $150
Only after a hearing by the
House Ways and Means Commit
tee, just a couple of weeks ago,
did I realize fully what I've been,
, parade of tax lawyers came
in to tell the committee the swind-1
idle -sheet, which dales oacK at
least to the Roman Empire, at
last seemed about to get out of
hand. Take for instance "the
luncheon scheme." which was pic
tured as increasingly popular and
operating as follows:
Mr. A will wine and dine his
friends B. C, and D at
urious luncheon club on Mondays:
B will entertain the group on
Tuesdays, and so forth all for
j i v
PARIS UPI Brigitte Bar-
dot's physician appealed to the
press today to let fits comely
patient have her expected baby
Dr. Andre Lacunec said distur
bances like the attempted week
end "invasion" of the Bardot
apartment by two French news
men are bad for an expectant
"Please leave Brigitte alone,"
Layjpncc said. "All this excite
ment is bad for hor nerves. A
woman needs peace before the
hirth of her child."
Jacques ChaTicr, Miss Bardot's
ex -soldier husband, and -a club
wieldirg bodyguard drove off the
week-end "invaders," confiscating
a picture one of them had snap
ped of Charrier in the doorway
of his home.
. Charrier married Miss Bardot
June 13. Her baby is expected
sometime next month. -
KING ORDERS SUITS
LONDON! UPI King Phumi
phol Aduldej, 32-year-old ruler of
Thailand, has ordered $14,000
worth of .suits, and uniforms from
a Lcndon taifor, according to the
Sunday express... .
the purpose of having their lunch
eons deducted on their own or
their, employers' tax returns as a
business expense, although busi
ness was far from their thoughts.
Club Dues Deducted
Business meetings, the lawyers
explained, tend more and more to
take place at beaches, spas, and
the sites of contemporaneous
Country club dues seem increas
ingly a part of the normal and
necessary cost of doing business,
they said. And when the wives of
company executives arrive at the
club they sometimes turn out to
be driving company cars.
For all tyiese things Uncle Sam
winds up paying a part of the
tab, frequently 52 per cent of it,
through deductions on tax returns.
One witness said the government
is losing this way one to two bil
lion dullars annually..
Latham had 35 years as a tax
lawyer himself and in Los An
geles at that, so we can be sure
he knows all the angles. Exactly
what he proposes to do about
them I don't know but be has al
ready said what one result
will be: A lot of business travel
to Florida, when this year's tax
returns have been audited, will
turn out to have been wholly for
As for his own trip to Sarasota,
he bought the tickets himself, his
office reports, and is charging
them up to nothing but fun with
Told To Lions
Charles Ivie, local director of
the General Extension Division
Oregon State System of Higher
Education, was speaker at the
regular weekly noon luncheon
meeting of the Liens at the Sac
- ajawca. '-
lvie outlined the four princi-
.pal functions of the General Ex
tension Division as operating the
state's educational radio and TV
programs, summer and winter
evening classes at the Portland
Extension center, the department
of visual aids, and the depart
ment of statewide services.
"Under the Statewide services
some 3.OC0 people are enrolled
this year in 670 different off-
campus classes, and in about 77
different communities," Ivie said.
"It is this department also where
a considerable program of corros
pondence courses, consultant ac
tivities, teacher . training and
other, educational and advisory
programs are carried on.".
During the 'question and ans
wer period following Ivic's talk,
it was disclosed that an evening
class in Russian is expected to be
gin at the college here in Janu
ary. Classes will be held two
nights weekly for seven weeks.
Major Jim Kissclburgh, form
er member of the La Grande
club, now with the U. S. Air
Force in El Paso, Tex., and his
son, Jim, Jr., were club guests
for the day. Al Kaiser was pro
. PfcllllB-el hs '
Christmas Seasofi Continuing;
Leading U.S. Clergy Tell Why
EDITOR'S NOTE: h the
Christian tradition, Christmas
Day ks only Mm btginnlna of a
stesen of peace an eartti and
BOd will te alt men. Here, are
the views el several prominent
clergymen en the centinuina
spirit of Ouristmas.
United Press International
NEW YORK 'l'PI Christ
mas is over. This caroling has
ended a.d some of the toys ai
ready have been broken. But doc$
the spirit of Christmas die w.th
the coming of a new day? Tli Right Rev. Mousignor Ed-
No. say religious leaders of all ward M. Heilly. Philadelphia B.C.
Christian faiths. They offered Diocesan superintendent of paro
these thoughts today to keep the chial schocls: "The peace the
spirit of Christmas alive through Christ child sought to give to
l'JW: man is a freedom from distur-
East bance and anxiety that is not
The Rev. Dr. Harry Emerson ' merely an external cloak of tran
Fosdick. rector emeritus of River- quility for a spiritual contentment
side Church. New York: "Christ- that is able to reach and to fill
mas to many is a sentimental the very soul of man. . .It is in
holiday but it really represents j a word, a priceless gift and one
mankind's most desperate need. ! that no man is able to take from
People call Jesus idealistic and us."
impractical. But are the vio-
lences and hatred that torment!
the world today practical? Is nu-i
clear war practical?. . .Jesus is.lanta: "Peace among men who
the supreme realist and only his
Roving Farm Hand Tracked
To Cave After Theft Wave
BOSTON CORNERS. NY.
UPI He was a slight, mild
mannered man with gray eyes
who had worked over the years
on a dozen farms around but nev
er seemed to put a root down any
place. Since last summer, without a
regular job or a home, he had
lived in his battered car, or slept
in convenient barns.
"He only stole what he needed,"
a state police officer said. "But
It was getting to be a big nui
sance, and some people were get-
SALEM (UPD Several persons
were reported under consideration
today to succeed Republican Sig
Unander as Oregon's state treas
urer. President Eisenhower an
nounced Monday he intends to
nominate Uiuudcx, 46, to the Fed
eral Maritime Board for toe re
mainder of a term expiring June
Unarder said the President
"hau conferred a great honor on
Oregon." He said his resignation
as -state treasurer "will go for
ward to the governor at the prop
- Job Pays 20,000
Reports have circulated for
some time that Unander was in
line for the federal appointment,
which must go to the Senate for
approval after congress convenes.
The federal position pays $20,000
Uaander will succeed Ben Giull.
of Texas, who has resigned effec
tive Dec. 31.
Two persons have expressed an
interest in running for the $12,300
treasurer's position. They are ex
State Sen. Lee Oh mart of Salem
and Rep. Shirley Field of Port
land, both Republicans.
Others whose names have
pooped up include fo'mer Stale
Sen. . Howard Bellon of Canhy:
Deputy State Treasurer Fred
Paulus: former State Sen. Rudie
Wilhelm, Portland: State Sen. An
thony Yturri of Ontario and Eu
gene Mayor- Edwin Cone, also a
Unander said that "matters of
the state treasury are tip to date
and all accounts are in first class
U.S. Labor Force
Continues To Grow
WASHINGTON UPI - The
American labor force is expected
to Ttrow by about 23 million peo
ple by 1975.
The figure is expected to In
clude a larger number of married j
women nui icwcr men m ami
The forecast was made at the
annual meeting of the American
Statistical Association here today
by a government labor econo
mist, Miss Gertrude Bancroft.
' taon can be
teaching put into practice can
; save mankind,'
I Human Catholic Bishop John
W Comber, M. M. D. D., su
perior general, Maryknoll Fathers
"Christ said of himself The Son
of Man came not to be ministered
umo but to minister.' In the year
ahead American dedication to the
lole should be marked by a keen
sense of tlie problems of the en
tue human race. 11 was moving
to fin.t our Presi'lent oh return-
mg ho:nB 6U deeply conscious of
the U(ws men."
Dr. Louie E. Newton, pastor,
Druid HiPs Baptist Church. At-
j seek to do the will of God in
Through new fallen snow last
week end they tracked James W.
tills. 47, to the home he had
found for the winter a small
cave high in the rocks of the
Harlem Valley farmland.
"It's beautiful country," said
Police Sgt. Earl D. Hanchett.
In the small cave officers found
a few blankets, a few clothes, a
rifle and shotgun, empty food
cans and the bones of the rabbits
and deer Ellis had shot for food.
He went peaceably with the
troopers. He made no fuss as they
lodged him in the Columbia
County jail at Huadson to await
a grand jury action.
And nobody still knows much
about why Jim Ellis chose to live
as he did.
Hanchett guessed that Ellis
knew he was suspected of a cou
ple of burglaries and simply hid
in the hills because "he didn't
want to be arrested."
Ellis is suspected of about 20
burglaries, almost all of summer
cabins broken Into after their city-
dwelling owners had locked them
up for the winter.
Politicos Paying -Election
. PICKENS. Miss. UP! Two
determined politicians left this
small town today astride a don
key and a bull, plodding relent
lessly on to the state capital to
fulfill an election promise.
Sen. -elect Hugh Bailey, 35, and
Constable-elect Buster Montague,
31, arrived here Sunday after rid
ing most of the day in a down
pour. The two promised voters four
months ago that, if elected, they
would ride a donkey and a bull
from Winona to Jackson. They be
gan their 90-mile jaunt Saturday
morning and made 31 miles the
Bandits Take Relics
Said Worn By Christ
JERSEY CITY. N. J. UPI)
Two relics said to have come
from the cross on which Christ
died and worth 190,000 were taken
by two bandits Monday night
from a descendant of Austrian no
Matthew Jakxch. 69, was robbed
of the relics as he was about to
deposit them in a bank. Police
said the bandits probably thought
they were getting money.
They also took $7 from Jaksch.
The Items, in a manila envelope
included a splinter purportedly
from the cross on which Christ
was crucified. The other was part
of a t horn said to have come
from the crown of thorns Christ
wore at Calva-y.
Fir. Mahogany and Birch
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every urea of life Is the intriguing
and challenging message ( this
Christmas us It Ins ever been
since the angels song over Ithe
Judain hills that God cow here
as a babe In Bethlehem's stall."
R. C. Bishop Thomas K. Gor
man of Dallas: "1 think the domi
nant thought in the minds of oil
men could be gotten from the lat
ter part of that famiUar tuna of
the ages, 'Glory to God and on
earth peace, good will toward
men.' There are two translations
of that. Thoy amount to the same
thing -. peace among individuals
f.-imilu unit tuitinnii 'V
The Rev. Luther Holcomb,
Baptist and executive secretary of
me ureaier uauas iouui-u t i
Churches: "Christmas concern for
others and a willingness to help.
This should continue.-- Children
and youth command our interest
and love- at Christmas. This
should continue. Our direction is
forward, our vision is upward,
our spirit is joy."
The Rev. Dr. Johu W. Barns.
executive vice president of the
Church Federation of Greater Chi
cago: "A thorough going applica
tion of the Christian message in
10 would bring industrial peace
between our two greatest econom
ic power blocs. An honest practice
of good will and peace would im
pel both labor and management
for conscience's sake to place a
third' value, the public welfare,
ahead of their concerns for wages,
salaries and profits."
The Rev. Carl G. Howie, min
ister. Calvary Presbyterian
Church, San Francisco: "As wise
men dedicated priceless gifts to
a baby in a stable, so our land
must learn to subordinate posses
sions to people. Jesus Christ
came to demonstrate onee for all
that persons arc God's most prec
ious assets. Things should not be
used to control people but rather
to serve them."
The Most Rev. John J. Mitty.
R. C. archbishop of San Fran
cisco: "Is It not true that we are
happiest at Christmas because we
are most unselfish at this time?
Perhaps if we tried during the
rest of the year to think a little
more of others aod a little less
of ourselves, we might experience
some of that joy that we have
come to associate with this
blessed senson. r ' .. ......
jl ' ov,r,ow'n9 w"n ne'n
Observer, La Grande, Ore.,
By United Press
PORTLAND it PI ilSDAI
Cattle Kill: high good ljoo lb.
fed steers 25 75; cutter Utility
steers ami heifers 14 - 20:- utility
cows 15-17; cannvrs - cutters 13
13.50. Calves 23; g:od-choice vealers
28-J2: utility standard IK 47.
Hogs 50. I and 2 butchers 1'J
215 lb. 16: No. 2 and S at 2JU-J4S
Hi. U; fiw sows 320-500 lb. 10.5O
12 Sheep 25; market untested.
I Till 1C NUIIII9
Determination of surface rights
on mining claims in the Baker "B"
area is being publicized .by the
Bureau of Land Management at
the request of tuo U. S. Forest
1S1..U officials said that owners
of mining claims located prior to
July 23, 1!I65. have IS days after
official notification to assert sur
Claimants may ignore the no
tices, thereby waiving rights to
the surface until the claim goes
to patent, yet maintaining their
original mining rights. Claim
ants also may file verified state
ments asserting rights to the sur
face, enabling claims to bo ax-
amined by mineral examiners, it
If the claimant's rights arc con
sidered valid, the Forest Service
probably will recognize such
rights and not attempt to estab
lish the public's rights to surface
resources control under the new
Claims' of questionable validi
ty will be considered before a
hearing officer of BLM, Depart
ment of the Interior, which will
make the final decision. What
ever the decision, the claimant
will retain mineral rights, and if
the decision favors the claimant,
he also retains all surface rights.
Maps of the Baker "B" area
and copies- of the - Multiple-Use
Mining Law and other relative
data are available .at the Forest
Supervisor's oftice, Post Office
building. Baker. -.
Yipd., Pec. 30, 1959 Page 3
NEW YORK STOCKS
NEW YORK 'l'PI Stocks
extended Tuesday's gains in mod
erately active trading today.
The industrial stuck average
rose more man a . pom uuring
the first hour to move withtn 4 50
onus of the all time high, 678 10
tourked Aug. 3. .i .
Trailers interpreted Tuesday s
advance, the first .significant rise
Uv '.( than a week, as the be
giiwrf 'of th year-eaJ rally.
However, if the induxtrlnl stock
average, is to poke through the
peak, it has o ily today and Thurs
day to do so.
Steel Issues.' dull in recent ses
sions, showed some good gains.
Lukens added nearly 2, and Beth
lehem, Youngstown and U.S. Steel
around a half or more.
Electronics continued strong
with Motorola up more than 2.
Litton up nearly S. Cellins Radio
up around 2, and General Time
American Motors -tucked on
more than a point ib tne autos
where Chrysler firmed and Gen
eral Mutorj easod. 1 Minnesota
Mining added around 3 and In
ternationa) Paper trior than 2.
Ceatt Delivery Basis
White wheat 2.00
So!t white hard.
White club 2 00
Hard red winter,
Hard white baarl,
Oats no bid
Barley 44 50.
To Study Depths
WASHINGTON UP1 Navy
"Hydronauts" will attempt to de
scend seven miles into the ocean
more than double the present
record in search of scientific
data vital to submarine warfare.
The bathyscaph Trieste will try
in a dive early next month to
better the depth record of. 18.600
feet more than S"i miles
which it set last month. The Navy
announced the try Monday.
The "Hydronauts" will attempt
to go progressively deeper in la
ter descents, all to be made in
the so-called Marianas Trench In
the Pacific about 200 miles south
west oi Guam.
Eventually, they will attempt to
roach- the bottom of the -trench,
which is seven miles deep and
said to be the deepest portion of
With sincere appreciation
this past year, we extend
a New Year filled to
happiness and prosperity.
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