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    2-(Sec. I) Statesman, Salem, Ore., FrL, Sept. 7, '56
Astronomers Stare, Cameras Click as T
Mars Moves Closest to Earth in 32 Years
By ALTON L. BLAKESLEK
AP Sdeac tfrt
NEW YORK, Sept OT-Mari
flirted with earth tonight, fiving
us its closest tantalizing Wink in
32 yean. ; ,. '.,.;,,
iTWs time the red-hued planet
may yield some answers to Hs se
crets. Motion picture through the
telescope'i eye could help. ... v -
Astronomers over tM world
tuned in telescopes, hoping to
solve puzzles of Mars', "canals,"
its red deserts, its green or blue
"gardens" of vegetation; dust
storms, thin polar icecaps, and
mysterious "W" shaped clouds
sometimes seen on its face.
-Ordinary persons looked up and
wondereddoea Mars hear life
like ours? 1
Judging from a bombardment of
telephone calls.' many want to
think there is, said an astronomer
t the Hayden Planetarium, New
York. Maybe, he said, they want
to think we are not alone in the
universe. "
These hopes appear dashed.
Most astronomers think the only
life on Mars could be low forms of
plant life. -
Mars is traveling through space
at 1$ miles a second, or M,000
miles an hour. But actually It will
be only several hundred thousand
miles closer tonight than last
night, because it is traveling on an
are is respect to earth.
The great tantalizing problem is
that Mart is so difficult to see
dearly, due to the shimmer1 caused
by ear own atmosphere. Only for
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fleeting moments sometimes can
the human eye or camera eye see
it clearly.
The great eve of the 200-inch
telescope at Palomar Observatory
will not be looking. Its powerful
magnification also magnifies the
smudging from the earth's shim
mering air, and doesn't give pic
tures with clearer detail than
those from smaller telescopes.
' But smaller telescopes at Mt.
Wilson Observatory in California
will try to pierce through this
shimmering dance with motion
picture exposures. Some frames
might hit it right getting glimpses
when the earth's air in effect was
Two Register
In Fire Class
Two Salem men have registered
for a special oil fire control school
to be held in Tscoma, Wash., Sept
14-15, according to an announce
ment from the sponsors.
They are Donald J. Reinke, Sa
lem fireman, and Elmer H. Hal
lead, public service training super
visor for State Vocation Education.
The first program of its type to
be undertaken in the Northwest,
the school is sponsored by Western
Oil and Gas Association with the
cooperation of Washington State
Board of Vocation Education,
Washington , State Association of
Firs Chiefs and Washington State
Firemen's Association.
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A ITaate with the Excitement of
America's Most Dsagereas Days!
. Van Heflin Susan Heyward
"TAP ROOTS"
Color by Technicolor
standing still.
At least 16 observatories over
the world are cooperating in
Mars' studies, and reporting find
ings to an International Mars Com
mittee with headquarters at Low
ell Observstory. Flagstaff, Ariz.
It may be months before the
findings made tonight, or any time
this summer or fall, are pieced
together into a reliable scientific
story of what was actually seen.
A few days ago Soviet astrono
mers ' reported seeing striking
changes on Mars particularly
bright spots in the Southern Hemi
sphere, and a bright line on the
sphere on Aug. 26. Two days later
this line had split in two. Was it,
as the Soviets suggested, perhaps
snowfall ?
Oust clouds are frequently seen.
The picture drawn by astrono
mers so far is that Mars is most
ly a red desert that's why it
shines so red in our sky hot by
day, cold by night, with little
oxygen, only enough water every-
Fair's 4-H
Awards Near
Home Stretch
Prizes were fewer arid awards
more difficult to capture Thursday
as the Oregon State Fair 4-H show
started down its 195 home stretch.
Among the Thursday top places
winners were Marie DuRette,
Woodburn. using dairy foods to
demonstrate rules of good cookery
and nutritious meals, who won
honors and a wrist watch in a spe
cial dairy demonstration. Winning
team in this demonstration includ
ed Donna Pier son and Nancy Fos
ter. Hood River.
Rose Meier, Hillsboro. a nine-year-old
club member, canned
peaches and green beans to win a
$10 college scholarship in a 4-H
canning e e t e s t. Champion 4-H
agricultural demonstrations in two
divisions completed Thursday gave
summer school scholarships to
Gloria Johns, II, and Christine
Snyder, 14, Toledo.
Larry Foster. 12. and Roger
Pearson, 15. both of Hood River,
gave the prize-winning demonstra
tion for the grouped divisions of
entomology,-forestry, field crops
and beekeeping.
Rainier Couple
Leave for U.S.
LE HAVRE, France, Sept. 8 im
Prince Rainier III and Princess
Grace of Monaco went aboard
ship tonight for a voyage to the
United States.
The couple will visit New York
and Philadelphia. Returning to
Monaco by Nov. 29, a national
holiday. I
Vocdburn Drive-In
Wed. Than. FrL Sat
"20,000 lwgwejuBd.rth.Ssa"
Kirk Douglas
Pins
"fefttlnele Uprblna"
George Montgomery
SILVERT0N
Drive-ln Theatre
riday-Satwdar-twiea
"Saskatchewan"
Mm
"Man Without A Star"
Kirk Devflai
DALLAS MOTOR-VU
Gates open 6:45, show st dusk
Fred MacMurray, Dorothy
Malone in
"AT GUNPOINT"
cinemascope
second feature
Tens Ewell, Sheree North ia
THE UEUTENTANT WORE
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Continuous Shew
From 1:00 fM.
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Sudie Murphy
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where to fill Lake Erie, with
inches-thin polar caps of frost or
ice, with dark areas probably
being sturdy, low-form vegetation.
Until they learn more, you can
look and make your own guess.
Gas Station
Planned for
Access Road
Plans for a $40,000 service sta
tion project on the east access
road to the Salem bypass were an
nounced Thursday by General Pe
troleum Company officials. Event
ually a large restaursnt will be
built in conjunction with the sta
tion. Robert Elmore, district sales
manager for the firm, said the
project will be located south of
Market Street on 400 feet of prop
erty purchased from Ben Braught
for about $25,000.
The petroleum firm also has
purchased additional property from
Russeil DeLapp (or a sum not an
nounced. Elmore said the project will be
what he called a travelers' type
service station. Plans call for com
pletion sometime this fall.
Access problems raised by the
Slate Highway Department have
reportedly complicated planning of
the restaurant. Elmore said it has
not yet been decided on which side
of the bypass the restaurant would
be located.
Th new station will be leased
under direction of Warren Doo
little. Salem distributor for Gener
al Petroleum products.
Fatal Switch
Shift Related
By Trainman
SPRINGER. N.M., Sept. 8 Ufr-A
railroad employe told today of his
spurrof-the-moment throwing of a
switch which caused the Santa Fe
Chief to crash into a parked mail
train.
Twenty meif, all employes of the
railroad, lost their lives yester
day in the collision on a siding
six mies south of this
northern
New Mexico town.
Pete Caldarelli of Raton, fire
man on the mail train, testified
at an inquest that he threw the
switch at the last moment be
cause he thought someting was
wrong with it.
He displayed little emotion on
the witness stand. Yesterday he
had spent the day in bed under
sedation for shock.
He gave this account of his
life-and-death action:
"We pulled into Robinson switch
about one minute ahead of sched
ule. The Chief was s couple of
minutes late. I stood across the
track from the switch about 25
feet.
"Just before the Chief reached
the switch, it suddenly occurred
te me that there must be some
thing wrong with the switch.
"I don't know what made me
think that. I ran across the track,
opened the lock and threw the
switch just as the Chief Came up.
Then there was a terrible crash."
The 312 passengers aboard the
Chief, most of whom were sleeping
st the time of the crash, escaped
death or serious injury,
Traffic Court's
Bargain Day
Reduces Fine
MINEOLA, N.Y., Sept. .Un
it was bargain day in traffic court
today.
Andrew T. Hewitt, 57, said he
had only (20 after being fined $25
lot driving without a license.
"All right, I'll make your fine
$20." said Judge Lyman D. Hall.
Hewitt found he had only $19.
The fine was reduced to $19.
Then Hewitt complained this
would leave him ns money to get
home on, and the judge cut the
fine to $11.
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The Weather
Max. Mln. Bain
.... it 44 .00
Aetorla
Baker
Medford
North Bend
... 89
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Denver 7
Fort Worth 84
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Miami 87
New York ..' 81
San Franclaco SS
Seattle SS
Spokane 77
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Washington, D. C
Today'i forecait (from U. S
Weather Bureau. McNary Field. Sa
lem! : Late night ana morning low
cloudlnnu tndav, tonight and Satur
day, with mostly tunny afternoon.
High both days near 80. Low tonlgnt
near 'SO.
Willamette River: -II feet.
Temp. 12.01 a.m. today SS.
Salem Precipitation
Since start of weather year Sept. 1
To date Laat year Normal
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Mob Gathers
At School in
Texarkana
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Racial tension flared up in the
Texas-Arkansas border city of
Texarkana Thursday as bayonets
of Kentucky National Guardsmen
opened a path through a fist
swinging mob for nine Negroes to
enter Sturgis. Ky., High School.
(Picture oa WlrephoU page)
In the Texarkana incidents, all
on the Texas side of the city, a
shotgun blast was fired into a
Negro-owned service station and a
.cross was burned and a Negro
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vf tin, igi u im ai . ia
arkana Junior College, where two
Negro girls enrolled yesterday.
A mob of 500 yelling townspeo
ple clashed with National Guards
men in Sturgis as the nine Ne
groes, who had walked a mile to
the previously all-white school,
reached the building.
After the Negroes were inside,
guardsmen pushed the crowd back
across the street where members
shouted threats that the Negroes
"won't be in school all day."
Armed with riot guns and bay
onets, guardsmen formed a solid
protective wall around the Negroes
as they filed out at the end of the
session.
The crowd hurled taunts to "get
you niggers if it takes all year."
and surged forward as the Negro
students entered waiting cars.
Guardsmen prevented anyone
from reaching either the students
or the cars.
Turning to approximately 100
white children also leaving school,
the crowd shouted "go on back in.
iyou nigger lovers. ny aon i you
go norm wun inose niggers, ine
white children were not harmed
and quickly melted into the crowd.
In Frankfort, Ky., Gov. A. B.
Chandler issued a statement re
gretting It was necessary "to use
this means of guaranteeing equal
rights to our citizens, but that we
must do."
Freighter Hits
Coastal Reef
ABERDEEN, Wash.. Sept. 6
The 4.426-ton Liberian registry
freighter Seagate went aground
on a reef north o." here today and
several hours later the Coast
Guard removed 26 of the crew
b jause the vessel was in danger
of breaku.g up.
The ship, far off course on a
voyajre from Tokyo to Vancouver,
B. C, went aground on Sonora
Reef, 5 miles north o, this r
cific Coast port, shortly after 3
p. m., PST.
Two Coast Guard cutters are
standing by the Seagate and sev
eral others are enroute to the
stricken vessel.
35 Injured in
Boat Mishap
NEW. YORK. Sept. 6 About
35 persons were injured today
when a Circle Line sightseeing
boat struck the understructure of
the bridge spanning the Harlem
River at 138th St. and Madison
Ave., police reported;
Police said 10 persons were
taken to Beth David and Knicker
bocker hospitals and about 25
others attended at the scene of the
accident.
It was the second such mishap
to a sightseeing boat in recent
weeks.
Grandma Moses
To Observe 96th
Birthday Today
EAGLE BRIDGE, N.Y., Sept. 6
(JrV-A charming little lady known
the world over as Grandma Moses
will be 96 tomorrow.
But it will be just another day
in the life of Mrs. Anna Mary
Robertson Moses, who began
painting in her late 70s and
gained recognition of her primi
tive art. No celebration is planned.
Short Career
Ended by Death
ROSEBURG, Sept. 6 If) A
school teacher was found dead at
his home here today only one day
after beginning his new profes
sion. James Lee Harvey, 58, had been
a merchant seaman for U years.
He decided to become a teacher
and obtained his credentials from
the University of Oregon this year.
He started teaching at the
Camas Valley school yesterday.
Principal J. Clyde Aky found
him dead this morning.
PUBLISHER SUCCUMBS
SANTIAGO. Chile, Sept.
Agustirt Edwards Budge, owner of
the Mercurlo chain of newspapers,
died unexpectedly today of a heart
attack. He was S7.
U.S. Offers to
pen Talks
ith Romania
WASHINGTON, Sept. 6 l-The
United Stales, in a surprise move,
has offered to open talks with
Communist Romania Oct. IS In an
effort to improve relations be
tween the two countries. ,
The State Department disclosed
today it has proposed that the
talks be held in Bucharest, the
Romanian capital, with Minister
Robert H. Thayer representing
the United States.
While the Romanian government
is understood to have agreed in
principle to a discussion, it hasn't
yet accepted the October date. But
it is expected to do so within a
few days. State Department offi
cials said.
To set the stage for the confer
ence, the department disclosed it
has eased trsvel restriction on
Romai.ian diplomats here. This
move came two weeks after Ro
manian authorities relaxed simi
lar travel restrictions on American
diplomats in Romania.
Top American officials said the
proposed conference would serve
to test the sincerity of Romania's
professed desire to put relations
with the United States on a friend
lier basis.
Acid-Stained
Fountain Due
For Repairs
PORTLAND, Sept. St - Work
men will begin tomorrow to dis
mantle the noted Skidmore Foun
tain for repairs.
Bronze figures on the fountain.
depicting Grecian maidens, re
cently were stained when city
workmen used scid in cleaning
the fountain.
The figures will be taken to
Vancouver, Wash., where James
llansoa, sculptor, will restore
them in his studio.
City Commissioner Ormond R.
Bean said the city ard advisory
commission is expected to submit
a recommendation later on wheth
er the fountain should be re
placed at its present location near
the waterfront or be moved.
Klamath Meat
Plant Burns
KLAMATH FALLS, Sept. 6 Itv
Fire destroyed the Bratton
Meat Packing Co. plant today.
Firemen said the late afternoon
blaze started in the smokehouse
of the plant, five- miles southwest I
of here, possibly from a leak in j
a bottled gas line. The structure;
was enveloped in flames wilhin '
minutes. An adjoining locker
plant was saved.
Bill Bratton, company owner,
estimated the loss at $100,000. He ;
said the firm lost its original i
building in a 1942 fire at the same 1
location. ;
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-jAr Fun for all
-jAr Square' dance demonstra
tion by Mose Van Dell's
"Homesteaders".
it Oregon's top callers.
'It's free, of course. Entrance to
dance through parking ramp.
Plan now to attend this gala
evening of square dancing.
ANOTHER PUBLIC SERVICE
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Theatre Time
Table
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PROUD A PROrANI" 7.00,
10:07
"LIVING SWAMP" ( 91
CAPITOL
(Continuous from 1 pm )
"WALK THE PROUD LAND"
3:15, 7:01. 10:47
I'TAP ROOTS" 1:00, 4:4, S:S1
NORTH SALE'S! DRIVC-IN
(Gtteiopenat6:4S. Show at duak.)
"SAFARI" Victor Mature.
"RAWHIDE YEARS" Tony
Curtis.
HOLLYWOOD'
"FASTEST GUN ALIVE": 7.00,
10:37
"ANNIE GET YOUR. GUN": S O0
Silverton Man
Hurt in Wreck
Stateunaa New Service
SILVERTON, Sept. S A Silver
ton man was injured and the car
he was riding in was demolished
in a one-car accident tonight on
the Abique Creek bridge between
Suverton and Mt. Angel.
Harry John Fisher, Silverton Rt
3. Box 102B, was undergoing ex
amlnation late tonight for a pos
sible leg fracture, Silverton hospi
tal attendants said. His condition
seemed to be good, they said.
Traffic was tied up for about a
half hour by the car which came
to rest crossways in the middle of
the bridge after shattering a sec
tion of the heavy wooden guard
rail at the north end of the bridge
about 9:45 p.m.. State Policeman
Norman Johnson said. The car,
which was "demolished," was re
moved by a neighboring farmer
with a tractor to let the IS cars
lined up in each direction through
as soon as possible, he said.
Warren John Hopp, 2230 Strong
Rd., Salem, was charged with be
ing drunk on a public highway,
Johnson said.
50,000 Signatures
Urge MacArthur
For U.S. Senate
NEW YORK, Sept. 6 W- The
committee to draft Gen. Douglas
MacArthur as a candidate for the
U.S. Senate announced today it
had obtained 50,000 signatures urg
ing the Republican party to nom
inate the general.
The organization said it hoped to
have 100.000 signatures by Sept.
10.
FREE LECTURE
Tonite Only-8 P. M.
On Hypnotics
The Truth About
Bridey Murphy"
Dr. Mahra,
Coral Room, Marion Hotel
On the
Roof!
Friday,
Sept. 7
9:15 p.m.
CANNING PEACHES
Salem's Lowest Prices
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Lettuce
Largt,
BH It aV
Local Canning
7 b Oranges . . 59
ffnato
Dillard
Cantaloupe
EARLY-BIRD SPECIALS
10 te 12 A M. Saturday Only
1ST FOODS rft
mayonnaise j
oleo 4 1 75
CHEESE 2 u 69'
MEAKFAJT (UP f A
COFFEE
UM0UI1 t
SUCED BACON . M
CAPITOL
Catsup
a
ALL 5c CANDY BARS
AND GUM
CANNING
Fruit Jars
BREAKFAST CUP
Coffee
FANCY IDAHO BEEF
Ground Beef pJ 85
Rib Steaks
Pot Roast
FANCY YOUNG MUTTON
Legs ib 29
Chops . . . . ib. 29
Shoulders
Stew
ARMOUR'S
Sliced Bacon . )b. 39
We Reserve the Right te limit-No Salts to Dsalors
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