The Oregon statesman. (Salem, Or.) 1916-1980, September 10, 1956, Page 1, Image 1

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    School to Beckon 27,000
In Marion County Today
Bumper Crop of
Classrooms call back some 27,
000 youngsters in Salem and
Marlon County public and paroch
ial schools this morning as the
1956-37 school year gets under
way. About 13,000, including a
bumper crop of 1,300 first grad
ers, are expected to report at
Freeway Crash North
Of Salem Kills Driver
(Picture an page I.)
A 23-year-old Gladstone man suffered fatal injuries Sunday
afternoon when his car veered from control and overturned
on the Portland-Salem freeway about five miles north of Salem,
state police reported.
Coroner Leston Howell identified the victim as Xorlyn
Alden Riven and said he died while being taken to a Salem
P7
Herb Cox, who runs a lumber
marketing service in Eugene and
gets out a weekly market letter
"Random Lengths," went another
length last week by adding a spe
cial supplement. He relates the
lumber price to fluctuations in the
federal reserve re-discount rate,
Whea the rate was increased from
lthi to 2 per cent in 1953 the
lumber market went into a slump
It rallied in 19S4 when the rate
was cut back. When rates started
their subsequent upward march in
193S lumber prices weakened. Now
with the rate at 3 per cent, the
highest in 23 years, lumber prices
are at their lowest since 1953.
The effect on the lumber indus
try of the bank rate change lies
in the availability of mortgage
money, which is basic for the con
struction industry. Quoting Cox:
Tli aallaMllty ef aaertaaie
Biaaey kae alweye fceea eloae t
IN iIb an perketheeka ail
lumkermee). Like tumpagr tm the
lott'r, ks an to ta kipper. It
la ene mt tkeae vlUI Jncuiar veins
f the laaaetry."
He explains FRB action this
way:
"By Mtlnf Ik arlr f aaeney
kaeplaa It erarce, u rafc
heeet cark lntloaar
. Tk r Meat kike, follewlBf
HMeljr M tk keeli ef eteel
priee lurk-aa, ni 4tlfar to
SrrM imMUr mrnputln
aa a teearj lawar wie-rlr
Safteltoa. WkU eceaaaalcallv Maaa
(eaereJly, tt eM ke tk aaeet
craahlaf fclew tke laaaber lalaeuy
Staa cltf la eta jewa."
I am afraid that Cox is confus
ing causa and effect. The recent
rise In the FRB rediscount rate
followed . the market for credit.
The purpose was ta alow down
inflationary tendencies which were
(Ceacladed an Editorial Page 4)
Three Drowi
In Storm on
Lake Tahoe
. AL TAHOE. Calif.. Sept. I li-Wind-driven
waves washed five
persons out of a big power boat
on Lake Tahoa today, drowning
three of them.
"I saw a huge wave coming to
ward us and I knew it was going
1o hit, but there was nothing I
could do," said 19-year-old Ray
mond Kechley of Berkeley, Calif
who was piloting the gay party of
eight from AI Tahoe across the
lake to Emerald Bay.
Victims of the tragedy were list-
ed as Joseph Texaro, 40, Berk
eley; his father-in-law, Michael
Brusasco, 70, Oakland, Calif., and
Mrs. Irene Ramos, 32, a neighbor
ot the Texaros in Berkeley.
In addition to the victims, Mar-
lene Perkins, 18, Portland, Ore.,
and Judy Brunk, 17, Berkeley,
were washed out of the IS-foot in
board power boat when the huge
wave crashed over it about one
mile off Camp Richardson. The
water is about 1,200 feet deep at
that point.
Russian Atomic
Tests Reported
LONDON, Monday, Sept. 10 lAV
Moscow radio said today the
Soviet Union held "nuclear weap
on" tests this morning and on
Sept. 2.
The nature of the weapons was
not disclosed. ,
WILBERT
"M didn't know yow wero
1,300 First Graders Expected
Salem's 34 public grade and high
schools. Catholic schools in the
city are expecting about 1,700 in
all grades. Salem Academy is ex
pecting as many as 230 in its
westslde school.
Another 11-12,000 are due to
report In classrooms outside the
city. While registration is expect-
I hospital by Willamette ambulance.
The
accident occurred about 2
p m.
The death raised the 195 Ma
rion County traffic fa-
tality count to 18 and 2 J.
jumped the toll for the
Marion-Polk area to 21.
It was the first traffic fatality
on the Salem-Wilsonville stretch of
the freeway since the busy route's
reopening early in August and the
second death since the freeway
wai uiHopcim omenai over a
year ago.
Officers said Rivers' southbound
1949 Chrysler coupe was demolish
ed when it rolled across a center
ditch and landed in a northbound
lane. The accident happened near
the Quinaby crossing.
Howell said papers indicated
Rivers was born Jan. 19, 1933, at
Hubbard. His fattier was listed as
William A. Rivers, Gladstone.
The body was taken to Virgil T
Golden Mortuary where funeral
arrangements will be announced
later.
Storm Leaves
Devastation
In Far East
TOKYO, Monday, Sept. 10
Typhoon Emma churned north
ward through the Sea of Japan
today, threatening this island with
further destruction from its 115
mile winds and torrential rains.
The huge tropical storm bat
tered southern Japan and the
lower tip of Korea during the
night as it roared through the
narrow Korean Strait into the 'Sea
of Japan. It was expected to
strike the north end of Japan
early tomorrow.
The eye of the swirling typhoon
swept to within 35 miles of the
South Korean port of Pusan early
Monday. Disrupted communica
tions blacked out word of what
happened to the teeming port
city a myriads of flimsy shacks.
The L'.S. base of Okinawa,
meanwhile, began the job of re
pairing millions of dollars worth
of damage caused by the typhoon
as it roared over the island Sat
urday and early Sunday.
Preliminary reports from Ja
pan s southern island of Kyushu
indicated storm losses were less
than had been feared, but still
very serious.
More than 20.000 persons were
evacuated from low-lying areas in
advance of the storm, but police
reports listed 4 persons dead and
13 injured.
Property losses on Kyushu In
cluded 245 houses destroyed or
severely damaged and more than
2,200 houses inundated. Highways
and railroads were cut and tele
phone and telegraph lines were
broken. Some areas were without
power.
i . .
Firemen Sink
Blazing Sliip
HULL, England, Sept. 9 CK-The
2.891-ton Swedish freighter Lona,
its cargo of coal mine props burn
ing furiously, was sunk deliberate
ly today, close beside the King
George docks here.
Firemen cut holes in red hot
plates to let in the sea, and poured
in water from the dock. The vessel
went down on even keel, and fire
men hoped they had prevented its
swinlng out into,, the channel
where its hulk might have trapped
other vessels in the harbor.
ah 37 crewmen escaped. The
master, Lapt. ,Erik Oshman, was
pulled out through a porthole. He
was -overcome by smoke but was
revived.
Firemen on a boat and on the
dock could not enter the vessel
because water sloshing ia gang
ways was boiling.
IE
NORTHWSIT LRAOt'l
At Kuene 7-S, Trl-Cltv 1-0
At Wenalche 1S-S. Spokane 1-1
At Yakima J-S. Lewlilon 7-S
PACIFIC COAIT LKAGUI
At Portland 1, Sratll 7
At Lo Anielea 4-3, Hollywood 1-11
At Sacramento 1, San Diffo
At Vancouver , San Francisco I
(tit, rain) . .
NATIONAL ttAOVB ' ' '
At Philadelphia lttabur h 4-1
At Chicago 4-3, Milwaukee 1-1 ,
At Brooklyn , New York 1
At St. Louis S Cincinnati
AMERICAN LEAGUE "
At Cleveland 4-l,,Chlra(n 1-8
At New York 1, Washington 1
At Kanaa City J. Detroit 1
. At Baltimore a. Boatoa -
?d to bite into first day activi
ies of some schools, Salem will
swing into a full day ot classes
today. Grade schools will take
jp st 6 a.m. and junior and sen
or high schools at 8:33 a.m.
New Bus Routes
Salem school busses, adding
eight new routes to last year's
total of 55, will pick up young
sters in both Marion and Polk
County areas surrounding the
city.
Population growth ahead of
school constraction will also
mean shifting of two sixth grade
classes from home districts to
other schools. Hayesviile sixth
graders will travel to Middle
Grove and Auburn. Another
class from Cummings School in
the Keizer area will be transport
ed to Highland School. .
Except for some minor discom
moding at four schools, all build
ings were ready Sunday night to
receive students.
Addition projects at Middle
Grove, Four Cofters, Washing
ton and Morningside elementary
schools were still not quite com
plete, but plans had been com
pleted to handle classes snyway
on a temporary makeshift basis.
Polk County schools, except
for Dallas, are acheduled to be
gin classwork today. Dallas
schools have postponed their
itart unlil next Monday to allow
pupil, to help in the prune har
vest
Talks on Suez
End; Solution
Still Lacking
By JAMES M. LONG
CAIRO. Sept. 8 Suez Canal
crisis talks ended tonight without
producing even the beginning of a
solution to what Australian Prime
Minister Robert G. Menzies called
the most serious problem the world
has before it."
The five-n a 1 1 o n commission
Menzies heads had it: final meet
ing with Egyptian Pr sident Ga
mal Abdel Nasser to exchange re
ports and documents of their fu
tile conversations of the last week.
In these, N:-jer told the com
mission that nations massing
troops, making what he termed
threats and bringing economic
pressure against Egypt are the
only danger to free navigation
through the canal. He showed no
retreat from Egypt's seizure of
the Sues Canal Co.
Free Paasaga
He said . again. . that Egypt
would m alntala free passage
through the canal without discrim
ination. He declared any attempt
to impose collective domination'
on the canal ' ould brini, "incal
culable strife." The canal must
remain entirely Egyptian, he re
peated.
I hat was .'Nasser s reply to a
final statement from Menzies urg
ing the advan'ages to Egypt of
interrr.tionalizing the canal,.
Answer Given
In turning down the 18-nation
proposal for international control
of thei canal Nasser said:
"If the real objective is to se
cure freedom of passage through
the Suez Canal, the answer is
there: namely, that passage
through the canal h.-.s always been
and continues to be free."
Airliner in
Air Collision,
Lands Safely
BARTLESVILLE, Okla.. Sept.
un Continental Air Lines DC3
and a private plane collided over
the Municipal Airport here today
but both landed safely without in
jury to occupants.
The Oklahoma highway patrol
said both planes apparently were
coming in for a landing when the
collision occurred. The airliner's
right wing and rudder were dam
aged. The pilot of the airliner was
identified as B. M. Richards, El
Paso, Tex., and the pilot of the
private craft as B. F. Kolk, Car
thage, Tex. .
Continental's office in Denver
reported that is plane carried 14
passengers and was en route from
El Paso to Kansas City. The pa
trol said the pilot of the other
plane was accompanied by his
four children.
Rupert Hughes, Famed
Writer. Historian Dies
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 9 WV-Ru-pert
Hughes, (4, distinguished author-historian
and an uncle of
multimillionaire Howard Hughes,
died at his home here today. ,
Hughes had suffered a stroke
three years ago ai had been in
poor health the last year and a
half. , Death was attributed to
heart failure brought on by the
: 'irmities of old age.
He often callod himself a liter
ary Jack-of-all trades and it was
an apt description. -
Besides thot sands of words of
fiction, Hughes was noted as a top
music critic, a poet, a successful
B. adway playwright and one of
the most prolific of Hollywood
screen writers. .", "
He also was distinguished sol
dier, rising from captain and ma
jor in the. Mexictn and First
World ' War to a colonel who
h- ed ound th California Na
tional Guard, i
106th Yoar
2
aleinm Pireiniche
Convicts
Sighted
At Siletz
2 Linn County
Jail Escapees
Seen in Tavern
SUteamaa News Service
ALBANY, Sept. 9 - The
search for four desperate es
capees from the Linn County
jail at Albany swung west
Sunday to the small coastal
community of Siletz after resi
dents "positively identified" two
of the fugitives, state police re
ported. Officers said the pair whose pic
tures were "identified were Earl
Junior Bonney, 31, Silverton, and
F.rnest Loring Gibson. 29, Coos
Bay. They escaped .Friday with
their two companions. 1
Suspicious Mea
The. pictures were produced for
identification purpose after pa
trons in a Siletz tavern reported
seeing "two suspicious" men enter
lh nlapA nn4 nnrrhaa hivr Th
: notieine thev were drawine
i attention, left before finishing the
j beer, police were told.
The episode occurred about 7:40
p.m. in the small town, which is
located up the Siletz River some
25 miles north of Newport.
Witnesses said they saw the
two men get in a black Hudson
sedan with one headlight, which
later was seen heading south
toward Toledo.
The latest lead drew some atten
tion away from the Mt. Hood sec
tor where a car resembling a 1953
Oldsmobile stolen by the quartet
was believed seen Saturday.
Overpowered Jailer
The two other escapees were
James A. Patton, 39, Long Beach,
Calif., and Dan Ott, 35. a trans
lent. The four escaped from the jail
here after overpowering a jailer
and stealing money, knives and an
antiauated Distol.
The quartet of hardened crimi
nals, all facing life sentences, had
been lodged in the Linn jail for
hearings on appeals. Bonney and
Ott were confronted with possible
life sentences via habitual crimi
nal proceedings. Gibson and Pat
ton had been sentenced to life im
prisonment for armed robbery.
Man Saved
By Shot From
Officer's Gun
NEW LONDON, Conn.. Sept. 9
UrV-A shot from a policeman's
service revolver today probably
saved Edmund G. Nocery's life.
The 30-year-old Nocery, a New
London sailor attached to the air
craft carrier Tarawa, got into
trouble when his car failed to ne
gotiate a curve, smashed into a
public utility pole, and snapped
electric wires, which wrapped
themselves around the automobile
Unable to release the sailor due
to the live wires, policeman Fran
cis O'Grady fired two shots from
about 12 feet away. The second
shot broke the wires and electric
contact. i
Grid Crowd
Boos 'Happy9
LOUISVILLE. Ky., Sept. 9 -Gov.
A. B. Chandler today was
greeted with a roar of booing when
he made a halftime appearance
before 21.875 spectators at the ex
hibition National Football League
game between Philadelphia and
Baltimore..
The Democratic governor has
been at odds , with leaders of the
party organization in Louisville
and Jefferson County.
RUPERT HUGHES
Author-Historian Diet
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SECTlONS - 14 PACES
Downpour Clogs Storm Drains, Forms 'Lake' in Salem
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A . ten-minute "cloudburst" oi downtowa Salem produced
this "lake" at the intersection of North Church and Che
meketa Streets Sunday afternoon.. Judy Feinberg, 1093
Harris SL, appropriately clad ia boots, tests the depth of
the "lake which formed when storm drains were un
Fatally Shot
Officer Kills
2 Assailants
WILLOWS, Calif., Sept. 9 m-K
highway patrolman who atopped
a surpicious ar on U. S. Highway
99 West tonight was fatally shot
by one occupant but killed him
instantly and fatally wounded his
accomplice before he died.
, Patrolman Charles Smith, 26, of
Willows, was dead on arrival at
Glenn County General Hospital
after the gun battle four miles
south of Orland.
One man who died from Smith's
gun was identified as 1st Division
Marine named Everett Lee Mar
key, 23, of Oakl- ' Sheriff Lyle
Sale said the other man was Ken
neth Nelson, 'O, but he was un
able to provide an address
The Highway Patrol quoted a
witness, Mrs. Dixie Lee While,
who lives' just ac:.:s the highway
from the spot -here the shooting
took place, as saying she saw
Smith stop the ca,, walk around
it and talk to Marki. when he got
out of the car.
4s he talked, Mrs. White said,
the unidentifi driver got out and
fired five .'lot; at Smith, three of
which hit him in the back.
He staggered around the front
of the car to the side of the road,
and as the pair started their car
up he fired three shots, killing
the driver outright and hitting
Markey between the eyes. Markey
died in the emergency ward at
the hospital.
Stubborn Ship
Clings to Reef
(Pictay aa WlrepheU Page)
ABERDEEN, ' ash., Sept. 9 (
Salvage operations aimed a t
freeing the stricken freighter Sea
gate from her rock cradle on Son
ora Reef, 50 miles northwest of
here, vere suspended tonight.
The two big' salvage tugs, Is
land Commander and Eric Foss,
left for Port Angeles, Wash., and
the U. S. Coast Guard cutters
which had been standing by re
turned to their baes. Increasing
ly choppy seas, churned by . a
growing wind estimated at from
30 to 35 knots, plus the failure of
this afternoon': attempt to pull
the .ship clear, brought the deci
sion to suspend -,erations until
the weather becomes more favor
able. The Coast Guard said the 4,400
ton Seagate is not breaking up so
far as could be o' served and it is
not believed she will become a
derelict. '
The Seagals . went aground
Thursday .
KUNDID 1651
The Oregon Statesman, Salem, Oregon, Monday, September
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Rain Begins Minutes
After Fair
By LflXIE L. MADSEN
Farm Editor, The Stateaaua
You must live right," was the remark heard most fre
quently Sunday ai serenity settled over the Oregon State Fair
grounds and rain began falling early, washing away the dust
of the past week's hurry and bustle.
The remarks were all directed to Leon Snitzbart, state fair
manager, and referred to the.
weather, followed minutes after the
close by rain.
Only activity Sunday was the
huge vans moving out final con
cession equipment from beneath
dripping trees, and the constant
click of adding machines in the
offices, totaling and auditing fig
ures compiled hurriedly during the
busy week.
New Retard
Official audit of attendance at
the 1956 fair were announced Sun
day at 351,890, more than 4.000
over the figure given Saturday
night by counters as the gates
were closed. The new figure
brought up the total 1956 attend
ance 16,551 above all previous
records.
Figures totaled Sunday also
showed that thia year's racing
tickets sold numbered 25,823,
against the 195S total of 22,386.
Moneywise these tickets brought
in 115,060 this year and $13,648 a
year ago.
Paid cars numbered 70,022 for
1956, or 6,443 above paid cars en
tering the fairgrounds a year ago.
Horse Shaw, Rodea
The combined horse show and
rodeo brought a total attendance
of 28.900 with paid admission at
$34,579. As this is the first year
for some time that a rodeo and
horse show have been held, there
are no figures from the 1955 fair
for comparison.
However, attendance left no
doubt in the fair management's
minds that horse shows and ro
deos were preferred to circuses.
The horse show attendance this
year figured almost tripple that
of attendance at last year's circus,
which had taken the place of pre
vious horse shows.
Revae Dwa
The night revue, on the other
hand, fell down a little below last
year. The 1156 revue drew 23.567
people who bought tickets for 133,
207. In, 1955, the revue totaled 26,
852 people who paid $33,262 for
tickets.
The fair management said Sun
day that the drop in revue at
tendance could probably be bal
anced against the horse show at
tendance, Some fair goeri who
would go to a horse (how rather
than a revue, Had no choice in
1953, other than the circui, and
'evidently," Spltzbart said, "they
Just didn't like circuses."
I DIE IN CRASH :
MAPLET0N, 111., Sept.' 9
A car and a truck collided on U.S.
24 a mile south ot Mapleton, 111.,
today killed six members of one
family.,, ,,,.v,
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able to take care of the runoff. The ralni which contin
ued to fall Intermittently Sunday night brought an end
to one of the city's driest summer tenons and erased fir
dangers throughout most of
ported from the heavy downpour. (Statesman Photo.) ,
Gates Shut
eight state fair days of perfect
Air Tankers
Join Fight of
Forest Blaze
LOS ANGELES, Sept 9 I A
brush fire that swept an estimate 1
650 acres near La Crescents ap
peared stopped tonight after a
ground and air battle in which
planes dumped more than 4,000
gallons of water on not spots.
Borax was mixed with the wa
ter to reduce the water's evapor
ation rate and cool the fire auf
ficiently to allow crews in with
equipment.
It was the first use of flying
tankers against a forest fire in
southern California, the U.S. For
est Service said. William V. Men
denhall, Angeles National Forest
supervisor, called the experiment
a success.
Earlier today the fire had swept
across the San Gabriel moun
tains in the Angeles forest, nearly
trapping scores of fire fighters
and their equipment.
More than soo men, including a
crew of 40 Zuni Indians from New
Mexico, succeeded in ringing the
flames at the top of 5.049-foot Mt.
Lukens after they had pointed to
ward big Tujunga Canyon early
this afternoon.
Atom Expert Says War by
Weather Control Possible
WASHINGTON, Sept. 9 UTI - A
member of the Atomic Energy
Commission predicted today that
nations within a few decades will
achieve global climate control,
raising the "awful" prospect of
weather warfare.
Commissioner John von Neu
mann said man's knowledge is
"rapidly approaching a level that
will make possible, in a 'few dec
ades, intervention in atmospheric
and climatic matters.".
He did not Indicate what form
climate control methods might
take but said once they are devel
oped, "they will be exploited."
Von Neumann, a noted mathe
matician, gave his views in a
worldwide Voice of America
broadcast the second in a weekly
symposium on 'The frontiers of
knowledge and humanity'! bope
lor.tht luturrt .. .. .
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the area. Little damage was re
Maine Voters
Decide Today
On Governor
PORTLAND. Maine. Sept. t UV-
Maine will decide in tomorrow's
first state elec.ion of this presi
dential year whether to keep Its
first Democratic governor In two
decades.
Also at itake in balloting which
Republicans call "a chance to
vote twice for ike are three con
gressional seata f . GOP has oo
trolled for more than, 20 years.
heading the tit' ets are Demo
cratic Gov. Edmund S. Muskit,
42, and Republican Maine House
Speaker Willis A. Traftoh Jr., 37,
a newcomer to statewide election
eering.
U the voters agree with Muskle
that "one good term deserves an
other" he will be only the second
Democratic governor to win re
election since the Civil War.
A Weather Bureau forecast of
rrin, crispy cool eather augured
well for predictions of heavy vot
ing. Officer Beaver
Smells Rat But
Beaver Found
EL DORADO. Kan.. Sept, t
The officer who opened the po
lice atation today heard a suspici
ous scratching behind the gun
rack.
Smelling a rat, he Investigated.
But not a rat was stirring. Not
even a mouse. It was an opossum.
In the ensuing chase the prowler
outran its pursuer and vanished.
The name of the officer was Ar
nold Beaver.
He said use of weather-harnessing
procedures in one region "may
critically affect another."
Thus, he added, "present awful
possibilities of nuclear warfare
may give way to others even more
awful. After global climate con
trol becomes possible, perhaps all
our present involvements will
seem simple." ,
Von Neumann said it would be
necessary in the face of such a
develpmcnt to bring about ' "new
political forms and procedures."
"All experience shows," ho said
"that even technological changes
smaller than those now in the
cards profoundly transform politi
cal and social relationships."
He said the .'evelopment he en
visions "will merge each nation's
affairs with those of every other,
more thoroughly ' than the threat
of nuclear or any other war nay
already otvi coney . . . .
10, 1956
The Weather
Today's forecasts Partly
cloudy skios with chance) ?
showers today ana) tonight.
High today, 70; low tonight,
$0.
(Complete report pet I)
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No. 17
Long
Drought
Ended
Rainfall Eases
Fire Watches
In Valley Area 1
A short-lived downrxmr of x
cloudburst proportions put
sudden end to balem s tire sea
son Sunday afternoon, flooding
downtown streets and at least
one Salem store.
RalnfatL estimated at mora than
half aa inch in tea minutes, dark
ened the mid-afternoon sky and
limited visibility so much that mo
tor! sta wero forced to tura oa their
If (flit .1 rh-tttna mma . M h tluna
clogged by the first fall of autumn
leaves, wero unable to cops with
the torrent and minor Hooding was
reported ia several parts of the
city.. ., , ., , , ... .
Sunday s rain was the first ap
preciable amount to fall in the
city In almost three months. Since
Juno 14 only a little over half aa
inch of rain has been recorded ia
one of the area's driest summers.
Water ia Stare .
Berg's downtowa store at Church
and Marion streets had its re
ceiving room awash minutes after
the downpour whea aa overtaxed
storm drain nearby turned into
aa artesian fountain and spilled
water into a back door. Damago
was confined to a few bags of
potatoes.
The deluge, coming about U
hours after an unusual early morn
ing electrical storm unexpectedly
dampened the city, all but ended
the season a worst fire weather :
which had brought a rash of
biases to the area during the
week. ' ' v v;. -
sooay a sates wiu do ciouoy ana
there will ho a chance of showers,
McNary Field weathermen said.
High temperature is expected 4a
bo 70. with a low tonight about M.
High temperature Sunday was 72.
rtro Watch Eases : .
la forest areas of the Cascades
some fire watchers got their first
holiday ia several weeks, whea .
ahAwera iMeawfl fire, danvatr Hmah.
ever, six lookouts were still oa
duty ia the North Santiam canyon
area near Detroit. Forestry offici
als ssid the .07 inch rain that fell
at Detroit was not enough to al
low any relaxing of the fire watch.
Howard Dean at Detroit Ranger
Station said the six lookouts will
ba manned until about mid-October
whea the number win be re
duced to two. including the one
atop Coffin mountain.
In Valsetx, ' the Coast Range '
town southwest of Dallas noted for
its record downpours, weather ob
server Teddy Goodell measured
2.6S inches Sunday. Moat of it fell
in early morning, be said, with
some lightning. . .. . , . j
Little Utility Damage '
Salem utility officials reported
the storms apparently caused no
damage to lines ia this area, with
the possible exception of minor
local disturbances, handled rou
tinely. .
McMinnville area power was out
Intermittently for about four min
utes Sunday afternoon, apparently
the result of thunderstorms in the
Portland area.
The trouble, which did not last
long enough to bring complaints,
apparently was on Bonneville
Power administration lines from
Portland, McMinnville power plant
attendants said-.
Wide VarlatiM
The heavy downpour which
struck Salem about S p.m. scat
tered only showers ever the Salem
rairport, where weather bureau
measurements are taken. Official
Salem precipitation Sunday was
.28 but some areas in and sear
the city obviously received much
more than that, weathermen said.
City crews got rush calls follow
ing the deluge to clear "lakes'
at Summer and Market. Church
and Marion, Church and Court,
Court and Capitol and in the 2500
block of Mountain View drive. An
other at Church and Chemeketa
streets backed up ever the curbs
.-lo n.plrina -trln L.na
Portland Soaked
By Heavy Rains
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Heavy rain soaked the Portland
area on Sunday and In the late
afternoon, with a break of several
hours at mid-day.
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