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(From U.S. WttUwr Buro, PortUnd)
Partly cloudy through
Sunday. Low tonight 20
25; high Sunday 48-53.
High and Low
High yesterday, 45 de
grees. Low last night, 20
degrees. Sunset today,
6:33. Sunrise tomorrow,
52nd Year One Section
Bend, Deschutes County, Oregon, Saturday, April 2, 1955
Eight Pages
No. 99
Quake Toll
In Philippines
Hearing 200
I'nited Press Stuff C'orrepondeiit
OZAM1S CITY, Mindanao lUP)
Spores of Filipinos reported miss
ing after Friday's violent earth
quakes stayed joyous reunions to
day with their homeless families
. ut government tent cities.
Authorities said at least 181 died
in the seven hours of violent earth
shocks and that the figure might
reach 200 when casualties are
known in outlying villages in the
three northern provinces.
The return of many missing after
wandering for hours in shocked
and dazed condition trimmed
sharply the number feared dead.
The latest casualty count by the
Fourth Military District of Lanao
Province, the hardest-hit, said 164
were dead and 26 were missing.
Seventeen were reported killed in
Ozamis City in Misamis Occiden
tal Providence.
Thousands Left Homeless
Hundreds of persons were report
ed injured and thousands left
homeless by what some authorities
described as one of the most se
vere earthquakes in Philippine his
tory. Damages ran into the mil
lions of dollars.
President Ramon Magsays-ay
flew here today from Manila and
toured the stricken areas to chart
relief plans for the survivors. Mag
saysay earmarked $250,000 of his
discretionary funds for emergency
Feeble tremors continued
throughout the area, registering on
seismographs every three or four
hours. But the shocks Were de
creasing and "will soon taper off,"
the director of the wVather bureau
Red Cross administrator Mami-
tua Saber said the Lake Lanao
was clogged with the bodies of the
dead, parts of houses and other
debris. According to the reports,
IIS of the victims were lakeside
residents. The lake, which covers
approximately 70 to SO square miles
was swept by "tidal waves whicn
crashed Into villages where the vic
tims apparently had no time to
Air Force Doctors
Behind Magsaysay came Uie U.S.
13th Air Force Rescue Amphibian
Unit carrying doctors and nurses
and medical supplies.
Four Philippine Air Force cargo
planes flew in tons of tents, cloth
ing, food and medical supplies.
Additional relief was en route by
ship from Manila.
Survivors in Ozamis City flocked
today to pray before a picture of
the Blessed Virgin of carmen
painted on the only wall of the 249
year fort city to withstand the
shocks. Many viewed as a miracle
the fact that the Wall stood while
the others crumbled and sank.
COSBY, Tenn. (UP) Former
President Truman will get a taste
of life in the Tennessee mountains
if he'll just take a bite.
Mr. Truman has accepted an in
vitation to address the annual
Ramp Festival here April 23-24 but
said he would not eat any of the
pungent wild onions that Tennes
seans eat at the celebrations.
Next Monday a delegation plans
to visit the former president at
Kansas City to try to persuade him
to accept a pre-taste of ramp so
ne win teel more at home when
he comes here.
STUOtNrS OPEN CARNIVAL There was standing room only in the gymnasium last night
when Bend High School students opened their 1955 carnival. The show will continue this even,
ing, with the coronation of a king and queen, to be selected from 10 candidates, as the high
light of the program. Incidentally, "one scrip bingo" could not ba considered a game of chance
it was all part of the fun. Over in a far corner was a "fun house", with thrills and chills guar,
anteed or money back in scrip. Grownups joined the young people in the carnival fun and Police
Chief John Truett spent part of the evening in the carnival Jail House. (Bend Bulletin Photo.)
Farmer Seeking
Big Sum in Suit
Over Irrigation
The three directors of the Squaw
Creek Irrigation district have been
named defendants in an $18,039
suit brought by Oliver Jones, 601
State street, owner of a farm in
the Lower Bridge urea.
The damage action was filed In
local circuit court yesterday.
Named in the suit are Charles
Trachsel, Priday Holmes and Wil
liam Griswold, directors of the
Jones charges he suffered con
siderable crop loss last year be
cause the defendant district "re-
fused to furnish water in the quan
tity and regularity" needed.
Jones said in the complaint he
had 430 acres planted on his Low
er Bridge furm, about three
fourths of which was in wheat,
the remainder in alfalfa.
Four Hungarian
Refugees Seized
By Red Troops
VIENNA. Austria (UP)-Russian
troops entered an Austrian hos
pital and dragged away four Hun
garians, two of them bleeding and
unconscious, who. had crawled
through an exploding mine field to
reach freedom, Austrian police
said today.
They said the Hungarians were
members of the same family.
The police said one member of
the family begged Austrian doc
tors to kill them with hypodermic
injections as the Russians carted
them away "like pigs."
8-Vear-Old Girl
The family included a grand
father, his son and daughter-in-law,
and a little girl about eight
years old.
The grandfather and the woman
were, injured seriously in their es
They had just undergone cmer
gency surgery at a hospital In the
Austrian town of Eisenstadt, near
the Iron Curtain, when they were
seized by the Reds.
Another man was reported killed
in the attempted escape from Hun
gary his wif was listed as miss
Off Operating Table.
Austrian police and hospital
workers stood by helplessly as the
Russians entered the hospital, or
dered the Hungarians taken from
their beds, and drove away with
The chief doctor at the hospital,
operated by the Compassionate
Brothers religious order, warned
that moving the wounded Hungar
ians might cost their lives. ,
They had just come off the op
erating tables and still were un
conscious. They wore nothing but
Nurses tried to press gifts of
oranges and bananas into the
hands of the chil dbefore the Rus
sians took the family back to Hun
gary. A woman in a Soviet Army uni
form barked that all gifts were
forbidden and brushed the fruit
AUGUSTA, Me. (UP) Gov. Ed
mund S. Muskie signed a law Fri
day to, require bear trappers to
post warning signs lettered both
in English and French. The signs
are intended to warn unwary Cana
dian woodsmen, not the bears.
House Sends
Tax Measure
To Senators
t'nited PresH Staff Correspondent
SALEM (UPl-The House took
a vacation today, skipping a Sat
urday morning session after com
pleting action Friday on its full
tax revenue program and sending
it to the senate.
The upper house must now con
sider whether it will accept with
out change the program which
originated In the House. The state
constitution requires that revenue
measures must, originate in the
House. The Senate may amend and
change House revenue bills but
may not write substitute revenue
measures of its own.
Now in Senate committee is the
controversial income tax measure
that passed the House yesterday
with the minimum number of votes
required for passage. Opposition
to the bill came principally from
Democrats in the House and lrd
some observers here to predict it
would have smoother sailing in
the Senate where Republicans hold
u more solid majority.
Special Klertlnn Talked
Also in the lap of the Senate
Assessment and Taxation Commit
tee is a bill to impose a tax on
Oregon cigarette smokers. That
and the income tax bill were the
only revenue tax measures seri
ously challenged in the House.
Farm and labor groups have
promised they will immediately
circulate petitions in un effort to
put the two measures on the ballot
for voter attack. That threat has
prompted the House Taxation
Committee to consider a bill that
would automatically call for a spe
cial election as soon as referral
petitions are certified with the see-
cial election as soon as referral
petitions are certified with the sec
retary of state.
Democrat opposition to the in
come tax bjll stemmed from what
they said would be its impact on
the incomes of small wage earn
ers. Rep, Pat Dooley (D-Portland)
called it a "rich man's bill" and
said the House had allowed itself
to be frightened by catch phrases.
He said he found it amusing that
Rep. C. Allen Tom (R-Rufusi had
said the bill would broaden the tax
base while Rep. Loran Stewart
(R-Cottage Grove) had said there
would be no serious addition to the
tax burden of lower income
Dooley asserted the two state
ments were contradictory. He pre
dicted the tax "won't last 60 days
after we leave here."
No Alternate Offered
Tom and Stewart, principal pro
ponents of the bill in floor debate,
had both urged on members the
advisability of bringing into the
tax rolls at least part of the one
third of the state's families that
now pay no tax at all. By cutting
the exemptions from $000 to $500,
they said they had achieved a
broader base but that the total tax
that would be levied against low
er income groups would be negli
gible. The three - cent cigarette tax
passed the House with less diffi
culty than the income tux bill but
several members pointed out they
had voted for it with serious mis
givings. Voters have repeatedly
turned, down such a tax, but Rep.
Roderick McKenzie (R - Sixes)
pointed out that never before has
the state been in such serious fi
nancial straits.
HAPPY FAMILY GROUP Mama and Paps and brother and sister are happy because ev
erybody went to the dentist. In the background are the readers and a sign-bearer. This was a
scene from "Frank Visits the Dentist," at Yew Lane school. (Bend Bulletin Photo.)
Gets Underway
SALEM (UP) The State For
estry Department said today the
closed forest fire season has start
ed in Oregon and tliat bans on the
use of fire would affect all of the
26 million acres of commercial
forest lands in the state.
The provisions of all forest laws
now are In effect, officials said.
They added that they are looking
toward continued co-operation by
the woods operators, Industrial
users of the forests, sportsmen and
recreationists to prevent the start
of fire.
The closed season requires the
addition of certain equlpment.nAl
precautions by mills and Woods
operations within one-eighth of a
mile from forest land. Smoking Is
prohibited while working or travel
ing through a woods operation and
the burning of slashings and debris
must be done under permit.
Forestry officials said that in
spection personnel would soon be
busy checking equipment as the
logging season gets under way.
SW Cleaning Up
After Dust Storm
DALLAS, Tex. (UP)-The great
Southwest began cleaning up to
day after its "worst dust storm in
25 years."
There was still an inkling of Ihe
duster in the air but it had moved
Into Louisiana, Arkansas and Mis
sissippi and blowing itself out.
Only a trace of dust remained at
Longview, Tex., where Friday vis
ibility got down to a quarter of a
Southwestern Public Utility Co.
of Oklahoma made an early esti
mate of the damage.
Manager Grady Thompson of Ihe
utility firm said damage in the
panhandle would run to $500,000
and called it the "worst in 25
But the air over the Texas and
Oklahoma panhandles, southwest
ern Kansas, southeastern Colorado
and southeastern New Mexico.
where the duster originated, be
came pure again Friday night.
Residents of Texas and other
states which had shut up against
the duster began to sweep away
he dust piles, shake out the cur
ains. and shine up the auto
mobiles. The clear air came as a wel
come relief after dust, stirred up
in unsensonnl cold front, boiled up
to 21,000 feet, reduced visibility nt
ome points to zero, and tinned
snowflakes into cold, slimy mud
balls. Breathing also became dif
ficult. Malenkov Seen
Leaving Kremlin
MOSCOW (UP) Former Pre
mier Georgi Malenkov was rrixi'l
ed today to have been seen ni i nt
'y driving away from the Kremlin,
'tilling for a moment rumors of
his "mysterious disappearance."
It was believed Malenkov had re
turned from an Inspection trip to
electric power generating plan's in
the distant Ural Mountains of cen
tral Russia and perhaps also Si
beria. Malenkov was made electric
nower station minister follwitii'
his surprise resignation as premier
in February.
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HAVING A GOOD TIME The dentist's assistant seems
somewhat disinterested in the proceedings, but actually she loves
her work and is very efficient. The photographer caught her in
an unguarded moment, at the program at Yew Lane school
Thursday afternoon. The boy in back holds a sign which says,
"Dentist Office." (Bend Bulletin Photo.)
Program at Yew Lane School
Emphasizes Dental Health
By HA S. Git A NT
Hullctin Stuff Writer
Because they attended a pro
gram by first and second graders
Thursday afternoon at Yew Lane
school, a good many moms and
pops know that it's fun to go to
the dentist, and thai Johnny and
Mary should keep their six-year.
molars "as long as they keep
their noses."
After the program, the many
visitors were invited to stay for
refreshments, which the. children
helped to arrange. The little girl
who announced that the fowl was
ready offered this sage advice:
"Be sure to eat the apple last,
because it cleans your teeth."
The program started out at a
brisk pace with a play entitled
"Frank Visits Ihe Dentist." Two
readers kept the audience inform
ed of what was iroing on. and first
! graders pantomimed such scenes
las the fine time Fred had getting
his teeth fixed, and listening to
Ihe liflle brush say "f'.r. br"
There was even a cardboard ear.
boy-powered, in which Fred and
the whole family made Ihe trip
to Dr. Smith's office,
j Then Ihe iwoml graders took
over, covered with cardboard
! posters that m ule them look I ke
jii mouthful of teeth. A couple of
'teeth got loose and fell out of the
line-un. and at one cru-'-i.'ii point
one of the teeth started to ache,
and the tlcrli.t ran in and lnpl'cd
a silver filling with a pa'cr clip.
At the en a r.crrrid grader came
in with a scrub brush attached to
a long stick, and panted out that
all these emergencies can be tak
en In stride, if the brushing Is
kept un filthfully.
After that the first trader rame
back with sets of pluster of Paris
dentures, to demonstrate the ac
cented tooth-brushing technique.
Next the second graders re
turned for a drill nbout the "bas
lo seven," In which a bottle of
soda pop was soundly booed and
refused acceptance by the legiti
mate foods.
The program ended with songs
by the first grade. This was by
no means the only singing in Ihe
program, for the same waltz tune
was used with several sets of ap
propriate words.
At the beginning, Mrs. Norman
C. Sather, the second grade teach
er, showed a film strip about five
foolish children who ate candy
bars for lunch, and five wiso, chil
dren who ate applps. Eventually
the five foolish ones saw the folly
of their ways, and their teeth were
saved before It was too late.
Mrs. Birdsall Fisher, the first
grade teacher, was pianist for the
Mothers who attended remarked
that the dental hygiene awareness
on the part of their first and sec
ond graders has Influenced other
ehilrircn in Ihe family, and has
been a good thing, Indeed.
No one could miss secng the
large posler on the blackboard,
shining with luminous stars of
many colors which were stuck be
side each child's mine every time
he brushed his teeth. Many of the
children take their toothbrushes to
school and clean Iheir teeth after
lunch. .
The concentrated dental health
program is n follow-up of a sur
vey carried out in the first and
second and seventh grades by the
school system, the tri county
health department, the loci! den
tists' assx'iation and Ihe Parent
Teachers assx-ialion.
Niskanen Named
CHICAGO (UPl-A Bend, Ore.
man, William Niskanen, was
named a director of the nntional
Izaak Wa'ton League yesterday at
one of the session's of the group's
annual convention, .
Vodka -Crazed
Teenager Kills
Pasco Officer
PASCO, Wash., (UP) A police
man known as a "great guy with
the kids" was slain here yesterday
by an enraged teenager and a re
porter who witnessed the shooting
snid the officer apparently ran into
the path of murderous pistol fire
In an effort to help the boy.
Alva M. Jackson, 38, Pasco
policeman and futher of two chil
dren, was fatally shot as he ran
towards Richard Peterson, lb,
Pasco High School sophomore.
without drawing his own gun
Young Peterson earlier had crit
ically wounded his futher, P. T.
Split Widening
Over GOP Policy
In Far East
Democratic-Republican split over
President's Eisenhower's policy to
ward Quemoy and Matsu Islands
was widening, today.
Democrats stepped up their
charges that the administration is
"fumbling and faltering" and push
ing the nation toward a shooting
war in the Formosa Straits. More
and more they directed their fire
at Mr. Eisenhower himself.
Sen. W. Kerr Scott (D-NC), in
his maiden Senate speech Friday,
labeled as "planned confusion" the
administration s refusal to say
whether this country would fight
to defend Quemoy and the Matsus
if they are attacked by Red China.
Claims President Responsible
He said the confusion ha s
brought the nation to the brink of
war and the President apne is re
sponsible. .- -' i r -
At Chapel Hill, N. C, Friday
night, Sen. Hubert H. Humphrey
(D-Minn) blasted the administra
tion lor "fumbling and faltering"
on foreign policy. He said the Unit
ed States has lost its objective in
international relations in the
"twisting and turning" of presiden
tial, State Department and GOP
senatorial pronouncements.
Humphrey and Sens. Russell B.
Long (D-La) and Herbert Lehman
(D-NY) joined Sen. Wayne Morse
(D-Ore) Friday in sponsoring a re
solution tliat would force the Presi
dent to make clear that this coun
try would not fight to defend Que
moy and Ihe Matsus. It called for
a United Nutions-supcrvised evac
uation of the Chinese Nationalists
from the island.
Morse 1'ropoHal Denounced
Senate Republican leader Wil
liam F. Knowland (Calif) de
nounced the Morse proposal. He
urged senators to think seriously
before "giving the impression of
deep divisions In our government."
Rep. Usher L, Burdick (R-ND)
attacked Sen. Estcs Kefnuver tD
Tenn) for' his charges that high
administration officials are "plot
ting" for war. Burdick, without
calling Kefauver by name, said Ihe
charces rendered valuable serv
ice" to Communist Russia. He said
the statement Is "precisely what
Molotov and the other representa
tives of the Soviets have been say
ing since the end of World War II."
Interest Grows
In Ward Fight
CHICAGO (UPl-The final act
In the battle for control of Mont
gomery Ward & Co. will be held
111 a circus arena.
The company announced that
Medinah Temple, which the Shrine
'.'ircus uses, will be Ihe location
if the decisive stockholders meet
ing April 71.
There Ward chairman Sewel
very and financier Louis H. Wo'f
on may meet face to face and
nake their final appeals in tin
iroxy battle for the great mail
irdcr concern.
The Hilton Hotel ballroom with
i seating capacity of 3.000 had
een engaged for the meeting, but
t company, spokesman said that
the Medinah capacity of 4.200 lip
Tears necessary now because of
the public interest in the contest
Special to The lliilletin
MADRAS Jim Dawes, prlnci-
pal of the Culver grade school tains for the west and cast teams
und Instructor in the eighth grade, respectively,
will not return to the Culver sys- All members of the club are
tern next year, Keith Jacob, sup-lel'gible as participants. The mat
erlntendent, has announced. Iches will be arranged by the
Dawes has signed a contract team captains In the clubhouse im
with the Salem school system1 mediately before the competition
which calls for him tn urvn n Kncrlna
a grade school principal and a
classroom teacher there.
Peterson, 52, Pasco, and his ma
ternal grandfather, Chet Young,
G3, Pasco.
Ron Taylor, police reporter for
the Columbia Basin News, said
Jackson evidently thought he could
reach young Peterson without
firing on him.
Cornered In Alley
Jackson cornered the youth in an
alley between two cabins In the
cast side of town last evening
shortly after the youth had wound
ed his futher and grandfather after
being denied use of the family car.
"I was right behind Jackson's
car, said Taylor. "Jackson spotted
the boy and ran towards him with
out firing a shot.
"Then I heard six shots rattle
out so fast thev sounded almost
like'one. I waited a few seconds
and when I reached the scene
Jackson had the boy from behind.
He still didn't have control of the
boy's gun arm and Peterson was
bending his arm trying to point
the gun at the policeman.
'Then Deputy Sheriff Walt Brin-
kie came up to help Jackson.
Jackson stepped away and as he
did he dropped a knife he appar-
rently had taken from the boy. He
asked me to pick it up and when I
did I saw blood running out or
Jackson's mouth.
Boy Had Been Drinking '
'I told him he was hit and a
dazed look came over his face.
Apparently it was the first time he
had realized it. His knees sagged.
I helped him to a car and they
rushed him off to a hospital.
"Then I helped Brinkie hold
Peterson. We forced htm into
another car and he was taken to
the police station."
Jackson died on the operating
(able tit Our Lady of Lourdes
Hospital less than an hour after
Ihe shooting.
PoJIco said the boy had been
drinking vodka and' became eri
raged When his father told him he
could not use the family car.
Officers said Peterson first shot
his grandfather at the trailer camp
he operated, then fired at his
father who was about a half block
from the camp.
At the hospital, Peterson's fath
er, shot three times with a .30-.30 '
caliber deer rifle, asked "Did you
get the boy?" did you get the
Told his son had been captured,
Peterson said "good."
Police said the husky youth fired
50 or 60 shots from three weapons
during the half-hour shooting spree.
Graham Preaches
Against Advice
Of His Doctors
GLASGOW, Scotland (UP)-Billy
Graham scheduled two more meet
ings of his "Tell Scotland" cru
sade today despite doctors' warn
ings he should be In bed nursing
a heavy cold.
The North Carolina evangelist de
fied his doctors Friday to speak at
a lunch given in his honor by
Glasgow businessmen and at the
usual nightly meeting of his cru
sade at Kelvin Hall.
But after each appearance he
hustled home as soon as he finished
He told 1.GO0 at Kelvin Hall Fri
day night.
"I am sure I will be able to con
tinue the campaign although I am
here against medical advice. I feel
t lfttle weak physically, but other
wise t am all right."
His voice was hoarse at the be
diming of his 30-minute sermon
'Hit cleared up as he progressed.
lterwards 371 persons came for
vaixi to take their "decisions lor
Christ," bringing the campaign
otal to 4,749. '
East-West Golf
Tourney Due
In Bend Sunday
The annual, East-West golf tour
nament has been slated for Sun
day, April 3. by general chairman
t)es Currie, and will get underway
following a breakfast for all in
terested persons at 8 o'clock.
Oscar Glassow and Welsh Evans
have been announced as the cap-
I The east side team won in last
year's tournament.