The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Deschutes County, Or.) 1917-1963, May 11, 1955, Page 1, Image 1

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. Forecast
Variable clouds tonight
and Thursday with occa
sional showers in Cas
cades; low tonight 40-45;
high Thursday 68-73.
High and Low i
High yesterday, 75 de
grees. Low last night, 41
Sunset today, 7:20. Sun
rise tomorrow, 4:43.
52nd Year Two Sections
Bend, Deschutes County, Oregon Wednesday. May 11, 1955
Ten Pages
No. 133
MEDIUM RARE In this scene from "Blithe Spirit," Ruth Coyner prepares to put Marie Bray
In a trance. Rupert Zanon watches with interest. (Bend Bulletin Photo).
WELL DONE Successful (?) seance is subject for discussion in the zany Noel Coward play.
From left, Bette Bonsell, Ruth Coyner, Marie Bray and Jean Kyle. (Bend Bulletin Photo).
Shift is Made
In Meeting Place
For Conference
The 1955 regional White House
conference on education will open
in Bend Thursday morning, with a
last minute shift changing the lo
cation from the Bend high school
to the Thompson school
The conference will open with a
group meeting in the auditorium
at 7:30 a.m., with a sound film of
an address to the group prepared
by Governor Paul Patterson.
Mrs. Betty Lou Dunlop, assistant
professor o! education at Southern
Oregon College of Education, Ash
land, will give the keynote talk
as the conference gets under way.
Claude Cook, Bend, who is head
ing the four - county committee
planning the conference, said in
vitations have been sent to some
70 persons in the four counties.
Deschutes, Crook, Jefferson and
The conference, Cook stressed,
will be open to the public, with
all sessions to be in the Thomp
son school auditorium.
One of the speakers will be H
R. Dickerson. Burns banker who
will have as his topic "How Can
We Pay for Our Schools?"
1 Students, teachers, professional
people and others will be .on th
one-day program.
Marble Contest
Winners to Get
Trip to Portland
Bend wi:i be represented in th
state marble tournament playoffs
at Jantzen Beach in Portland on
May 21 by three Allen school boys,
winners in the recent citywide
grade school tourney sponsored
here by the Eagles- lodge.
Winner of first place in the
Class A division was James Ward,
with Waly Donahue taking second
place. There were seven finalists
in me Class A competition.
Lone contejtnnt In the class B
division was Roy Wilbanks, who
won by default. Roy will Join J:m
and Wally In the trip to Portland.
E. J. Parker, Bend district
ranger, headed the tournament for
the Eagles.
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Plans Taking Final Shape
For Annual Fat Stock Show
Plans for Bend's fifth annual 4-H,
livestock show and sale, to geti
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uiiut-'i way as uiuic upi-iia, lui.'iv
final shape at a conference here
last night when the sponsoring Ro
tarians reviewed arrangements
and made final assignments.
The 1955 show will again be held
on Bruin field, also to be the lo
cation of the barbecue on the eve
ning of Saturday, June 4. A high
light of the barbecue program will
be a parade of livestock, with
young people, segregated In'o
counties, parading their prize an.
Co-chairmen of the 1955 show
are Rex Thomas and Oscar Han
sen, with . Hansen also to serve
as barbecue chairman. Present
Rebels Attack
In Indo-China
I'nited Press Staff Correspondent
SAIGON, Indochina (UP)
Strong rebel forces attacked gov
"rnmcnt troops in the southern
"rice bowl" of free Viet Nam to
day, ending a week-long lull in the
civil war.
The fighting erupted in the rice
ich Mekong River Delta between
he armies loyal to American
lacked Premier Ngo Dinh Diem
ind the relict troops of the H0.7
Ino Buddhist religious sects.
Official French and Vietnameof
sources said casualties were hinh
imong civilians in the area but
hat chaotic conditions in the wi
'.one slowed an accurate count.
Two Towns Wrecked
Refugees streaming into Saigon
with their belongings brought th
"irst news of the new attacks. They
aid Hon Hao troops opened an
irtillery bombardment that
vrecked the towns of Sadec and
Mytho southwest of Saigon.
Long- haired General B.i Cu'.
fanatical leader of the Una Hao
'orcos. launched a string of heavy
-dtacks in a wide circle along the
'owcr Mekong alter a series of
haraung raids which started
Monday night.
His heavy artillery hammered
the rich trading centers of Mythc
and Sadec and mortars reduced
the town of Long Xuyen to ruin..
Casualties were reported high at
all three places.
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v'i -fvt
for last night's conference, at the
home of Clark Price, were the
co-chairmen and Elmer V. Ward,
Elmer Hudson, Doug Norton, Carl
Hoogner and Price.
It was reported that more ani
mals will be entered in the 1955
show and sale than ever before
To dale, some 10 per cent more of
the animals have been underwrit
ten than at the same time in ear
lier years:
"We are receiving a better re
sponse this year than ever be
fore," Thomas said, in expressing
his appreciation for cooperation
which he is convinced will make
the 1955 show outstanding.
Stock will start coming in on
Wednesday, June 1, with show.
mnnship, and grading to be in
full swing by June 3. There will
be more grading on the morning
of the final day, Saturday, June 4.
Following the stock parade and
barbecue Saturday evening wl'.l
come the highlight of the
event the auction sale m front
of the Bruin field grandstand.
Old Drake Lodge
Sold by Masons
Masons of Bend,, who j-ccentlj
started construction of a new tem
ple on East Greenwood avenue, to
day announced they have sold
their old home,- the historic Drake
Purchaser of the building and its
scenic site facing the Deschutes
is the Lundgren Land Corporation.
Under terms of Hie sale, the Ma
sonic Holding Corporation will re
lain possession of the building for
a year.
The new owners indicated that
no plans lor the future of the
building or its site have been
The o'd Masonic building was
constructed in the fall of 1900 by
A.. M. Drake, founder of Bend.
When constructed: it was the only
building In the area, aside from
some scattered rangeland cabins.
Around the Drake lodge grew
the city of Bend.
Bend Masons plan to complete
the basement quarters of their
new home, and make their head
quarters there until the upper part
is completed.
Bend Hospital
In Spotlight
At Luncheon
Bend's St. Charles Memorial
hospital was in the spotlight Tues
day as members of the Lions club
and their guests Joined in a pro
gram arranged for the observance
of National Hospital week.
Present for the luncheon meet
ing at the Pine Tavern were nine
members of the Central Oregon
Hospitals Foundation board of di
rectors, headed by Robert W. Saw
yer as president. Kessler Cannon,
member of the board, presided
and introduced- die speakers. Dr.
Charles B. Hinds, Jr., of the lo
cal hospital staff, and J. D. Dono
van, re"5tdent of Bend since 1915
who organized the hospital that
cared for Shevlin Hlxon and
Brooks Scanlon workers. .
Dr. Hinds, president of the St.
Charles Memorial hospital staff.
reminded the group that the op
eration of the 93-bed hospital re
quired about two persons for every
patient. Some 83 persons are en
gaged In the various services that
make the smooth operation of the
hospital possible, Dr. Hinds said.
Specialists Mentioned
Specialists on the hospital medi
cal staff ware mentioned by Dr.
Hinds in assuring his audience
that the local hospital is now ca
pable of caring for practically
any type of case. .
A special tribute was paid the
nursing sisters of the hospital
staff. On the staff are 24 doctors,
18 of these are active workers in
the local hospital. Ten of these
are specialists, in various fields.
Cannon touched on . the history
of the local campaign that made
possible the construction of Bend s
million dollar hospital, dedicated
on May 12, National Hospital day,
in 1951
Foundation directors present
were Sawyer, Cannon, R. - E
JeweJU Glenn H.. Gregg, Wilfred
J E. Jossy, ' John Wetle, Carv A.
I Johnson, Kenneth E. Sawyer, Low
ell Jensen and Hans Slagsvold.
Also present was William Stoll
mack, hospital manager.
The meeting was arranged as a
progress report on the St. Charles
Memorial hospital. The meeting
urn set as the hiehlieht of Bend's
observance of National Hospital
Musical Numbers
Fntertninmpnt included numbers
by the Bend high school trumpet
trio and the triple trio. In the
first group were Donna tiumpert,
riaum Prtro nnri .Tlldv BowlUS.
with Jackie Bowlus as accompa
In the triple trio, featuring "The
Renntvshnn Quartet." were Bar
bara Kiel, Kathy Smith, Karen
Austin, Olga Mickelson, tvaane
Kelsw. Carolvn Smith. Donnalee
Swagert, Jeanne Drost, Lynnea
Haugeberg, Barbara uneney ana
Marilyn Rainey, with Mrs. Bonnie
(Graves as aecomnanist.
Norman K. Whitney was in
charge of the music phase 01 tne
nrneram. with Don Pence presid
ing at the general session.
Study Promised
By Red Leader
WARSAW, Poland (UP) Soviet
Premier Nikolai Bulganin told a
nine- nation Eastern European
conference today that the Russian
government will study carefully a
Western Invitation to a Big Four
with President Eisenhower.
At the same time, Bulganin
charged that the West has given
West Germany the chance to cre
ate a standing army and is "sup
plying it with all types of mod
em arms, including the atomic,
chemical and bacteriological
He also told the delegates gath
ered here to form a Communist
bloc military alliance that the So
viet Union supports Red China
'ully in the Formosa dispute. He
Mid that U. S. action halted re
cent Soviet efforts to settle the
vormosan crisis.
In speaking to the renresenta
'ives of the Soviet Union's sever
Melllte nations and Communist
"hintt, Bulcanin said the Btc
"hree Invitation to a meeting of
Vads of state and their foreign
ministers was received by the
Xremlln yesterday.
"This note will be carefull
studied by the Soviet government."
Special to The Bulletin
REDMOND In a comnlalnt en
tered In Justice court Ralph M.
Colvin Is charged with obtaining
property under false pretenses. An
other complaint charges R. C. Mil
ler with obtaining property and
money under false pretenses.
Famed Magician
To Perform Here
Tuesday Night
Merlin the Magleiiui will pre
sent an evening of entertain
ment In Bend next Tuesday eve
ning at the Kenwood auditori
um. The program, wblt-h Is
sponsored by the Bend Kiwani
club, will begin at 8 p.m.
- Merlin, wb) has been called
the greatest escape artist sines
Houdlnl, will dig deep In, his bag
of tricks for the entertainment
of his Bend audience. Besides
mating escapes, he also spe
cialises In mentalliim and hypno.
. tlsm and promises to answer
questions from the audience.
No advance ticket sale will be
made, the Klwanis club has an
nounced, with all seats being
sold on a first-come, first serve
basis the night of the performance.
At Least 600
Expected in Bend
For Jaycee Meet
Six hundred or more Oregon
Jaycees and their wives are ex
pected to attend the group's an
nual convention banquet here this
weekend, with Rep. Walter Nor
blad, from the first Oregon dis
trict, to be the guest speaker.
Delegates from Junior Chamber
of Commerce chapters in all parts
of Oregon will start arriving Fri
day for the state convention that
will get under way that evening
with conferences and a get to
gether for women.
Saturday will be one of the big
days of the 1955 convention and
will include a civic parade at 11: 30.
Jack Lively, Springfield, head of
the Oregon Jaycees, will preside
over the weekend sessions. i:
V Alvin J. Gray and Steve Jack-
on.. co-chairman of the 195J pon
'ventlorfc ,uuid .attendance at the
Bend meeting is expected Fo set
a slate record for the Jaycees.
Helmer Wallan is president of the
host chapter.
Several "hot" issues will come
up for consideration, it was indi
cated. A Bend man, Keith Shep
ard, will be presented as a candi
date for national director.
The annual banquet will be
served in the Oregon National
Guard armory here, starting at
7:30 Saturday. The Pine Tavern
will cater.
On Saturday afternoon at 1:30.
women will join in a lunch and
style show at the Thompson school,
with Trailways to cater,
tion, will open with a buckaroo
Sunday, final day of the conven
breakfast, to be served by the
Rim Rock Riders at thtir new lo
cation north of Bend.
Tribute Planned
By Radio Station
Special to The Bulletin
REDMOND i Radio station
KJUN here will be off the air.
from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. on Thurs
day, it was announced today.
The station will be closed dur
ing those hours in tribute to
James Mr. Ivans, station staff
member, who died unexpectedly
in Bend Tuesday.
Closing will allow station per
sonnel to attend funeral services
for Ivans, it was announced by F
Gilbert Leiser, station owner and
Phone Company
Calls for Bids
Bids for construction in Bend of
a new dial central office building
for the Pacific Telephone and Tel
egraph Company will be opened
on June 1.
Plans and specifications for the
new dial office were made avail
able to contractors this week.
Workers to Get
Boost in Wages
creases ranging from 5 to 7 cents
an hour were accepted late yes
terday by more than 1500 AFL
food and drug clerks In chain and
independent retail stores in the
Portland area.
The agreement included In
creases of premium pay for Sun
day work from 50 to 62 1-2 cents
an hour.
Union secielary Gordon Swope
said the two year qgreement is
retroactive to May ll It can be
reopened in one year for wage
negotiations, he said.
Grocery and vegetable clerks
will receive an hourly 6-cent Increase.
Ike Favors
Neutral Area
For Meeting
I'nited Iress Staff Correspondent
Eisenhower said today that he is
ready to attend a Big Four chiefs
of state meeting to test Russia's
sincerity on relieving world ten
sions. Mr, Eisenhower said he pre
ferred that such a top level meet
ing be held in a neutral country
and that (he meeting last about
three days.
The United States, Great Brit
Russia an invitation to such a
meeting. Most guesses were that
the meeting would be held around
July, perhaps in Switzerland.
Soviet Premier Nikolai Bulganin
said today his government will
study carefully the Western Invi
tation to a Big Four conference
"at the summit" with President
Eisenhower and the British and
French chiefs of state.
Willing To Travel
Mr. Eisenhower at a news cop
ference repealed his previous
statements that he would go any
where anytime if lie believed any
good could come or a top love:
Hitherto, however, the President
has not believed much good could
come of such a meeting.
The Presldont said today that
he finally agreed to issue the invi
tation to Russia because it seemed
so important to clarify the Issues
facing East and West. It no longer
seemed that one could Just be
stubborn In refusing to attend a
conference, the President said.
Mr. Eisenhower said there had
been a growing sentiment through
out the world that something
might come from a chiefs of
state meeting which would define
areas to be Investigated later by
lower lcvtl diplomats. But the
President inutioned that no one
should expect that in a few hours',
days or woeks, the world would
be turned, .jtiround. He said he
would not 'go to a chiefs of state
meeting believing that was possi
ble. '
Test For Russians
The President said the Invita
tion was issued to Russia in order
to try to discover If there is any
hope of relieving tensions. If there
If basis for this hope, the Presi
dent said, he is prepared to try
to find out what the Russians are
willing to do.
Referring to Russia's recent will
ingness to sign an Austrian treaty,
the President said that was one
indication that the Russians, on the
surface at least, were trying to
show conciliation.
Mr. Eisenhower then said that
he was going to try to find out If
the Russians sincerely want to
ease world tensions.
Although diplomats had indicated
almost exclusive attention would
be paid to Europe, the President
said he believed the general con
versations of the heads of govern
ment would tend to cover the
world, including the Far East,
The subject of a chiefs of state
meeting took up a large part of
the news conference, which lasted
about 30 minutes.
DETROIT - (UP)-If vou think
there are i lot of trucks on the
road now, Just wait until 1975.
P. J. Monaghan, general manager
of the GMC truck and coach dlvl
son, told newsmen that the num
ber of trucks 20 years from now
will total 30,000,000, with annual
sales running three times as high
as at present.
FIRE DESTROYS RANCH HOME Fire, origin of which wa$ not determined, Tuesday afternoon
destroyed the ranch home of J. Buxton Price, a bout half way between Bend and Redmond. The
Bend and Redmond rural fire departments fought the blaze, with water pumpod from irrigation
ditches. (Bend Bulletin Photo).
Revised School
Plans Must Be
Bend school district must read-
vertise for bids on the proposed
senior high school to make legal
the changes in specifications and
in the amount of construction
which are deemed necessary in
bringing cost within the limits of
authorized expenditure.,
Opinion to this effect was given
today by Alva G. Goodrich of the
firm of DoAmiond, Goodrich,
Foley Gray, counsel for the
district. Portland attorneys for the
district's architects, Annand,
Boone and Let, were reported In
In a written statement ad
dressed to. the members of the
school board Goodrich said:
"When it appears that the cost
of a building or Improvement will
exceed J2.000.00, the Oregon school
laws require the district school
board to advertise for sealed bids.
The notice of call for bids must
either set out the specifications
for the improvement, or designate
the public office at which the spe
cifications are. on flic for inspec
tion. Bids or contracts for Im
provements that do not conform to
the foregoing are void. If the spec
ifications for the Improvement are
materially changed before a con
tract is let, and without calling
for bids on the new specifications,
a contract based on the new speci
fications would be void.
"Further, a district school board
cannot overexpend its budget nor
expend more than the amount of
bonded indebtedness approved by
the voters for a building improve
ment. The contruct for an im
provement must therefore be lim
lied to the amount ol the funds
from bonds approved for the im
provement and the amount avail
able In the budgeted emergency
fund. A district could not proper
ly enter Into a contract for im
provement (hat obligated the dis
trict to pay (more Hum such sum.'
The lXMlrdhad hud under con-
sideratiun negotiation with Wall,
Bartram & Stanford, low bidders,
Blaze Destroys -
Farm Residence
Rural fire repartments operat
ing out of Bend and Redmond met
halfway between the two cities
yesterday afternoon to fight a
fire that destroyed the farm resi
dence of J. Buxton Price, Just
north of the Sawyer-Steiwer ranch.
The big farm, home, constructed
in 1926, was gutted by the flames,
and practically all contents, with
the exception of some clothing,
were lost.
Cause of the fire was not known
but there is a possibility that it
might have started on the roof,
from a chimney spark. There
were three fireplaces in the farm
The Bond fire department sent
two rigs to the blaze, and Red
mond firemen came from the north
with one rig. Water was pumped
from Irrigation ditches, but there
was a slight delay while a ditch
was being detourcd to provide a
An equipment building a short
distance north of the home was
saved. A stiff westerly wind
whipped the flames into an adja
cent juniper grove and a grays
fire started nearby.
Price, who lived alone In the big
ranch home, said the loss was
partly covered by Insurance.
without readvertising, hoping that
the 1,200,000 price could be
scaled down to a point where the
$1,175,000 bond issue would pro
vide for construction, equipping,
architect's fees and putting up
two new grade rooms on the Al
len grade school site.
With this in mind,, a special
meeting of the board, with archi
tect and contractor attending, had
been planned for next Monday
evening. .
In theJight of legal opinion just
given, there will be consideration
given instead to the modification
of plans and specifications which
are to be referred to in the new
bid call. School directors hoped
that these might be agreed on this
week so thul no time would be
lost In starting the advertising. -
Harold Boone, member of the
Portland firm of architects which
designed the buildings bid on last
week, Is expected to arrive in
Bend late toduy for a resumption
of discussion with City Superinten
dent R. E. Jewell of charges ,
which the board will have placi
before It. ,
NATO Council
Asks Cease-Fire
PARIS (UP)-The North Atlant
ic Trentv Orpnnl7.nHnti'a Council
of Foreign Ministers called today
for a cease-fire in the Formosa
area, warning that further hostil
ities there would "clearly endang
er the peace of the world."
The. council , wound up its his
toric three-day meeting here with
a -final communique which, issued
the warning about Formosa-ettir
gave Its official blessings to a pro
posed Big Four conference "ut the
summit" with Russia tills sum
mer. - , . .
The council's recognition of the
Far Eastern situation came after
Secretary of State John Foster
Dulles warned that Red China wai
greater menace to peace than
anything in Europe.
In the final communique, the
foreign ministers said:
"The council expressed the hope
that there would be a cessation of
hostilities in the Far East and no
further resort to force since this
would so clearly endanger tho
peace of the world."
The communique also hailed
West Germany's new place in the
Western alliance even as the Sov
iet Union organized an "Eastern
NATO" in Warsaw.
Bend was mimed the 1956 con
vention city of the Oregon Cattle
men's Association at today's fin
al NesHinii of the 19IS5 meeting In
In t'orvnllls. (inrland Meador,
Prairie City, was the choice for
OCA president.
Albury Castell, head of the philoso
phy department at the University
of Oregon, was waiting on the
rostrum to give a chapel lecture
at Linlield College when the stu
dent choir began singing.
They sang "give us courage, give
us wisdom for the facing of this
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