The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Deschutes County, Or.) 1917-1963, January 20, 1962, Page 1, Image 1

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day; highs 15-20; lows 10 bo-low.
59th Year
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BEAUTIFUL BUT COLD Thesa long icicle, were found draped from the eave of the Auto
motive Specialty Shop on Greenwood and Herriman this morning' at the mercury still hover
ed near lero. The temperature here remained at zero through the entire night, following
chilling "high" of nine degrees on Friday.
Dutch military
knew Indonesia
planned landing
Guinea (UPD Dutch military au
thorities knew well in advance
that an Indonesian force was
planning to attempt a landing on
the southwest New Guinea coast
last Monday, a well informed
source said today.
The source said because of this
advance warning, the Netherlands
defense forces commander was
able to concentrate his naval units
in the general vicinity where the
Indonesians hoped to land.
Dutch forces waited for three
days before a patrolling Neptune
bomber first spotted blips on the
radar screen which proved to be
three Indonesian motor torpedo
boats, the source said.
The patrol bomber summoned
Dutch surface ships and then
tracked the invading flotilla for
60 miles.
When the torpedo boats were
reported to be about 12 miles
from the coast in the general
area of Kiamana, the tracking
bomber released a parachute
' flare.
One of the Indonesian torpedo
boats began firing at the Neptune
and the Dutch warships reported
to be two frigates opened fire on
lite torpedo boats, hitting the lead
vessel. It exploded and sank im
mediately. Approximately 30
crewmen were killed, including
Commodore Sudarso, vice chief of
staff of the Indonesian navy.
The Dutch fished 50 survivors
out of the water, including two
naval officers and three ser
geants. Baby Elephant's
arrival awaited
Zoe officials were still hopeful the
first baby elephant to be born in
the United States in 43 years
would arrive today.
Belle, a 10 year old Indian
pachyderm had her firtt labor
pains Thursday and was restless
Friday. She was reported more
calm today, however.
Zoo officials made an attempt
lo talk with Dr. Eramamo Bro
zini in Rome Friday night, but
couldn't locate him. Dr. Brozini
is believed to be the only living
man who has helped deliver a
baby elephant He administered
at the birth of a healthy baby
elephant in the Rome zoo in 1958.
The Portland staff did talk to
Dr. Emmanuel Amorso in Lon
don, however. He is a specialist
in elephants.
Clare. 61. Portland, was dead on
arrival at St Vincent Hospital
Fnday after a car he was driving
went out of control and struck
an embankment.
Police said death was attributed
to an apparent heart attack that
occurred before the accident
Eight Pages
kkes for
Report applauded
Good news: Chamber
no longer in debt
Bend Chamber of Commerce di
rectors Friday were told that the
Chamber is out of debt for the
(irsl. time in two years, and has
just over $2,000 in the bank.
This report was made by treas
urer Maurice Shelton and was re
ceived with applause by directors
who met at the B C Cafe.
President Don Conner tempered
the news with the reminder that
money normally spent by this time
each year had not been expended
yet. "We have some heavy pro
motional expenditures in front of
us this year, but at least we are
North Shier
climbed by
2 BLM men
The North Sister, stern and stub
born even in summer, has been
climbed in winter, possibly for the
first time in history.
Two Eugene employees of the
Bureau of Land Management re
ported Wednesday they had reach
ed the snowy peak of the 10,094
mountain, not the highest of the
trio of peaks, but by far the most
The two climbers, reports the
Eugene Register Guard, were
Robert Napier, 23, and Henry K.
Holden, 31.
They parked their car three
miles below Alder Springs on the
McKenzie Highway. Carrying 50
pound packs they hiked into Sun
shine shelter on hard snow. Next
day, the BLM men reached Col
lier Glacier, where they made an
other camp as snow started fall
ing over the Three Sisters.
From Uie glacier base camp,
the alpinists ascended Die big
south ridge of the North Sister. It
took them a full hour to cross a
large snowfield that covered a
summer trail.
Napier and Holden reported the
chute in excellent condition, quite
icy. but with the ice holding the
rock in place. Although the two
men were equipped with pitons,
they found they did not need them.
The pinnacle was easily negoti
ated. The men found the summit
register on top. The last climb
of the North Sister in 1961 was on
September 10.
Fort Rock to be turned over
to state, park plans made
SALEM (LTD State Highway
Engineer Forrest Cooper said
Friday that Lake County has
agreed to turn Fort Rock, a
horseshoe - shaped geological for
mation, over to the state for de
velopment as a state park.
About 160 acres- are involved.
The Oregon Highway Commission
earlier Friday approved the development
solvent at the start," Conner told
Conner also announced addition
al appointments to ' committee
leadership. These include Bennie
Russell, greetings: Gene Maudlin,
forum speakers; Ralph Moore,
civic and national affairs; Harry
Drew, water resources; and Dick
Carlson, industrial committee.
Carlson was elected by members
of the committee. .
Site Acquisition Due
J. Pat Metke, member of the in
dustrial committee, reported that
plans were being made to acquire
an industrial park site so that
"we will have something to sell,
something to merchandise."
He also reported that Sam Mai
licoat of Salem, state director of
industrial development, will speak
to the industrial committee at a
breakfast meeting at the Pine
Tavern January 25. He invited di
rectors and chamber members
to attend.
Mallicoat will be in Bend' to
start a feasibility survey for de
termining location of major rec
reational development, Metke
said. It will be located somewhere
in Oregon and Bend is under con
sideration, he said.
Progress Reported
Also reporting on progress to
date were the new committee
chairmen listed above.
Howard Hobson, vice-chairman
of the Retail Merchants commit
tee, told directors that some com
mittee heads in his organization
had been appointed by Chairman
James Arbow. Appointed are Jack
S y m o n s , attendance; Doug
Gaines, events; Ralph Moore,
spring opening; Charles Rice,
Christmas committee; Bob Gab
riel, winter carnivaL
Directors were reminded of the
United States Chamber Aircade,
which will appear in Portland
March 14. They were urged to at
tend by Conner.
000 school bond issue was passed
by voters in the Grants Pass
school district Thursday, 675-232.
The money will be used for the
construction of a science wine
and music building at Grants
Pass High School, additions to
two elementary schools in Grants
Pass and to buy a new school
Fort Rock, a noted landmark,
rises from a plain near the town
of Fort Rock seven miles east of
State Highway 31.
The U.S. Bureau of Land Man
agement recently transferred the
site to Lake County. A rancher in
the area, R. A. Long, owns a
small portion of the formation
and Cooper said Long has indi
cated willingness to trade bis
Bend, Deschutes County, Oregon, Saturday, January 20,
REAL "SNOWBURSr This is not a snow "explosion" it it
a cloud of icy crystals as they appeared when Mrs. Don Peters,
543 Franklin, cleared her sidewalk this morning. Similar scenes
were general. -
Man critical
after shooting,
suspect caught
YREKA. Calif. (UPI)-A 300-
pound man was in critical condi
tion today after being shot in the
chest by a hitchhiker who then
rati oVf with the victim's 90-pound
wife and his auto.
The hitchiker and the wife
were picked up later by police at
Medford, Ore., and returned here
for further legal action.
The shooting took place Friday
near a 400-foot cliff overlooking
the Shasta River on Highway 99
eight miles north of here.
The victim, Virgil L. Johnson,
33, was left bleeding in Die snow
at the side of the highway by
Matheyv P. Zaleck, 36, of Linwood,
Wash., police said. The Johnsons
had picked up Zaleck Monday in
New Orleans.
Zaleck took $180 from the vic
tim's wallet and walked back to
the Johnson car where Mary El
len Johnson, 39, a blonde, was
waiting. They then drove off in
a snowstorm toward Oregon.
A few minutes later, Johnson
was spotted by a passing motor
ist who contacted police. Zaleck
and Mrs. Johnson were seen by
an Oregon State Policeman and
after a short chase, Zaleck was
Mrs. Johnson sat quietly in the
car and made no complaint about
having been abducted, police said.
Sheriff A. B. Cottar said that
Zaleck signed a statement admit
ting the robbery and shooting,
and waived extradition.
The sheriff said Mrs. Johnson
admitted going willingly with Za
leck to Oregon and therefore
faced conspiracy charges. But the
sheriff said Mrs. Johnson denied
helping plan the robbery.
Board to hear
report on buses
An annual report on bus trans
portation will highlight Monday
night's meeting of the District No.
I school board. The session, open
to the public, will be held in the
library of the junior high school
in Bend and will begin at 7:30
On hand to discuss the report
with district directors will be
Louis A. Mitchell, bus supervisor.
Also on the agenda will be a
discussion of the school lunch pro
portion for a comparable acreage.
Cooper said Lake County Judge
Charles W. Ogle has advised him
the county court has agreed to
give the state the title.
Cooper said the highway depart
ment wants to improve the road
from Fort Bock county road to
the monument, build a parking
area, install rest rooms and put
up signs. Cost would be $4,000.
River level drops
Heavy snow in area on Friday
had some earmarks of blizzard
By Phil F. Brogan
Bulltlln Staff Writer
Central Oregon today fjiook off
a storm which for a tirrfe Friday
afternoon had the earmarks of a
blizzard as heavy snow fell, gusty
winds whipped flakes into dntts
and the temperature dropped to
Friday's high temperature In
Bend was a chilly 9 degrees. The
mercury slowly dropped in the
afternoon as snow fell and remain
ed at zero through most of the
night. The reading at 7 a.m. today
was still zero.
A possible low of -10 has been
predicted for tonight in Bend.
The zero emu tnat iroze up
stream tributaries dropped the
level of the Mirror Pond in Bend
this morning. Ice that spanned the
pond cracked and crumpled as the
river level fell. This morning, it
was estimated that the Mirror
Pond level was down about two
feet. Piers used for the pageant
arch were visible, as were mud
flats covered by broken ice.
Only 50 Kilowatts
So low was the river flow past
Bend that only 50 kilowatts were
being generated at the local plant
of Pacific Power & Light Co.
Traffic in Bend Friy evening
and through most of the night
came to a near-halt because of the
storm. Streets were dangerously
slick and drifts massed in some
In the county this morning, nine
snow plow crews were at work
opening rural roads, some of
which were passable only to cars
with chained tires. Drifting was
general in the country east of
Bend through the night
On the Central Oregon highway,
chains were required in the Broth
ers area this morning.
Through the Night
Snow fell over Cascade passes
through the night, but the total fall
was not heavy. Five inches of new
snow was reported from the San
tiam and Government Camp area
and two inches from the WiUameU
School vote due
at Powell Butte
Monday, 2 to 8
Voters In the Powell Butte area
will decide Monday whether to
join with the Crook county unit
school district or to continue to
send high school students to Red
mond and join the Deschutes coun
ty unified administration district
Polls will be open from 2 to 8
pm. at the Powell Butte School.
Both the Deschutes and Crook
county school district reorganiza
tion committees have agreed to
abide by the decision of the Pow
ell Butte people in continuing
their work.
The re-districting is required by
a state law providing that all dis
tricts must provide education for
all their pupils, grades 1 through
12, and that any given area can
not be included in more than one
Univ. of Oregon Library
IN COLD STORAGE This ear, covered with snow, apparently it in cold ttorage, possibly '
until warmer weather comet. Cart left overnight merged with the wintry scenery this morn
ing. Total fall of snow, slightly more than eight inches, was far short of a record, but gusty
winds created some drifts.
Heavy snow fell in eastern Ore
gon and blocked U.S. Highway 30
at Huntington Hill 'between Pen
dleton and Ontario. However, no
snow fell at Hermiston.
Tiie storm this morning had
moved to extreme southeastern
Oregon and partial clearing came
to the interior country as the
weatherman gave another look at
his instruments and predicted a
possible low of 10 degrees below
zero in parts of tile area tonight.
Cold, snow
forces many
Up to press time today, cancel
lations because of the weather in
clude square dances at the Alfal
fa Grange Hall and the VFW Hall
in Bend, scheduled for tonight
The square dance scheduled for
the Rimrockers Hall in Pnncville
will be held tonight as scheduled,
starting at 8:30, according to Lar
ry Musgrave, caller. -
Leaders of the Church of Christ
of Latter Day Saints said that they
would go ahead with their annual
Green and Gold Bail, tonight at
the Pilot Butte Inn, with dancing
from 8:30 to 11:30.
Sunday activities cancelled in
clude the Bend Jeep Club's trip
to the sand dunes, and the Rim
Rock Riders' family turkey din
ner. Going ahead as scheduled will
be the Women of the Moose ritual
practice,' at 2 p.m. Sunday at the
home of Mrs. Vera Wittekind,
the annual parish meeting at Trin
ity Episcopal Church, with pot
luck dinner at 6 o'clock! and the
forum program at First Methodist
Registration for 10 hobby cours
es offered by the City Recreation
Department, scheduled for Mon
day afternoon, has been postpon
ed until Thursday, January 25,
from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Harmon
Craft House.
Knights of Pythias have post
poned indefinitely their meeting
scheduled for Monday night The
meeting of the Bend Altrusa Club,
scheduled for Monday night has
been cancelled.
Pioneers delay
winter meeting
Deschutes Pioneer Association
leaders have announced that their
annual dinner meeting and reun
ion, originally set for tonight at
Pine Forest Grange Hail, has been
postponed until a later date.
Cancellation was decided on be
cause of considerable drifting in
the hall area and the traffic dan
ger there in turning in from the
snow-slickened highway.
This is the first cancellation of
a winter meeting in the history of
the 730-member association.
Ten Cents
LaPine reported a low of minus
4 last night and Seneca checked
in with a minus 6. Baker record,
ed minus 4. 'in Portland,' where
only a trace of snow was mea
sured, the mercury hit 24.
Klamath Falls measured 14
inches of new snow this morning.
Driving conditions there were haz
ardous. Lakeview reported 17
inches of snow and Redmond 10.
Ideal for Skiing
Thirteen inches of new snow was
reported from Bachelor Butte this
morning, where, it was expected.
skiing over the weekend will be
Ideal. A county plow was slowly
moving toward the ski area this
morning, but It was expected mat
clearing of the road and parking
area would be about two hours be
hind schedule. ' '
Motorists were cautioned they
may encounter one-way traffic in
the area.
The storm was general over
Central Oregon, with Prlnoville al
so measuring about ten inches.
Most roads were veneered with
packed snow, dangerously slick in
areas where not sanded.
Pacific Power & Light Crews re
ported some trouble due to trans
formers burning out, result of
heavy use of power for heaters.
Most of the trouble was in uie cul
ver area. .
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Gas conversion
here postponed
Conversion of the Bend . plant
and distribution system to natural
gas, originally planned for Mon
day, has been postponed, Nick
Hollamon, local manager of Cas
cade Natural Gas, announced to
The postponement was decided
on because of the weather, and of
possible inconvenience to custom
ers If the switchover were made
in the present arctic chill.
Hollamon said new letters will
be sent to all patrons when the
weather moderates and a definite
date is set for the conversion.
All preliminaries for the conver
sion from liquid to natural gas
have been completed. A main
leading into Bend taps the 36
inch Pacific Gas and Transmis
sion line east of town.
Cascade Natural Gas has ex
panded its present system, some
23 miles of line, and is ready for
the changeover.
As the conversion takes place
on the date yet to be announced,
Bend's Mayor Jack Dempsey will
turn the natural gas from Canada
into the Bend distribution system.
California man was killed Friday
when struck by a car near here
while putting chains on bis car
because of snow.
Rate police identified the vic
tim as Harry Harlen Hershey, 50,
Areata, Calif.
High yostordoy, i dogroot. Low
lost night, uro. Suntot today,
4:59. Sunrito tomorrow, 7:31.
No. 38
Big new storm
threatens more
misery for US.
By United Press International
a Dig new snow siorm Blocked
highway travel In the West today
an threatened fresh miseries for"
a winter-weary nation.
A storm which plastered the
Midwest was scarcely over before
the new blast moved out of Ne
vada It spread five to nine inch
es of snow across parts of Ore
gon, Nevada and Utah and was
due to get worse. .
The U.S. Weather Bureau issued
a severe weather warning to parts
of Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Wyom
ing, Colorado and Nebraska. Driv
ing winds and near blizzard con
ditions were predicted.
At Least S Dead
At least five deaths, one in Ore
gon and four in Oklahoma, were '
blamed on the mounting storm
system. '
In Idaho, the storm ranked as
one of the worst since the bitter
winter of 1948-49. A reported 20
to 35 Inches of snow closed U.S. '
91 at.Monlda Pass and snow was
12 to 14 inches deep in the Idaho
Falls, Pocatello and Montpelier
Four coyote hunters were lost
in the snows in the Christmas
Mountain area south of Boise.
One of them was found early to
day and deputies and mountain'
rescue units set out on snowshoes
after the other three. .
Traffic Halted
In Utah, : the highway patrol
stopped all westbound traffic on
U.S. 60 at Grantsville. Heavy
snow and .winds between that,
point and the Nevada, border
made travel hazardous, patrol
men reported.
Aching cold continued east of
the storm front Oklahoma's low
of 3 degrees above zero tied the
record for the date, and it. was
30 below at Hibbing. Minn., and
in Iowa. In warm contrast, the
high temperature at Fort Myers,
Fla., Friday was 84.
At Dubuque, Iowa, coal and oil
truck drivers ended a one-day
strike which had halted fuel de
liveries in 10 below temperatures.
was day just
like fhis one.
when he arrived'
It was a day just tike today
but it was 52 years ago.
This was recalled hero today
by S. E. (Ben) Roberts, Deschutes
county's first sheriff and long-tima
resident of Bend.
Roberts recalls Uie day and Its
weather because that was the
day he arrived in Bend, on Jan.
20, 1910.
A heavy storm had whitened
the area and there was consider
able snow around town.
It was no day to wander around
town, so Bert Roberts registered
at Hugh O'Kane's Hotel.
On that distant day, Roberts re
calls, he had no idea he would be
in Bend for more than half a