The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Deschutes County, Or.) 1917-1963, December 18, 1962, Page 1, Image 1

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Mostly cloudy or foggy through
Wednesday; highs 42-4!; lows
60th Year
approach in
House sought
SALEM (UPI) A call for a
"bi-partisan approach" to House
leadership based on "experience
and ability" was voiced today by
House Minority Leader F. F.
Montgomery, R-Eugene.
Montgomery said Republican
House members caucused here
Monday night to reiterate their
plea for "statesmanship" on the
part of House Speaker-designate
Clarence Barton, D - Coquille, in
appointment of committees in the
Montgomery also announced
that Republicans selected Rep.
Victor Atiyeh, R-Portland, and
Robert Smith, R-Burns, as minor
ity floor leaders.
John R. Dellenback, R-Medford,
was named liaison officer to the
governor's office; Ken Maher, R
Portland, liaison to the secretary
of state; and Joe Rogers, R-In-dependence,
liaison to the Repub
lican State Central Committee.
Democrats hold a slim 31-29
lead in the House.
Montgomery said "the change
of 1,000 votes could have given the
Republicans leadership.
"We want what is best for the
people of Oregon. It is our belief
they want a bi-partisan ap
proach." Montgomery said "we have call
ed upon the Democrats in the
House for a show of statesman
ship and concern for the real wel
fare of Oregon" in committee ap
pointments. "To data we have waited in
Vain for such statesmanship to
become evident. We have offered
eur party's full support in helping
to measure up to the level of
leadership and . performance the
people of Oregon rightfully expect
of their legislature.
"To date that offer has been
rejected," Montgomery charged.
Montgomery said both parties
have an obligation to the people
of Oregon. He explained the 19R3
session will be a crucial one with
key decisions to be made, and
said neither party has a monopoly
on experience.
He charged "The House should
not be organized on a partisan po
litical basis, but rather at this
crucial time the most able people
In both parties should be called
upon to share the load of leader
ship." When Barton was chosen speaker-designate
at a Democratic cau
cus last month, he said he was
appointing a "committee on com
mittees" to set up committee as
signments. Jaycees sponsor
free show for
Bend youngsters
Jaycees of Bend will sponsor a
special matinee at the Tower
Theater Saturday afternoon as a
treat for youngsters of Bend. This
will be a free movie.
The Saturday matinee will be
a two hour show starting at 1
p.m., with doors to open at 12:45.
Frank Stcnkamp is chairman of
this event for the Jaycees.
"Comanche Station" will be the
featured film. It will be followed
by three shorts, "Knitzy Knight,"
"Three Big Bears" and "Grape
This will be the Jaycees' final
scheduled event of the holiday
Earlier, the Jaycees assisted
with the erection and lighting of
the community tree and arranged
the "Hello, Santa" program and
the "Santa at the Tree" feature.
Vern Robinson was general
chairman of the 1962 program for
the Jaycees.
Roads in good
winter shape
Cascade roads were in good
early winter shape today, but
there were some slick spots, Ore
gon State Police reported.
Icy spots were on plateau roads
as well as mountain highways,
and motorists were cautioned to
exercise extreme csro in driving.
Forecasts call for cloudy con
ditions and possibly fog and driz
zle in the Deschutes country in
the next 24 hours. There will be
little channe in temperature.
Stores in Bend open nightly
Ten Pages
Bend stores
open each
night till 9
Christmas is just a week away.
Bend retail merchants noted
this fact today as they prepared
to serve the public through
lengthened hours.
Stores will remain open until 9
p.m. through the remainder of the
week. This pre-Christmas sched
ule, announced earlier in the sea
son, will continue through Satur
day evening.
A number of stores will also
be open on Sunday, to provide
service for last-minute shoppers.
Christmas falls on Tuesday this
Merchants reported heavy shop
ping this past week, as residents
of the area took advantage of
the ideal weather to make ready
for the coming of Santa. -
Just a year ago, it is recalled,
Bend suffered a severe storm
about a week before Christmas.
Ten inches of snow piled into
drifts, slowing travel over rural
roads and forcing some detours on
Bend streets.
Earlier in December, 1961, Bend
recorded a low of -8. So far this
season, no zero temperature has
been recorded.
That bad pre-yule weather of a
year ago made a dent in Christ
mas shopping.
Character actor
Thomas Mitchell
dead of cancer
Thomas Mitchell, one of the few
character actors to achieve top
stardom and winner of top acting
awards in nearly every medium,
died of cancer Monday at his
home. He was 70.
The veteran actor, whose career
spanned 50 years, had been ill
since last March.
Although he had devoted most
of his time in recent years to tel
evision, he achieved his greatest
success in motion pictures, win
ning an Academy Award in 1939
for his portrayal of a whiskey
soaked doctor in "Stagecoach."
Mitchell was the second famed
character actor to die of cancer
within two days. Charles Laughton
succumbed Saturday night at his
Hollywood home. The two ap
peared together in the 1939 film
version of "The Hunchback of
Notre Dame."
Wife, Daughter Present
Mitchell's wife, Susan, and
daughter, Mrs. Anne M. Lange,
were at his bedside when he died.
Mitchell was best known to mod
ern audiences for his roles in the
"Mayor of the Town" and "Glen
cannon" television series and as
host and star of "The O. Henry
Theater" series.
He was last featured on tele
vision in singer Perry Como's spe
cial Thanksgiving television show
filmed last Summer. He portrayed
various roles from a train con
ductor to the "Home Town" may
or. His last motion picture was a
co-starring role in "Pocket Full of
Miracles" with Bette Davis and
Glenn Ford.
Scarlett O'Hara's Father
Mitchell, uncle of former U.S.
Labor Secretary James Mitchell
in the Eisenhower cabinet, was
born in Elizabeth, N.J., July 11,
1892. The robust actor was one
of seven children of James and
Mary Mitchell, both of whom
were born in Ireland.
He first appeared in Hollywood
in the 1934 movie "Cloudy with
Showers." His career really be
gan to take shape in 1936 when
he plaved a character role in
"Lost Horizons." His best known
pictures of that erea were "The
Hurricane," "Mr. Smith Goes to
Washington" and Scarlett
O'Hara's father in "Gone with the
Mitchell, who said he was most
fond of the stage, won his greatest
critical acclaim on Broadway for
his role in "Hazel Flagg" in 1953,
The year before he won an Emmy
as the best television actor of the
year and a Peabody Award for
radi acting had come earlier.
High yesterday, 49 degrees. Lew
last night, 31 degrees. Sunset
today, 4:28. Sunrise tomorrow,
Bend, Deschutes
vote pleases
By Gerald Drapeau
Bulletin Staff Writer
Friday's Portland Avenue
bridge bond election was a happy
topic of discussion among city
commissioners and department
heads who lunched Monday at
West's Coffee Shop.
Bend's city manager Hal Puddy
told the board he was pleased
that voters approved the $90,000
construction money with such
overwhelming endorsement. Offic
ial final tabulation, Puddy said,
showed 626 voters favoring, 121
opposed. The manager then recit
ed a preliminary bond sale sched
ule designating January 5 and 12
as bond-advertising dates and
January 24 as bid-opening day.
The City's soon-to-be-enacted
dance hall ordinance, which fixes
curfew hours and requires adult
chaperoning for young people,
may undergo further revision or
additions on its final draft.
Commissioner William E. Mil
ler advised inserting a provision
that requires the presence of a
uniformed police officer on dance
hall premises only when the
chief of police deems it necessary.
This arrangement, Miller explain
ed, would free an officer for other
night duties.
Asked of his feelings, Chief
Emil Moen backed Miller's sug
gestion, explaining that his offi
cers patrol all public teenage
dances with periodic checks any
way. But the idea met opposition
from at least one commissioner.
Richard Carlson said several par
ents have told him they feel se
cure when a policeman is on duty
the dances then children at
tend. Otherwise, the commission
er added, many parents would
keep their youngsters away.
At the next regular commission
meeting this phase of the ordi
nance will receive further debate.
In other business, the manager
commended the efforts of vari
ous work parties engaged in con
struction of the multi-purpose Jun
iper Park slab and its facilities.
He also noted that the hooking up
of water lines to furnish Ice and
feed rcstrooms was financed joint
ly by the park, recreation, and
water departments of the City.
Puddy told commissioners of a
Pacific Northwest Bell company
proposal to install two separate
phone units in the city hall office
and police headquarters. Right
now all calls are received through
headquarters. The City will com
pensate the added expense, with
profit, by laying off one full-time
police secretarial employe and
having the recreation department
secretary assume some of these
duties at a higher salary rate.
By United Press International
Dow Jones final stock aver
ages: 30 industrials 640.14, off
5.35; 20 railroads 137.17, off 0.30
15 utilities 127.34, off 0.78, and 65
stocks 224.97, off 1.48.
Sales today were about 3.62 mil
lion .shares compared with 3.59
million shares Monday.
Annual treat
Junior High sets
program Friday
Junior High School musicians
on Friday at 1:30 p.m. in their
auditorium will present the
school's annual Christmas pro
gram featuring both religious and
secular music.
The varied program to last
about an hour, will be themed on
the yule holidays, with Kessler
Cannon to serve as narrator for
one of the numbers, "The Nativity
According to St. Luke." This will
be presented by the advanced
choir, with a portion of the mu
sic by Earl Roarig.
Bonnie Graves and Joe Haugen
will assist with the program, in
which some 250 youngsters will
take part. This will be the school's
annual treat to the community,
and all will be welcome. The pro
gram follows:
"Christmas Holiday." Edward
Anderson: Christmas Fugue,"
Robert Brown, by advanced or
County, Oregon, Tuesday,
JFK in
with British prime minister
USELESS NOW Large aim free in Drake Perk which recently caused death of young Bend
motorist wet besieged by youngsters with an axe during the midnight hour this morning, Boys
scattered when police officers arrived, end made their escape. Police Sgt. Dean Hunt end
passerby, Phil Hensley, inspect what remains of trunk.
Tree choppers
flee from police
Police officers in two patrol cars
chased a band of youngsters
through Drake Park early this
morning after receiving a c a 1 1
that the boys were chopping down
a large elm tree just off River
side. The call came in a little past
midnight from Jim Hall of 8B4
Riverside. He told police the
gang "had kids staked out all over
the area" as watchmen while the
chopping was in process. After
phoning, Hall and a housemate,
Kenneth Trowt, took out in pur
suit of the boys. Police converged
on the scene from both directions
but the youths disappeared in the
direction of the footbridge. One
boy was seen carrying an axe.
An officer said the group had
no time to cross the footbridge
before their arrival, or come out
at the north end of the park. He
added he hoped they did not try
to swim the river.
The boys had chopped a deep
knotch in the big tree complete
ly around its butt. Police said the
tree would be felled.
Ironically, an officer noted, it
was the same tree that caused the
death of LeRoy Davis and injur
ies to three other youths when
Davis' car crashed into it re
cently at a high speed.
chestra; "A Christmas Folk
Song," traditional, by the Chor
dettes; "Now Bright and Still,"
Williams, advanced choir; "Star
of Bethlehem," Rozsa, by the Vo
calettes; "Christmas Bells," El
liott, by the Harmonettes.
"The Nativity," advanced
choir, with Kessler Cannon as
"The First Noel," Old Eng
lish; "O Little Town of Bethle
hem," Brooks, Redner; "White
Christmas," Irving Berlin: audi
ence and choirs, directed by Deb
bie Peterson, student director.
This is the place in the program
where Santa Clans will appear.
"Waltzing Cat," Anderson, by
the Harmonettes: "Christmas
Medley," traditional, by the Chor-
dettes; "Novelty (a secret!, by
Eighth Grade Choir. "Jingle
Bells Travelog," Gerhart, ad
vanced choir.
December 18, 1962
Bahamas for talks
Public invited
BSHS yule program
is due on Thursday
Bend Senior High School will
present its 27th annual free
Christmas program for the com
munity Thursday, December 20,
at 8 p.m. in the auditorium. The
choir, orchestra, Mclodiers and
brass ensemble will take part
The orchestra will be under the
baton of Don R. Goodwin, and
Norman K. Whitney will direct
the choir.
The program will open with the
Yuletide Festival" overture ar
ranged by Warrington. Later the
orchestra will play a Bach air ar
ranged by Luck, and the first
movement of Vavaldi's. Violin
The choir will join the orchestra
for the Waring arrangement of
" 'Twas the Night Before Christ
mas." Incidental solos will be
sung by Dave Gassner, baritone,
and Bob Klawtttcr and Paul
Wardlaw, tenors. Incidental char
acters are Jon Hunnell, father;
Timmie Swearingcn and Anne
Brandis, mother, and Janet Noel
and Sue Conner, children.
Daryl Billadcau plays Santa
Claus, and other speaking parts
are taken by Ramona Adams,
Marilyn Crawford, Pat Mitchell,
Timmie Swearingcn, Sandie An
derson, Tamsin Boardman and
Anne Brandis.
The Melodiers, girls' vocal en
semble, will sing the following
numbers: "Yes, There is a Santa
Claus," Spielman-Warrick; "Jolly
Old St. Nicholas," arranged by
K.F. man
KLAMATH FALLS (UPD-A 24-year-old
man was being held on
a charge of murder in the Klam
ath County jail today following
the fatal snooting of his expectant
Jerry Richard Haines, a Klam
ath Falls carpenter, was taken in
to custody Monday night. His
wife, Christine, died at a hospital
here alter undergoing surgery for
a bullet wound in her stomach.
Ponce said the shooting oc
curred at the couple's home dur
ing a domestic argument
Haines was picked up at a cafe
about 25 miles from the city after
having a friend phone officers. He
had a gunshot wound in his foot.
He was treatol at a hospital.
Ten Cents
Adcs, and "Silver Bells," Living
ston Evans - Ados.
Members of the group are Nan
cy Waller, Jessie Hoover, Pat
Sherman and Judi King, first so
pranos; Ramona Adams, Bonnita
Thomas, Janet Noel and Linda
Ohrling, second sopranos, and
Timmie Swearingen, Tamsin
Boardman, Vickie White and Anne
Brandis, altos. Glcnda Alford is
The brass ensemble will play
a group of Christmas carols, with
the audience joining in singing.
The program will end with The
Song of Christmas," Ringwald,
and the "Hallelujah Chorus," by
the choir and orchestra. Jon Hun
nell will be narrator. Myrl Arth
ur, David Thompson and Paul
Philbrook will be Wise Men, and
other soloists will be Delvan John
ston, Julie Pease, Sharon Warren,
Austin Creson, Linda M i r i c h ,
Carol Rukaveno, Nancy Waller
and Diane Huettl.
The stagecraft and art classes
are assisting with staging and
decorations. John Howbrook, Cliff
Blake and Lee Fisher are in
charge of lighting and the public
address system.
Machen gets
out of hand
at hospital
NAPA, Calif. (UPI)-Boxer Ed
die Machen of Portland got "out
of hand" in the state hospital last
night and battled seven attendants
before being subdued.
As a result, Dr. Theo K. Miller,
superintendent of me hospital,
said today that Machen needs
"continued care."
Miller made the statement be
fore a hearing slated for 1:30 this
afternoon, was to be held to de
termine the boxer's condition
"He (Machen) was in a disturb
ed condition all day yesterday,
said Dr. Miller. "Sometime he's
better, sometimes worse. We be
lieve he needs continued care.'
At the session today staff doc
tors and others were to testify
before Judge Philip Lynch of So
lano County Superior Court.
Financial problems have been
blamed by Machen's friends for
the fighters despondency.
for Yule shopping
No. 11
Leaders hope
to resolve
NASSAU, Bahamas (UPI)
President Kennedy arrived in the
sunny Bahamas today for talks
with Prime Minister Harold Mac
millan that will seek to ease Brit
ish-American differences over nu
clear missile policy.
Macmillan, who arrived Monday
night, warmly greeted the Presi
dent when his plane from Wash
ington landed here under almost
cloudless skies In a brightly tropi
cal setting.
The prime minister said he
hoped this conference with Ken
nedytheir sixth would be all
the more fruitful because ot the
delightful surroundings in which
it was being held.
Kennedy replied that "it is fair
to say that we do much better in
warmer climates."
A Warm Greeting
Macmillan and Kennedy shook
hands warmly when the President
disembarked, and chatted animat
edly for a few minutes at the
bottom of the plane ramp.
Then they went through the
welcomins ceremonies at Windsor
Airport about throe miles west of
Since both Macmillan and Ken
nedy had flown in from areas of
cold and fog, they were openly de
lighted with the weather.
Both men appeared in hign
spirits. The warmth of their greet
ing gave no indication of the
thorny problems they must work
out here or of the recent differ
ences between their countries.
Kennedy left the airport first in
limousine with Bahamas' Gov,
Sir Robert Stapledon, and Macmil
lan followed about a minute later.
The motorcade headed west
ward toward Lyford Cay at the
western tip of the island where
the two will occupy adjoining es
Study Global Issues
In addition to seeking a solution
to the problem of the future of the
U.S. Skybolt missile, the two
leaders plan a survey of global
items. They will assess the pos
sibility of new allied diplomatic
moves in the wake of Soviet Pre
mier Nikita Khrushchev's military
backdown in Cuba.
Their first business session is
scheduled for Wednosday morn
ing. The talks are expected to
wind up late Thursday afternoon
when Kennedy will fly to Palm
Beach, Fla., to spend the Christ
mas holidays with his family.
Both Kennedy and Macmillan
were accompanied by their de
fense secretaries Robert S. Mc
Namara of the United States and
Peter Thorneycroft of Britain.
The presence of the defense
chiefs symbolized the importance
of Skybolt, the ballistic nuclear
warhead missile designed to be
launched from a jet bomber in
flight. The British had envisioned
Skybolt as the backbone of their
nuclear striking force.
Kennedy in a television inter
view Monday night, however,
made it clear that this country
had decided to pull out of the
Skybolt development program
which has been conducted for
more than a year by U.S. and
British personnel at F.glin Air
Force Base, Fla. The United
States has put up all of the de
velopment money, S350 million,
so far.
Charges dropped
nomah County District Attorney's
office dropped charges Monday
against Lawrence Cordano, 18,
driver of a car in which a high
school girl died Saturday.
Dist. Atty. George Van Hoomis
sen said investigation showed the
accident was not caused by negli
gence. Van Hoomisscn said he
was dropping the charge of negli
gent homicide on which Cordano
had been booked.
Civil Service
leader offers
salary plan
SALEM (UPD-A 3.3 per cent
salary increase for classified state
employes July 1, 1963, was recom
mended today by Melvin H. Cleve
land, State Civil Service Comis
sion director.
Cleveland addressed the second-
day opening session of the three
day legislative fiscal orientation
conference here for members of
the 1963 Legislature.
An additional 1.7 per cent sal
ary hike is recommended for July
1, 1964, Cleveland explained.
The increases in pay would cost
an estimated $7,686,859. Of this
$4,073,006 or 53 per cent would
come from the general fund, and
the balance from other sources.
Cleveland explained the proposal
would give 67 per cent of the clas
sified employes a pay raise during
Some Excluded
He said 6,278 employes would
get no increase, 9,896 would get
a one-step increase, 2,548 would
got a two-step pay raise, 23 would
receive a three - step raise, and
two employes would be raised
four salary steps.
A warning not to expect more
than $3 million in reversions dur
ing the 1963-65 bienniura was
sounded to legislators by Kenneth
N. Bragg, legislative fiscal officer.
Bragg voiced his comments on
Gov. Mark Hatfield's proposed
$405.3 million 1963-65 biennium
budget at Monday's sessions of
the conference.
Bragg's view contrasts sharply
with Hatfield's claim that $7 mil
lion in reversions could be ex
pected. Hatfield proposes a $405. 3 mu-
lion general fund budget but call
ed for tax collections of only $398
million $7 million less than need
ed. The governor reasoned that
(lie S7 million would be made up
through savings in various depart
ments of state government.
In other words, more money
would be budgeted than was
available. ,
. This budget-it- even-though- you-haven't-got-lt
proposal was what
spurred State Rep. Richard Ey
mann, D-Mohawk, chairman of
the House Taxation Committee, to
charge Dec. 7, "for the first time
in history a governor has asked
the legislature to deliberately run
the state into the red and violate
the state constitution."
Critical Of Proposals
Bragg is hired by the. legisla
ture to research monetary mat
ters, and is more critical of budg
et proposals than are members of
the Finance and Administration
Department who work for Hat
field's administration.
Bragg cautioned "it would ap
pear prudent not to count on
more than S3 million of rever
sions. "In case revenues collected in
1963-65 are less than estimated or
enrollments (in schools) higher
than estimated, a planned $7 mil
lion reversion could leave the
state in a critical financial posi
tion." West rejects
Russian plan
for moratorium
GENEVA (UPI) The Soviet
Union called on the world's nu
clear powers today to declare a
moratorium on all nuclear testing
from Jan. 1.
Western spokesmen promptly
said such an uncontrolled mora
torium was as unacceptable as
ever. The West is prepared to
stop testing, they said, only if it
has adequate safeguards against
Russian cheating.
Soviet negotiator Semyon K.
Tsarapkin renewed the Soviet call
for a moratorium at today's 50th
session of the three-nation test
ban subcommittee of the 17-nation
Disarmament Conference. The
three nations are Britain, the
United States and the Soviet
He said testing everywhere
should stop on Jan. 1 in line with
last month's U.N. General Assem
bly resolution, even though the
talks here are hopelessly dead
locked on the question of inter
national inspection of suspected
underground blasts.
American Ambassador Arthur
H. Dean mado no comment in the
meeting of Tsarapkin's call. But
Western spokesmen said later it
appeared to be merely another at
tempt to pressure the West Into
an uncontrolled moratorium in the
new year, and was therefore un
acceptable. The Wtem negotiators have
made It clear that their countries'
will stop testing only when a fool
proof ban has been agreed on.