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WASHINGTON (UPD-The U.S.
Supreme Court today denied a
hearing to Jeannace June Free
man, 21, sentenced to the gas
chamber in Oregon (or throwing
a small boy to his death.
The court's brief order leaves
the state free to carry out the
Miss Freeman, who would be
the first woman executed in Ore
gon, had appealed to the high
court after the Oregon Supreme
Court affirmed the conviction on
Sept. 19, 1962.
An execution date for Miss Free
man will be set later.
Bodies of two children were
found in May of 1961 at the bot
tom of the Crooked River Gorge
in Central Oregon.
The victims were Larry Jack
son, 6, and a younger sister. Mrs.
Gertrude Mae Jackson, 32, mother
of the two, pleaded guilty to the
slaying of the girl and was sen
tenced to life imprisonment.
Miss Freeman's appeal to the
U.S. Supreme Court said that on
arrest she was not brought before
a magistrate for a preliminary
hearing; that the statements by
her admitted at the trial were ob
tained during a period of illegal
detention when she was deprived
of the assistance of a lawyer.
Local attorneys said today the
U. S. Supreme Court will notify
the Oregon Supreme Court that
tho review has been denied. The
Oregon court then will order Cir
cuit Judge Robert H. Foley of
Bend to set a new execution date
at a court session in Madras.
wounds 2 men
RAINIER, Ore. (UPI)-Rainier
Police Chief Don Allen and a
Portland man were wounded in a
gunfight at a tavern here early
Allen was reported in satisfac
tory condition at St John's Hos
pital in Longview, Wash. He was
i Gerald Macomber, 40, Portland,
was listed in fair condition at Co
lumbia District Hospital in St.
Helens with bullet wounds in the
side and one arm.
Allen was called to the Stop-In
Tavern shortly after 4 a.m. when
tavern owner Mrs. Al Diss heard
noises over an intercom system
connecting the establishment with
The chief said he surprised a
man and a woman inside the tav
ern. The man opened fire, wound
ing Allen, who returned the shots.
The intruders then fled, but St.
Helens police took Macomber and
Donna Hedges, Portland, into cus
tody on U.S. Highway 30 half a
mile north of that city. The wom
an was being held at St. Helens.
SALEM (UPD Albert R. Fes-
kins, 18, Salem, died at a hospi
tal today of injuries received in
a freak accident involving two
cars north of Salem Sunday.
One of the autos was pushing
the other. Feskins was standing
on the rear bumper of the for
ward car to keep it low enough
to meet the bumper of the second
When the first car was going
at about 25 miles an hour, the
two cars parted and Feskins
jumped off. He fell on the pave
ment and tracturea nis skuii.
This Week Is
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The Bend Senior High School
choir, stage band and orchestra
will present their final concert
of the season Tuesday, May 14,
at 8 p.m. In the school auditor
ium under the direction of
Norman K. Whitney and Don
The concert will be free to the
public. Some 175 music students
will take part.
The concert will be one of the
young musicians' big events of
the school year. Practice has
been underway for some time.
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (UPI)
Scientists moved ahead confi
dently today with plans to send
astronaut L. Gordon Cooper, 36,
on America's most ambitious
space journey Monday despite a
threat of bad weather. .
"As of this time preparations
for the attempted launch... are con
tinuing," a federal space agency
spokesman said at a weather
Cooper, an Air Force major, is
scheduled to lift off Tuesday
morning on a planned 22-orbit
voyage that would far surpass
three previous orbital flights by
Foul weather could delay his
trip one day or possibly longer.
The first halt of a ' split count
down" for the flight was com
pleted at 7 a.m. PDT today. This
consisted essentially of preparing
the launch facilities and equip
ment to be used in the 34-hour
If all goes well, the second hail
of the countdown will begin short
ly after midnight tonight.
The spokesman for the National
Aeronautics and Space adminis
tration said, "The extended period
of clear skies over Florida is com
ing to an end...and it now seems
quite certain that morning cloudi
ness (Tuesday) over Cape Canav
eral will cover at least half of the
sky, with some periods during the
morning having nearly overcast
NASA officials expressed confi
dence that the clouds would clear
away sufficiently to permit the in
tense camera and tracking neces
sary for the blastoff sometime be
tween 6 a.m. and 8:30 PDT.
The weather in the primary re
covery area in tne raemc near
Midway Island remained gentle
"partly cloudy with scattered ugm
showers and moderate to fresh
winds along with moderate seas.
Improving sea conditions are ex
pected by the end of the 22nd or
bit." Cooper planned a relatively
ouiet dav today.
He was scheduled to make at
least one simulated flight in
Mercury procedures trainer and
later review star charts and teen
The astronaut was to meet with
Mercury Project leaders late to
day for what was described an
"informal briefing" on the flight
A spokesman said the discus
sion would cover everything from
the status of the Atlas rocket that
will boost Cooper into the sky at
a speed of 17,500 miles per hour
to tho recovery plans.
all the outstanding
of today's Bulletin!
LONDON (UPI) -Premier Ni
kita Khrushchev has sent a reply
to the joint appeal from President
Kennedy and Prime Minister Har
old Macmillan urging an early nu
clear test ban, the Foreign Office
The Foreign Office spokesman
said the Soviet reply is "under
study" by Macmillan.
In Washington, the White House
confirmed that President Kennedy
had received a note from Khrush
chev and is "studying it." The
White House declined immediate
comment on the letter except to
say that the note arrived after
Kennedy's pessimistic news con
ference comments last week on
Kennedy and Macmillan urged
Khrushchev last month to stop
stalling and help to pave the way
for nuclear test ban with adequate
The U.S. and British envoys in
Moscow presented the Kennedy
Macmillan appeal at a special in
terview with Khrushchev at the
Kremlin April 24.
Details of the Anglo-American
approach have not been disclosed,
but according to authoritative dip
lomatic sources the Western move
was designed to try and break the
deadlock at the marathon Geneva
Khrushchev's immediate re
action to the Allied initiative was
reported at the time to have been
cool. The Soviet leader, however,
said he would study the Western
ideas and send a reply in due
passes 49-1 0
In Oregon house
SALEM (UPD Taking note of
southern racial violence, the
House today passed a bill to make
Oregon's "good" civil rights laws
more workable. The bill passed
49-10 and went to the Senate.
"Happily ... we have good laws
on our books now," said Rep.
Berkeley Lent. D-Portland.
He said the new biil would not
change the scope of Oregon's civil
Rather, he said, it will let them
be "administered in a more fair
and workable manner."
Oregon's civil rights laws are
administered mainly by the labor
commissioner and his department,
which has a special civil rights
Lent said the bill would clarify
procedures, and provide for en
forcement and remedies.
The measure includes guidelines
for the labor commissioner in set
ting rules and regulations against
discrimination, delineation of func
tions in their enforcement, and
clarification of the status of the
civil rights commission.
read amid air
WASHINGTON (UPI) - Romp
ing dogs, casual dress and a
scribbled text gave an air of in
formality to the White House Sun
day night when President Kennedy
read his statement on the Bir
Many reporters, suddenly called
to the White House, arrived in
clothes they had been wearing
while enjoying a cool, sunny Sun
Several were in sport clothes
without ties. One newswoman ap
peared in slacks. Another had
been called away from a cham
When Kennedy read his state
ment, reporters noticed It was
partially typewritten while other
parts were in his nandwnung.
FLORA. Ore. (UPD A week
long manhunt in Uie wilds of
northeast Oregon ended Sunday
j when slaying suspect Billy Evans,
I 44. shot and kiUed himself at his
cabin after wounding his cousin,
; state police reported.
I Evans had been sought since
last Monday night for Uie fatal
shootings In Clarkston, Wash., of
1 Mrs. May Grmer, 40. Clarkston.
and William Gerry, 40, La
Bend, Deschutes County, Oregon, Monday,
Jkbafsnce fedeirail mm ste
INVITATIONS MAILED The Bend branch of U. S. National Bank today sent out 5,840
postcards, announcing opening of the new $235,000 building on Friday, May 17. At left John
Stenlcamp, branch manager, delivers big mailing to Postmaster Farley Elliott. New structure
has been under construction since early summer last year. Opening ceremonies are planned.
Gov. Hatfield due
Honor societies set
A conference of honor societies
representing all high schools in
the Central Oregon Education dis
trict will be held in Bend Tues
day, with Governor Ma.k O. Hat
field to be the featured speaker.
Governor Hatfield will speak at
p.m. in the Blue Room of the
Pilot Butte Inn. This will be
broadcast live over KBND, and
taped for other broadcasts in the
Don Pence, Central Oregon Col
lege president who, with Mrs. Stu
art Sheik, PnneviUe, are co-chairmen
of the conference, said some
220 persons are expected to attend
this first meeting of mid-Oregon
high school honor students.
The conference will last through
the day, with all meetings to be
held at the Pilot Butte Inn. Three
different assembly rooms will be
used. The group will join in a
sack lunch at noon, in Drake
The conference, sponsored by
Phi Thcta Kappa, a junior col
lege scholastic society, will open
Tuesday at 8:30, time set for reg
istration. Then will follow the
formal opening of the meeting,
with Vernon Crawford, COC stu
dent from Prineville, as master
of ceremonies. Rupert Park, Red
killed in auto
ARLINGTON, Ore. (UPI)
Portland man and his wife were
killed Monday in a one-car acci
dent about three-fourths of a mile
west of here on Highway 30, State
The victims were Clarence W.
Carter, 55, and his wife. Bertha,
State police said their eastbound
car struck a piece of heavy equip
ment in the road. They said warn
ing lights were out but that the
sun apparently blinded the driver.
Slate Police Sgt. David Brizen
dine said Evans shot himself after
a group of officers closed in while
firing a barrage of shots at the
cabin for cover.
The cousin, Amos Evans, 60,
Enterprise, was wounded in the
left side of his face and was listed
in critical condition at a hospital.
Billy Evans had been spotted
last week, but searchers lost his
Sgt. Brizendine gave this ac
iipiiMiw II I r "IT if Hi r 'iiiiMiMeiiiiiMiiil mm '
mond, will ask the invocation.
The keynote talk, "Excellence,"
conference theme, will be by Dr.
Orde S. Pinckney of COC. Follow
ing the opening program, the
group will divide into panels, dis
cussion of which will be repeat
ed, to make it possible for all to
hear. Panelists will meet in dif-
ferent rooms. COC students will
serve as panelist moderators,
Each high school in the area will
be represented by two panelists.
Panelists Listed i
Janet McCusker and Paul Ward-
law will be Bend Senior High pan
elists, and Donna Brown and Bon
nie Bishop will represent Red
mond. Sisters panelists will be
Kathy Roberts and Annette Lar
Culver High panelists will be
Roger Law and Charline Roberts.
Brian Stevenson and Linda Swan
son will represent Madras. From
Gilchrist High, Sherry Collister
and Ernie Taylor will be panel
ists. COC moderators will be Mar
garet Gall, Sam Swaim and Doug
stops on luesday
SALEM (UPI)-Tuesday is the
day the expense money stops, as
far as members of the legislature
Today was the 120th calendar
day the last one lawmakers got
their $20 a day expense allowance.
Legislators are faced with the
possibility of serving in the long
est session in the state's history.
The 10)7 sessions's 128 days is
now the record. If this legislature
stays in session until Tuesday of
next week the record will be tied.
Indications were that the old
record may be bested.
Amos Evans and other relatives
had lunch at another cabin in the
area and then went to Uie sus
pect's cabin, thinking he might
surrender If he were there.
Amos Evans look three or four
steps up a stairway and was
struck in the face by a blast of
gunfire from Uie atUc. He did nX
see Uie suspect.
He made his way ouUide and
was rushed to an Enterprise hos
May 13, 1963
Purchase by Bend Portland
Truck Service of the Consolidated
Freightways Terminal in Bend, at
1150 East First Street, was an
nounced from Portland today by
Wilfred E. Jossy, Bend-Portland
Bend - Portland Truck Service
will share the East First Street
location with Consolidated, with
occupancy of the nuw quarters by
the Bend-Portland firm sot for to-
jossy said his firm has sold its
terminal at 101 East Greenwood
to Central Oregon Welders sup-
nlv. Inc.. headed by Harvey M.
Watt as president. The purchase
was made by Watt in connection
with an expansion program.
Watt plans to take over the new
location just as soon as it is va
cated bv Bend-Portland. Don Con
ner, Bend-Portland terminal man
ager here, noted that the new lo
cation at the Consolidated plant
will solve for his company a traf
fic congestion problem, and will
also make availablo improved
Consolidated and Bend-Portland
will operate "side by side" in the
Jossy has also announced that
his company has withdrawn its
application to the Oregon Public
Utilities Commission to acquire
the local authority of Consolidat
ed. Consolidated, it was also an
nounced, has filed an application
with the PUC to withdraw from
the local field
(UPI i A Dutch experiment in
bull-fighting failed Sunday be
cause the bulls would not fight.
About 7.000 bored spectators
watched small bulls brought here
from Spain munch grass in the
bull ring while Dutch matadors
screamed and jumped in front of
them, trying to interest them in
fighting. No blood was shed.
pital by other relatives.
State Police officers D. A. Nel
son and Dean Harrison and Sher
iff Mark Marks of Wallowa Coun
ty closed in on Uie cabin., firing
shots for cover. They called for
Evans to come out and he replied
"come and get me." An officer
said he would be given to the
count of three and Evans said
"don't rush the matter."
Then a shot and a shrill scream
were heard from inside the cabin.
standing by; surface
calm reported in city
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (UPI) i
An advance detail of federal
forces set up headquartors today
five blocks from a Negro section
of Birmingham where a four-hour
not erupted Sunday morning.
Combat-equipped federal troops
were poised at jump-off spots 80
miles south and 60 miles east of
tills racially torn industrial city
on orders Irom President Ken
Birmingham was quiet and on
Uie surface, at least, was near
An Army colonel commanding
about 15 soldiers worked through
Uie night bringing in equipment
in an office building that houses
several government agencies.
The headquarters was set up
in the Federal Mediation and Con
ciliation Service area across Uie
hall from the FBI in a building
five blocks from where rioting
The soldiers arrived aboard
C130 transport shortly before mid
night Ed Guuiman ot uie justice
Dcoartment had an olfice next
door to the military headquarters.
Truffle Flows Normally
Heavily armed highway patrol
men . remained - in the. riot-torn
area. Traffic' moved alone the
streets as on any other Monday
morning. But at Intersections
were patrolmen, who had slept In
patrol cars during the night with
carbines and shotguns close at
State authorities claimed Uie
crisis here was "firmly under con
trol" and said the riot-trained fed
eral troops Uiat flew into Maxwell
Air Force Base to the sown ana
Ft. McClellan to the east were not
Huge Air Force transport
planes began landing tho troops
at Maxwell Air Force Base 80
miles south of here at Montgom
ery within an hour after Kennedy
issued his order Sunday. By eariy
morning, more man iu piancs
had arrived with cargoes ot sol
diers, jeeps and other equipment.
The stcel-helmeted troops, car
rying bayonet-tipped carbines,
were housed in vacant barracks
for Uie night at Maxwell, which
was placed on alert
Kennedy said in caning out uie
troops Uiat he would "do whatever
must be done to preserve order
in Birmingham which was rocked
by bombings and rioting early
Sunday. Twenty-two persons were
injured in the pitched battles be
tween Negroes and police Uiat cli
maxed six weeks of antiscgrcga-
Alabama Governor Prottsts
It was the second time in a lit
tle more than seven months that
Kennedy had ordered federal
troops inU) Uie South in connec
tion with racial violence. He dis
patched 23,000 troops to the Ox
ford, Miss., area last October aft
er University of Mississippi stu
dents rioted over Uie admission
of Negro student James 11. Mere
dith. Gov. George Wallaco protested
the sending of troops to Alabama.
In a telegram to Uie President
Sunday, ho said "sufficient state
law enforcement officers are
! available to maintain peaco and
order" In Birmingham.
A source close to Wallace said
there was a good chance Uie gov
ernor would seek a court order
enjoining the federal forces from
Alabama Public Safety Director
Al Lingo, a shotgun slung over
his shoulder, told newsmen Sun
day night that "as of now, we've
Evans' body was found inside.
Both Evans, who lived in a
trailer house at Lewiston, Idaho,
and worked for a feed firm there,
and Gerry, a La Grande carpen
ter, had dated Mrs. Griner, a di
vorcee, police said.
The bodies of Mrs. Griner and
Gerry were found at Mrs. Griner's
home last week. A warrant charg
ing Evans with murder had been
issued at Asotin, Wash.
High yesterday, 57 degrees. Low
lest night, 28 degrees. Sunset
today, 7:22. Sunrise tomorrow,
got things firmly under control.
"We don't expect any trouble
and if there is any, I know we
can handle it," said Lingo, head
of Uie State Highway Patrol. He
snapped "no comment" when
asked for his reaction to Uie send
ing of federal troops into the
The stone, brick and bare
knuckle battling of Negroes with
police was touched off by Uie
dynamiting of Uie home of Rev.
A. D. King, brother of integra
tion leader Dr. Martin Luther
King Jr., and of the A. G. Gaston
motel, headquarters of the inte
gration movement which began a
massive campaign to tear down
the racial barriers here six weeks
At least 22 persons were In
jured. Stores and homes were set
afire as were a taxicab and a
Shriner's gaudy motorcycle.
Policeman J. N. Spivey waa
stabbed twice in the back. A
taxicab driver was pulled from
1113 car and beaten.
Police Inspector William Haley
was struck with a brick and It
took six stitches to close the
wound. ' '
Later Sunday, at Armislon, 00
miles to the northeast, two Negro
homes and a church were dam
aged by shotgun blasts. There
were no injuries.
WASHINGTON (UPI) -The sec
ond American attempt to scale
Mt. Everest got underway today
Willi mountain climbing teams
moving up the snow-covered peak
Irom two sides. They hope to
reach Uie summit simultaneously
A radio report relayed from
Katmandu, Nepal, said a two
man team left its 17,000-foot base
camp today to start its trek up
Uie south col (pass) of the moun
tain. On the west ridge, a second
team reached Uie 24,000-foot mark.
The two teams hope to duplicate
Uie success of the trail-blazing
American team which planted a
U. S. flag on the summit of Uie
world's highest mountain May 1.
If both teams succeed In reach
ing the summit, they plan to re
turn together down the south col
Officials at Uie National Geo
graphic Society, one of the expe
ditions sponsors, said all mem
bers of the team were reported
in good physical condition. They
said the climbers said Uie weather
was good and "we are catching
up on our sun tans."
Expedition spokesman James
Ramsey Ullman said in Katman
du Uiat May 21 was chosen as a
target date for Uie climb up Uie
south col because the expedition
does not have enough oxygen to
remain longer at the high alti
tudes. However, the group mak
ing its v.-ay up the west side of
Everest has enough oxygen cached
on the mountain to remain long
er. The members of Uie south col
team are Barry Bishop, 30. BeUi
esda, Md., and Luther Jerstad, 26,
Eugene, Ore. This is Bishop's sec
ond climb toward Uie summit. He
was in Uie assault team that
backed up James W. Whittaker
and Sherpa Nawang Gombu in
Uie first American conquest of Uie
DOW JONES AVERAGES
By Unlttd Press Inftrnariwwl
Dow Jones final stock averages:
30 industrials 723.01. off 0.29: 20
railroads 164.65, up 0.05: 15 utili
ties 140.45, up 0.55, and 65 stock
255.92, up 0.20.
Sales today were about 4.92 mil
lion shares compared with 5.28
million shares Friday.
Mostly fair; highs 40-45; lew
33-17; local spats of frost.