The Bend bulletin. (Bend, Deschutes County, Or.) 1917-1963, May 14, 1963, Page 1, Image 1

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Faulty radar delays Cooper's flight 24 hours
(UPD Gordon Cooper's attempt
to fly 22 times around the world
was postponed for 24 hours today
by a faulty tracking radar on
which his safety and the success
of his mission depended.
Walter C. Williams, operations
chief of the Mercury space pro
gram, announced that a second
attempt would be made at 6 a.m.
PDT Wednesday.
Today's postponement Was an
nounced at 7:57 a.m. PDT. 12 min-
utes before the Air Force major
was to have vaulted into the sky
atop an Atlas rocket for a 34
hour trip through space.
Cooper, 36, whoso mission is to
set a new space flight record for
Americans, had been in his
cramped Faith 7 cabin 4 hours
and 19 minutes when the reluctant
decision was made to scrub the
Radar Is Essential
The radar trouble developed at
the Bermuda tracking station on
which Mercury controllers depend
to determine whether a spacecraft
has gone successfully into orbit.
The radar will be given a final
check at 4 p.m. today.
The trouble with the radar coin
cided with failure of the diesel
engine which moves the 150-foot,
450-ton service tower away from
the Atlas booster before blastoff.
The engine failure, first in the
memory of cape veterans, forced
a delay of more than two hours
in Cooper's planned liftoff. Then
the radar difficulties necessitated
a scrub for the day.
Williams said the radar defect
at first appeared to be minor.
Then conditions "deteriorated as
the count progressix!."
Other than tlie diesel and radar
troubles, the preflight check,
known as the countdown, had pro
ceeded with unusual smoothness.
Cooper and the weather, the
spacecraft and its booster were
all right for the shot.
After the postponement, Cooper
was eased out of his spacecraft
and returned to Hangar E, his
preflight home on the cape. He
had started the day at 12:50 a.m.
Cooper had been reported "in
good spirits" as be awaited his
fate aboard the Faith 7. Williams
remarked at a news conference
after the scrub that the astro
naut's 4 hours and 19 minutes in
his cabin was "a very good simu
lation" of space flight.
Cooper's mission is to spend 34
hours in space to check the ef
fects of weightlessness on human
beings and to perform tests vital
to the forthcoming two-man Gem
ini Apollo moon flights.
President Kennedy was notified
of the scrub a minute before it
was announced publicly at the
cape, according to Press Secre
tary Pierre Salinger. Salinger said
the President was notified in a
telephone call from the cape.
Mostly fair, possible thunder
storms in mountains; highs near
70; lows 32-37.
High yastarday, (7 dagraat. Low
last night, 30 degrees. Sunsat
today, 7:23. Sunrisa tomorrow,
4:3, PST.
60th Year
Eight Pages
Bend, Deschutes County, Oregon, Tuesday, May 14, 1963
Ten Cents
Sum for band
to remain,
on 6 to 5 vote
By Garald Drapeau
Bulletin Staff Writer
Bend city budget committeemen
gave tentative okays to all pro
posed allotments for the budget
items reviewed in a two-hour
meeting held last night in city
The group moved rapidly
through most of the items consid
ered, but a lengthy argument rag
ed over a proposed $3,000 appro
priation for support of the mu
nicipal band. Only a tie-breaking
vote by Chairman Maurice Shel
ton saved the appropriation aft
er committeemen deadlocked
their vote on the issue, five to
Most of those opposing the ex
penditure contended that band
members benefit most, playing as
a "hobby." It was also pointed
out that only one other Oregon
city, Ashland, has a budget allot
ment for municipal band support.
But committeemen favoring its
support were convinced enough of
the public benefit derived to con
sider the proposed sum justified.
Money Added
In other areas, committeemen
added $500 for purposes of adver
tising the city of Bend to prospec
tive industrialists and tourists.
Another $500 goes annually toward
publication of a Deschutes County-
financed brochure which adver
tises the county as .a-unit; , . .
Two items reviewed last night
have been raised substantially
from last year's fund. One, gain
ing tentative approval, is a $105,-
830 police department fund, up
from last year's allotment by $7,
756.18. Added costs will send the
police chief to a three-month FBI
school in Washington, D.C., and
furnish needed police equipment.
Also raised by $2,725 is a $3,825
figure for the planning depart
ment. A proposed comprehensive
tri-county planning program is re
sDonsible for the increase.
Other items receiving tentative
approval were $42,832 for public
recreation, down from last year's
S43.583.06: and $26,934.14 for the
park department, up slightly from
last year's $26,746.22. .
New to the 1963-64 budget is a
$1,000 allotment for fencing of the
Gilchrist footbridge, from which
two Bend youngsters have tum
bled to their death in Ihe past
Venezuela ousts
U.S. educator
CARACAS, Venezuela (UPI) -
A U.S. educator has been expelled
from Venezuela because a news
paper here quoted him as saying
that the way to end Communist
terrorism in Venezuela would be
to kill a score of top Reds, in
cluding those who are sheltering
behind parliamentary immunity.
Philip Taylor, associate profes
sor of Latin American studies at
Johns Hopkins University, was es
corted to the airport Monday by
three plainclothes policemen and
put aboard a plane bound for New
Taylor said he was "grossly
misquoted" by the Caracas news
paper which published what it
said was an "interview" with him
The newspaper quoted him as
saying that "Violence and subver
sion in Venezuela will be wiped
out only when the government...
commits a score of homicides."
"In that way, the heads and di
rectors of the wave of terrorism
affecting this country will be
finished off." the interviewer said
Taylor told him. "These gentle
men are in the Senate and Cham
ber of Deputies.
"They are first and foremost
among those who must be ell
minated. For instance, Dr. (Com
munist boss and Congressman)
Gustavo Machado and his brother
"I did not say what the news
paper said I did," said Taylor who
came here to participate in a
week-lone seminar on "the chal
lenge of democratic ideas spon
.wired bv the U.S. Emhassy. "1
was talking in rathef general
terms , t mentioned no one by
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FROM HIGH ABOVE The Bond Senior High stags band is
shown during rehearsal in this photograph taken from high in
the wings. The band, choir and orchestra will present their
final concert of the season tonight in the school auditorium
at 8 o'clock. Soma 175 music students will take part in the
event which is free to the public.
Legion of Honor
awards made
to 5 Kiwanians
Legion of Honor awards were
presented Monday noon to five
long-time members of the Bend
Kiwanis Club.
Receiving recognition for their
service to the local club were
Harvey DeArmond, B. A. "Dutch"
Stover, Lloyd Magill, George
Short, and Craig Coyner.
The presentation of Legion of
Honor plaques was made by Gor
don McKay, past - president. He
paid tribute to the five men for
their devotion to the ideals of Ki
wanis and their efforts through
the years in the various work un
dertaken by the club.
Coyner and Short received
Dlaaues for 25 years of Kiwanis
service and DeArmond. Magill
and Stover were honored for 30
years of service.
McKay, in making the present
ation, also called attention to the
long service given the club by the
late Henry N. Fowler. A 30-year
Legion of Honor plaque will be
presented posthumously to mem
bers of Mr. Fowler's tamiiy.
A program on Explorer Scout
ing was given at the luncheon
meeting by Boyd harrer, local
Scout executive, and JacK Hutcn
ins, president of the Bend Explor
er Post. The program included a
color motion picture of Explorer
activities around the United
President Norm Syrnons presid
ed at the meeting.
turbine powered
car is offered
Chrysler Corp. ushered the jet
age into the automotive industry
today with the introduction of its
long-awaited turbine powered car
at Roosevelt Raceway.
The car, which will be tested
by some 200 motorists during the
next year, is a sleek four-seater
styled by Ghia of Italy. Chrysler
thinks it might hold the key to
one of the richest caches of the
automotive future.
The turbine is the result of
years of planning and research
by Chrysler engineers. Both Ford
and General Motors have been
working on turbine-engined vehi
cles for some time and Ford
plans to introduce a turbine-pow
ered truck this month. However,
Ford admits the truck is at least
eight years away from mass pro
NEW YORK (UPD-Prince Rai
nier and Princess Grace of Mona
co arrived in New York Monday
following a visit with her parents
in Philadelphia.
The royal couple. In the Unit
ed States on a five-week visit, will
see several Broadway shows and
visit friends before he returns to
the Mediterranean principality on
May 24 in time for the Grand
Prix auto race.
State Department said today it is
discussing with Latin American
governments the possibility of
withdrawing diplomatic re
cognition from Haiti.
U.S. officials claimed the six-
year term of Haitian President
Francois Duvalier expires Wed
nesday, although he has declared
himself re-eiected.
Board favors
final, binding
dential emergency board today re
commended final and binding ar
bitration as one of the means of
averting a nationwide rail strike
over the issue of featherbed jobs
on the railroads.
A long dispute over the rail
roads' plans to eliminate fire
men's jobs on diesel locomotives
has resulted in a threat by the
railroads' operating unions to
strike, even though the Supreme
Court earlier this year upheld
management's right to change
work rules.
President Kennedy received the
emergency board's report Monday
night and met with the three-man
panel today. He said in a state
ment that the companies ana me
unions should give "the most seri
ous consideration" to the board's
The President said there is "no
time to be lost for completing...
agreement in this dispute, and
The future of collective bar
gaining may well depend upon the
reaching of an agreement by ne
gotiation cs provided by the Rail
way Labor Act.
Kennedy s a i d the federal gov
ernment was prepared to give
whatever assistance needed "to
help the parties reach a just and
equitable settlement, but the ulti
mata dependence must be upon
their (union and company) own
The board's report recommend
ed eliminating firemen's jobs as
thev become vacant for one rea
son or another. And where dis
putes crop up over elimination of
jobs, the board proposed negotia
tions for settlement by local nego
tiation or, in event mis fails, by
final and binding arbitration.
The board proposed that lull-
time firemen with 10 or more
years seniority be kept on their
jobs. Those witn less tnan tu
years seniority would be transfer
red to other comparable jobs,
with a guarantee of no cut In pay.
Others on less permanent status
would receive severance pay or
would have the choice of being
placed on a priority list for hiring
when a new job opened up.
Hope seen for
steel accord
United Steelworkers President
David J. McDonald, following a
two-hour meeting of the Interna
tional Executive Board, announced
today the union's Wage Policy
Committee was not being called
into session at this time.
The 170-member wage policy
group holds sole power to serve
notice of contract reopening in the
nation's basic steel industry.
A four-paragraph statement by
McDonald appeared to hold hope
that USW and U major steel pro
ducers may be able to work out
mutually satisfactory understand
ings within the framework of the
industry's Human Relations Com
However, failing this or in
case an understanding is reached
McDonald said the executive
board would be reconvened "to
determine what action we may
Mi hopeful
o n
use '
'Secret' tax
plan receives
group's OK
SALEM (UPI)-An income tax
program drafted in secret to raise
an additional $52 million was ap
proved 4-3 by the Senate Tax
Committee Monday.
The measure, a substitute for
the House approved bill which
would have raised an additional
$35 million, was approved in a
30 minute executive session
capped by the formalities of a
vote and the distribution of a pre
prepared publicity release.
The bill appeared doBtined to
be reiected by the House, thus
necessitating a conference com
mittee to draft an income tax pro
gram. I
The Senate committee also!
passed out a $12 million one
shot" revenue bill to speed collec
tion of withholding taxes. But
amended it to go into effect in
April 1965, only if needed to keep
the general fund from dipping in
to the red.
Cigarette Tax Ignored
Senators Indicated they would
let the proposed 4-cent a pack
cigarette tax die in committee,
and hinted they wouia substitute
sales tax plan for a House-
approved business inventory tax
relief measure.
Voting for the income tax plan
were Sens. Robert Elfstrom, R-
Salem; Glen Stadler, D-Eugcnc;
Boyd Overhulsc, D-Madros, and
Walter Pearson, D-Portiana. vot
ing no were Sens. Vernon Cook,
D-Grcsham; Donald Husband, R
Eugene, and Anthony Yturri, R-Ontario.
The Senate plan drew immedi
ate protests from the House side.
Speaker Clarence Barton term
ed the bill "very severe in the
low and middle income range."
House Tax Committee Chair
man Richard Eymann said the
plan "lacks progressivity and vio
lates the principle of ability to
The Senate committee wem
through the motions of discussing
the proposal for about 15 minutes
before voting for it.
Eymann Gets Draft
Newsmen learned that a draft
of the press release had been Riv
en to Eymann about 2 p.m. lhc
committee took its vote about
3:15 p.m.
The Senate version has not yet
had discussion in open public
(UPD Maj. Gen. Joseph Mobu
tu, commander-in-chief of the Con
golese army, will go to the United
States next Thursday, informed
sources said Monday.
The sources said Mobutu had
been invited by the U.S. Army
for discussions on reorganizing the
Congolese army.
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Board names him new BSHS principal
Ray L T albert named BSHS
principal by school board
Ray L. Talbcrt, 41, principal at
Winston-Dillard High School near
Roseburg, has been named new
principal at Bend Senior High
Talbcrt's selection was made at
last night's meeting of the Dis
trict No. 1 School Board. Action
was unanimous.
He will succeed Donald Empcy,
who resigned recently so that he
might take advantage of an op
portunity for advanced education
work at the University ot Oregon.
The new principal will take over
his duties at BSHS on July 1.
Talbcrt, an infantry veteran of
World War II, is married and the
father of four children.
He has been principal at Winston-Dillard
since 1958. From 1955
to 1938 he was principal at Glide
High School, and prior to that he
taught at Hillsboro Union High
OSU Graduate
Talbcrt received his high school
education at Albany High School
Vote follows
party lines
SALEM (UPI) In near party
line votes, House Democrats to
day quashed moves to override a
governor's veto and to set a cut
off date for action on House bills.
On the veto question, 25 Demo
crats and 8 Republicans voted, in
effect, with Republican Gov.
Mark Hatfield.
The veto was handed down Mon
day on a bill to give counties fi
nal say on creation of federal mi
gratory bird refuges. Hatfield said
the final say of his own office
was sufficient.
and holds bachelor's and mas
ters degrees from Oregon State
Last spring, he was a member
of a special evaluation team
which studied various improve
ment programs under way at
Bend Senior High School and has
indicated keen interest in the ef
forts here to improve the quality
of secondary education.
In commenting on Talbert's se
lection last night, Superintendent
R. E. Jewell noted that Talbert
was top choice from 16 applicants
for the vacancy and in a personal
interview with members of the
district's board of directors had
impressed directors with his
knowledge of the local education
al program and his qualifications
as an educator.
Jawell Comments
"We're all very pleased to have
obtained a man of Mr. Talbcrt's
caliber for Bend Senior High
School," Jewell added.
The new principal and his fam
ily are well acquainted with Cen
tral Oregon, having spent consid
erable time on camping trips in
the local area.
He lists among his non-academic
activities membership in the
Kiwanis Club.
In other business last night, Di
rectors heard a report from Rich
ard Geser. deputy administrator,
on results of a recent survey of
"staff characteristics" among 134
school districts in the United
States. Comparisons of scores
shows that Bend faculty members
rank from average to well above
average in the various categories
considered in Lhc study.
Geser also discussed the driver
education program with directors.
Chairman Bert Hagen presided
at the meeting.
Hear Governor Hatfield
Have top 'batting averages
Young scholars honored by college
By Phil F. Brogan
Bullatln Staff Writer
Central Oregon high school stu
dents who have won recognition
in the scholastic field and whose
"batting averages" are recorded
in high CPA figures were honor
ed here today.
The occasion was a national
honor society conference sponsor
ed by Phi Theta Kappa, junior
college honor group, and Central
Oregon College.
Governor Mark O. Hatfield
came across the Cascades from
Salem to pay his tribute to the
approximately 180 honor students
from the big area served by Cen
tral Oregon College. He was to
speak before an assembly this aft
ernoon in the Gold Room of the
Pilot Butte Inn.
In that same room this morn
ing at 9:30, Dr. Orde S. Pinckney,
COC dean of instruction, wel
comed the youngsters, with "Ex
cellence" as his topic.
"Central Oregon dedicates this
day to you, and all the world takes
pride in your achievements," Dr.
Pinckney said, adding later as he
quoted William James: "The
world is only beginning to see that
the wealth of a nation consists
more than in anything else in the
number of superior men that it
However, "men" were not in
the majority in the group seated
in the big hall: about two thirds
of the Central Oregon honor stu
dents are girls.
Presiding at the opening ses
sion, and introducing Dr. Pinck
ney, was J. Vernon Crawford,
COC Phi Theta Kappa member
from Prineville.
Delayed by bus trouble, Madras
students were slightly behind
schedule in arriving.
Immediately following the open
ing assembly, the students, divid
ed into three groups, were assign
ed different rooms for panel pre
sentations. Panel A was assigned
the topic "I.Q. versus G.Q." Pan
el B had as its topic "Our Im
age: Hillbilly or Piccadilly," and
Panel C "Honor Medals: Under
pins or Pinups."
Each group was assigned a Cen
tral Oregon College student as
moderator. Panel presentations
were rotated, making it possible
for all students to hear the dis
Moderators were Sam Swaim,
Margaret Gall and Douglas Whit
sett, all COC students. Recorders
were W. W. Johnson, Myrtis Lew
is and Keith Clark.
Each high school was represent
ed by two panelists.
Shortly before noon, the groups
recessed for a box lunch, served
in sunny Drake Park. The stu
dent3, advisers and various facul
ty members were back in the Gold
Room by 1 p.m. to hear the talk
by Governor Hatfield.
But Kennedy
irm on
egal powers
dent Kennedy was reported today
to be "cautiously optimistic" that
local authorities would be able to
resolve Birmingham's racial crisis
without federal troops being used.
Senate Democratic Leader Mike
Mansfield, Mont., gave the ap
praisal of the President's weekly
meeting with Democratic legisla
tive leaders, which was devoted
to discussion of the Birmingham
"The President is very hopeful,
and very desirous, that this mat-
tor can be settled on a local lev-
el," said Mansfield. He added that
Kennedy hoped the "good sense" .
of the local leaders would prevail
in the crisis.
As for; Kennedy's authority to
dispatut the- troops to -ihe tense
area, Mansfield said, "I don e
think there is any question," that
the President does have such
right, Alabama Gov. George C
Wallace claims the President act
ed illegally.
At Local Laval
Mansfield said Kennedy "doesn't
want to use the troops (and) feels
the main responsibility is with the
local groups and wants them to
Kennedy has stood firm on his
Insistence that ho had the legal
power to order troops to the Bir
mingham area. Ho was expected
to discuss his views on the tense
situation at a lunch for 26 Ala
bama newspaper publishers and
editors. This session was arranged
12 days ago, prior to the latest
Birmingham flare-ups.
Replying Monday to Wallace's
challenge of his authority to send
standby troops, Kennedy appealed
to the governor for "constructive
cooperation to make their use
Raphes lo Wallace
Kennedy's telegram replied to
one Wallace sent him Sunday
night, after the President an
nounced shipment of riot control
units to bases near Birmingham
and took preliminary action to fed
eralize the Alabama National
Guard if necessary.
The governor sent a second mes
sage to Kennedy Monday, disput
ing the President's reply to the
initial wire. But White House press
secretary Pierre Saunger said
Kennedy would stand on his ear
lier response.
Polls to remain
open until 8
in rural voting
Polls will remain open tonight
until 8 o'clock, at six voting
places, for tho annual levy elec
tion of tho Deschutes County
Rural School District
Precincts and voting places are
as follows:
Bend, Brothers and Alfalfa,
Bend Junior High School; LaPine
and Harper, LaPine School: Red
mond area, Redmond Union High
School; Tumalo, Terrebonne and
Sisters areas, respective schools.
The amount above the six per
cent limitation Is $285,759.45. The
total levy is $866,828.69. of which
$808,816.68 is an offset for dis
trict equalization, and $58,012 Is
for operation of the county school
superintendent's office.
By Unittd Pratt Itemational
Dow Jones final stock averages:
30 industrials 719.84, off 3.17: 20
railroads 166.31, up 1.66; 15 utili
ties 140.85, up 0.40, and 65 stocks
256.02, up 0.10.
Sales today were about 4.74
million shares compared with 4.91
million shares Monday.