Capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1919-1980, January 02, 1954, Page 1, Image 1

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JAN 4 - 1354
CLOUDY WITH occasional rmla
tonight; mostly cloudy with
howen, Sunday. Little cooler.
Low tonight, 36; high Sunday,
66th Year, No. 2 S?J
Salem, Oregon, Saturday, January 2, 1954
Prict 5c
Bishops Give
Health Center
To Willamette
Third Building An
nounced in Program
Of Development ,
A (lit to provide for m third
building In Willamette univer
sity'! new development pro
gram was announced Saturday
by President G. Herbert Smith.
The third building, a new
health center, will be financed
by the Bishop family, promi
nent Oregon citizens and mer
chants and will be a living
memorial to Charles P. and
Fanny K. Bishop, who were
prominent in the business and
social life of Salem as well as
the northwest for many years.
Participants in the gift are
Clarence M. Bishop, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Charles P. Bishop,
and four grandsons of Mr. and
Mrs. Charles P. Bishop. These
include Robert and Charles K.
Bishop, sons of the late Chaun
cy Bishop, and Broughton and
Morton Bishop, sons of Mr. and
Mrs. Clarence M. Bishop. All
are associated in business in the
Pendleton Woolen Mills.
Second Bishop Presentation
This is the second major pre
sentation to Willamette from
the Bishop family in recent
years. Prior to his death, the
late Roy T. Bishop and his fam
ily provided the Charles P. and
Fanny Kay Bishop House on
Court street to the university
for the president i residence.
(Continued on Pate 5, Column 4)
Holiday Toll
207 ai Noon
(Br United Presal
Traffic accidents claimed an
average of four lives an hour
today and safety experts pre
dicted 1237 persons will die on
the highways before the win
ter holiday period ends Sun
A United Press survey show
ed traffic accidents had killed
1SS persons since the New
Year's holiday began at 6 p.m.
m,. . it: 1. : 1 1 1 or i.-
rashes four and miscellaneous
accidents 23 for a total of 207.
1 The National Safety Council
las predicted New Year's traf-
Iic accidents would kill 360
lersons. It estimated that 345
lersons died between the time
he Christmas holiday ended
ast Sunday and the beginning
,pi ine new year period.
Mild Weather
The New Years' hranri nf
comparatively mild weather
appeared in prospect for most
Df the nation again today.
Clear skies prevailed over
the southern two-thirds of the
nation from coast to coast.
There were a few northern
ipots reporting light falls of
mow. The only chilly spot was
northern New England where
emperatures early today were
3elow zero. It was -7 in Cari
xu. Snow flurries fell in the
lorthern Rockies and along
he Canadian border from
lontana to New England. An
ther wet area was in the Pa
i ific northwest, which report-
d light rain.
Temperatures generally
i lowed little change from New
Year's Ttav Tknw. ... -
J - J ' was lime
jooling in the northern great
jiains ana some warming along
ic gun coasi.
Elizabeth Welcomed
Rotorua. New Zealand IJPi
few Zealand's 120,000 Maoris
welcomed Britain'. Ouaan ni,.
ibeth II and the Duke of Edin-
'urgn Saturday by "crowning"
hem nftramnunt htala
. ....... WIIUWIIW UL
le Maori people.
Eleven thousand Maoris
rom all over New Zealand had
pent the night camping out
n the Rotrrua race course,
'hlch was transformed Into
laorl Tillage for the occasion.
The Maoris' ancient tradl
ona were observed In the
elcoming ceremonies.
Attended by New Zealand
rime Minister Sidney Hol
nd, the queen and the duke
ere met on arrival by two
esive Weros challengers,
arrkvrs brandished their
wa within a few feet of the
ieen. made frishtenlna- nHm.
F and stomped their bare
f vn we grass.
Plans Series
Of Messages
To Congress
Ike to Call for Tax
Changes, T-H Amend
ments, Farm Programs
Augusta, Ga. UP) President
Eisenhower will aend the new
session of Congress a series of
separate messages, calling for
tax program changes, amend
ments to the Taft-Hartley labor
law and an "improved" farm
Announcing this Saturday
Presidential press secretary
James C. Hagerty said there
also will be separate health
welfare and housing messages
going to Congress during "the
first few weeks" after the law
makers reconvene Wednesday.
Those messages, Hagerty
said, will outline the adminis
tration's detailed programs in
those fields and will amount to
an elaboration of general prin
ciples the President plans to set
forth in his State of the Union
Message to Congress next
Thursday. 1
.Eisenhower conferred with
administration advisers Friday
on the messages.
Consults Advisory Group
The conferences here are be
ing attended by Budget Direc
tor Joseph M. Dodge; AmDassa
dor Henry Cabot, Lodge, chief
U. S. delegate to the United
Nations; Dr. Arthur S. Flem
ming, head of the Office of De
fense Mobilization; Sherman
Adams, Eisenhower's top assist
ant, and other White House
Eisenhower already has com
pleted a report he will make to
the nation Monday night on his
administration's first year in
office. The speech will be car
ried on television and radio.
(Continued on Fate 6, Column S)
Coast Lashed
By Strong Gales
Newport AMD Strong winds
lashed the Oregon coast here
today and coast guard craft
stood by to aid any vessels in
distress. It was the third day of
storm conditions that caused
near tragedy oft Yaquina bay
One 36-foot coast guard mo
tor lifeboat was standing by
several fishing boats as they
crossed the bar into the bay in
heavy weather. It took a fish
ing boat in tow but parted the
towllne and got its own propel
ler fouled.
Another coast guard life
boat took the disabled lifeboat
in tow, but its Una also broke.
The third lifeboat came to
assist and immediately parted
its line.
The disabled lifeboat cap
sized and righted itself several
Jimes, throwing its two crew
men into the raging water.
The swamped boat finally
drifted ashore. The crewmen,
though wet, were not injured.
The fishing boats reached
shelter safely.
Italy Distributes
Land to Peasants
Rome VP) Italy hat distri
buted 637,000 acres of farm
land to 52,000 peasant families
in the three years of its land
reform program, the govern
ment reported Saturday.
The program, still is only
about a third complete. It calls
for a total of 1,729,000 acres to
be divided among 150,000 pea
sant families by 1962 at a cost
of 600 million dollars.
This was the traditional
challenge by Maoris when a
visiting tribe approached their
village. Its intention was to as
certain whether the visiting
party was friendly.
Once accented into tha
ground, the queen was met by
a fierce ceremonial war dance
performed by 140 Maori war
warriors. Then 750 Maori girls
In flaxed native dress sang
their welcoming song.
The queen waa escorted to
the dias where a 7-veartlrf
Maori girl, of the host Araw
tribe, presented her with
bunch of flowers.
Senior chieftains brought
gifts for the royal couple. At
the conclusion of her reply to
the welcome the queen brought
a roar of appreciation from the
assembled Maoris with the
words "kia ora koutu" Hmr.
'well to you aU).
4. "
It;' f
Governor Paul L. Patterson, who Saturday announced '
that he would seek the republican nomination for Governor
to succeed himself for four year term.
Capital Journal Moves
To Statesman Building
The Capital Journal Satur
day morning began the aban
donment of the building at
444 Chemeketa Street, where
it has been published since
1934, and the process of mov
ing into the Statesman Build-'
ing at North Church and
Chemeketa began.
(PIctTM an Pan II)
The moving is necessitated
by the recently announced
transaction .whereby the pub
lication of the . Capital. Joiu
nal and the Oregon Statesman
is merged in one organization,
and the building to be occu
pied by both becomes the
Statesman-Capital Journal
Vessels Collide
San Francisco UP) The ore
ship Permanente Silverbow
limped toward San Francisco
under Coast Guard escort to
day after two of her holds were
flooded in a slashing collision
with a freighter of the northern
California coast.
The 7,629-ton ore carrier,
southbound from Portland,
Ore., with 40-45 crewmen, col
lided late last night with the
Manila-bound 7,606-ton freigh
ter Colorado, about 145 miles
north of San Francisco.
The Colorado's forepeak was
floded but she reported no
The Silverbow radioed the
flooding appeared halted. A
passing Standard Oil tanker,
the J. N. MacGaregill. the Col
orado and two Coast Guard
cutters, were accompanying the
Silverbow to San Francisco,
where it was expected to ar
rive by mid-morning.
Henry J. Kaiser's Perman
ente Steamship Co. of Oakland
operates the ore ship and the
Colorado is owned by the
States Steamship Co. of New
California Fire
Under Control
Los AnffplM (U.f!l FirflcrM.
Sri XIVPtlH in riav in krlnn
under control a week-old forest
fire that has blackened more
than 15,000 acres in Angeles
National Forest.
A second and smaller fire in
the Mt. Baldy area, 15 miles
east of the Mt. Wilson blaze was
brought under eontrol vtr.
day after burning more than
7,ouu acres of watershed.
The tl. S. Fnrfst Korvle mlA
only 2M miles of the larsar
urea jo-inue perimeter re
mained out ot control. Barring
unexpected winds, the blaze
was exnertefl tn h ftfllv iifwl
control shortly after daybreak,
No homea near the still un.
controlled section in tha w(
fork of San Gabriel canyon
were reported in danger. A
flareup only lft miles from
Pasadena Glen, a community
of 50 homes, was squelched
yesterday before resident were
ioreea u evacuai.
At o
Desks, typewriters, adding
machines and other equip
ment of the Capital Journal's
business office were moved
Saturday forenoon. Moving of
the equipment in the news de
partment began in the after
noon as soon as the last edi
tion of the paper in its old
home had gone to press. Mov
ing of machinery that is to be
transferred will be done Sat
urday afternoon and Sunday,
ana tne Capital Journal will
appear on the streets -and -be
htelivered at vthe homes of it
subscribers as' usual Monday,
Both the Capital Journal
and the Statesman will be
printed on the press that was
installed in the Statesman
building when it occupied the
new building. The Capital
Journal's press will be sold.
Temporarily the Capital
Journal Building will remain
empty. Its early sale is ex
Gusty Winds Head
New Storm for Valley
Blustery wind, averaging
arouna as miles velocity but
zooming up to 50. or better
velocity in peak gusts, blew
over Salem Saturday morning,
nearaiding new storms about
to move in.
Some rain is due throuehout
me weeK end, and tempera
tures are slated to be slightly
Forecasters sav cold air will
follow the storm front, bring
ing freezing temperatures as
low as 1500-1000 foot eleva
Only .01 of an inch of rain
fell over New Year's day in
saiem up to 10:30 a.m. Satur
day for the 24-hour period.
Conventions Already Booked Will Bring
6000 Persons to Capital City This Year
This la the fourteenth nf a wHm nf ariirlM nnlillah4 l t. a...
day luues of the Capital Journal. This nrm of industrial, commer
cial and cultural activitiM in Salem and Marion county will be baaed
on facta to show the stability of resources and economical conditions.
The carrylnr out of this educational series haa been made possible
by the support that has been accorded it by representative Industrial
and commercial firms who are demonstrating their confidence In the
future of this region. Each of these firms has an Interesting message
en pages ( and 7 of this brae. ii
The outlook for Salem being the leading convention city
in the state during 1954 is very promising, according to the
information now available through Clay Cochran, general man
ager of the Salem Chamber of Commerce. It Is even anti
cipated that during 1954 more conventions will make Salem
city their center of activity than were held
here in 1953. Last year it is estimated that
at least 5,000 visitors came to Salem to attend
conventions in which they were personally
interested. According to the preview of the
situation for 1954, it is estimated that more
than 6,000 people will attend conventions.
Already eleven organizations have signified
that their conventions will be held here with
reservation being made for some 4,300 per
sons. Few residents of a city like Salem have
any knowledge of how imporUnt these con
vention meetings are, in relation to the eco
nomy of the city. They usually know that there la a conven
tion being held in town and that they are teeing good many
strangers but that' as far as their knowledge usually gee.
Therefore it might be interesting to point out that the average
visitor to a convention will be in the city for threa Hav. rnr.
ing that time he will spend on
uu im eigne
Patterson (Candidate tor
He-election as Governor
French Await
Attack by Red
Hanoi, Indochina W
French Union trcops deeply
entrenched on the heavily for
tified plain of Dien Bien Phu
Saturday tensely awaited an at
tack by the Communist-led
Vletminh which may see the
rebels hurling far superior
strength into the battle.
A highly qualified French
military source said the Viet
minh's "iron division" No.
316 had been reinforced. A
division usually contains 12,000
men. The strength of the de
fending force cannot be given
for security reasons.
Seldom, however, has the
Vietminh ever attacked such a
strong French Union position
without outnumbering the de
fenders anywhere from six to
(Continued on Pare s. Column S)
Fear Russians
To Stall Again
Washington W U. S. offi
cials expressed hope today that
the Berlin foreign ministers
meeting actually will open
Jan. 25, but they said the Rus
sians still can stall the confer
ence if they wish.
Strong suspicions about Rus
sia's tactics persist because one
of Moscow s main purposes in
the project is believed to be to
delay French action on the pro
posed European Defense Com
munity and so to delay West
ern plans for controlled rearm
ament of West Germany.
Russia can forward this aim
by keeping alive hope of suc
cessful East-West negotiations,
either by promising confer
ences or actually holding them.
The brighter the prospects of
international peace by negotia
tion, the less pressure, presum
ably, Frenchmen would feel to
accept EDC and thereby aban
don their deep rooted opposi
tion to any revival of German
military strength.
17 Killed in Jap
New Year Parly
Tokyo UP) Metropolitan
police said Saturday at least
17 persons were killed and 41
injured under the feet of a
surging throng as hundreds
of thousands of Japanese
flocked to the imperial palace
to wish Emperor Hirohito a
happy New Year.
The newspaper Asahl esti
mated that 700,000 swarmed
around the palace grounds in
downtown Tokyo.
Police said the thousands of
men, women and children,
dressed in their holiday best,
were caught in "terrible
crushes" during the afternoon.
. Kaaailb Ivaat
an average of $20 lor lodging
at rn
Other POWs to Go Home
If Given Protection Says
Bachelor to Newsmen
Seoul UP) A young Texas
corporal one of 23 Ameri
can war prisoners who ori
ginally stayed with the com
munists said today "there
might be others who would
come out" if given protection
from dagger-wielding fellow
Cpl. Claude J. Batchelor,
who changed his mind and
UN Approves
Indian Head
Count of PWs
Panmunjom UP) The U.N.
Command Saturday gave the
Indian Custodian Command a
sweeping endorsement of its
head count of Chinese prisoners
of last Thursday a count the
Communists angrily protested,
The U.N. Command said it
regards "as a normal and ne
cessary administrative action."
the head count which gave the
135 pro-Communist Chinese
POWs their chance to return to
the Reds.
"If this checking of the pris
oner of war rosters affords
some prisoners an opportunity
to request repatriation, this is
in conformity with United Na
tions Command policy that
every effort should be made to
ensure that every prisoner in
the custody of the Custodian
Force Indians should have ev
ery opportunity to make a free
choice as to where he wishes to
Death Rale Low
In Atomic City
Chicago UP) The death rates
in the "atomic citv" of High
land, Wash., are only half those
of the nation.
This was reported in the cur
rent issue of the Journal of the
American Medical Association
by three physicians from the
medical department, Hanford
Atomic Products Operation,
General Electric Co.
The city of some 24,000 pop
ulation houses workers at the
nearby Hanford Plutonium
works and their families.
The doctors attributed the
lower death rate in Richland
to a well integrated orogram
of public health, adequate hos
pital facilities, an adequate
number of 'general practitioners
and specialists, a good indus
trial medical program for most
residents and voluntary health
insurance for more than 95 per
cent of the residents.
The report showed the death
rate In Richland for the last
five years was 2.2 per 1,000
population, compared with the
national average of 4.4 for Der-
(on in the same age brackets.
There is. of course, no wav
that one can estimate hniv
much money will be spent for
amusements, extra clothing.
gasoline. and inririental
However, when one attends a
convention he is usually ot a
mind to make it also a vaca
tion and he hrinffit alnnff nlentv
of cash to be sure he gets all
out of u that he can.
Going further in this break
down of what conventions
mean in the way of income if
the anticipated number of
6.000 Viaitori rnmp In Knlem
this year, due to conventions,
win mean that for lodging
and meal alone they will
spend the total substantial
sum of $120-thousand dollars
for one day and, for three
days, which is the national
average, this would amount to
a total of $360-thousand dollars
durintf thA vear Thofc nam
money and really something
lor tne city people to brag
Among the organizations
that have already signified
their Intentions of making Sa-
1am (ha MniMnHim rltv ae if
January 16-17, 1954 is the
iv-av ciuo nonnwesi oisirici
asked yesterday to go home,
called for an investigation of
conditions inside the pro-
communist neutral zone com
pound and said Indian guards
should search it for hidden
Batchelor, ot Kermit, Tex.,
is the second oi the 23 Ameri-
ns to ask repatriation.
His story of life in the wire-
enclosed compound near Pan
munjom, told during a 40-
minute press conference here.
conflicted at many point with
reports of the Indian com
mand on conditions in the
stockade now holding 21
Americans, 1 Briton and 327
South Koreans.
The 22 year - old corporal
calmly faced a battery of
newsmen, cameras and micro
phones as he made these
1. Both South Korean and
American pro-red prisoners in
the camp are armed with
daggers to intimidate any pri
soner who wishes to escape.
"It would be difficult at times
for the Americans to get out."
2. Chinese communist lead-
esr have "some contact" with
prisoners In the neutral zone
compound, despite Indian re
ports to the contrary.
(Continued on Pate 5, Column I)
Bribes Offered
Washington (U.B The Com'
munists tried to bribe Ameri
can war prisoner resisting re
patriation in Korea with such
lures as Cadillacs, $5000 in
cash, and promises of high po
sitions if the Reds took over
the United States, officials said
They said reports reaching
here from the Far East indicate
the Red also promised the
American prisoners free college
educations sometime in the fu
ture. The reports were at least
partially backed up by Pfc.
Claude J. Batchelor, one of the
22 balky American prisoners
who changed his mind and left
the Reds one hour after the
new year started. He told news
men at Panmunjom the Com-
Lmunists promised him "travel,
eaucauon, almost anything."
"I could go to Europe, South
America, Asia, all over the
world; have any education or
career I wanted In the fight for
peace," the 24-year-old Texan
Madrid, Spain UP) Gen. Jose
Millan Astray, founder of the
Spanish Foreign legion and
one of his country's leading
military figures, died Saturday
ot a heart attack at his home
here. He was 74.
convention with aproximately
" aeiegaies to attend also
Western Orecon Livnv ..
sociation has set the date of
January 25 to 27. inclusive
and it la exnerteri th oan
delegate will attend. The dis
trict Rotary convention will
oc neia in salem March 7 to
9 with some 600 Rotarians at
tending. The Oregon state
DAR will hold Its annual con
vention as of March 14 to 16
with some 125 delegates com
ing to the city.
Parent-Teachers Coming
The district convention of
the State Morticians u,m h
held April 1 and 2 with 35
morticians in attendance.
April 3-4 is set-up as the date
for the convention of the Ore
gon Society ot X-ray Tech
nicians and some 150 dele
gates will attend. It is also
estimated that at t.t in
delegates will come to Salem
ior a pre-conventlon meeting
April 19, 1954, of the Oregon
Congress of the Parent-Teach
er association. It is then
planned to hold the conven
tion the fnllnwln thraa
April 20 to 22, Inclusive, with
To Seek GOP
Nomination in
May Primaries
Governor Paul L. Patterson
Saturday announced his candi
dacy to succeed himself as chief
executive of Oregon for a four
year term.
In his statement Patterson
outlined seven principal ob
jectives on which he will base
his campaign to capture the
Republican nomination for
governor at the coming May
primary election.
Patterson's only apparent op
position in the primaries will
be Secretary of State Earl T,
Newbry who informally an
nounced hi candidacy about
six months ago.
Governor Patterson declared
that the year he has served as
governor of the state has been
the most challenging of my
life." He said that he has visited
every section of the state and
talked with people in all walks
of life about their interests and
concerns in state government.
"My strongest impression,"
the governor said, "is the great
number of people willing and
eager to contribute their time
and effort to achieve good gov.
eminent for Oregon. I will be
a candidate for the republican
nomination for governor in the
May primary to further this
His principal objectives a
outlined in tut statement are:
1. "Honesty and integrity in
state government, that com
mand the unlftnited cofidenoe
of the people.
(Continued on fage B, Cokanm H
Senators Off
To Quiz Ex-Spy
Washington VP) Senate spy
hunters will leave late Satur
day for Canada to interview
Igor Gouzenko, former Soviet
code clerk in Ottawa who tip
ped Canadian authorities in
1945 to a far-flung Red es
pionage network.
Chairman Jenner (R-Ind.)
of the Senate internal security
subcommittee and Sen. Mc
Carran (D-Nev.) arranged to
make the journey by train,
accompanied by an official re
porter and a committee law
yer. McCarran is the top rank
ing Democrat on the sub
committee and its former
chairman. It was reported that
the Canadian government re
quested that he participate tat
the questioning of Gouzenko.
The time and place of the
interview were kept secret,
but the information about the
forthcoming meeting was
learned from a fully qualified
source who was unwilling to
be identified.
More Vet Loans
For Homes in '53
Washington UP) The Veter
ans Administration reported
Saturday it guaranteed nearly
five per cent more GI home
loans during 1953 than in 1952
and that the houses cost more.
The average price, the agen
cy said, was $11,275. compared
to $10,915 in 1952, in part be
cause of demand for larger
houses with more equipment.
The VA said in a year-end
review of its 1953 loan guar
anty operations that it guaran
teed more than 320,000 home
loans totalling over three bil
lion dollars. The 1952 totals
were 306,000 home loans ex
ceeding $2,700,000,000.
About two-thirds of the 320,-
000 home loans totalling over
three billion dollars. The 1952
totals were 306.000 home loans
exceeding $2,700,000,000.
About two-thirds of the 320,
000 veterans who obtained
loans last year bought newly
built homes. VA figured the
new homes financed under its
program about 200,000 ac
counted for about 20 per cent
of all new one-family and two
family home built over the na
tion in 1953.
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