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Page 2 -Section
House Rejects Bonds
For Institution Work
By PAUL W. HARVEY JR.
Associated Press Wrilcr
The Oregon House of Represen
tatives has indicated it doesn't
think much of having more state
It defeated late Monday a pro
posed constitutional amendment
that would have authorized 15 mil
lion dollars worth of bonds to
build new buildings at state in
titulions. There were 29 votes for
the bill 2 less than necessary
and 26 votes against. It would
have been referred to the people
at the next general election.
The measure was proposed by
Hale Treasurer big Unandcr.
The vote was significant in view
Of the fact there is sentiment that
Esles Says Ad Expense
Not Be Allowed
WASHINGTON IB Sen. Ke
fauver (D-Tenn) said Tuesday the
Internal Revenue Service has
itartcd a study of private electric
utility advertising which Kefauver
said attacked public power.
In a speech on the Senate floor,
the Tennessean said he was con
vinced the utility companies
should not bo allowed to deduct
the cost of the advertising on
their corporation returns.
Kefauver said the advertising
was "designed to attack the Ten
nessee Valley Authority, Niagara,
Hells Canyon, the Rural Electri
fication Administration and pub
lic power generally."
"Much of this advertising is of
a false and misleading nature,"
"It was undertaken following a
survey made for the National
Assn. of Electric Companies,
which showed that TVA was very
popular but - socialism was not
and, therefore, . the cold-blooded
decision was made to link TVA
with socialism and the electric
companies advertising program
was formed . . .
"I have no present estimate on
the amount of money spent, but
It is considerable," Kefauver con
tinued. "I have a booklet 'pub
lished oy lie Saturday Evening
Posl reprinting all Iho advertise
ments which appeared In that
journal alone through 1056. There
ate 169 of them. The advertising
Agency in publishing this booklet
claims credit for helping shift
public opinion 12 per. cent in the
course of the campaign.
- "There is llllle doubt In my
mind that these companies have
been charging the public, through
Income tax deductions, for their
The senator olfcred for the Con
gressional Record a letter from
Russell C. Harrington, commis
sioner of Internal revenue, which
"I have directed our field forces
to make a study of-the import of
the magazine advertisements in
question and their relationship .to
any proposed legislation."
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the 20 million dollar institution-
ana ounuing program snouia ne
financed by bonds or delayed for
The Senate passed 1614 a bill
to change the 11155 law which pro
vides that when a person is libeled
by an accidental mistake, he can
collect only actual damages. The
law eliminates punitive damages
in such cases.
As the bill goes to the House.
its most significant change would
be to require a publisher or radio
or television station owner to'
prove that the libel was accidental
and free from negligent.
The present law requires that
the person bringing the suit must
prove lack of negligence.
1 hree Senate lawyers Carl
Francis, Dayton: Warren Gill,
Lebanon; and Philip S. Lowry,
Mcdford led the assault on the
They said It Is unconstitutional
because it violates a provision
guaranteeing . "remedy by due
course of law."
Lowry said the 1(155 law "in
vited yellow journalism to Ore
gon." Iho only senator who supported
the 1955 law was Leander Quir
ing, Hermiston, a former weekly
He said that the 1955 law was
good because it eliminated nui
sance libel suits, and declared
that the people haven't demanded
any change in it.
Republicans voting against the
bill were: Bellon, Cameron,
Chose, Hare, Leth, Ohmart, Quir
ing, Schlcsinger, Wilhelm, Ylurri
and Zieglcr. The Democrats
against tho bill were: Chapman,
Hopkins and Thiol.
the House voted to reconsider
the municipal power tax bill and
sent it to the Taxation Commit
tee. The bills, defeated 30 to 24 last
Friday, would permit property
taxation of property of municipal
electric companies which is owned
outside the boundaries of the cit
ies in which they arc located.
J no specific purpose of the bill
Is to allow tho Springfield School
District to tax property of tho Eu
gene Water and Electric Board.
Board to grant paroles to habitual
criminals who are serving life
Tho House sent to' the Senate
a bill to permit blind persons to
operate vending stands in state,
county and city buildings.
1 no senate sent to the House
a bill to permit tho state Parole
In Senate Unit
. The Senate's Multnomah County
delegation Monday voted 4 to 3 to
table o House-passed bill lo re
quire the Governor to suspend
state and local officials who have
been indicted by grand juries.
Tho four who voted to table,
and thus lei tho bill die, were
Democrats. They arc Sens. Wal
ter J. Pearson. G. D. Glcason.
Jenn Lewis and Phil Brady.
The other three voted to send
the hill to the judiciary commit
tee. They arc Sens. Rudic Wil
helm IRI, Alfred H. Corbctt (D),
and Ward Conk (Dl.
Wilhelm said he would move in
the Senate to take the bill away
irom the delegation to permit the
Semite lo vole on It.
The bill, alter being passed by
the House, was sent to the
Multnomah delegation by Scnnto
President Boyd Ovcrhulse. The
.ludiciary Committee had expect
ed to receive the bill.
The bill would npply' lo two in
dicted officials Multnomnh Conn-
ly Dist. Ally. Willintn Lnnglcy
and Mayor Terry Schrunk of Port
land. However, legislative lawvers
disagree as to whether the Gov
ernor could be given power to
suspend local ollieials such its
hiiitiink. l.iingley Is a state old
The bill says thai when an of
ficer Is suspended, he will draw
his full salary during the period
The Governor would appoint
temporary successors. The period
of suspension would last until the
case had been disposed of by the
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M U 1 L 1 lltUIil
Rap 'Key ' Bill
School officials from Eastern
Oregon and Portland disputed
Monday night the entire theory
u( the key district bill to redis
tribute the basic school support
They told the House Education
Committee that the Senate-passed
bill wouldn't achieve its objective
of equalizing educational oppor
tunities and school taxes, and
that it is unfair. . ,
The bill would fix $230 per child
per year as the standard of edu
cational cost. Each district would
be given state money equal to the
difference between (hat figure and
the local school taxes.' The theory
is that local school taxes should
be made uniform.
But the officials from Portland
and Eastern Oregon areas which
would lose by the proposed for
mulacontended the bill is based
on a false premise that true cash
value of taxable property is an
index of wealth.
George Baldwin, clerk of Port
land School District, said that
Southern Oregon counties, classl'
tied as poor under the proposed
TAKE A PILL AND
By ALTON h. BLAKESLEE
AP Science Reporter
CHICAGO Wt Medicines taken
cither before or after H-bomb
attacks show promise of saving
lives from deadly radiation, scien
tists said today.
Sueh medicines now are saving
animals Irom otherwise fatal
doses of X-rays. The animals in
clude monkeys, a close relative of
The I before-al'tack treatment
could, .M) casy-to-got .pills.
The ofler - attack treatment
could bo- Injections of bone mar
row. It might even be ' animal
hone marrow, perhaps someday
stocked in marrow banks.
Animal experiments giving the
basis for some protective medi
cines were described today to the
Federation of American Societies
Split on Ike's
KHARTOUM, Sudan W The
two trad i iir par I Irs in Sudan's
coalition government have split
over the Eisenhower Middle East
Leaders of the People's Repub
lican party, which holds six of the
1R Cabinet scats, announced oppo
sition to the American program
"if the doctrine contradicts our
A party spokesman called lor a
conference of Arab nations to de
cide a collective policy toward the
Mscnhower program ol U.a. eco
nomic aid and military help
against Communist penetration.
Premier Ahdulla Khalia's Urn-
ma party, which holds another six
Cabinet scats, attacked this stand
and insisted on close examination
of the doctrine before a decision.
"If Smuti Arabia, who is a mem
ber of the extremist bloc among
Arab miliotiK, did not tako such
measures against the doctrine,"
an Umma party spokesman said,
"then it will only he foolish if we
do so. We must be more realistic
nnd see where our interests are."
U.S. Vice President Nixon ran
into a relatively cool reception
when he visited Sudan last March
while on his tour of Africa.
Endt Tonite -
riCTOfl MATURE - MICHAEL W1L01N6
Cinemascope and Color
formula, actually are wealthy.
He pointed out that they get
millions of dollars a year in fed
eral Oregon & California land
grant revenues, but that the key
district bill doesn't take this into
"You can't equalize school taxes
unless this O & C money is taken
into consideration," he said.
Baldwin pointed to the Grants
Pass district as one which is
classified as poor, but which, he
said, actually is wealthy because
of the O it C money it uses for
Baldwin also criticized the
"lack of stability" in using Irue
cash value as an index of how
much a district should get. This
is unfair, he said, because . many
counties have not been reap
praised yet by the state Tax Com
mission. Several committee members
criticized the witnesses because
they had no alternative plan. Rep.
Shirley Field IR), Portland, sug
gested that the whole matter
might bo made the subject of a
legislative Interim study for the
next two years. '
for Experimental Biology.
Abundant chemicals known
sullhydryl compounds are known
to save mice from exposure to X
rays which normally would kill
all of them. One such chemical is
Cysteine, a building block of pro-
tiens. these chemicals work only
if taken before exposure to radia
tion. Drugs of this class also protect
monkeys, a much higher form of
life, said n new report by Dr. B
CI. Crouch and Dr. Richard H.
Overman of Iho University of Ton
ncssce College of Medicine, Mem
Monkeys fed one of these drugs
and then exposed to killing
amounts of X-rays arc still alive
-six months later, and are appar
ently normal, they said.
One of the bad and early ef
fects of radiation is damage to
the bone marrow and organs
which form blood cells and blood.
Within seven weeks time, the
monkeys' blood appeared quite
normal with tho pretrentment.
Injections ol bone marrow are
one hope far rescuing the blood
forming machinery after radia
tion has done its damage. Such
injections help mice given
nothing before the lethal X-rays
and tney also apparently work
in monkeys, the new findings
River Yields Body
Of Allegany Man
ALLEGANY, Ore. tfl - The
body of Edward L. St. Dennis, a
44-yenr-old Allegany employe of
the Weyerhaeuser Timber Co..
Sunday was recovered from the
St. Dennis had fallen into the
flood-swollen river Dec. 11. when
a small boat capsized when he
was working in a Weyerhaeuser
lug dump here.
The body was recovered several
miles below here.
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THE CAPITAL JOURNAL
PORTLAND, Ore. Mayor Terry
Schrunk, right, accepted warrant last night
for third charge against him in Portland
vice investigation. The new count accuses
him of copying illegal wiretap recordings.
Ex-Charu?oman, 104, to Get
$300,000 Left by Daughter
DETROIT (UP) A 104-year-old
charity patient, who worked
as a charwoman to raise a fam
ily of 10 children, was awarded
$300,000 Monday from the estate
of a millionairess daughter who
tried to cut her off without a
The award to Mrs. Wilhelmina
Van Ellen, a city-supported pa
tient at a rest home here, cli
maxed a two-year legal battle in
courts in Michigan and New
York. Mrs. Van Etten's attorneys,
in a suit filed two years ago, con
tended that her six - times wed
daughter, Mrs. Agnes Momand.
ignored her -mother because of
fraud and undue influence.
The daughter, who died May
25, 1953 at the age of 65. wrote
six wills, but (ailed to leave her
mothor( any of the 3 million dol
lar fortune she had amassed by
her marriages, In one of her
wills, however, Mrs. Momand re
membered her mother by a. gilt
to the University of Nevada.
In contesting the will, attorneys
for Mrs. Van Etten cited usage
To Isle Post
TANGIER ISLAND, Va. (UP)-
The Isolated fishermen of little
Tangier Island today at last had
They had to go to Japan to find
The inhabitants of the Island in
the mouth of Chesapeake Bay 12
miles from the Virginia mainland
have been looking for a doctor for
Four years ago the 1,100 island
ers decided they needed n doctor
when the island's Methodist pas
tor sullered a heart attack and
lay 17 days in bed without medi
The Virginia Council of Health
and Medical Care offered to help
the islanders find one. The coun
cil with the help of a Chicago
'placement bureau finally found
Dr. Mikio Katu of Kobe, Japan.
He promised to try it for a year.
The young, slightly-built doctor
"The Tattered Dress"
"The Light Touch"
Academy Award Winner
Best Screen Play:
A Ouy-A Gal and a log: In
STAa MN 'OHNSON
Indicted Third Time
of alcohol and drugs as reasons
why her daughter was unlit to
make a will.
The only member of the family
mentioned in the will was Mrs.
Betty Roberts, of Los Angeles, a
sister of Mrs. Momand. Other
oencficiaries included her doctors,
nurses, servants and her last hus
GI Deserter Turns
Up in French Army
POITIERS, France (UP)-A 31-year-old
Brooklyn soldier who dis
appeared from his'. American
World War If unit, and turned up
11 years lator as a1 French Army
hero went on trial here today on
charges of desertion. '
Pvt. Vito Sala faces a "possible
death sentence on the charge that
he deserted the 339th Infantry
GE Earnings and
Sales JIit Record
In First Quarter
NEW YORK m The General
Electric Co.'s sales and earnings
the first three months of 1957
were at a record level.
Sales totaled 1.048.850,000 and
resulted in a net income of $64,
006,000, equal to 73 cents per
share of common slock, the com
pany reported Monday.
This compared with net income
of $54,962,000. or 63 cents a share,
on sales o( $9-16.458.000 during the
corresponding period of 1956.
arrived from Japan Monday by
All the island turned out to give
him a great welcome. Then they
ui i i-u uitr pi inning uunui lu a
$12.1100 medical center that they
had built for him.
"I like fishine nennlp And T
like fish." he said, happily.
"Road to Ball"
"Kettles in the Oiarks"
2 Science Fiction Hits
On Ihe Same Big Program
2nd Science Fiction Hit:
Sheriff's deputy, Jack Klrkendall, left,
serves warrant. Ray Kcll, Schrunk's attor
ney, is in center, wearing hat. (See story)
band, Donald S. Momand of Lon
don. Mrs. Van Etten, a hospital pa
tient for the past two years, was
said to be in "satisfactory condi
tion.',' Asked what she would do with
Ihe money, she said:
"Just pay some bills."
Regiment of the U.S. 100th Infan
try Division in 1945.
But r.the general -courts martial,
will hear an almost incredible
tale- of an amnesia victim who
(ought heroically with the French
Foreign Legion in Algeria and
Indochina. The tale is supported
by French credentials and the
testimony of psychiatrists.
Sala turned himself in to Ameri
can authorities at La Rochellc
last October. He said he had suf
fered from loss of memory and
asked them to try to trace his
U.S. Army records disclosed
that Sala was listed as absent
without leave from the 100th Di
vision after a battle near Hcil
bron, Germany, in April, 1945.
Sala said he lost' his memory
during a shock and partially re
gained it only during later shocks
when he was fighting in Indochina
French officials supplied a bush
el of testimonials to back Sala's
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Ore. m-A third
r-Woe was filed against Mayor
Terry Schrunk last night as five
spools of tape recordings em
broiled men on both sides of a
nnnr-mwcv in Portland.
nw tuiin. -.- .
The dd-vear-nld mavor. previous -
Iy accused of taking a ortoe
of lying when he denied receiving
the Drioe, was cnargeu wmi
ine copies of the tajfc recordings
. .. ttniA tact
alter seizing inem m a ia.u "-
That was Wnen ne war, ain-nn.
He said earlier he had made Lhe
lUn npimnalc WPrP
copies in case the originals were
destroyed or stolen
Illegal As Originals
A grand jury said Ihe recordings
contained conversations obtained
through illegal wiretaps, and that
making copies of them was as
illegal as making the originals.
The same spools have the
mayor's enemy. Gambler Big Jim
Elkins, 55, under indictment. He is
accused in federal court of mak
ing the originals.
Selection of a jury for the El
kins trial is scheduled to start
Also scheduled to go into court
today is Dist. Atty. William Lang
ley, 41, who was convicted last
weekend of failing to prosecute
gamblers. He will move for a new
Lanclev and the mavor assert
they are victims of a frameup by
All three earlier were witnesses
in Washington, D.C., before the
Senate Rackets Committee.
The grand jury yesterday also
indicted three Teamsters Union
officials Clyde C. Crosby, 46,
international representative i n
Oregon; Frank P. Malloy, 45. bus
iness agent of Local 223: and Lew
Cornelius, 55, secretary-treasurer
of Local 162. All were accused of
Divers May Go
Down to Study
PORTLAND (fl Divers may
be sent down to inspect one pier
of the Hawthorne Bridge lhal was
hard hit when two unmanned
ships, slammed into the span Sun
day... This was reported by Multno
mah County engineers Monday as
they estimated the damage at
from $30,000 to $50,000.
The two vessels, here to be
scrapped, broke loose from their
moorage upstream in a wind
storm when gusts reached 70
miles an hour. They were swept
broadside against tbe span after
being partly turned by two small
Highway traffic was resumed on
two lanes across the bridge Mon
day. Engineers said it may be two
weeks before repairs are com
pleted on the damaged southern
traffic lane of the bridge.
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.i.- it.nll machine hnsinPKS
inHiptpri on several nth.
er counts earlier, filed a $900,000
damage suit yestcraay against tne
newspaper The Orcgonian and
Elkins. Earner ne naa niea a
sun against tne
was a series of Orcgonian
stones, uaai.-u uu ivuuifj
made available by Elkins, that
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isiariea me vnc iito6i.u,i. mc
newspaper said those recordings
nol mciuue any wnuicp ma-
j tcrial. but instead were of room
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In Elkins Case
PORTLAND Wl The federal
wiretap charge against Portland
racketeer Jim Elkins has started
a state vs. federal .court contest
State Circuit Judge Charles W.
Redding issued a temporary in
junction Monday to prohibit police
from testifying about the seizure
of tape recordings, held by the
federal government as evidence.
Redding said the raid warrant,
obtained by Dist. Atty. William
Langley, had been held in state
court to be illegal, and therefore
there was doubt the police could
testily about the tapes, even in
The federal district attorney, C.
E. Luckcy, said the federal court
had supremacy and the police
would be called to testify.
This will leave Ihe police the
choice "between the two courts
as to which they would prefer lo
be in contempt of," said Luckey.
It may be settled, however,
without difficulty. Federal' Judge
William East indicated he would
grant a recess after selection of
a jury in the Elkins case before
witnesses are called.
Rcdding's temporary injunction
lasts until Thursday, when he will
hear arguments on the matter.
Trade Slainps Illegal
TOPEKA, Kan. (rft-Gov. George
Docking has signed a new law
making it illegal for stores in Kan
sas lo issue and redeem trading
stamps after April -of 1958. The
Legislature passed the ban at its
recent session, but it docs not ap
ply to boxtop and similar coupons.
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