Capital journal. (Salem, Or.) 1919-1980, April 17, 1957, Page 1, Image 1

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and Thursday; occasionally partly
cloudy, widely nattered showers
Thursday; chance ol thunder show
ers this evening. Low tonight, 40;
high Thursday, 60.
BUI Back
On Floor
GOP SoTfTns Take
It From Group
By 15-14
Associated Press Writer
Senate Republicans tried
Wednesday to revive the
House-passed bill to re
quire the governor to sus
pend state and local officials who
have been indicted by a Brand jury.
They won 15-14 a motion to take
the bill away from the Multno
mah County Senate delegation,
which had tabled it 4-3 two days
' Uni.lln Ahcant
The reason they won was that
Sen. Andrew J. Naterun tui,
Newport, was absent.
Democrats will move to recon
sider the motion when Naterlin
returns, and then the motion is
expected to be defeated 15-15.
The motion to take the bill from
the Multnomah delegation was
made by Sen. Rudie Wilhelm (R)
chairman of the delegation.
He said it should be put into
some other committee, such as
Judiciary, because the problem is
statewide, rather man Deing um
lted to Portland.
Under the bill, the governor
would remove two officials in
Portland who have been indicted
Dist. Atty. William Langley and
Mayor Terry Schrunk. .
'Had Gosd Reason'
Sen. Walter J Pearson (D)
Portland, answered that Senate
President Ovcrhulse "had a good
reason to send it to the Multno
mah delegation." He said that
Wilhelm refused to permit discus
sion in the delegation because Wil
helm wanted it handled by the Ju
diciary Committee.
Sen. Ward Cook (D). Portland
who made a motion in the dele
gation to send it to Judiciary Com
mittee, said "This bill involves
constitutional and legal matters
broader than the immediate sus
pension of an official," But Cook
voted against wiineims motion.
- " mi o--- Air.J ' U "T',tt
(D). Portland, criticized the bill.
asserting "T"-e question is wheth
er a man is innocent until he is
proven guilty. The Multnomah
delegation knows the facts better
than anyone else. I have grave
doubts -whether an official should
be suspended just because he's
been indicted.
T ArWl
9-Day Delay
In sentencing
PORTLAND m Dist. Atty.
William Langley, facing ouster
from office because a jury found
him guilty of failing to prosecute
' gamblers, Wednesday won a de
lay until at least April 26.
Circuit Judge Frank J. Loner-
gan in a brief in-chambers hear
ing set that date for pronouncing
sentence. Sentence on the convic
tion is removal from office and
possibly a fine of from $50 to $500.
Langley won hope for still fur
ther delay when the judge gave
him until April 22 to file motion
for a new trial and set arguments
on that for April 24. The April 26
sentencing date presumably
would be canceled if the new trial
were granted.
While this action was taking
place in the county courthouse,
selection of a federal district court
,iury to try gambler Big Jim Elk-
lis and his aiae, Kaymona uarK,
Continued in the federal court
Judge William East- said he
hoped the selection nould be com
pleted and the jurors sworn by
p. m.
Van Doren and
Secretary Wed
In Virgin Isles
ST. THOMAS, Virgin Islands
UP Charles L. Van Dorcn, 31,
who skyrocketed to fame by win
ning $129,000 on a television quiz
program, married his attractive
brunette secretary today in a sur
prise police court ceremony.
The Columbia University Eng
lish instructor and Geraldine Ann
Bernstein, also of New York,
slipped away to this Caribbean re
sort apparently hoping to avoid
the publicity that would have sur
rounded a wedding in the United
States. The news came as a sur
prise to Van Doren's closest col
leagues. Van Doren hired Miss Bernstein
iast winter to help him answer
his fan mail including many let
ters from women suggesting that
they would make a good wife for
the retiring young bachelor.
Friends in New York said he had
dated Miss Bernstein previously,
nd their close association during
the hectic months of his appear
ances on NBC-TV's "Twenty-One"
thow resulted in their engagement.
Salem Delegation Supports UAL at Hearin
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This nine-man delegation hoped to keep United Air
Line service in Salem when the group left for Seattle this
morning to appear before a Civil Aeronautics Board ex
aminer. Heading the UAL supporters was Salem Mayor
Robert White (right), plus United Manager Hal Sweeney
(left) and City Manager Kent Mathcwson. Others In the
Near-Drowning Spurs Drive
On Sewage Drainage Peril
Capital Journal Writer
A near tragedy in which a 214-year-old
Salem girl fell into a 3V4
foot deep septic field drainage
sump Tuesday afternoon has
spurred action toward doing some
thing about health and physical
hazards due to drainage problems
in the area east of Morningside
Kathy Clausen, daughter" of Mr.
and Mrs. Robert C. Clausen, 1463
Georgia Ave., was "feeling just
fine" Wednesday but was being
watched for possible disease in
fection after her immersion in the
slime - covered pool, her mother
said. Only quick action by two
youngsters and the girl's mother
saved the life of the tot.
Planning Lack Condemned
Mrs. Clausen -said Wednesday
that she and her husband planned
to seek some sort of action to
prevent future recurrence of such
near-tragedies. She said she didn't
blame the individual property own
ers so much as the lack of plan
ning and preparation for sewage
and drainage problems in the area.
Sheriff Denver Young said the
sump hole into which -the girl fell
and another one about the same
size and a little deeper had been
dug to drain off a septic tank
field where drainage had been
poor and the tank had failed to
drain properly.
He said the area was one of
the many around the Salem fringe
area that had not been properly
planned for drainage and sewage
disposal and that there were other
drainage and health problems in
the area, including septic drainage
running down roadside ditches.
The poor drainage, however, was
no excuse for leaving the open
pools of water where children
might fall in them and drown, the
Holmes Pulls
Illegal Game
(Also See Story on Page 2)
Gov. Holmes Wednesday with
drew the appointment of Marcus
E. Norton, Phoenix, to the Game
Commission, because the appoint
ment was illegal.
The appointment, announced
Tuesday, was illegal because the
law says two memDors oi tne com
mission shall come from east of
the Cascades, two from the west,
and one from the state at large.
The appointment of Norton
would leave only one commission
er from east of the mountains.
Norton was named to succeed
the late Elmer Balsiger, Klamath
The Governor's ofice said a
new appointment would be made
The other members of the com
mission are Delbert Gildersleeve,
Baker: Don M. Mitchell, Taft;
Kenneth G. Denman, Medford;
and J. H. Van Winkle, Oregon
He Was Here
Yon can't see all the world
from the monntalntop which
natives believe Is the one
from which Satan showed
Christ "All the Kingdoms of
the World," bat the view Is
Impressive. Wilton Wynn
takes yoa there In the third
story In a series on holy
places of Palestine. See it
today on Page 1, Section 2,
Caoital jbl
69th Year, No. 91
sheriff stated. He described it as
carelessness on the Dart of the
property owner. The situation is
being corrected, he said.
Situation Investigated
His office and the Marion County
Health Department are looking
further into the health and injury
hazards of the area, he said. The
area consists of comfortable, mid-.dle-class
homes, he said, su
Little Kathy was playing with
four of her playmates Tuesday
when she sliDDcd and fell into the
3V4-feet deep sump hole. A plaj
mate, Patty Kahle, 5, said that
she heard the splash and ran to
the hole to see Kathy in the water.
At about the same moment, Caro
lyn Johnson, about 10, another
9 Die as Oil Drilling
Rig Capsizes in Gulf
NEW ORLEANS Wl Nine men were missing and presumed
drowned when a big oil drilling
in rough waters in the Gulf of
U.S. Kicks Out
Russ for 'Heat'
Upon Refugees
States Wednesday ordered a Rus
sian embassy employe to leave
the country immediately for
"highly improper activities"
aimed at inducing Soviet refugees
to return home.
The State Department said the
Soviet employet Genadi F. Mash
kantzev, sought to lure former
Lt. Peter Pirogov, who fled Rus
sia in 1948, to return to the Soviet
The department said Mashkant-
zcv also tried to get otners to
go back to Russia but gave no
details on these other cases.
The expulsion order was given
Wednesday to the counselor of the
Soviet embassy.
Stayton Mayor Insists
New Water Line Skirt His City
Capital Journal Valley Edllor
STAYTON (Special) Detour
was the bypass word at Stayton
Tuesday night as city officials
from Stayton and Salem met to
gether in the fire hall to discuss
the problem of providing a route
for Salem's $3,750,000 water line
through this Santiam Canyon town.
After nearly two hours of 'dis
cussion, Mayor Robert White of
Salem and Mayor M. Van Driesche
of Stayton were authorized to ap
point a committee of three each
to study the feasibility of placing
the pipeline south of the Stayton
business district, detouring around
business and residential property.
City Attorney Chris Kowitz of
Salem and City Attorney William
Gahlen of Stayton will be advisory
I members of the respective com
jmittees. Guarantee Sought
The meeting opened in an at
mosphere of tension as Mayor Van
Driesche asked what Salem offic
ials proposed to do about guaran
teeing Stayton that if the pipeline
background include (left to right) Carl Jungblut, Dallas;
Paul Heath, representing shippers; Coburn Grabenhorst,
Chamber of Commerce and industry;" State Rep. Robert
Elfstrom; City Attorney Chris Kowitz, and C. M. Rushing,
Albany. (Capital Journal Photo)
neighbor, got off her school bus
from Morningside school and Patty
ran to tell her that "Kathy's in
the water,"
- Carolyn ran to the scene but
was unable to reach the girl so
ran to call her mother, Mrs. Lois
Johnson, and Mrs:Clausen. They
dashed to the scene and Mrs.
Clausen pulled her daughter from
the murky .5 by "...foot. pool.
Mrs" Clausen1 said she didn't
know whether Kathy was uncon-
cious at the time, or not but Mrs.
Johnson immediately began giving
artificial respiration and the girl
soon began crying. City first aid-
men checked her and she was
rushed to a doctor for further
rig turned over Wednesday
Mexico near the moutn ot tne
Mississippi Kiver.
Six crewmen were saved when
the rig toppled over while tugs
were taking it to a new location.
The rig was the Golden Meadow
No. 7, owned by tne boiden Mea
dow Well Service Co., of New Or
leans. Lewis Geer, co-owner of
the company, said the rig appar
ently turned over because of the
shifting of drilling pipe stored
aboard the craft.
The Coast Guard had helicop
ters and airplanes in the area but
could not approach the scene im
mediately because of thunder
storms and generally turbulent
The rig had been pulled to a
drilling site on Monday. Later, it
was found that" waves had under
mined the shell bed on which it
was inlendcd to rest. Two tugs
were used to pull the rig from its
Geer said when the rig began to
topple, tugboat crewmen cut the
towlines so that neither tug was
in placed on Ida street as suggested
by engineers, the pavement would
be replaced properly and tnat
water and sewer lines would not
be molested.
Mayor White replied that Salem's
intention is to place the pipeline
without expense or damage to the
City of Stayton. He pledged that
Salem would bear any expense in
curred involving the change of
Stayton sewer or water lines by
installation of the new line.
He also informed the Stayton city
officials that Salem consulting en
gineers in preparing plans for the
Salem pipeline had surveyed Stay
ton's sewer area and that their
findings were available to Stayton
for its future planning.
Mayor White and his aldermen
were persistent in their effort to
obtain approval of the Ida street
route for the Salem pipeline, but
the offer met with quiet, relentless
Detour Sought
" I assume, gentlemen, that what
you want is a detour." Mayor
'White said.
Salem, Oregon, Wednesday, April
Salem's Case
Presented at
CAB Hearing
SEATTLE (UP) A Delegation
of Salem, Ore., residents, fearful
their city might lose United Air
Lines service it has enjoyed lor
15 years, appeared before a Civil
Aeronautics Board examiner to
day to protest any such move.
The position of the City of
Salem was made clear at the
outset by State Rep. Robert Elf
strom. former mayor who said:
"Woi.aro not trying to: gain any
thing. We are trying to hold what
we have.
He said the cily had no op
position to the entry of other air
lines provided they were supple
mentary to the trunk line service
UAL now provides, Salem is on
the main north-south UAL system
on the West Coast.
Elfstrom said UAL service was
"very satisfactory." Salem May
or Robert 'White, City Manager
Kent Mathewscn, and balem air
port Manager Charles A. Barclay
all agreed with Elfstrom.
Mayor White, a wholesale seed
dealer and a private pilot told
CAB Examiner Waller Bryan,
"We feel we are entitled to be
on a trunk tine air service as
well as other transportation sys
tems." Barclay said the airport was
"predicated to the n c e d s of
UAL." Ho said revenues from
UAL provided about one-third of
the Salem airport budget.
. City Attorney Chris Kowitz con
ducted the Salem delegation's
Earl W. Snyder, Oregon slate
aeronautical director, testified
that Oregon needed additional air
tcrvicc and indicated that the
state's position was that it would
welcome all the additional service
it could get.
Veneer Plant
To Shut Down
COOUILLE f Textron Amer
ican, Inc., Tuesday said its Nor
way, Ore., green veneer plant will
close Wednesday or Thursday and
remain shut down until the ply
wood market "shows signs of re
covery." Salem's
Yes," Mayor Van Driesche of
Staylon replied. "We don't wont
litigation or trouble of any kind
about this matter, but we believe
we should explore the possibility
of detouring the pipeline around
the south fringe of town."
This would involve obtaining
rights of way from many individ
ual property owners with consider
able expense while the Ida street
route down a Stayton street would
eliminate this expense and incon
venience. The task assigned to the two
committees fs to investigate and
report the practicability of the de
tour route and to report back at
a later date. Salem's consulting en
gineers will be required to make
an investigation.
Salem's Mayor White asked for
time to name his committee, but
Mayor Van Driesche named his
at once. They are John Davis,
water commissioner; Adrian Her
mans, alderman; and Frank Fer-
ette, senior member of the City J
17, 1957
Kntersd as s
matter at Sals;
Plot Told
111 Probe
One 'Goon' Denies
Union Ordered
Explosion -
William Munley swore
Wednesday he dynamited
a nonunion house project
at Scranton, Pa., in 1954
"more or less on a dare and with
out any orders from union lead
ers." Munlev testified to the Senate
rackets investigating committee
that Paul Bradshaw, then a stew
ard in the Teamsters Union, asked
him to do the dynamiting but that
he never talked about it with high
er men in the union. '
Chief Witness
Bradshaw has been the chief
witness in the committee's cur
rent hearings centered on alleged
use of terrorism and violence to
promote union organization in the
Scranlon area.
Bradshaw has been convicted of
felonious possession of dynamite
but insists he Is "taking the rap"
for others.
He has not been sentenced..
Munlcy and three others plead
ed guilty in state courts to qliarges
arising from the dynamiting inci
dent and all are now free after
serving nine months of their sen
tences. Robert Hubshman, one of the
three, invoked the Fifth Amend
ment's protection against self-incrimination
when' called to the
Senate committee's witness chair
after the senators heard Munley.
The senators finally ordered
contempt proceedings against
Won't Answer Anything
Hubshman, a big red-haired
man. refused to answer any ques
tions except to give his name and
address. In testimony ot others,
he had been linked to acts of tcr
rorism including beatings ' and
Before Munlcy took the witness
chair, the senators had an enter
taining hour with Helen Canficld.
brunette. 27-ycnr-old divorcee and
friend of Bradshaw.
She related that the district at
torncy at Scranton called it s
"gigantic hoax" when she and
Bradshaw turned over to him
secretly made recordings of con
versations among union officials
which she contended would clear
Cancels Mail
Service Cuts
WASHINGTON W-With 41 mil
lion dollars of additional funds in
the till, the Post Office Depart
ment today started returning
postal service to a closc-lo-normal
Postmaster General Summer-
field last night called off most of
the cutbacks ordered 11 days ago.
He acted within minutes after
President Eisenhower signed
supplemental appropriation bill
rushed through Congress in the
last two days.
Summerfield said that "within
24 hours mail service will be
back to nearly the same basis as
it was" prior to the retrenchment
order of April 5.
That means post office windows
will be open as usual next Satur
day, and there will be the cus
tomary residential deliveries and
corner box pickups that day. Also
canceled were plans for suspend
ing third class mail service, ex
cept for medical items, and for
stopping issuance of money or
ders in larger s cities.
Summerfield said last night an
"overwhelming majority" of the
letters received from the public
"endorsed our actions" and
"We deeply regret any incon
veniencc that may have been
caused to the American people
by the interruption of their postal
service over this last weekend,
Noon Services
End Thursday
of noon-time observances of Holy
Week being conducted at the First
Methodist church is scheduled for
the period between 12:30 and 12:55
Thursday afternoon.
Rev. W. Berkeley Ormond, pas
tor of Calvary Baptist Church will
give the meditation "More Than
History." Special music will be
provided by the South Salem High
School choir directed by Wallace
The services, a traditional affair,
are sponsored by the Religious
Emphasis Committees of the
VWCA and the YMCA.
Weather Details
Maximum yesterday, W: minimum
today, 39. Total 24-hour precipitation:
.18: for month: 1.91; normal. 1.44.
SAftfm precipitation. 2ftfll; normal.
3408. River nltht, 29 fret, (Report
by U. S. Weather Bureau.)
jo eue8i3
Will Aid Jor
President Laughs
Off Budget A ttack
By Bfo ther Edgar
United Press White House Writer
WASHINGTON (UP) President Eisenhower today turned
aside criticism of his policies by
smiling comment:
"Edgar has been criticizing
That was all the President
The President, at his weekly
news conference, seemeu com
pletely unperturbed by brother Ed
gar's criticism of the chief execu
tive's record peacetime budget.
Edgar, a Tacoma, Wash., law
yer, voiced the criticism Tuesday
night in an interview.
The f rst question tired at presi
dent Eisenhower at today's news
conference was how he felt about
that public blast from his older
brother. .
No Further Questions
The President apparently was
expecting the question. A slow
smile of apparent resignation play
ed over his face. Standing with
both hands in his pockets he turn
ed to the questioner and made the
remark about Edgar having cri
ticized him since ho was a child.
The President's remark brought
a roar of laughter from reporters.
Eisenhower responded with a
broad grin and a little chuckle of
his own. No further questions were
asked and the President made no
further comment on the incident,
Can't Understand Why
Edgar attacked the 71,B00,000,-
000 budget as too big, and said
ho "can't understand" why the
President approved it.
"His campaign promises and
speeches were for decreased gov
ernment spending," Edgar told
newsmen Tuesday night. "I'd like
to discover what influences are at
But Edgar denied one published
report that he said his brother,
Milton, president of Johns Hop
kins University, Presidential As
sistant Sherman Adams and Paul
G. Hoffman, former foreign aid
chief and an original Eisenhower
supporter, influenced the President
toward more liberal spending.
Eva Leaves With Jewels Secure
HOLLYWOOD Actress Eva fiahor departs for London
last night carrying her $150,000 jewel collection In this
fashion a steel strongbox, fastened to her wrist by a
handcuff. Miss Gabnr said she discovered at the last min
ute that her insurance on the jewels had expired, and
rather than leave them behind she brought them along,
uninsured, for the air trip. (AP Wircphoto)
i3Jicates ILS.
his brother, Edgar, with this
mc since I was five years old.
had to say on the subject of his
Israel Claims
Nasser Gangs
Resume Raids
Israel accused Egypt today of
instigating new Arab guerrilla
attacks from Jordan, Syria and
Lebanon to keep the uneasy situa
tion stirred up in Jordan, where
King Hussein has won a precari
ous political victory.
The charge came as Britain dis
closed its military forces Were
continuing their withdrawal from
Jordan, despite the government
crisis which started when Hussein
ousted pro-Soviet Premier Sulei
man Nabulsi. It ended in a com
promise Monday, with Hussein
Khalidi as the new Premier and
Nabulsi as foreign minister.-A;
The Israeli reports of newly In
spired commando attacks indicat
ed the Jordanian tcrisis was far
from over, with Egypt the appar
ent key to this and other Mideast
problems notably the future of
the Suez Canal.
British and American officials
continued to advise shipping inter
ests in both countries not to use
the Suez until details of its opera
tion are cleared up.
However, a number of ships
were transiting the canal on
Egypt's terms. Among these was
the George F. Getty, a tanker of
52,000 deadweight tons, owned by
the Hemisphere Transportation
Corporation. It is registered in
Monrovia, flies the Liberian flag,
and is controlled by American oil
dan If
Still Hopeful
Of Solution
; On Suez
President Eisenhower said '
today the United States
could go to Jordan's assis-
tance it it becomes a vic
tim of aggression.
The President also told his newn
conference the U.S. may have to
go before the United Nations Se- ,
curity Council to report on the ;
stalled Suez Canal negotiations. "
But he added that this govern- .
ment has not given up hope that ,
an" agreement with gypt can be
reached. . '
Eisenhower said the U.S. has
iwo ways of helping Jordan if it
is attacked. . .
First, he said, a Big Three;
agreement of May, 1050, provides ,
for action in event any Middle
East nation is the victim of ag
gression and this could apply in
Voices No Concern
Second, the Middlo East doc-
trine resolution approved by Con
gress, he said, permits the U.S.
to go to the aid of any-nation at- ,
tacked by Communist aggression. -
The U. S.. he said, would be
guided by either of these two pro- :
nounccments. The President, how
ever, did not voice any concern
tnat aggression is Imminent.
On Suez, the President said the
U. S. has insisted in its negotia
tions with Egypt that the canal
be operated in line with the six ,
principles approved by the Secur- .
uy council last uctoDer. Tncse in-
tolls, insulation of the canal's op-
erntlin "frnm thn rtrlf!iro nt An.
country," and opening of the wat j
erway to ships of all nations.
Hopes For Agreement ' '
The President said some prog
ress has been made: ho has not
given up hopo of an agreement, :
but the U. S. might have to go
back to the Security Council.
The President said in discussing
the Middle East that American
ships are not entitled, as he put
it. to bull their way into the Gulf
of Aqaba. ' s , )
Ho said the U.S. long ago an
nounced its readiness to join with ;
other nations in stating that the
Gulf of Aqaba and the adjacent
Straits of Tiran are regarded as '
international waters, pending a de
cision to the contrary by the world
American ships can do as they :
choose, he said, since this govern- '
ment has not told them to avoid,
entering the gulf. ; ...
Officials said Egypt already has
been informed of the possible U. S, ;
move to refer the stalled Suez ne- '
gotiations to the Security Council.
Other news highlights at Eisen- .
He supported the general prin- :
ciple of the new O'Hara-Harris
natural gas bill, saying he be
lieved there had to he such legisla
tion. He snid reports he has been '
given on this particular bill indi
cated that it agreed in general
Willi, the criteria he announced,
when he vetoed a gas bill last '
year. f
The President said ho was I!
against billboards that mar the '
scenery along the highways of the
nation but he did not know what
the federal government could do
about it.
IVews iu Brief ?
Wednesday, April 17, 1S57
Ike Hints Jordan Aids, Laughs ,
Off Edgar Blast ... Sec. 1,P. 1
5 Killed in Explosion
In Chemical Plant ..Sec. 1, P. 2
LOCAL , -Easier
Egg Hunt Planned
Sunday 'Sec. 2, P. 1
Bus Employes Get Pay
Increase Sec. 2, P. 1
House Turns Down Urban
Renewal Plan ... . Sec. 1, P. 2 ,
GOP Solons Try to Revive .
Oust-DA-Bill Sec. 1, P. 1.
Salem Acquires Veteran'
Pitcher Sec. 2, P. i
Major League Falls in
Farmliar Pattern ....Sec. 2, P. 3 '
Amusements Sec. 1, P. 2
I7jlt..:.l. C t TS M
.imui una -....i...,.,..ucv.. r .
Locals ...Sec. 1, P. 5
Sec. 2. P. 1
Society .....Sec. 1, P. 6-7
Comics ... Sec. 2, P. 6'
Television Sec. 2, P. 7
Want Ads Sec. 2, P. 8-9
Markets Sec. 2, P. 7
Dorothy Dix Sec. 2, P. 8
Crossword Puzzle ...... Sec, 2, P. 6
Home and Garden .....Sec. 2, P. I