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69th Year, No. 97
Salem, Oregon, Thursday, April 25, 1957
U0S9JQ JO iCT BJeAIUfl
To 6 Pet.
House Unit Gives
By PAUL W. HARVEY JR.
Associated Prtii Writer
The House Taxation
Committee Thursday soft
ened the blow on corpora
tions as it gave final ap
i proval to its personal and
corporation income tax program.
The House is expected to con
sider the bills next Monday,
i The committee voted to fix the
corporation 'excise tax at 6 per
cent of net income, instead of the
7 per cent originally proposed.
The, present effective rate is 5.1
. 'Would Drive Out Business'
Representatives of business and
industry told the committee that
a 7 per cent rate would drive busi
ness out of the state, and influence
new industries against locating in
Representatives of labor also
agreed that -a 7 per, cent rate
would be too stiff.
' Fixing the rate at 6 per cent
would bring in about 3 million
dollars of new revenue.
The personal income tax part
of the program abolishes the 45
per cent surtax- but incorporates
it into the bracket structure,
boosts personal exemptions from
$500 to $600, withholds virtually
all income taxes from income,
and makes slight adjustments in
The new withholding schedules
wouldjgo into effect next Sept. 1.
The present withholding rate Is a
flat 2 per cent.
Salary Boost Voted
A Ways and Means Subcommit
tee voted an 8.5 million dollar
boost in . salaries ' of state em
ployes, with employes in the
lower brackets getting the chief
benefit. Under the plan, virtually
all employes will get more Than
$198 a month.
The Senate Natural Resources
Committee voted to continue the
study of. the proposed Columbia
River Compact for another two
years. It substituted a resolution
for the study for a bill to ratify
the compact that already has
Under this compact, the states
in the Columbia Basin would plan
water resource development.
The Senate sent back to com
miltee a bill to provide separate
three - member commission for
the unemployment compensation
and industrial accident agencies.
The Senate Labor and Indus
tries Committee was instructed Ifi
provide for Senate confirmation
of the governor's appointments to
the Unemployment Compensation
The Senate sent to the House
a resolution to continue for two
more years the legislative Interim
Committee on Highways.
BY WAYS. MEANS
For 59 Centennial
By JAMES D. OI.SON
Capital Journal Writer
Approval of not less than an
v $850,000 appropriation for the 1959
Oregon Cenlennial Exposition was
agreed upon by a sub-committee
of the Joint Ways and Means Com
mittee Thursday. Centennial direc
tors requested $1,100,000.
Tony Brandenthaler, president of
the Oregon Centennial Commis
sion, said that agreement had
been reached for the centennial to
be staged on the PI Grounds. Two
years are needed for expansion
and improvement of the PI build
ings for the Centennial. This pre
vents the Livestock Exposition
from staging its show driring 1937
As a result, members of the
committee suggested that the PI
show be moved to the State Fair
grounds in Salem during those
two years, a suggestion that will
require approval of the State Fair
Commission and PI directors.
Moreover, the committee mem
bers wish to be assured that the
livestock show will be resumed in
the fall of 1959 with a "full-blown"
Brandenthaler assured members
of the sub-committee and Rtp.
Robert Steward, vice chairman of
the joint committee, that 4he mon
ey requested from the state should
be considered a loan.
The plans call lor paying the
t hark u-hatever is Annrnnrial.
ed plus anv profits o! the centcn -
.nial after $18,000 in private dona-1
bear almdy mad art repaid,
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"Play Ball" will be the call tonight at
Waters Field when the Salem Senators
open their 1957 Northwest League season
against Yakima. Umpire Slurry Logan
(above), won't be calling the plays tonight
he worked the Willamette-OCE games
ODM Okays Fast Tax
Writeoff on IP Dams
. WASHINGTON Iff! The gov
ernment Thursday approved fed
eral tax benefits to assist Idaho
Power Co. in financing construc
tion of twopower dams on tne
anaKe Jtiver invoiveu in ine nena
The two private power dams
which public power advocates op
pose in favor of a federal Hells
Canyon Dam would cost an esti
mated 103 million dollars.
Director' Gordon Gray of the
Office of Defense Mobilization
(ODM I tod renorters Idaho Pow
er will be permitted to write off
65 per cent of the cost of the
Brownlee Dam in five years, in
depreciation for federal tax pur
poses. The state's money, he said, would
be repaid first, however.
Wants Wrfik to Start
Sen. Ward Cook, chairman of the
sub-committee, announced that all
members of the committee were
in favor of getting the centennial
project "on the road" as quickly
as possible. But he said Oregon
should not lose the Pacific inter
national Livestock show because of
no showing for two years.
Architect plans presented to the
committee disclose that improve-
(Continucd on Page S, Col. 7)
By FRED ZIMMERMAN
Capital Journal Writer -
A tentative Salem School Dis
trict budget, which calls for a 3.2
lax millaae increase over a year
ago. was under consideration '.
Thursday by directors and mem
bers of the citizens committee.
Final determination is not ex
pected to be reached before next
If the compilations, as prepared
by the administration, stand up
under scrutiny of the group and
estimates of the tax loads of the
City of Salem and Marion County
prove accurate, it emild total un
to a levy of ioa.9 mills come next
. The estimated lew lor the a oaiance 01 .w.mi ncn inuk imiuuing me various lunus, sum
school district Is placed at 64 7be approved by the voters at aias bond construction, general,
roiili of which 47 $ is charged special election.. I serial and bond, .total estimated
Ball for Senators Tonight
Idaho Power may apply the
rapid write off to 60 per cent of
the cost of the Oxbow Dam proj
ect, f .
Members of the Marion County
Court Thursday wrote the Oregon
State Liquor Commission advising
the commission that the court was
withdrawing its approval of the
granting of a retail beer license to
Clyde A. Cook at 4195 Cherry Ave.
The action was taken after a pe
tition with 523 signatures opposing
the granting of the license, was
presented the court Thursday
The court informed the com
mission that approval had been
given after a check made by the
Marion County Sheriff s Office,
which is the regular procedure, but
that the court had reconsidered the
matter since several letters of
remonstrance had been received.
Scout leaders, ministers of Vwo
churches in the Keizer area and
others had protested in letters both
to the County Court and the Liquor
The Cherry avenue location, ac
cording to Hugh E. Adams. 4090
N. River Rd., who presented the
petition to the County Court, is
across from the live acre park
where the Lions Club is erecting a
community building, which would
be used by the Boy Stouts and
School Budget Ups Tax 3.2 Mills
against the general fund. 5.9 mills The budget estimates a valua
against the serial construction tjon of j.vt mjjon for the school
fond and 11.1 for bond retirement. djslrirt an jncrcase of approj.
Fund Increased malcly $4,324,000. It is also esti-
Thc general fund of 12 .393,557 is (mated that the Marion County
an increase of S379.6W. Most of this ;i.. .Mi k- 17 5 mill, on
is accounted for by the necessity of 2 miM wh;le ,,' , lhc cj,
of hiring approximately 36 rnorc( Sa,cm wjl) bc mjlji up ,
teachers, the usual increment of
$180 in teachers' salaries and an
estimated $154,000 in tax delinquen
cies. The tax delinquency item has
been increasing in recent years.
A tax load of $3.75?672 is con
tained in the budget. Of this
amount. $r,io.095 is within the six I
: per cent limitation. $982,455 is not ;
SUDJfCt to mis umiifUinn. ica ink ;
Wednesday so instead will be out at the
park to help make the Senators' opener
success.- Details on sports pages, Section
4. (Capital Journal Photo by Jerry Claus
Water Line to
The route of the new Salem
water supply line from Stayton
Island to Salem will not pass
through Stayton as surveyed for
the preferable route.
Instead the line will skirt the
city of Stayton, going through only
a small portion of property within
This .agreement was reached at
, conference at Stayton Wedncs
ay between Salem and Stayton
Salem hack intended to run the
line through the city by way of
Ida street. This brought objections
from some Stayton persons and
The line skirting the city will
not add to the cost of the line. Had
the Ida Street routing being used
it would have been necessary to
remove and replace some pave
ment. Representing Salem at the con
ference Friday were City Manager
Ken Mathcwson, Alderman Rus
sell Bonesteele, Loring Grier and
P. W. Hale, City Attorney Chris J.
Kowitz. and Water Superintendent
The Oregon Senate cancelled its
afternoon session Thursday to per
mit senators to attend the funeral
in Portland of Henry L. Corbett.
Corbett twice was president of
the Senate, and was the father of
Sen. Alfred H. Corbett (Dl, Port
land. up 10
Picture Could Change
The picture could possibly bc
changed by legislation now pend
ing at the Capitol. However, there
was no tendency, either on the
part of the administration or the
budget committee, to take under
consideration any possible linan-
vifii ueneni 10 inc oisirici
FORMER W.U. COACH
New manager of the Oregon
a former Salem resident and
County Chamber of Commerce.
Maple replaces Leo Spttzbart, fair manager for 22 years,
who resigned the position April
Maple, who will immediately
take over his new duties on a
part-time basis, will be here full
time after June 1.
Announcement of his appoint
ment was made Wednesday after
noon by Jack Travis, chairman of
the Oregon State Fair Commis
sion, who also indicated that uie
board would not now consider the
hiring of an assistant manager.
To Walt and See
At the time the commission of
fered Spitzbart the position for the
remainder of this year, they had
contemplated hiring an assistant.
Since then they had decided to
see how things go at the fair
grounds, and probably hire one
later, Travis said.
The new fair manager formerly
coached at Willamette University
and Oregon State College, and
from 1943 until 1949 owned and
operated the Howard Maple Sport
ing Goods store here.
A 1929 graduate 01 Oregon Mate
College, Maple played football
there. He played professional
baseball for several years after
his. graduation from college and
also played with the Chicago
Cardinal football club.
Worked In Bend
After leaving Salem in 1949,
Maple operated the Howard Maple
Motor Co. at Bend and then man
aged the Harney County Chamber
of Commerce until going to Coos
Bav. During World War II. he
was, in Canada and Alaska 'With
the U; St Army Engineers as an
administrative assistant on the
transcontinental Alaska Canadian
Railway survey, ,,
' Chairman Travis, who is in Sa
lem until Thursday night to work
with Maple, also announced that
Farley Mogan of the Oregon Mate
Police would again supervise tne
narking at the fairgrounds. He
has held this position for several
The Fair Commission will meet
In Salem again May 7,
EUGENE UPI Albert Lewis
Wachsmulh, 65, found guilty of
second degree murder Wednes
day (or killing a stale police of
ficer, was sentenced to life
Imprisonment Thursday morning,
EUGENE Wi A circuit court
jury Wednesday convicted Albert
Wachsmulh, 65, of second degree
murder in the fatal shooting of
slate policeman Charles O. Sand
ers. The jury of nine women and
three men deliberated 714 hours
before bringing in the verdict
which makes mandatory a life
prison sentence. He took the an
Wachsmulh had been tried on a
first degree murder charge. He
pleaded innocent by reason of in
sanity and of temporary insanity.
Judge William Fort set May 6
as the date for sentencing.
SanddVs was killed the night of
Feb. 22 in a gun battle at Wach
smith's home norlh of here. Sher
iff's deputy Dove Hefner was
wounded in the shooting and still
is in critical condition.
Police went to the Wachsmutn
home after receiving a call from
hii wife that he was threatening
to kill her.
Maximum yesterday, 5f: minimum
today, 35. Total 24-hour precipitation:
JD2; for month; 1 95; normal, Z. Season
precipitation, 2fi.J)5; normal. .15.54.
River hilfht, zero. (Report by U. S.
expenditures of $8,399,286 are set
forth in the budget. A large
proportion of the total was voted
by the taxpayers.
That the directors and members
of the committee have been hear
ing from their constituents was in
dicated early' in Thursday's dis-
Scott Speaks Out
Director Harry Scott,
member on the board in point
of service, said at the outset tint
he was determined to eliminate
every possible dollar's worth of
expenditure, even if it means cut
ting some items that are consid
Ellon Thompson, member of the
committee, question, inn invn
1 Hon of administrative workers lo
I the over-all picture.
State Fair is Howard Maple,
presently manager of the Coos
Or More Dead
- TEHERAN, 'Iran (UP)-Earth-quakes
shook the heart of the
Middle East Wednesday night and
early today, killing at least 25
persons in Iran and, Turkey.
Egypt and Greece also reported
tremors nut no casualties.
One tremor rocked the central
Iranian (own of Ardestan in Isfa
han Province, killing 15 persons
and injuring 28. f loods following
inc earthquake cut off three vil
lages near the Afghan border.
A 45-second shock killed 10 per
rons and injured eight others in
Felhiye, Turkey. It wrecked 80
per cent of the houses in the town.
The ground cracked and water
spouted from burst mains.
Two other quakes hit Cairo and
other Egyptian towns but there
was little damage.
New York at Brooklyn (night),
postponed, rain and cold.
Chicago O00 002 01O3 9 4
Cincinnati 130 020 00X 8 0
Drott, Hillman (6), Collum (7)
and Necman; Lawrence and Bail
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This long, drab hall, and others like It,
is home to one of every 500 people In
Oregon, The Oregon Stale Hospital,
spread over 2,0(10 acres with a population
of more than 3,300, li in Important part
A ralis Jin fl
Ike Doctrine Might
Soon Get First
WASHINGTON tAV) -
The United States sent the
6th Fleet Back into Middle
Eastern waters Tlnnsdav
and followed up with an
accusation that interna
tional communism" is pos
ing a threat "to the inde
pendence and intemitv of
Stale Department press officer
Lincoln White read a statement
which used words employed in a
congressional resolution . authoriz
ing the use of force if necessary
to block Red aggression in the
v Mum on Details
But in response to long series
of questions While declined eith
er to explnin the nature of the
threat or to say what if anything
lhc United Slates would do if King
Hussein of Jordan requested help.
unaer pressure 01 questioning
White did finally comment at a
news conference that Syria and
tgypt nave Been reDorled reee v-
ing Soviet arms in the past three
The statement Itself did not re.
late the movement of the fleet to
ine threat to Jordan, but the in
tent to back up the U.S. nosilion
mere wnn a mighty snow ot lorce
Thursday's statement was a follow-up
to a While House warning
Wednesday night to Jordan s
Arab neighbors against any effort
to carve up tne little kingdom
Basic United Slates nolicv was
laid down by the vacation White
House at Augusta, Ga Wednes
day night afler President Eisen
hower had conferred, by phone
with Secretary of Stale Dulles in
ivasningion. ine core or that pro-1
nouncement was that this country
regards the independence and
integrity of Jordan as vital "to
U.S. interests and world peace."
Fleet Put In Position .
Thursday that .statement was
backed up by an order to the U.S.
6th Fleet to sail from the western
lo the eastern Mediterranean. That
would put the fleet in position for
action if in the President's opin
ion action became necessary.
The apparent aim was to give
young King Hussein a nil oppor
tunity to save his country from
political collapse with a minimum
of outside interference.
For the moment, there was no
indication .here that Eisenhower
(Continued on Page 5. Column 31
Inside . . .
JERUSALEM, , Israel (UP)
All Americans, including diplo
matic personnel, were evacuated
from the Jordan section of Jeru
salem today In a sign that seri
ous trouble was expected there.
LONDON m-Rrltaln Joined the
United Slates Thursday In say
ing -'that Jordan's Independence
4s essential for peace ' In the
CAIRO in Syrian President
Kuwatly flew Into Cairo today
for conferences with President
Nasser of Egypt.
Ike Calls for Ouster of
Crooked Lenders and
AUGUSTA. Ga. Ifl President
Eisenhower Thursday called labor
racketeering "an abomination
which must be eliminated." He
said union leaders who abuse
power and trust "are not fit to
hold union offices." .
Eisenhower expressed those
views in a statement afler a 90
minute conference here with Sec
retary ot Labor Mitchell. The
President called for swift enact
ment of legislation to provide for:
1. Registration, reporting and
public disclosure of full data on
union health and welfare funds.
The administration already has
bill before Congress to take care
2. Public disclosure of nil niherHake over Jordan's towns and ciU
financial records of unions. In -
eluding such items as dues col -
lectcd, Ihe salaries of union of-
ficials, and the amount of money
in union treasuries,.
In hii statement the President
said the administration has fol
lowed with intense Interest " the
efforts of a Senate special com
mittee 10 bring lo lleht dis
closures of corrupt practices and
abuses by officers and members
01 some labor unions. Eiscnhow-
"Labor racketeering, like cor
ruption anywhere, is an abomina
tion which must be eliminated if
and whenever it occurs. Any of
ficer and employee of labor and
it appears there have been few
who abuse the power and trust
imposed upon them are not fit to
hold union offices.
"The American working man
and woman deserve from labor
leadership high standards of trust
A highlight of the Senate- com
mittee's activities so far has been
its inquiry into the financial op
erations of Dave Beck, chief of
Ihe AFL-CIO Teamsters Union.
Beck declined to answer questions
(Continued on Page 5, Column 5)
of Oregon's institutional system. Open
house will he held at the hospital Sunday.
Story and more pictures on Section 4,
Page 8. (Capital Journal Photo)
' ' 1 .1,,"
Hussein Hangs on
To Power Under."
Martial Law '
By WALTER LOGAN , . .
United Press Staff Correspondent
The powerful United
States Sixth Fleet moved
into the war threatened ,
Eastern Mediterranean to
day ' on urgent predawn
orders from Washington. t.
The super-carrier Forrestal, with
the latest jet aircraft aboard, '
headed the fleet units which upped
anchor in French and Italian porta
so suddenly that some men on
shore leave were left behind.
Washington diplomatic sources
described the move as "precau
tionary" but they left no doubt o(
the gravity with which officials re
garded the power struggle raging
inside Jordan and the possibility
it could engulf the whole Middle
East in war.
As young King Hussein struggled
to preserve his government'
against a leftist led revolt, here
were the day's major develop
ments: Premier Hussein Khalidi, a.
moderate, bowed to leftist threats
and violence and resigned..
Martial Law Declared ., .
King Hussein called on former
Premier Ibrahim Hashem, a firm
Iriend ot thc. West; to form a new-
Hussein ordered his army uj
lies, declared martial law, Imposed
1 a -strict curfew, and madetaaai
peal to his people for. peace and'
nrffat- Ha nlcn wns rnnnrtiwl fit
have ordered Svrian tronnx nut nf
ihe- country immediately or be ii
fal-Anl nut htt .hi .l.nni all!a .'. . .
Troops from Saudi Arabia and
up positions shielding tho Jordan-
inn L-uuiiai 01 Amman uum mm a
pro-Communist Palestine section
of the country on the west, and i ;;
from pro-Communist Syria in the , 1 '
north. . ; '
Test of Doctrine ' " '
The White House in Washing-. '
ton issued a statement Wednesday - f
night that President Eisenhower. ' :
and Secretary of State John Foster.
Dulles "regard the independence.
and integrity of Jordan as vital... ;
(Continued on Page 5, Column il :
2 Gaston Girls
Burn to Death
GASTON, Ore. Ml'- Two littles f.
girls burned to death early Thura
day as fire destroyed their home
in this Washington County town
south of Forest Grove. -'
Their parents and a younger ,
child, a boy, escaped.
The victims were Roberta His
cocks, 11, and Judy Hiscocks. 7,
daughters of Mr. and Mrs. His- .
Neighbors saw Ihe house in
flames at about 3:30 a. nv. The
bedroom in which the girls were
sleeping was so filled, with fir
no rescue attempt was possible. -
The parents and the boy fled to -safety
but the mother was taken
lo Hillsboro for treatment ot v,
Cause of the fire in the large,
two-story frame house was not
INews in Brief ,
Thursday, April !5, 1957
NATIONAL, t' V
At Least Five Dead . :
In Texas Floods Sec. 1, P. 2
President Denounces La
bor Racketeering .. Sec. 1, P. 1 .
LOCAL ' :
Truth Will Prevail,
Neuberger Says Sec. 2. P. 1
Police Chief Backs Hike '
In Speed Limits . Sec. 1, P. 5 '
Saturday Bank Closing .1 :
Up lor Senate Vote . Sec. 1, P. I j
1 Oregon Children r i -
Burn to Death Sec. 1, P. 1 . ;
U.S. Sends 6th Fleet Into ' -
Mid-East Hot Spot ...Sec. l.P.t :
Hands Off Jordan,
President Warns Sec. 1, P. t S
WU Gridders Slate
Hawaiian Trip . . Sec. 4, P. 1 i
Senators Open Tonight Sec. 4, P. 1 .
Angling Prospects - t
Reported Good Sec. 4, ,
REGULAR FEATURES .
Amusements Sec. l.T.l '
Editorials Sec. 1, P." 4 :
Locals Sec. 1,P. S
Society .......Sec. J, P. 1-S s
Comics , Sec. 5, P. U ;
Television ..Sec. 4. P. 7 ; '
Want Ads Sec. 4, P. '
Markets Sec, 4, P. 7 1 .
Dorothy Dix ..Sec. 2. P. 10 ' '.
Crossword Puzzle ....Sec. 5, P. 1-1
, Food ................... Section f ,