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By PAUL W. HARVEY Jr.
Associated Press Writer
The free textbook bill, which had
provoked a religious argument,
was approved by the House Thurs
day with only seven dissenting
votes. It goes back to the Senate
(or consideration of minor House
This hill raised the issue of
whether the school districts should
give free textbooks to pupils of
nriualA anri nnrrwhial schools. But
the bill actually has little to do
with that question.
Students of oil elementary
schools public, private and paro
nniu rtnl trot llYlhnnl!
provided the schools can meet
Half Not Standard
Because about half of tin
schools in the stale now are not
standard because of overcrowd
ing, they are in danger of losing
their free doors.
The bill would continue to pro
vide free books for these non
Some parochial schools have
been deprived ot tneir tree dooks
in the past two years because o
failure to meet ine stanaaras.
Under the bill, they would get
The hill has had a stormy
history in. the Legislature because
opposing religious groups fought
over the Issue of whether paro
chial schools should, continue to
get the free books.
In the House, however, no aop-
posllion was expressed.
Teacher Raises Approved
The House passed and sent to
the Governor a bill to boost mini
mum teacher salaries $400 a year.
The new minimums would be
$3,400 for teachers without college
degrees, $3,700 for those with
bachelor degrees, and $4,000 for
teachers with master s degrees.
The bill would provldo salary
increases, beginning July 1, 1U58,
for 8.1 teachers without degrees,
315 with bachelor degrees, and 40
with master's degrees.
The House also completed legis
lative action on a bill to remove
the limit on the number of head
lights an automobile can have.
The limit now is two, but some
new models have four.
Under the bill, a car could have
any number of headlights, should
tnc trend to more ot mem con
tinue. : ' '
Up Son Hunt
SAN FRANCISCO Ifl - The
search for Thomas Stanley, 20,
who disappeared here more than
year ago, was renewed Thurs
day by his parcnls, Mr. and Mrs.
Carter Stanley, Milwaukee, Ore.
They came here to confer with
police. No clue has been found,
On March 1, 1056, young Stanley
finished his work shift as a tele
phone cable splicer, but did not
return to his YMCA room on the
Embarcadcro. Nor did he pick up
a pay check due him the next
Mao to Alter
HONG KONG, Ifl The leader
01 a Japanese Socialist delega
tion to Communist China said
FrlHav Mini Man T-,n.l..rt lrtl,l
him he expects the "dissolution"
or ine ininese-Mviet military al
It Was hplipvpit hmvitvitr flip
Red Chinese chairman meant only
a revision ot tho military clauses
oi ihe 1950 treaty of friendship,
alliance nnrt mnhinl utteiclnnf-n
and particularly clauses providing
or mutual nelp should Japan
fain take the warpath.
Mao also could mean a replace
ment ot the Chinese - Soviet al
liance by the collective security
system for Asia which Peiping
Premier Chou Kn-lai proposed
during the Socialists' visit. Chou
sugcested that it Include Red
China. Russia, Japan and the
For Nixon in '60
MKRIDEN, Conn, in John
Roosevelt, youngest son of Ihe hue
president, says he will make nn
effort to obtain the I960 Republi
can presidential nomination for
Nixon is a strong and able
leader. Roosevelt told a group of
Republicans Thursday niclit.
Roosevelt, a Republican, said,
however, that the COI' "is losing
ground with the people." As prnot
he offered Democratic control of
Congress and recent Democratic
gains in governorships.
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Okays Textbook Bill,
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PLAN FOR SEVENTH WIFE
LANDS BIGAMIST IN JAIL
CHICAGO m A 47-year-old
machine salesman, who believes
he has six wives but isn't sure,
and planned to make it seven,
was in jail Friday, facing a
charge of bigamy.
Two of the wives Warren L.
Yemm has been living with met
or the first time Thursday whet
they identified him in a - police
station as their husband. The twit
women exchanged - no words. He
stared silently at them.
"You see how difficult it would
have been," he said, "if I mar
ried another at this time. Three
wives in one town are too many."
One of the two current wives,
tho former Beverly Simmons, 31,
a typist, said she still loved Yemm
and would remain at his side.
Ullman, Morse Lash
At Fast Tax Writeoff
WASHINGTON (UP) Rep. Al
Ullman (D-Ore.) said today the
administration's decision to allow
Idaho Power Co. rapid tax write
offs in construction of Pacific
Northwest dams is a "flagrant
violation of public trust."
"This is the most flagrant vio
lation of public responsibility yet
undertaken by an administration
already well soiled with the give
away label," he said.
The office of Defense Mobiliza
tion announced Thursday that the
company would be permitted to
write off part of the construction
cost of dams in the Hells Canyon
area in five years Instead of the
What this means is that Ihe
taxpayers of the nation are sub
sidizing the Idaho Power Co. in
its desecration of the Snake River
al Hells Canyon, one of the great
est ot our remaining natural re
sources, Ullman said.
Sen. Wayne Morse (D- Ore.)
called the action "another shock
ing betrayal of the public interest"
and a "political theft of the peo
ple's substance." He said he "was
not surprised by this additional
act of favoritism by the -admin
Supposedly private enterprise
ut Hells Canyon was to poy its
way, Morse said. Now the ad
ministration is giving it a tremen
dous handout for underdevcloping
the people s resource.
Ullman charged that the five-
year tax writeoff Is "not only a
million dollar gift from the (ax
payers now," but amounts to nn
"Interest free loan" which will
20,500 Go Out
In GE Dispute
LYNN, Mass, un An estimated
20,500 General Electric workers in
Lynn and Everett were idled
Friday by a strike called in a
dispute over three grievances.
The walkout began Thursday
night. Scores of strikers Immedi
ately began picket duty around
Ihe six GE plants involved.
The strike came after what an
official of local 201 of the Inter
national Union of Electrical
Workers termed breakdown of
negotiations which began last
Affected by the strike are some
15,000 employes in the sprawling
River Works, Lynn, 4,100 in the
West Lynn Works, 1,000 in the
Everett plant, and lesser numbers
in Iwo other GE plants In Lynn
'A-TKSTS RISK SMALL'
Lib by Min im izes
WASHINGTON CB Dr. Willard
F. Libby says Uie radiation risk
from testing of nuclear weapons
is extremely small compared
with oilier risks which persons
everywhere take as a normal part
of their lives."
Libhy. a member of the U. S.
Atomic Energy Commission,
made that public reply Thursday
to Dr. Albert Schweitzer, the med
ical missionary who won the 1952
Nobel peace prize.
A statement by Schweitzer
broadcast in Norwny earlier this
week had said that further crea
tion of radioactive elements by
atom-bomb explosions must le
considered "as a catastrophe for
Ihe human race, a catastrophe
that must be prevented under
He said radiation from previous
explosions "represents danger
to the human race," and added
that further explosions "will in
crease this danger to an alarm
But the other, the former Wilmn
Pyzik, 48, a clerical worker, said
she wants a divorce and the late
model auto she bought for Yemm.
He will appear in felony court
Monday on a bigamy charge
brought by Wilma. . .
Yemm, a plain-faced man in a
baggy blue suit, said he married
Beverly, May 26, 1951, and Wilma
on Nov. 24, 1955. He said he man
aged to live with both because
he told each his job took him out
of the city frequently.
He was arrested Thursday after
a relative of Yemm's next in
tended wife asked police to inves
tigate him. Police said he recited
a list of four other women he had
married, and later left.
"cost the taxpayers millinns of
collars over the life of the proj
"If this tax order is allowed to
stand, the taxpayers will be forced
to pay for the private power com
pany dams, which were licensed
oy a hand picked Federal Power
Commission in violation of the
spirit of the law and contrary to
the best interests of the nation,"
One GI Freed,
5 More Facing
FT. CARSON. Colo. W With
one soldier cleared five others
faced an Army court Friday on
charges they were responsible for
beating up a trainee from Chi
Completing Ihe first phase of
the case, a seven-judge court
martial Thursday night cleared
M. Sgt. Billy G. Short, 27. of Tay
lor, Ark. It held the prosecution
had not proved that Short, a 5-
loot-7, moon-faced veteran of two
hitches in Korea, conspired to
have Pvt. Daniel Chuebrich, 18,
of Chicago punished in a fist
A charge of maltreating Chue
brich was dismissed before the
Short trial ended. Testimony es
tablished that he was not present
while the husky Chicagoan was
Beaten April 19.
This left simple assault charges
against five non-commissioned of
ficers to he disposed of,
They are Sgt. Billy Fowler. 21.
Clinton, Tenn.: Sgt. James E.
Ramage, 21, Seneca, S. C; Sp. 3.
c. Robert C. Parker, 2.1, Zlon,
111.; Sp. 3. e. James E. Harding.
21, Murfrecsboro. Tenn.. and Sn.
3. c. Claude E. Owens, 21, Black-
'BoateV Built for
Sailors in Jersey
ATLANTIC CITY, N. J. IB
Ground will be broken here next
week for a 56-unit "boatel" for
Duke Marcus Biondy. operator
of a shopping center, said his cor
poration will build the "boatel"
next to Main Thoroughfare, a
channel running between Atlantic
City and the mainland.
Biondy said Ihe "boalel" will
have dock space (or visiting boat-
Libby, replying In a letter which
he made public, said all life is
measured in terms of risk and
"Here the choice seems much
clearer the terrible risk of ahan-l
doning the defense effort which is.
so essential under present condi-i
lions . . . against Ihe small con-!
trolled risk Irom weapons test-1
The amount ol radiation from
tests is small, he said, compared
with that from natural sources;
such as cosmic rays and from
radioactive materials in minerals.
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No District Now
Will Be Badly
By DICK HUMPHREY
United Press Staff Correspondent
The controversial key district
bill was unanimously voted to the
Iloor ot the House late Thursday
wun me lavorable recommenda
tion of the House Education Com
mittee. It was substantially
changed from the Senate version
of the bill so as to be more ac
ceptable to Portland and eastern
Senate bill 64. which alreadv
has passed the upper House, calls
lor a new method of distributing
to school districts money from
the state basic school support
Won't Hurt Any Badly
House Education Chairman Joe
Rogers, Independence Democrat.
said the new formula would work
no matter how much of a raise
was made in the basic school sup
I his bill has been amended so
it won't hurt any school district
badly," Rogers added. Purpose of
the bill is to equalize costs of edu
cation throughout the state.
the House Education Commit
tee held more than a half-dozen
hearings on Ihe bill before the
chief objections to it were re
moved. At the last hearing, Rep.
John Mosser, Portland Republi
can, amended the bill so that dis
tribution of school money would
be based on 50 per cent assessed
valuation and 50 per cent key dis
Portland Loses Less
In 'the original Senate bill, dis-
ribution of money would have
been based on the ability of school
districts to meet education stand
ards set by Portland, the key dis
trict. The amended bill' would go into
effect at the start of the next
The State Department of Educa
tion has estimated that if basic
school support were raised to $90,
Portland would lose about $900,000
? year under the amended bill. It
would have lost some $2,750,000 in
state aid under the Senate version
of the bill.
Test as Van
PHILADELPHIA 11 With a
joyful shock of recognition, the
cab driver faced the male half of
his fare at International Airport
and jabbered: "Sure I know you.
How could f miss? Didn't I watch
you regular? And I keep rootin'
for you. Now you're ridin' with
The good-looking young man
and (obviously his wife couldn't
slide in a word. The driver re
sumed: "Been thinkln' it must be great
to know all those things. Where'd
you say you're goin' again? A
bookstore? That figures. I know
the place. I'm no expert on any
thing unless maybe this town, in
side and out. If you're in " the
market for sightseein' I'm your
In time the taximan drew up at
a big department store, scram
bled out to open the door, and said
in parting: "Good luck as if you
The passengers, Charles Van
Doren, TV quiz whiz, and his
bride went inside and asked
where In the building to go for the
literary luncheon in their honor.
The answer came in a hurry go
to the right deportment store. The
cab driver had flopped in his line
Ship Kire Doused
SAN JUAN. Puerto Rico HI
Fire aboard the A. H. Bull Steam
ship Lines' freighter Kathrvn was
brought under control Friday bv
Closing oti ana Hooding tnc hold
with chemicals. Officials feared
100,000 pounrs of jute aboard to be
a total loss. Ihe fire was discov
ered at 5 a.m. while the 8, 159-ton
vessel was docked here.
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Tornado Wreckage in Nebraska
MILKORD, Neb. Debris and wreckage
litter this eastern Nebraska town after a
tornado swept through it last night. Up
Patton Lists 7 General
By OVID A. MARTIN
WASHINGTON m - President
James G. Patton of the National
Farmers' Union says it looks as If
the billion-dollar soil bank pro
gram is failing. ,
In what he calls a "hard-boiled"
appraisal based in part on farm
ers complaints, the farm leader
listed seven criticisms ol the pro
gram designed to cut down on
production of surplus crops by of
Icring payments for retirement of
The seven general complaints
given in the current Issue of the
union's monthly magazine are:
1. It has failed to curb produc
tion because output has increased.
2. It has been designed particu
larly for big operators.
3. It is failing to do a "real"
conservation job on idled acres
an argument used to justify its
4. It has been discredited among
farmers in some regions by its
"political use" in the Midwest
corn belt last year.
5. It has been harmed by "too
many reversals" and "inconsist
encies" in administration.
6. Its outlay of public funds
has given agriculture "bad public
relations" without any defense
from Secretary of Agriculture
7. It has been "fatally coupled"
with low price supports.
The Farmers Union supported
the general principle of the soil
bank program when it was enact-
ea by Congress last year, but It
has been highly critical of farm
policies and programs of the F.i
senhower administration. In last
year's campaign, the farm organ
ization worked closely with the
Benson, on the other hand, has
said that he is hopeful the soil
bank coupled, with government
export subsidy programs will go
n long way toward disposing of
current farm surpluses by the end
No Missiles, Say Czechs
VIENNA IB The Czechoslovak
radio last night denied Austrian!
press reports that Soviet guided l
missile bases are located on izecn
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COEUR D'ALENE, Idaho Ufl
The waters and shorclands of
Lake Coeur d'AIene were searched
Friday for the Rev. Andrew Pearl
Daughters, 36 year old Pasco
Wash,, minister who disappeared
Thursday. ' ...
A smalt boat used by the Epis
copalian mi n i s t e r was found.
Thursday at Mica Bay. The boat's
bottom had been holed in several
places, apparently when pounded
against jagged rocks by ' heavy
Officials theorized Rev. Daugh
ters was lost while rowing near
shore on a trip to inspect a church
camp four miles from Mica Bay.
JERUSALEM, Israeli Sector W
An Israeli freight train struck
a land mine a mile west of the
Jordan border today and four cars
No casualties were reported.
. the derailment occurred near
Jerusalem on the main line from
Tel Aviv. Departure of the morn
ing passenger train from Jerusa
lem to Tel Aviv was canceled,
and police with dogs set out to
try to pick up the trail of those
who planted the mine.
In Tel Aviv, a military spokes
man charged that Syrians opened
fire from across the frontier on
an Israeli border patrol north of
the Sea of ualilee.
The spokesman said Israelis re
turned the fire and withdrew
without casualties. It was the 12th
shooting exchange between Isra
lis and Syrians reported since
Schrimk Asks Cut
PORTLAND tft Portland
Mayor Terry Schrunk Thursday
appealed to Gov. Holmes for aid
in lowering the 20-cent rate the
state charges the. city to look up
each motor vehicle registration.
The state Deportment of Motor
Vehicles instituted the rate some
time ago. Schrunk said it would
increase the city's expenses by
$7,500 to $10,000 a year. i
Schrunk said the city has no!
objection tu "a reasonable
charge" such as the flat $200
monthly which was formerly in
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By Top Prober
NEW YORK Ifl-Sen. John L.
McClellan (D-Ark) says Senate
probers have turned up evidence
of racketeering in labor and in
dustry which could lead to "a
McClellan, chairman of the- bi
partisan Senate Rackets Commit
tee, spoke last night before the
annual dinner of the Bureau of
Advertising of the American
Newspaper Publishers Assn. The
ANPA's 71st convention ended
early in the day.
The senator said the work of
his committee, after a .yearlong
investigation, has "barely be
gun." "Racketeering is a threat to
liberty, he said. "It is criminal,
and it has no place in our civ
ilized society . . .
"If left alone, unchecked and
unrestrained, with the momentum
It has already gained, we could
be heading for a gangsterism
economy in America. That must
not occur. The responsibility
rests upon all of us to prevent it.
"I believe that it can be pre
vented, and I have an abiding
hope and faith that it will be
McClellan said the committee
will continue its exposure of
wrongdoing in both labor and
management fields until Congress
has enough information to "clean
up the mess.
Evidence thus far, he said, has
revealed a "close pattern" of
graft, corruption and ties to the
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has approved a bill which would
appropriate $6,000 to help estab
lish an agricultural marketing
news service in the Klamath Ba
sin in conjunction with Oregon
and federal officials.
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Navy Into Giant Task
Forces With A-Pimch
i nunriM utThe Rnval Navv is to be reshuffled Into giant
task force erouDs with nuclear punch, spearheaded by a
supersonic bomber carrying an
cruisers are dead.
This new pattern of the nuclear
age navy was disclosed Friday by
the First Lord of the Admiralty,
Lord Selkirk, in a memorandum
to the Admiralty's estimates for
The new look, with its emphasis
on manpower reduction and great
er firepower, had been foreshad
owed in a revolutionary, five-year
defense program outlined earlier
this month by Defense Minister
Battleships are out in the new
scheme. Four of these big ships,
which formed the backbone of the
World War II fleet, are to be
scrapped. In their place will be
modernized and re-equipped air
craft carriers forming the core of
the highly mobile attack groups.
The groups' attacking power will
be centered in the new Blackburn
N39 bomber, which reportedly has
a speed of 1500 miles an hour. A
second atom bomb carrying plane,
the supermarine Scimitar fighter,
will be the mainstay of the de
fense. Supporting it will be the
all-weather fighter Vixen DH1I0,
armed with air-to-air guided mis
siles. Cruisers are to be replaced by
fast fleet escort vessels carrying
the guided missile "sea slug."
The new plans mean a reduc
tion of 7,000 men for the navy
this year, bringing the strength
By Pope Pius
VATICAN CITY tB Pope Plus
XII has called the entire Roman
Catholic Church to a vast mis
sionary, action. The pontiff called
for a special effort in Africa, say
ing its people face the danger of
The Pope's appeal was made in
an Easter encyclical letter to
bishops of the church, made pub
The 81-year-old head of the
450-million-mcmber church said
Africa is now "opening up to the
life of the modern world, and
passing through what may prove
to he tne most serious years of its
millenary destiny." He said 'dan
gers the continent faces include:
1. The temptation to give in to
taise concepts of nationalism, i
2. Atheistic materialism,' 6r
communiSm, which, "on the basis
of actually existing difficulties, se
duces the minds of men and, bv
sowing discord, seeks to impede
cooperation between them."
One of the most urgent needs,
said the pontiff, is for more
priests and nuns.
Czechs Nab More Spies
VIENNA ifl Radio Prague1
Friday announced the arrest of
a new group of Czechoslovak cit
izens accused of spying for the
United States. The broadcast said
the group was headed by Dr. Jan
Cakrt, an official in the Czech
oslovak State Bank. They were ac
cused of delivering economic and
political information about Czech
oslovakia that was "carried out
by the couriers of a Western em
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PLUS A Terrific Hit! J TjVv df
Friday, April 26, 1957-
atom bomb. Battleships and
Up, Fires 100
Shots at Cops
ST. LOUIS m Ronald J. Dean.
21-year-old truck driver, barri-.
caded himself inside his house
with his 2-year-old daughter
Thursday night and fired about
100 shots at encircling policemen
before - surrendering.
No one was hurt. Bullets f nit?
several parked cars and a passing
Dean walked out with the little
girl in his arms. The 15 to 20
policemen on the siege line had
withheld their fire and decided
not to use tear gas because Judy
Ann was in the house.
The officers said Dean gave ho
reason for the shooting.
They surrounded the house in
Valley Park, a St. Louis suburb,
after Mrs. Dean stopped a cruis
ing prowl car and complained her
husband had knocked her down
and threatened Judy Ann.
Officers found six shot guns,
two rifles and a pistol in the
house. They said Dean's hobby is
hunting. - ' -
SPOKANE m Union and
management negotiators met with
Federal Mediator Louis Ztman
Friday in what was described as
a last-ditch effort to avert a ma
chinists' strike against 10 Spokane
Members of the International
Assn. of Machinists Thursday
night turned down the latest of
fer by employers and authorized
strike action. The union said it
was satisfied with the 6'i per cent
pay raise portion of the offer but
felt other proposals were far und
er union demands.
A. K. Schultz, international rep
resentative of the union, said
Thursday night a strike would be
called if Friday's meeting did not
result iff an agreement. -
7 Rob Bank Truck
MARSEILLE, France' 10 -Sev-en
masked men halted a bank
truck in a narrow street of this
Mediterranean port early Friday,
forced the truck driver and his
two aides out at pistol point and
made off with the vehicle and 30
million francs ($85,714) in bank
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