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PARTLY CLOUDY tonight, mostly
cloudy Wednesday morning with
bowers likely Wednesday after
. noon or evening. Cooler. Low to
night, 45; high Wedneiday, 70.
, To Cities
' Liquor Raise OKd;
By PAUL W. HARVEY Jr.
V Associated Press Writer
' The Oregon House of
Representatives eave 36-
22 tentative approval
Tuesday to its Taxation
Committee's bill to in
- crease inheritance taxes.
The vole was the same by
which the House approved late
' Monday the personal income tax
But while the House was seek
ing to boost the inheritance levies
to add 2 million dollars to the
state general fund during the next
i biennium, the Senate voted unan
' " lmously to talte $2,560,000 out ot
the state fund and gave it to the
i Action on Report
" The House action was on
committee report. The bill, which
will go to the Senate, taxes insur
ance proceeds of more than
$60,000, increases the inheritance
tax rates, and levies a tax on
properly worth more than $25,000
that is held in common by a
married couple when the husband
. or wife dies.
The Senate measure, which
goes to the House, triples the
; per cent share of liquor profits
, that is given to cities.
Before the final vote was taken,
the Senate defeated 21 to 9 a
motion to change the cities' share
to 20 per cent, and then Beat 16-4
a move to make it 10 per cent.
As the bill now stands, the
cities' share would be 15 per cent,
,'' or triple the $672,000 annual
amount they now get.
i Giving of the money to the cities
might pose a problem for the
:. Joint Wavs and Means Commit-
j tee, which is struggling hard to
hold down the state budget.
V Might Lead to Property Tax
Sen. Warren Gill (R). Lebanon,
t argued that the bill would be a
great help to money-short cities,
and he said it would provide some
measure of property tax relief.
But Sen. Walter J. Pearson (D),
Portland, who mode the 10 per
cent motion, said "giving away
money like this might lead to a
state property tax."
The Senate also sent to the
House a bill to give the Unem
ployment Compensation and In
dustrial Accident agencies separ-
ate three-member commissions.
' The same commission now runs
. both of them. t
. . The personal income tax meas
ure appears headed for trouble in
the evenly-split Senate, although
some Republicans conceded it
Would be approved.
Some Senate Republicans will
try to get a sales tax. but they
admitted they won't have the un
animous support of other Senate
The Senate Taxation Committee
plans to begin meetings Thursday
'". to consider the House tax pro
gram. (See Story on Page t)
WASHINGTON (UP)-The Sen
ate Foreign Relations Committee
today approved the nomination of
Charles E. Bohlen as ambassador
. to the Philippines, according to
Sen. Alexander Wiley (R-Wis.).
Wiley, who left the closed door
session early, said there was no
Bohlen, recently returned as
1 ambassador to Russia, was ques
y 'vfconed for about a half hour.
The committee ttien began ques
." tioning Scott McLeod. State De-
partment security chief who was
nominated as ambassador to Ire
; land. Some members said they
did not expect a vote today.
The group temporarily suspend
ed its questioning of McLeod to
hear Sen. Harry F. Byrd (D-Va.)
endorse a third nominee, radio
commentator Henry J. Taylor as
ambassador to Switzerland. Byrd
described Taylor as a "sound
man going to one of the soundest
countries in the world." Taylor
lives at Charlottesville, Va.
Bohlen and McLeod, who clash
. ed when the security chief raised
questions about Bohlen's nomina-
tion to Moscow four years ago,
did not come face to face at the
Baseball Score Q
Baltimore ooo 010 000 1 6 2
Chicago 101 000 40x- 7 1
Moore. Zuverink S and Gins
berg, Patton (4); Pierce and Lol
lar. (10 innings)
New York 001 000 000 0-1 I 0
Detroit 000 100 000 1-J 6 0
Kncks, Grim (10, and Berra;
Mass and House.
Boma run Detroit, Boiling.
OMAHA A year and a
Greenweld plummeted to the floor at Omaha auditorium
during the Shrine Circus aerial performance. . She suf
fered multiple fractures and doctors feared she never
would walk again. But the fractures mended and last
night the 32-year-old mother staged a comeback with her
husband, shown as they slid down the rope. (AP Wire-photo)
IN CIRCUS TRADITION
Acrobat Back Up
Year After Fall
OMAHA (JV-Cheers rang in the
ears of Emily lireenweia iasi
leht in the same arena wnere
gasps of horror had sounded a
year ago when she plummeted 40
feet to tne narawooa noor.
Salem Man in
Yard Gas Fire
Darrcl Johnson, 24, 3240 Dun
can Ave., was reported in good
condition Tuesday at Salem Gen
eral hospital where he is being
treated for burns suffered when
his clothes caught fire Monday.
Johnson was burning trash in a
barrel in his back yard and tossed
gasoline on the blaze to make it
burn better, he told Salem first
aidmen. The blaze flared back
at him and caught his clothes on
He extinguished the blaze by
rolling on the grass, he said. He
suffered second degree burns of
the arm, neck and face and se
vere shock, 'hospital authorities
Fire Chief Robert Mills remind
ed residents Monday that the use
of gasoline in starting fires is al
ways dangerous but is particular
ly dangerous in iiot weather such
as has been in effect over the
weekend. A much higher concen
tration of fumes builds up rapidly
when the air and the gasoline is
warm, causing a literal explosion
when touched by a flame, he saiu.
Mivlmum veiterdftv. M: minimum
tndiy, S6. Total 24-hour precipitation.
.on: lor montn, i.sh; normal,
Sraion precipitation. 2a.9K: normal,
33.K2. nlver height, -.1 of a foot.
Report by u. 8. weather Bureau.)
By JAMES D. OLSON
Capital Journal Writer
An average stay of 11 months
for boys committed to MacLaren
School for Boys was adopted as a
policy by the State Board of Control
This stay would include time
spent at the institution itself as
well as time spent in the forest
camp set up for boys of the school.
Recommended by Penologist
This policy is in line with the
recommendation made to the board
by Dr. Sanford Bates, noted penol-
ogist. foilo'ving a study made some
James Lamb, who favored a 12-
months stay, said he would not
object to the shorter average stay
set by the board.
Lamb was instructed to prepare
a monthly report to be submitted
to the board, giving the number of
admissions, the number of boys
sent to camp and to foster homes.
69th Year, No. 101
week ago last night Emily
"Emilv came ' back before
crowd that included many who
had seen her near-fatal fall. The
cheers sent a spirited smile flash
ing across her face.
A broken wrist strap was the
cause of her fall in the Shrine cir
cus last year. She was spread
eagled on a spinning ring suspend
ed from ner nusDana Amert s
teeth. The fall resulted in multi
Die fractures of the pelvis. s
crushed left hip and a smashed
Doctors believed she would nev-
er walk again but 32-year-old Em
ily told them that more than any
thing else she wanted to return to
the circus - and she would. She
was 13 weeks in a hospital and
then returned to her Cedar Rapids
home, where after weeks of prac
tice she reached peak form and
was ready for her comeback in
the same circus in tne same arena
where she fell.
Man in Cabin
CLEAR LAKE (Special) Frank
Guthrie, about 65, was burned to
death early Tuesday when fire
destroyed his small cabin in the
Mission Bottom district near the
Arnold Fast farm..
Firemen from the Gervais fire
station called to the scene by Fast
found the fire beyond control. Guth
rie's body was found in the embers
at the foot of the bod.
Deputy Sheriffs Roy Lamb and
Vic Grossnickle reported that the
fire apparently was started by a
stove too close to Guthrie's bed.
Guthrie had lived in the com
munity for about 30 years. He was
of Mexican extraction. Olficers
were unable to find any relatives
in this area.
The cabin belonged to Charles
Simons, 1311 N. Liberty St., Salem.
and details of exceptional cases
where it becomes necessary to
keep a boy in the institution longer
than the average time set up by
Both Governor Holmes and State
Treasurer Sig Unander favored fol
lowing Dr. Bates' recommenda
tions. Secretary of State Mark Hat
field first suggested an average
stay of IS months including time
spent at either camp or foster
home of both. Later he agreed to
the average 11-month stay.
357 at School
At present there are 3"7 boys at
; MacLaren school and the camp,
, and Superintendent Lamb predicted
j that this population would increase
up to about 50 within two years
With a building under construc
tion and another building in the
Board of Control's building pro
gram. Lamb said that 500 could be
handled providing the institution
could maintain a proper program
18,591 Payment to
Labor Leader Is
Senate rackets investiga
tors prodded the Navy
Tuesday ior jts explanation
of testimony that tax mon
ey was used witn tne wavy s
knowledge for "extortionate pay
ments or bribes" to a labor leader.
Earl P. Bettendorf. who manu
factures warehouse pallets at Ash-
down. Ark., and Sandston, Va.,
told of the payments Monday at
a hearing before the special Sen
ate committee looking into rackets
in the labor-management field.
He said the Navy supplied the
money $18,591.30 "So the union
could be paid oil.
To Get Trucks Inside
Bettendorf said he had to make
the payments to Joseph McHugh,
business agent of the ScrantonJ
fa., Teamsters union local, to gei
his delivery trucks into the gov
ernment's Signal Corps depot at
Variously, he called the pay
ments "bribes," then denied they
Tuesday Sen. Kennedy (D-
Mass). a committee member, re
leased, a statement saying he
thinks the Navy should be given
a chance to present testimony and
"clear the record of the serious
implications raised Monday con
cerning its role in the alleged bri
bery or extortion case.
The senator's brother, Robert F.
Kennedy, chief counsel to the com
mittee, said staff investigators
have been assigned to make a pre
liminary check with the Navy.
Navy Not Commenting
The hearing itself never pro
duced an explanation of the Na
vy's connection with an operation
at an Army Signal Corps depot,
but Pentagon sources said Tues
day the Navy was the prime con
tractor for all the services on the
pallets. Such Joint operations are
common . - wnen... more .inam.one.
service has a use for a product.
Asked for comment on the com'
mittce testimony, the Navy said
"We are looking into this but we
are unable to comment until we
can check the records.
Committee chairman McClellan
(D-Ark) already had ordered
swift follow-through inquiry.
In all probability the Salem
School District budget will go to
the people for approval or rejec
tion at a special election May 24
substantially as set up.
This prediction, made before the
citizens committee meeting at 7:30
Tuesday night, is based on the fact
that a substantial portion of the
$395,089 increase is due to the ne
cessity of hiring approximately 36
additional teachers and the neces
sity of setting up an item of $157,
435 as estimated delinquency on
the 1957-58 tax levy.
Nevertheless, members of the
committee are scheduled to peruse
the budget, page by page, in an
effort to whittle off anything they
believe can be eliminated at this
It would be necessary to trim
some $58,000 off the budget to re
duce the load by a single mill.
Of the total of $3,755,672 estimat
ed to cover the cost of operations
during the 1957-58 fiscal year, $2,
773,217 covers the general fund
$348,000 represents the 6-mill serial
construction fund and $634,455
takes care of servicing the bonded
Total cost of instruction is placed
at $3,221,023 or an increase of
$282,579. Of the total, $2,590,523 is
earmarked as teachers' salaries.
This item is up $199,234 over the
preceding fiscal year.
Possibility that 'the State Legis
lature might conduct a full scale
investigation into the Portland vice
situation was voiced Tuesday by
Senator Warren Gill, (R-Linnl,
chairman of the Senate Judiciary
Gill said a research staff of
his committee has been at work
for five days on a study of what
moves to make and said, "It may
end up with us subpoenaing the
principals in the entire situation
Five bills relating to suspension
of public officials under indict
ment arc now in Gill's committee
as well as other bills relating to
the duties and authority of the
Attorney General in such in
quiries. Gill said the Senate has au
thority to subpoena the principals
in the Portland investigation.
jL Jourmi all
Salem, Oregon, Tuesday, April
U.S. Blasts Ked Grab for
Jordan; Marines in Beirut
Ike Goes Back
In Top Health
Doctor Reports Holiday
Very Beneficial to
AUGUSTAGa. Wl-r Presi
dent Eisenhower made ready
to Dead back to Washington
Tuesday and his doctor report
ed the chief executive s Georgia
vacation has been "very benefi
cial" to his health. '
The White House physician,
Maj. Gen. , Howard M. Snyder,
sent word to newsmen that the
President gained two pounds dur
ing the last 13 days and the nag
ging cough he developed in Janu
ary has been "virtually elimina
ted. Eisenhower now weighs 172.
Facing tough international prob
lems and the job of trying to push
his legislative program through
Congress, Eisenhower arranged
to leave by plane for Washington
in the afternoon.
During the morning Eisenhower
got in a last round of golf at the
Augusta National Club. That kept
his record of 18 holes a day during
the vacation Intact.
AEC to Fire
2 Test Blasts
WASHINGTON (UP) The
Atomic Energy Commission an
nounced v today that at least two
of the bigger . explosions in this
sprint's v weapons, -.testa -will be
detonated from'' captive' balloons
high over the Nevada desert.
The explosions will yield vio
lence greater than that of 20,000
tons of .TNT, the AEC said. The
bomb that destroyed Hiroshima
in August, 1945, was equivalent to
15,000 tons of TNT.
The Nevada tests start May 15
and will continue through the
summer. The AEC said newsmen
and about 60 civil defense offi
cials will be permitted to witness
nine of the shots. No "uncleared
persons" will be permitted to ob
serve the others.
Of the nine "public" explosions
six will be under 20,000 tons of
TNT in energy yield and three
will be above. All of the smaller
weapons and one of the larger
will be exploded from steel tow
ers. The AEC also is studying the
feasibility of detonating some
shots of this year's Nevada se
ries in tunnels dug in the rock
under the proving ground.
Salem's first summer weather
through Sunday and Monday faded
temporarily last night with a
spectacular thunder and lightning
Partial cloudiness and cooler
temperatures came Tuesday morn
ing with prospects there will be
more showers by Wednesday after
noon or evening.
Occasional lightning and a
thunderstorm set in at 8:05 p.m.
Monday after the mercury had
zoomed to 88 for the day's high
at 4:30 p.m. The thunder and
lightning continued until 11:13
That maximum of 88 yesterday
was the highest on record here for
an April 29. and the third highest
all-time mark lor an April tem
perature. In 1926, the thermome
ters shot up to 93 on April 28 for
the all-time April heat mark, hav
ing registered 91 on the previous
day. In April of 1947 the mercury
read 87 for the highest in a 19
year mark, up to this year.
The storm, resulting in .03 of an
inch of rain for Salem, caused
some brief scattered and minor
power outages, Portland General
Electric Co. reported.
Otherwise the lightning was a
real show to watch, offering both
streak and sheet types.
All Oregon was in on the heat
wave, Salem having the second
high mark. Medford and Roseburi
both reported maximums of 90 de
grees. Downtown Portland re
ported 91, although the airport
weather bureau listed 87. Unoffi
cially, a maximum of 93 was rec
orded at Detroit Lake.
Cat Falls From 4-th
Floor, Will Kecover
PORTLAND on A bis black
cat fell from the fourth floor of
an apartment house, but suffered
only injuries to its leg, nose and
A veterinarian said the cat, six
months old, will recover. -
SO 1957 jtST.,"
By WALTER LOGAN
United Press Staff Correspondent
The United States ac
cused the Soviet Union to
day of backing "foreign in
tervention" during the re
cent crisis in Jordan.
The accusation was made by
the State Department in answer
to an earlier Moscow charge that
the U.S. is responsible for recent
developments in Jordan, where
King Hussein barely saved his
government from the forces of in
The Washington statement came
as the U.S. Sixth Fleet landed
1,000 Marines in Beirut, Lebanon,
today on a friendly "show the
flag" mission which demonstrated
U.S. striking power in the Mideast
Moscow had accused the west
ern powers of "outright foreign
interference" in the Middle East,
saying the responsibility for this
intervention rested "above all on
the United States of America."
To this State Department Press
Officer Lincoln White retorted:
There has indeed been for
eign intervention in that country
(Jordan), namely as King Hussein
said on April 24 the intervention
of international Communism."
In response to questions. White
emphasized that the U.S. regards
the Soviet Union as the fountain-
head of international Communism.
A few hours earlier King Hus
sein denied to a news conference
in Amman that the U.S. is inter
fering in Jordan's internal af
fairs. ' .
..I'iThis-statement- has no basis
whatsoever,1' he said. "Everything
mat toon place in Jordan was our
own Internal affair."
Hussein accepted an American
offer of 10 million dollars worth
of economic aid providing no
strings were attached.
May Ask For Arms
He said Jordan will ask the U.
S. for "whatever arms we need
as long as no conditions are at
Tho Sixth Fleet and its Marine
landing force moved into the East
ern Mediterranean as a "precau
tion," ready to help if needed.
The Marines hit the beach for
12 hours of payday shore leave.
their pockets filled with money
ana ineir objective a good time.
But behind them off the Levan
tine coast stretched the units of
the fleet, its ships, planes, guns
and men ready for whatever
might develop In the wake of Jor
dan's recent crisis.
(Continued on Page 5, Col. 7)
Sees Lightning Show
Lightning streaks through the sky in
the Monday night storm In this area, glv.
Ing resident a display of some of nature'
fireworks. . Showing it the bottom of the
28 Demos Co-spoiiBor
WASHINGTON Wl The
Senate Interior Committee
Tuesday approved a bill au
thorizing construction of a
400-mlllion-dollar federal high dam
in Hells Canyon of the Snako Riv
er along tho Idaho-Oregon border.
A committee aide said there
was no roll call but members
voted along party lines. Demo
crats outnumber Republicans on
The bill is similar to one re
jected by the Senate last year,
The Hells Canyon Dam would
flood the sites of threo dams li
censed by the Federal Power
Commission for construction in the
same area by Idaho Power Co.
Twenty eight Democrats are co-
sponsoring the Senate, bill, intro
duced by Sen. Morse (D-Ore). A
similar measure is before a House
Idaho Power has one of Us three
dams under construction. The
company claims its three dams
would produce nearly as much
power and as many other bene
fits as the lederal project and
would cost only 133 million dollars.
Public power groups challenged
the legality of the firm's license,
Off in Texas
DALLAS, Tex. (UP)-A 12-dny
stretch of tornadoes and deluges
in lexas started tapering off to
day, though dangerous floods still
remained in rivers that course
through the southern part of the
The flood along the Sabine Riv-
er,which is the part of tho bor
der between Louisiana and Tcx-
reached into Northwest Lou
isiana, as well as into Eastern
Texas. Wharton and Bay City,
about 45 miles from Houston,
near the Gulf of Mexico, were in
danger from the swollen Colorado.
But the violent weather that
took 17 lives in 11 days and caus
ed President Eisenhower to de
clare a huge sector of Texas as a
disaster area, was casing.
The heaviest rain reported to-
day was scattered showers and
nan oi tne state nan no rain,
NO MOTIVE INDICATED
Cla tsop Man Kills
Wife, Shoots Self
WAUNA, Ore. Wl The bodies of a man and his wife were
found shot to death in their home here Tuesday, and Clatsop
County Sheriff Paul Kearney said it apparently was a murder-suicide.
Kearney identified the couple
as William E. Christenson, about
40, a machinist and operator of a
water system, and his 42-ycar-old
Mrs. Christensen's body was
found early today on the porch ot
her home in this little lumber
community 25 miles southeast of
Astoria. She had been shot once
in the back, Kearney said.
- Tho body of Christenson was
found in the living room of his
home. Kearney said he had been
Portland Major Safe
As 2 Bombers Collide
LANGLEY "AFB, Va. (UP) -I
Two B57 jet bombers, returning
from a demonstration for Defense
Secretary Charles Wilson at Ft.
Monroe, Va., collided as Ihcy
peeled off to land here today and
one crashed into a river. '
The second plane, with six feet
of its left wing sheared off, land
ed safely at the base.
Each plane carried a crew of
two, tho Air Force said. A spokes
man said one crewman aboard
the crashed plane was "missing."
The nilot of tho crasned-piane,
Col. A. W. Snttcrwhite, Hender
son, N.C., commander of the
345th Bomb Group at Langley,
parachuted to satcty. He was noa
nltnlizid with undetermined Into
nes but the' spokesman, said his
condition was ' coon."
the pilot of the plane that land
To 180 Miles
WHITE SANDS PROVING
GROUND, N.M. W An Aero-bec-lli
rocket soared to a new
world record altitude for single
stage booster rockets Tuesday.
Officials here said the rocket
reached a peak altitude of be
tween 180 and 200 miles. The pre
vious record lor sucn missiles
was 164 miles.
Tuesday's Acrobce-Hl carried
no satellite instruments such as
have been contained in some re
cent firings, but was intended
strictly for height. x
The radar failed when the rock
et was 180 miles from tho earth,
a spokesman said. It was travc
ing at a speed of between 4,550
land 4,900 miles per hour,
picture I the top of one of the steel tow
em used for Bonneville transmission llncji
(Capital Journal Photo)
shot once In the face, apparently
with a .30-.06 rifle found beside
The couple was discovered by
a neighbor, T. C. Porter, who
said he heard four muffled shots
Monday night, and Tuesday morn
ing saw the woman's body on the
Kearney - said the couple, who
appeared to be in "good financial
circumstances," is survived by
one daughter, Mrs. Kenneth Sale
ed was Maj. Marvin L. W. Pa
tcrs, Portland, Ore. His navigator
was identified as Capt. Kenneth
Patten, Houston, Tex. Neither
The planes were in an aerial
procession at Ft. Monroe, about
seven miles from here, as part of
the festivities commemorating the
350th anniversary of the landing -
of the Jamestown colonists.
PORTLAND m -, George MI
nlclly, tho outsooken sheriff!
deputy who testified about Port
land vice conditions before the
Senate labor rackets committee
last week, was charged late Mon
day witli a consDiracv to sec
witnesses to lie under oath.
Charged with him were Howard
Lonergan, former chief criminal
deputy district attorney, and Os
car D. Howlett, deputy district
Two more indictments remain
to be served, presumably some
time Tuesday, from the five
turned in Monday by the Multno
mah County Grand Jury looking
into tne prolonged charges nere of
vice and corruption.
The charge in the three war
rants served late Monday and
early Tuesday on the three men
is conspiracy to commit suborna
tion of perjury, which meant .
getting someone else to lie under
Named In the Indictment as' co
conspirators were: Portland
Mayor Terry Schrunk; Dist. Atty. '
William Langley; Howlett: Lon
ergan; and Clyde C. Crosby,'
international representative for
the Teamsters Union in Oregon.
mere was no indication who
was named in the two still-secret
The 16-poge indictment against
Minlclly says he and the othera
conspired to get two women to
mnko false statements "for the
purpose of destroying the credi
bility of (Big Jim), Elkins and
(Raymond) Clark and their
sworn testimony" about vice here.
News in. Brief I
For Tuesday, April 30, 1957 ,
Navy Funds Use for
Labor Bribe Told k. Sec. 1, P. I
Senate Shoves Key
Issues to House . Sec. 1, P. 2
Salem Boy to Get
Heart Operation in
Minneapolis Sec. J, P. 1
Mnrion-Polk. Health' Survey
Planned ,..-Sec. 2, P. 1
STATE . . ;
Brooks Post Office to '
Double Size See. J, P, 1
Income Tax Bill
Passes House .. Sec. 1, P. 1
Diplomats Try to Keep Latin
America Peace Sec. 1, P. 2
U.S. Accuses Russia of
, Grab for Jordan See l, P. 1
SPORTS i J
Senators, Broncs Ready for
First Gamo a.. Sec. J, P. 4
Hnncy, Lopez Give Hurlers
.Credit .4. .'See. 2, P. '5
REGULAR FEATURES ;
Amusements ..:.:..' Sec, 1, P. 2
Editorials Sec. 1, P. 4
Local ,ii Sec. 1, P. 5
Sec. 2, P. t
Society Sec. 1, P. 8-7
Comics . Sec. 2, P. ft
Television Sec. 2, P.-7
Want Ads ..Sec. 2, P. 8-9
Markets ........See, 2 P, 7
Dorothy Dlx ...u.....Sec. i, P, '
Crossword Punlo i,..Sec, 3 P,