Publication name: Walla Walla Union Bulletin
Location: Walla Walla, Washington
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Walla Walla Union-Bulletin (Newspaper) - January 31, 1954, Walla Walla, Washington Russ Dash Hopes for Berlin Agreement THE WEATHER fully cloudy Sunday with wanner temperatures. Maximum readings 48 to 52. High Saturday was 44, low Saturday was 29. Walla Our 85th Year, No. 289 lOc Walla Walla, Wash., Sunday, January 31, 1954 3 Pages j Neutralized Germany Is Soviet Plan Atom To Heat 20 Buildings At Hanford Proiect Under 3 Plans Announced by AEC By FRANK CAREY WASHINGTON (ft The Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) an-i nouncei plans Saturday to put 1he: atom to work in a new ing some buildings at one of its j big plants as a by-product of mak-! ing materials for bombs. Hitherto all such atom-generated heat in this country has been; wasted, though the British for sev-j eral years have been keeping buildings warm in this way. The commission said it plans to introduce the new heating system a? part of an expansion program new under way at its Hanford. j Wash., plutonium-making plant. It will be hooked up to a new produc- tion reactor under construction there. Savings On Oil Twenty buildings, occupying a gross area of square feet.! and including an administration! building, will be heated through j the courtesy of the atom, it was j learned. The AEC said the new heating system would save Uncle Sam the cost of 1% million gallons cf oil annually. That's enough oil to heat 1500 homes in many parts tf the country. The commission told about it in its 15th semi-annual report to Con- in the same report the AEC aisu disclosed first details of its plan to build the nation's first large-scale atom- .'.c po'Aci reactor in the quest for economical industrial power from '.rp atom. Simultaneously the commission increased progress and tempo in all phases of the military and peacetime asnects of the atom- ir program in which the Ameri- can people have invested more than 12 billion dollars since 1940. Knowledge Advance Along with general progress in weapons production and research, the atomic chiefs reported ad- vances in knowledge needed for an ptomic submarine that would be faster and otherwise superior to the two already building. They reported reasons for en- couragement about the cost of building and fueling reactors for in- (Continued on pagre 5, col. 8) TRAFFIC BOX SCORE OLYMPIA The state campaign to reduce the traffic death toll shoved these figures Saturday night: Traffic deaths since Jan. 1: 19. Traffic deaths period 1953: 49. Traffic deaths since campaign started Nov. I, 1553: 102. Traffic deaths for same period beginning Nov. 1, 1952: 183. DRIVE B. filan, Spokane Highway, has been .ip- pointed Walla Walla county chairman of thp American Red Cross fund drive to be held dur- ing March The appointment was made by Ray Ivo'.bc, Red Cross chapter chairman (Vitart photo, Davison engraving) Filan Named Red Cross Drive Leader ONE OF CITY'S Walla is becoming known far and wide as a medical center of great importance. Hundreds of persons from Washington, Oregon and Idaho come here for surgery and treatment and hospitalization. Nearly one third of the babies born in local hospitals each year are from towns other than Walla Walla. The pictares above show some of the facilities in the local hospitals and units which specialize in treatment of certain diseases. Top, left, a new Incubator recently donated to Walla Walla General hospital, right, the new kitchen at St. Mary's, bottom left, a patient at Bine Mountain tuberculosis hospital and right a patient at the Veterans hospital. (U-B photos, 'Davison engraving) City Is Medical Center for _ People in Three-State Area (Editor's is another Ifendleton and as far north as in the series of stories concern- ing industries and development in the Walls Walla By JIM B. SCHICK A private plane carrying a man Injured in an- Oregon lumber camp in the Blue Mountains landed, at the City-County Airport. The man's eye was in bad condition and he rushed to a Walla Walla eye specialist for surgery and treat- ment. Polio patients from Kichland, Colfax are brought to Walla Walla for treatment at the area's only polio treatment A boy from Hermiston is brought to Walla Walla for weekly treat- ments by a bone specialist; a girl from La Grande needs the help of a dermatologist; a man from Canyon City, Ore, or the Wallowa country or even Portland comes to a Walla Walla hospital for an operation because of the surgeons here. Excellent Facilities Here SKIRTS GREATLY REDUCED See Page 16 KING'S Paul Lutton's PROFESSIONAL PHARMACY 8 EAST ALDER OPEN TODAY 10 to 6 for your drug and prescription needs PHONE 4500 See our other ad on page 5 FREE DRESSES See Our Ad Page 18 BERGMAN'S 13 East Main A woman from Prosser about to have a baby is referred to a Walla Walla doctor because of special facilities and care afforded here. While this cannot be classed as an industry, Walla Walla has be- come the medical center for a vast area Jrf Eastern Washington, Ore- gon and extending into Idaho and other points. In addition to bring- ing hundreds of persons from all parts of the region here for medi- cal and hospital facilities, nearly persons are _ directly and in- directly employed" by the medical profession in Walla Walla. The city has two large hospitals for public use with a total em- ployment of approximately 400 per- j sons. Walla Walla General hospi-j tal. with a staff of 200 will start an expansion program spring which will add to the surgical de- partment and create about 50 addi-' tional rooms. St Mary's Hospital, which em- ploys 225 persons, recently com- pleted a modernization and ex- pansion program. VA Hospital Here But these are only two of the medical institutions in the city. iThe Veterans Hospital, while con- cerned entirely with the treatment of veterans, has some of the na- tion's most outstanding tuberca- jlosJs specialists on its staff. The hospital has a permanent j staff of 400 doctors, nurses, and other staff members and approxi- 'matel- 509 patients. Two other units, state ana county institutions, complete 4he hospital facilities: available here. Blue Mountain tuberculosis hospital op- crated jointly by ibe slats and 'county, treats patients from South- i eastern Washington counties and has a staff of 35 and about. SO pa- ISenls. It is one of the outstanding in- stitutions of its type in the state. V.S. Note Will Demand Reds Retract Charge WASHINGTON tffl The State Department has drafted notice to the Communists that they .must "correct -the record" of perfidy charges against "the United States before preliminary Korean peace talks can resume. Diplomatic informants -who dis- closed this Saturday said an Amer- ican note laying down this condi- tion would, in effect, be a rejec- tion of a Communist proposal that the Panmunjom talks resume Mon- day. The American reply, now being cleared with America's 16 Korean War partners, is expected to go out sometime Sunday. The Chinese and North Korean Reds, in a letter sent to special Ambassador Arthur Dean last Mon- day, demanded a renewal of talks. They said nothing about the per- fidy accusations which caused the United States to break off diseus- sion last month. The American answer, it is said, will make it clear that this ac- cusation must be retracted in some way. and that thereafter the Unit- ed States will be ready" for a prompt meeting to arrange for a full-scale Korean peace conference. America's Korean War allies, aware of the importance of "face" in the Far East and of the state of U. S. public opinion, were re- ported to have backed fully the State Department stand. GEM THEFT SOLVED PARIS (XI French police say they have solved the theft of 000 worth of gems Jan. 17 from the Riviera villa of the Countess de la Lompre! Intensive City Traffic Campaign Trims Accident Rate; Fewer Persons Arrested Traffic Violations Booked by Walla Walla Police Dept, 1952 and 1953 TYPE OF .ARREST Exceeding speed limit Reckless driving_______ Negligent driving ___ Traffic lights, signs Failure to yield right-of-way, causing accident ..............._.. Failure to yield right-of-way to vehicle __________.____ Failure to yield right-of-way to pedestrian____________ U-Turn __ 195Z 42 ___139 793 50 153 1953 Decrease Increase Turn from wrong lane Following too close_________ Leaving scene of accident Defective muffler Other defective equipment (lights, brakes, etc.) ____ Registration or license ______ Driving with license revoked Drunk driving .__ Other violations TOTALS ____ 57 27 78 3 2 140 36 139 4 29 _. 19 ...2.828 41 199 984 55 173 91 31 112 2 4 97 69 155 3 44 12 467 1 43 106 60 191 20 34 4 34 33 16 15 Parking Pedestrian violations (jaywalking, 10 98 Traffic Accident Summary, 1952 and 1953 TYPE OF ACCIDENT Aecd'U Collision with Pedestrian ____15 Collision, other vehicle ____388 Collision with train_______2 Collision with bicycle______ 5 Collision, fixed object _____ 69 Collision, other object-------- 1 Overturned in roadway 0 Ran off roadway___________2 Other non-collision_________ 0 TOTALS________________.482 DECREASE Increase 1851 All 193S All Persons Fern-ns Killed Inj-rtA Aeed-U Killed Injured 0 0 n 0 0 0 0 3 15 12 0 4 2 2 0 0 0 35 13 259 1 4 39 0 2 4 2 324 158 14 23 Although art intensive traffic safety campaign on the part ol police, newspapers and others, re- duced the number of 'accidents in Walla Walla in 1953 over 1952 police actually fewer ar rests last year than in 1952, a tab ulation compiled for the Union' Bulletin showed Saturday. But the arrests were not all of the -picture. Chief of Police A. L. Watts said the department's traffic officers issued hundreds of warnings in the successful campaign to reduce ac- cidents. No total of these warnings is available but they served a "definite place in the control of traffic and reduction of the chief said. "Accidents Decreased" The accident rate dropped from 482 reportable accidents in 1952 to 324 in 1953. There were three fatal- ities in 1952, none last year. Fifty- seven persons were injured last year as compared with 35 in 1952. One reason for the increase in injuries is that before 1953, cuts bruises, and bumps were not reported as injuries. Now National Safety Council regulations, require that all injuries, no matter how minor, be reported. Most of the accidents last year were attributed to a motor vehicle! collision with another motor ve- hicle. Second was a collision with a Arne B. Filan. resident of Walla Walla since 1943 and active in ic affairs has accepted appointment as chairman of the 1954 American Red Cross fund drive to be held during March, The appointment was made by Ray Kolfae, Red .Cross chapter chair- man. Filan has been a resident of Eas- ;ern Washington continuously since the fall of 1925, although he lived near Lacrosse during World War I as a youth. Since 1940 he has been engaged in oil produc- tion and exploration. He is presi- dent and business manager of the Mills Oil Co... which has offices in Shelby, Mont. He has-been a county land own- er-since 1941 and -has a farm near Coif ax, too. Mr. and Mrs. Fi- lan reside on the Spokane High- way. They have two children, Arne Lester Filan. World War U veter- an who is a junior at Whitman College and who resides at 203 Cas- cade Drive, and a daughter, El- sie Esther Filan, a senior at Wa- Hi. There are two grandchildren of the Arne Filans: children of Mr. and Mrs. Lester Filan. Active in the Lions Club here a number of years, Filan is a mem- ber of the Elks Lodge, the Early BERLIN Ml An apparent pre- view of the "Molotov Plan" for clinching Communist rule in a neutralized and isolated Germany seemingly (-'ashed Western hopes Saturday night of a settlement with Russia at 4he Big Four con- ference here. Earlier, in an effort to give Rus- sia assurances of a peaceful Ger- many. Secretary of State Dulles had pledged the United. States to. durably" with a future six-nation Euronean Defense Army that would include German troops. The East German Communist government put the apparent es- sentials of the Soviet foreign min- ister's imnendin? proposal into a to conference. Demands Listed It demanded: 1. Immediate scrapping of the European Army Pact and the "cafe contract with the Bonn Republic. 2. Immediate ban on "militarist- ic and Fascist organizations" and .expulsion of "Hitler officials" from I'.he West German government. j 3. Establishment of an all-Ger-; man provisional government of "representatives from both parts of the nation." 4. Afterward, complete German I control of a unifying election with j Big Four supervision forbidden. I 5. .Withdrawal all occupation troops within a year after con- clusion of a German peace treaty to be drafted at a conference in 1954 of all former Allied powers with the all-German 'provisional j'government. I Ban on Atomic Weapons j 6. Immediate ban on the devel- I opment. manufacture or station- ing of atomic and bacteriological weapons in Germany. This would apoly at once to U.S. atomic ar- tillery along the Rhine. 7. Prohibition of a united Ger- many "joining any warlike coali- tion." a clear reference in Com- munist terms to the European De- fense Community. Auto License Deadline Near License sales are dragging and February 15 is the deadline for new plates without a penalty. County Auditor Walter Kimmerly warned Saturday. With, about 40 per cent of Walla still without 1954 licenses, Kirnmerly said they could expect long lines and plenty of waiting unless they got on the ball Monday morning. If the new plates are not obtained by February 15 the state will Im- pose a penalty if the motorist's car has been driven since January 1. Licenses are available m Walla Walla at the AAA, McDonald Agency and Western Union and with the city clerk in Waitsburg. SLIDE DOOMS HOMES MODENA. Italy Ml A Birds and of the Athletic Round J slow-moving landslide inched to- Table at Spokane. jward more doomed rural hornet A native of Norway, he has here Saturday after crushing sided in this country since he was its eighth house in two days. No- five. His father was In business in body has been hurt so far, how- Minneapolis.. Minn., before his mar- ever. t riage in Norway. After the family came to the United States, the eld- er Filan bought a wheat ranch near (Continned on Page 5. Col. 4) 0 fixed object such as a tree, hy- 4 drant. parked car or utility pole. 12 While there were 106 fewer ar- 0 rests last year than the previous, 1 year, arrests in departments com- j of a 30-day sentence on a bad; limonly known to cause accidents'check charge, was still at large! Jail Escapee Being Hunted LA GRANDE Carl J. Harlow. j who was serving the last day; 57 2 increased. Negligent driving Saturday after havine escaped; :t Jn-T-DQcor) m from TTaiiiirp frnm TTnion Countv iail about 1 increased 60 from 139 to 199. Failure (Continued on Pace 5. Col. 1) (Continued on Pajce S. Cot Whitman College Lovelies 4Miss Valentine' Candidates CANDIDATES Between now and ibc city prinsary February 9. the Unaon-BuHetin will, each day. feature one candidate for office. The candidates arc being taken by office and an alphabetical or- der. The first one appears Sun- day and one will appear each day until each candidate has had an opportunity to explain his crwalifJca'ioas and views. The siateiTjeats are prepared by the candidates and iwi by tbs stall of ibis newspaper. WHO WTU, BE TOUR of the seren pretty WTiitmin College co-vta in the uill be Walla Walla's Miss Valentine, -whose pleasant task it trill be to remind at tfte dty thai February 14 brinj: all sorts of coo- to their From row, from left, are Miss Ana finnan. Becky Teal and Miss Phoebe Goodwin; back row. Miss Betty L- Stoaenan, Calberiae McCvnaack aad >ao Soden. (Roberre pfeoto. Davlson By CAROL LCN'D Valentine's Day 5s on its way. lifting February out of the reach of Groundhogs, even beyond the touch of Patriotism, into lace-and- satin-covercd. apple-blo.-som-scent- ed. pink-cloud-capped Hoorays. Filled with the carefree ebulli- ence of the a committee of Chamber of Commerce mem- secret cartwheels. For they're fhinkira abo'.rt the left. 1hir.kirr: them a civic ifcinfiinr about them be- cause that's what "hey ousM to be doinZ. The seven Sweethearts arc can- s for the title of Walla Walla's 1954 Valentine, aid the only cloud on the horizon 'or the busi- nessmen who mahe the final choice is lhat there rnvsl be a final choice. They've cot to choose one them, one only, for the city's own sweetheart. Arc Matiy Younz lovely, the eirls art-: students at Whitman Collece. D'you want to know more them? O5tay: Firrt Phot be a senior from rcprcser.t- ir.z the Women on the Valen'ine roll. Sbe's five feet with wavy brown hair, and is an En.glish major whose second great-' est interest at school is music. for a job after zrad- jyalion. incidentally. Ann Inma-'s in her senior jyear at Whitrran. A Delta Gamma. (Coaanncd on Page 5, Col. from the Union County jail about noon Saturday, state police said, j Harlow is wanted by Los An- seles authorities on a charce ofj felonious escape. He was to have: been held here for them after his sentence was served. I Harlow asked permission to use j a telephone Saturday noon, offi- cials said, but his request was a ruse and he made a getaway in- had come from California authorities lo hold Harlow after fingcnjrint? had been circulated from this county. According to Dis- trict Attorney George Anderson Jr., Hirlow saH he had walked away from an honor farm in South- j California with only a few left in if a anor sentence TALLMAN'S Suggests It 'Takes Two" to say "I Love You" To Your VALENTINE See Page 18 See Page 15 For Details Of Frances Denney's New FACE LIFTING TREATMENT TALLMAN'S 1 Main S'. Tel. 315 TrinV S MEKOY Trir-'e funeral >.e held here for co'li-ion iear V.'ash. Tnev Mrs. 3. "Mrs. Jack Bowman. 33. sM son-in-law, Jar't M. Bow- 39. all of The "hrrv- -vre Wiled when th" Bowman car was struck by a truck. Reader's Index To Departments Pacr 21 Rlnr Area 7 Boylr> Cnlnnsn 11 Clarified II. 13. 13 Editorials Pate 4 Financial News___________Pajje 58 Radio-TV lor_________, Tajre 21 Retinal 5. 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