Walla Walla Union Bulletin, May 10, 1957

Walla Walla Union Bulletin

May 10, 1957

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Walla Walla Union-Bulletin (Newspaper) - May 10, 1957, Walla Walla, Washington WHERE TWO Yakima valley men were killed late Thursday afternoon when their pleas- ure craft plunged Into a wheat field near Athena. The victims were identified as Ted Chandler, pilot and Robert Norman. This picture was taken by Al Bargers, 263 East Poplar, Walla Walla, who hap- pened by shortly after the crash. Dulles Presses For Atom Unit Membership WASHINGTON UP) Secretary of State Dulles said Friday an international agency to develop the atom for peaceful uses offers the best hope yet for co-operation with Russia to "reduce interna tional tension." He appealed, before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, for early Senate ratification of treaty to make this country a member of the 80-nation agency, an outgrowth of President Eisen- hower's "atoms-for-peace" pro posal. Russia already has ap- proved the treaty. Conscious of fears yoiced by some senators that fissionable ma- terial this country plans to turn over to the agency may_be used by others to make weapons, Dul- les said the charter contains "an effective system of safeguards to insure the development of atomic energy witti security. He also said the agency would not give out any of this nation's atomic secrets. "At first, the Soviet Union was negative to these Dul- les testified, "but in the face of the world's manifest desire, the Soviet Union has now shown read- iness to participate in this agency. It even tried to compete with us for leadership in this .area." Whatever happens, Dulles said, atomic power plants are going'to be built in the years ahead, and this prospect "raises the specture of nuclear weapons ultimately be- coming quite generally the by- products of nuclear power plants." Don't Forget SUNDAY IS MOTHER'S DAY! For A Gift That's Sure To Please Shop Our Fine COLOGNES PERFUMES TOILETRIES and RUSSELL STOVER 'CANDIES see page 2 WALLA WALLA DRUG 10 S. 2nd Plane Crash Near Athena Kills Two Toppenish Men A light" plane plunged nosedown into' a wheat field one mile west o Athena, Ore., Thursday afternoo and its two occupants were killet Coroner John Walker of Uma'till county identified the victims a Ted Chandler, 32, the pilot and Ro bert Norman, 29, of Toppenish They are former residents of Ya kima. Had Rented Plane Chandler rented the single-en gine plane from Pendleton Sky ways for an hour to do some plea sure flying. Mrs. John Bourne, wife of th Skyways firm operator, said Chan dler first took up DeWayne Schade man, also of Toppenish, for a 4( minute ride, then returned an picked up Norman. Witnesses in Athena said the. leard the engine sputter about on mile west of_ the town and then sav ;he plane plunge into the field. There was no flight plan filed fo :he trip and the CAA posted TALLMAN'S COSMETICS FRAGRANCES Make Ideal Gifts For MOTHER'S DAY See Page 6 'Just A Few Of TALLMAN'S NAME BRANDS Remember Her Day Sunday, May 12 TALLMAN'S 4 W. Main JA 5-1010 Labor's Fight Against 198' To Be Probed SEATTLE Iff) Prosecute: Charles O: Carroll said Thursday he King County grand jury to bi convened May 20 will be askec o determine whether there wa. a violation of state law in labor's 'ight against Initiative 198 las ear. Initiative 198, the so-c a 11 e c ight-to-work law, was defeated bj he voters. It would have banned union membership as a factor in employment or dismissal. The grand jury was summoned iriginally to investigate the fi uncial dealings of Dave Beck resident of the Teamsters Urv on, and Frank Brewster, presi- ent of the Western Conference of 'eamsters. To Look Into Collusion In addition to its investigation f possible law violations in re- gard to Initiative 198, Carroll said, the grand jury will be asked to probe possible union-employer col- lusion in price-fixing and other ventures. State law prohibits the use oi funds originating outside Washing- ton in campaigns for or againsl initiatives or referendums. The penalty for such a violation is i year in" prison. During the pre-election cam paign last year, proponents o: Initiative 198 charged that labor groups had poured large sums of money into the fight against the measure. The grand jury will be asked to determine if any of the funds came frorn" out of state. NEWSPAPER! Plane Ditches, 10 Are Rescued HONOLULU Iff) The subma- rine Bream rescued 10 men from a raft early Friday after their Navy P2V patrol plane ditched in the Pacific 170 miles southwest of here. The downed crewmen were "all uninjured and, in good the submarine radioed. The Navy said the plane, on routine operations from patrol Squadron 281 atv nearby Barbers Point, went down after an engine caught fire. The crew included: Lt. J. F. Ahearn, Framingham, tfass., the pilot; Lt. Robert E. VIelhorn, Manchester, N. H. copi- ot; Lt. (j.g.) Robert L. Burns, Vail, S.D., Adrian D.'Joki, Red Lodge, Mont., anoth- er- navigator; Radioman D. G. Stewart, Port- and, Ore.; Radioman T. J. Mad- gon, Redmond; Wash., Plane Capt. R. J. Hardesty, Wichita, Kan.; Ra- larman D. G. Boyer, Payne, Ordnanceman C. W. McCabe, Ingle- wood, Colo.; Mechanic T. H. Mon- ague, Kyle, Tex. guard around the' ship Thursday night pending a complete investiga tion. The accident occured abou p.m. Schademan said the three ha gone to the Pendleton area to looi for work. Holmes Visit Featured at Pea Festival MELTON FREEWATER (Spec ial) The Milton-Freewater Pea Festival's Junior Livestock Show went into its second day Friday and preparations were complete for the arrival of Gov Robert Holmes Friday afternoon. A public reception for the gover nor was scheduled from 4 to 6 p.m Friday at the Armory here. On Saturday, Gov. Holmes will be lonored guest at the Cowboy Breakfast, 7 a.m., where he will jresent a number' of awards won by FFA and 4-H exhibitors and contestants at the livestock show. The Festival's big street parade at 10 a.m. Saturday will find the ;overnor as grand marshal. Other Saturday events include ;he Pioneer Posse Bar B Q at the 3osse Grounds at 11 a.m., and the Play Day free show following at ;he grounds at p.m. The annual Pea Festival dance, beginning at 9 p.m. Saturday, will wind up festivities for the 1957 edi- ion of the Festival. Weather Mostly cloudy tonight and Sat- urday, but with numerous sunny periods Saturday. Possible moun- tain showers Saturday afternoon. Low tonight 52, high Saturday 73. High Thursday was 66, low Friday morning 51, with .01 inch precipitation? Seasonal meisture excess since Sept. 1, 1.31 inches. FIVE-DAY peratures averaging near normal through Wednesday. Consider- able shower activity in Eastern Oregon and a few showers in Eastern Washington. High tem- peratures generally 65-75 and lows 38-46. Rojas, Dictator of Colombia, Is Swept Out of Power BOGOTA, Colombia Dic- tator Gustavo Rojas Pinilla was swept out of power Friday. Amid scenes of wild jubilation in which 30 persons were crushed to death, announced he was turning over the presidency to a five-man military junta. Rojas was overthrown by a flood of opposition from the Roman Catholic' Church, the business community and the people. He declared in a broadcast from San Carlos Palace at a. m.: It would be impossible that I who gave the country peace, should cause the country useless bloodshed." Crowds Gather Crowds began to assemble in the capital in anticipation of the announcement. They jammed the streets and Plaza Bolivar in front of the capitol building. At least 30 persons perished in a stampede when troops cleared the plaza at a.m. Rojas declfred he had given command to "a military group. The armed forces continue in command of the country." He announced a junta composed of Maj. Gen. Gabriel Paris, Maj. Gen. Deogracias Fonseca, Rear Adm. Ruben Fiedrahita, Maj. Gen. Rafael Navas Pardo, and Brig. Gen. Luis A. Ordonez. Rojas said this junta would have "the mission of calling popu- lar elections." Want Civilian President Thousands of deliriously joyful people swarmed into the streets of this capital high in the Andes shouting demands for a civilian as president. they cried. From Cali, southwest of Bogota, correspondents were permitted by censors to report for the first time Friday that an estimated 100 per- sons were killed and more than 200 injured there during a week- long series of anti-government riots. Earlier, a government spokesman had announced H per- sons killed throughout the country in these demonstrations, where students have been in the fore- front. Censorship was relaxed soon after Rojas relinquished power. The president's abdication tig- nailed the end of a general strike which had paralyzed Cali for days. Named to 2nd Term Just two days ago Rojas had maneuvered himself into a sec- ond term as president, due to start next year. This action crystallized the opposition to the former chief of Colombia's army. Only a few hours before Rojas fell, his government had threat- ened criminal action to crush a series of business strikes paralyz- ing Colombia's major cities. t Walla Walla Union Bulletin Our 89th Year, No. 21 5c VValla Walla, Wash., Friday, May 10, 1957 Evaitiitf Sixteen Pages Banker Tells of Profits Made by Beck, Himself Senate Unit Backs House Postal Cuts WASHING-TON Senat Appropriations Committee ha served notice it will not folio ;his year the usual practice i partially restoring House cuts i money bills. The notice came Thursday i overwhelming vote not to giv the Post Office Department penny more than the ranted by the House for opera ions in fiscal 1958. Summerfield Plea Rejected In so doing, the committee r< :ected both a subcommittee rec ommendation that 32 million do ars be added to the amount vote jy the House, and notice from Postmaster General Summerfiel hat he needs still more. The House had cut 58 million rom the SVi billion dollar Dudgeted for postal spendin) ummerfield had testified that h needed not only all of the 58 mi ions cut, but also an extra 7 o 90 millions for fiscal 1958. With out all this, he said he would b breed to reduce postal servic July 1.------- On that basis, Summerfield no1 aces the task of getting th House and Senate to vote him an ther 150 million dollars in a sec nd money bill. The postal funds were contains n the first fiscal 1958 appropria .ons bill acted on by the Senat' ommittee. The Senate group approved ex ctly the same money total a oted by the 00. This includes or the Post Office Department for the Treasury, an for the Tax Court. Cut 22 Million The Treasury allotment was cu 2 millions by the House unde: budget. The Senate committei Iso permitted this to stand. Several senators on the com nittee made it plain that their urprise action Thursday was an nswer to the jibe that the Senate ometimes is called the upper lamber because it always ups money bills. Normally, the full committee oes along with recommendations the subcommittee which con ucts all of the hearings on i .11. Senate Democratic Leader Lyn' on B. Johnson (D-Tex) told news en he made the motion in the ommittee to hold the posta! ;ency to the House figure. The ote was not announced, but one enator said only three out of the member committee opposed e motion. At A Glance NEWS IN BRIEF Union Strikes at Atomic Plant WAVERLY, Ohio 10T689 of the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers of America began a strike Friday against Good- year Corp., operators of the Atomic Energy Commission's plant at nearby Piketon. Union and company representatives had failed to reach agree- ment on a new contract. The union is asking a 27-cent-an-hour wage increase, in addition to a number of fringe benefits. 16 Saved as Plane Flops Into Bay OAKLAND, Calif. Navy men aboard a huge Trade Wind flying boat were rescued Friday within a few minutes after the plane flopped into San Francisco Bay. All aboard were account- ed for.' The Navy reported there were no casualties. The 80-ton flying boat, a successor to the famed Mars type plane, had just left Alameda Naval Air Station on a training flight. U.P. Freed From Verdict SEATTLE Judge Ward W. Roney Thursday released ;he Union Pacific Railroad from a verdict won by Mrs. Frances Grave Morris of Puyallup in connection with a train mis- lap near Montesano March 15, 1955. The railroad was released after its counsel, McKelvy, old Judge Roney the Union Pacific should not be held responsible 'or the accident, which claimed the life of Mrs. Morris" husband, Edwin, a Milwaukee Railroad engineer. Million in Aid Committed WASHINGTON Ambassador James P. Richards said friday he had committed about 120 million dollars worth of Ameri- can military and economic aid to Middle Eastern countries on his recent tour. Richards told a news conference the Defense Department has ired him that the military aid will "moved along' swiftly." Miured ROOF COLLAPSES section of roof collapsed and water flooded the S W Farm Equipment S. Ninth; after the violent rainstorm here, -Wednesday, Howard Wood, left, manager of the store, and Richard Marks, an employe, are pictured near a truck which was struck by the wreckage. Outer walls of the building extend above the level of the roof and drains appar- ently were partially plugged, forming a pool of water which caved in the roof. Water up to three inches deep flooded through the building after the crash, which was discovered by Wood Thursday morning'. Winter Wheat Forecast Is Up From Last Month WASHINGTON W) The Agr: culture Department Friday fore cast this year's winter wheat cro at bushels. This is bushels mor han last month's forecast of 669 bushels. It compares alst with bushels producec ast year and for th en-year (1946-55) average. The crop is down from recen evels because of retirement o ome wheat land from production under the soil bank payment pro gram designed to help elirhinati urplus supplies. The acreage for harvest, thi ield per acre and production espectively, of winter wheat bj major-producing states included Washington acres for larvest, 33 bushels per acre and iroduction bushels; Ore ron 31 and daho 27 and No forecast will be given for Pair Battles For D.A. Job PORTLAND, Ore. W) T w o laimants to the district attor ey's office were to fight it out riday in the latest vice cleanup evelopments in Portland. Dist. Atty. William M. Langley 1, refused to give up the office 'hursday after a state circuit udge signed an order removing im because" he was convictec ast mo.nth of failing to prosecute amblers. Langley's attorneys filed notice f appeal to the State Supreme ourt and said that automatical- should keep Langley in office ntil the appeal is settled. His erm runs through 1958. The second claimant is Leo mith, 53, Portland attorney, who as appointed by Gov. Robert D. olmes immediately after the udge signed the order for Lang- y's removal. Smith said he planned to take is oath of office Friday. Langley's attorneys asked the tate Supreme Court to head off situation Thursday by issuing temporary stay against Lang- y's removal. The court refused, angiey's attorneys then said it lade no difference anyway. Attorneys for racketeer Big Jim Ikins, the chief accuser of Lang- y, rested their case Friday, a urprise move in the wiretap trial Elkins in Federal District Court ere. Lawyers for Elkins and his co- efendant, Raymond Clark, rested ithout calling a single defense itness. Closing arguments to the ury were scheduled to begin riday afternoon. this year's spring wheat crop un- til next month, but officials have said it might be around 190 mil- lion bushels. A spring wheat crop of this size would give a com- bined crop of bushels compared with 997 million bush- els last year and for the ten-year average. Supplement This year's wheat crop will be supplemented with reserve and surplus supplies of about 960 mil- lion bushels carried over from past big crops. The department estimated the yield of winter wheat will aver- age 22.5 bushels on a harvested acre basis compared with 20.6 last year and 18.6 for the ten-year average. The acreage to be harvested was estimated at acres compared with last year and for the ten-year average. It said 15.1 per cent of ;he planted acreage will be aband- oned compared with 19.9 per cent ast year and 148 for the ten-year average. Production of winter potatoes was put at hundred- weight compared with a year ago and for the ten- year average. Production of spring crop potatoes was estimated at hundredweight com- pared with last year and for the ten-year aver- age. V.S.- Wheat, Flour To Be Sent Abroad U. S. wheat and flour valued at millions will be shipped shortly to Austria, Brazil arid Fni- land, Congressman Hal Holmes, (R-Wash) was advised by the U. S. Department of Agriculture Friday. The representative, whose Fourth Washington district is one of the most important wheat growing areas of the Pacific Northwest, in- formed the Union-Bulletin by phone of the agreement for moving this business under public law 480. Brazil will get the largest ship- ment, wheat and flour valued at millions. Austria and Finland will take wheat, the former to the value of millions and the latter millions. Disposal of this amount of wheat and flour, regardless of the point of movement, will further reduce the stocks in hands of private owners, the congressman said, thereby having a beneficial effect on all growers and handlers of the commodity. Most of the business on the West coast has moved west ward across the Pacific since the current program has been opera- Got From Fund Union Raised WASHINGTON OB rackets investigators developed testimony Friday that Teamsters boss Dave Beck and a mortgage banker split derived from handling a fund raised by unions for the widow of Beck's "best and closest friend." The Seattle mortgage banker, Donol Hedlund, said Beck handled the transaction for Mrs. Ray Leh- eney, widow of the man Hed- lund said was Beck's best friend. It was testified Beck handled the deal as trustee for "the Hay Leheney Memorial about which had been collected from unions after Leheney's death. Leheney formerly, was head of the Union Label Department of the American Federation of Labor. Hedlund story was related to the Senate rackets investigating committee under questioning. Got Brokerage Fees It capped earlier testimony that Beck collected a one-third share of something over in brok- erage on the investment of union funds in the mortgage mar- ket. Sen. McClellan chair- man of the committee, spoke of :he payments to Betk as a "kick- back." There was testimony from Hed- und too of substantial profits to 3eck from joint purchases of land ater resold to a company in which iedlund was interested. But the banker denied the land deals were a as sug- gested by the committee counsel Robert F. Kennedy, for Beck's in- vesting union funds through Hed- und's companies. In a later summary of the testi- mony, Kennedy said it showed Beck received a share of profits or fees totalling on mortgage purchases and sales, and the real estate deals. Kennedy told newsmen there vas a violation of the law regu- ating trusteeships in Beck's re- ceiving a profit on the Leheney Memorial Fund transaction. Laws Violated He said there also was a viola- ion of trusteeship laws in col- ection of brokerage fees by Beck n connection with the investment if Teamster Union funds. Hedlund testified that he, Beck, ind Teamsters Union lawyer' Si- mon Wampold received the more ban in brokerage fees hrough the Investment Co., which Please See Page 5, Col. 8 CHINOOK PASS OPEN YAKIMA W) Chinook Pass closed since last, November be cause of snow, was reopened to ;raffic at 8 a.m. Friday morning he earliest opening of the Cas- cade Pass since 1942. 3 More Blazes Threaten Plymouth as One Checked By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Three new forest fires raged near historic Plymouth, Mass., hours after another ire in the area had been brought under control. The new fires, among scores itting the parched Northeast, lared a mile or two south and west of the town amid rising winds. 5th Day of Fires This was the fifth successive day f forest fires in the populous Northeast. From Pennsylvania through England and into Quebec nd Ontario fires raged out of ontrol. Some fires wsre checked nly to mushroom up again as rind whipped dying embers into ;ving flame. Hot sunshine and strong, shift- ng- winds kept parched woodlands xplosively dry. Only prolonged, oaking rains could end the dan- er and forecasters saw none irs ight. Forty dotted Massachu- setts Thursday. Five fires were blazing in Northeast Vermont near Barton, Peacham, Lyndon vile, Lunenburg and Kirby. In New Hampshire, 200 fire- fighters battled wind whipped fires in Pembroke and Boscawen. Thirty buildings were destroyed and three firefighters and a small boy were hurt as flames swept over more than acres in Maine. The major fire in that state was at West Kennebunk. Acres Destroyed In New York, more than acres of forest destroyed during have been the prolonged dry spell. All forests were closed to the public. Pennsylvania woods fires broke out at opposite ends of the state, and "tinderbox" conditions were reported in New Jersey where 15 small fires consumed '125 acres Thursday. In Canada, between 50 and 75 fires were reported burning north of Montreal. No valuable timber wai reported destroyed, however. SUPERMAN GEO. REEVES Will Great You in Person at the BIG MEEKER'S SHOWS in Milton-Freewater SATURDAY LAST DAY LAST NIGHT OF THE GREAT FUN STREET of the PEA FESTIVAL BE SURE TO ATTEND SATURDAY NEWSPAPER! ;