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   Walla Walla Union-Bulletin (Newspaper) - July 15, 1957, Walla Walla, Washington                               Our 89th Year, No. 77 5c MAN! ARRESTED AFTER SHOOTING Sheriff Merle Ke- vins (left) drags handcuffed Matt Hinsala, 48, from his home in Kelso, Wash., Sunday night. Erl- ler Otis Hanstad, 40, newly ap- pointed manager of the Long- view, Wash., State Tax Commis- sion Office, suffered critical wounds from two shotgun blasts. Bevins said that Hanstad had been a visitor at the Hinsala home. Hinsala baricaded himself in the house for 90 minutes be- fore he was arrested and booked on an open charge. Hanstad is shown In the lower Wirephotos) Tax Official Is Wounded By Gunfire KELSO, Wash. W) Bad feel- ing that apparently had simmered several years over some traffic tickets erupted Saturday night in an ambush shooting that critical ly wounded the manager of tb Longview State Tax Commissioi office. Otis Hanstad, 40, was reportei still unconscious and in critica condition Monday at the Portland hospital where he was taken with two gaping shotgun wounds in th back. Hospital attendants said Han stad's spine was shattered a n c his Jungs and kidneys had been punctured by Matt Hintsala, 48, was b e i n held Monday without charge afte his capture at home, where hi had barricaded himself with hi wife and eight children. Deputy Sheriff Bud Wolf crawled througl a side window and nabbed Hint sala in a bedroom while other of ficers kept his attention. Sheriff Merle Bevins said Hint gala admitted the shooting. Hanstad, a former Kelso police man, had gone to the home of a friend, Felix Heinnisto, in South Kelso Saturday night to take a Finnish steam bath. Mr. and Mrs Hintsala were there, and witness es said Hintsala quarreled wit! Hanstad over traffic tickets the ex-policeman had given him number of-years ago. Hanstad was named tax com mission manager at Longview las May. Thief Misses Loot Hidden Inside Purse Mary McGa- vin left in cash in a tele- phone booth Sunday but she foil- ed the sneak thief who picked it up. Mrs. McGavin and her hus- band, passing through from Tex- as, had sold their house trailer in Missoula, Mont, for They stopped here while she made some phone calls. Back in the lobby, Mrs. Mc- Gavin stopped short. She had left her purse with the money in the booth. It was gone when she went back. Hotel employees searched the place from top to bottom, In a restroom on the sixth floor they found the purse. It was empty ex- cept fbr a ring in the bottom and a bulge in the lining. Gone was 126 in pin money. Still there was a y-h karat diamond and, inside' the purse's "hidden compart- the trailer money. WHO SAID "Training is everything. The peach was once a bitter al- mond; cauliflower is nothing but cabbage with a college educa- tion." The combined abilities of a trained staff is one of the rea- sons UNION-BULLETIN Clas- sified Want Ads serve success- fully. When you call the UNION- BULLETIN Want Ad depart- ment you talk with an experi- enced ad writer who has helped thousands of people write and place their ads. Sometimes you'll be advised that just a few words are all that's necessary for a result get- ting ad. Juat 9 words found' a Gilbran- sen spinet piano for Mrs. A. C. Newell of Milton Freewater. Here is Mrs. Newell's ad: WANTED: Spinet or Studio piano. Box Onlon-Bulletln._______ Answer to yesterday's WHO SAID IT, Henry Wadaworth Lonffellow. Senator Raps Governor on Appointments By LEROY HITTLE OLYMPIA UP) Sen. Patrick D. Sutherland has criticized Gov Rosellinils .standards committee for allegedly blocking the ap pointment of four additional doc- tors and psychiatrists at Western State Hospital. The standards committee is a group of state officials selectee by the governor to pass on em- ployment and pay of state em- ployes in departments under the governor's jurisdiction. At a meeting of the Legislative Council Saturday, Sutherland said the last Legislature had author- ized employment of a number of professional persons at the Steila- coom institution and the standards committee, had, in effect, over- ruled the will of the Legislature by refusing to authorize their em- ployment. Sutherland, chairman of the Legislative Council's committee on institutions, said it was his understanding the standards com- mittee had blocked the appoint- ments in an effort to enforce the governor's order that all depart- ments keep spending 15 per cent under the amount authorized. Warren Bishop, the governor's assistant and chairman of the standards committee, later told Sutherland the appointments had not been down, but were being held up temporarily for two reasons: 1. To evaluate Western State's total appropriation picture after it is determined what portion, ii any, institution will receive from the seven million dollar pot the governor is to split among all state institutions. 2. To give the new .director of institutions, when he is named, an opportunity to review the pro- posed appointments. Bishop said the 15 per cent economy order had nothing to do with the action. And, he added, it was likely the standards com- mittee will pass on the appoint- ments sometime this week. Rev. Daughters Leaves Pulpit PASCO, Wash, (ft The Rev. Andrew P. Daughters, once given up for dead in a Northern Idaho boating accident, stepped down Sunday from the pulpit of the Episcopal Church of Our Saviour. He said his resignation was prompted by his health and the Fact the expanding church needs a full-time minister. He had held the pastorate on a part-time basis. Rev. Daughters, who turned up June 30 in a San Francisco church and said he had been suffering from amnesia for two months, was advised by Spokane doctors last week to take a leave of ab- sence until Sept. 1. The recom- mendation was made after a phy sical examination. AID SHIP ARRIVES BEIRUT, Lebanon (fi The U.S. cargo ship Sergeant Morris E. Grain pulled into Beirut 3arbor Monday with the first siz- able shipment of military aid to he Middle East under the Eisen- hower Plan. In her holds and on deck were tons of equip ment, including 101 heavy ve- licles. Walla Walla Union-Bulletin Walla Walla, Wash., Monday, July 15, 1957 Fourteen Pages High Wheat Yields Seen For Region SEATTLE OB harvest- ing has started in some Eastern Washington areas v.'ith record yields making up for reduced acreage. The Washington Crop and Live- stock Reporting Service said Mon- day the state's wheat yields are expected1' to average 35 bushels an acre a record approached only in 1954 and 1942. The state's total wheat crop now is forecast at bushels from acres, the smallest acreage since 1942. But with the exceptional yields indicated, re- turns from the state's most im- portant money crop promise to top those of recent years. Latest reports on prices show June farm sales of wheat aver- aging a bushel, against a year ago. "Weather during June was near- ly ideal for the growth of spring wheat and the filling of winter the crop report said. "Lack of precipitation the last part of June was offset by cool weather." Winter wheat production this year is estimated at bushels, 56 per cent larger than last year's crop. Spring wheat pro- duction was placed at bushels for 1957, less than a third of last year's crop when acreage was largely due to reseeding spring wheat on winter-killed wheat lands. The report also listed this state's predicted crops of barley, 000 bushels; corn, bush- els; and rye, bushels, as ;he highest on record. The oat crop, bushels, is expect- ed to be largest since 1942. Warships of Six Nations To Maneuver WASHINGTON UPI Almost 300 warships of six NATO nations, operating in waters from Norway down the European coast and-4n- to the Mediterranean, will work together this fall in a big-scale training operation called "Exer- cise Strike Back." This biggest joint maneuver in several years also will include use of some of the newest weapons oJ modern navies, among them an atomic submarine and a cruiser equipped for firing long-r a n g e bombardment missiles, both of which are American naval craft. Approximately planes, both carrier and land based, probably will participate. As part of the maneuver, there will be a temporary building of U. S. Marine strength with the 6th Fleet in the Mediterranean, lifting manpower there from a present level to about Adm. Jerauld Wright, NATO su- preme commander for the Atlan- tic, and Vice Adm. Robert B. Pi- rie, commander of the U. S. Na- vy's Atlantic striking force, gave details Monday at "a news con- ference. Wright said, in answer to a question, that the maneuvering NATO ships will not operate far up Norway's North Cape (which is close to Russian territory) be- cause "we don't want to be mak- ing faces at people." The period for the maneuvers extends from Sept. 19 through 28. City Facing Flood Threat CHICAGO threatened some areas in downstate Illinois and Chicago suburbs today in the wake of torrential rains over the weekend. x The heavy rains which struck the Chicagoland area Friday night and Saturday morning and spread into central and south central sec- tions of the state sent many streams to near flood stage. The Illinois River was at flood stage at Ottawa, a city of some 85 miles southwest of Chi- cago where the flow was backed up by a 600-foot dam. Starved Rock State Park on the bank of the Illinois River was ordered closed. The runoff from Chicago's rec- ord rainfall, which caused millions of dollars damage to property, sent the little Calumet River spilling over dikes and forced some 200 families from their homes in the Highland, Ind., and Calumet City, 111., area. How- ever danger of further flooding appeared easing, as the river started to recede last night. Heavy rain fell in areas between Springfield and St. Louis yester- day, with nearly 6 inches at Van- dalia. Minor flooding was report- ed along parts of the Kaskaskia River. Nine deaths were attributed to the storm in Chicago. Shriners Gather for Minneapolis Conclave MINNEAPOLIS UFi Members of the Ancient Arabic Order of Nobles of the Mystic Srhine con- tinued to pour into Minneapolis Monday for the 83rd Imperial Council session. Officials said that to XX) persons, Shriners and their families, are expected for the so- cial tod formal gatherings. NEWSPOINT, Operation Alert President Eisenhower flew by helicopter to a secret "com- mand post" Monday to help top officials test the nation's ability :o recover from a mythical H- bomb attack. The President was briefed on 'emergency" actions being sim- ulated by officials at the command post. He then got back in his heli- copter and flew to Washington, where he landed on the White House lawn. Visit Ii Brief He was at the command post only briefly. Eisenhower was greeted by LATE STAGE OF is the fireball in a late stage following the detonation of the seventh nuclear device in the AEC's current series. This was the device named "Diablo" by the AEC which misfired on July 28 and was postponed several other times for either technical reasons or un- acceptable Wirephoto by Nevada Test Seventh of Blast Series Is Colorful ATOMIC TEST SITE, Nev. the nuclear device that aehaved like a dud two weeks ago, burst with a stunning purple hue over the Nevada desert at a.m. (PDT) Monday. The explosion, seventh of the current summer test series, was described by liewsmen as one of the most beautiful they had ever seen. The blossom atop the cloud was surrounded by a fluorescent pur- ple color which began to fade Tighter GOP Ranks Sought; No Decision on Chairman Fourth Congressional District Republicans, in-a meeting at.Rich- land Sunday, called for a tighten- ing of party campaign ranks but Four Deaths Mar Weekend By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Four highway deaths marred Washington's weekend, boosting the state traffic death list to 236 so far this year, still 16 under a comparable period a year ago. James R. Knapp, 16, Kelso, died early Monday from injuries suf- fered Sunday night when the car in which he was riding smashed into the end of a bridge about two miles west of Longview. David L. Morgan, 29, died at Tacoma Sunday seven hours after a two-car crash at a Tacoma in- tersection. Police said Morgan was the driver of a car that failed to stop at an arterial sign. Three other persons were injured. A 10-year-old.Lake Stevens boy, Michael Hampton, was injured fatally Saturday night when he rode his bicycle into the path of a car on the Hartford-Lake Ste- vens road. The driver, Nyal Bo- gart, 23, Lake Stevens, was not held. William Walter, 80, Spokane, was killed Saturday night in a two-car crash east of Davenport. He was a passenger in one of the automobiles. Improvements at Whitman Planned Whitman-College will spend ap- proximately, in improving and enlarging existing buildings, according to construction permits issued Monday by the city. Largest project will be enlarge- ment of book store facilities at the Student Union Building. This will constitute a 16 x 68-foo't ad- dition on the front of the building. Cost of the project is estimated at Another permit was grant- ed for installing plywood flooring in Prentiss Hall. The plywood will be the base for tile flooring. decided against taking sides in ad- vance in. the. contest, over a new state chairman. Rep. Tom Copfiland of Walla Walla was a keynoter in the blasts leveled at the state Democratic administration and the record of the Democratic-controlled Legisla- ture. The party leaders from the south- eastern and central Washington counties decided to take a "stop, look, and listen" approach to the contest over selecting a successor to State Chairman George Kinnear, members of the Walla Walla dele- gation reported. The showdown is between State Rep. Arnold Wang of Bremerton and Joseph Lawrence of Seattle, the King County chairman. Wang has been given the inside track by a nod from the selection ad- visory committee named by Kin- near. Wayne Hereford, one of the Walla Wallans at the Richland meeting, said Monday the district Republicans decided to go unin- structed to next Saturday's State Central Committee meeting at Seat- (Please See Page 5, Col. 5) about a minute after the blast. The stem supporting the blos- som also had a new look. It was not straight, as most have been in previous shots, but bulged a little at the bottom. The cloud from the blast rose swiftly to an altitude of about feet. The portion above 000 feet then began heading to- ward southeastern Utah. The Atomic Energy Commission said the air mass probably would switch directions later and head for Wyoming. The" the cloud below feet dispersed rapidly. The blast was about hah' nomi- nal in size, or roughly one-half as powerful a.s the atomic bombs dropped on Japan during World War II. "Diablo" originally was sched- uled to be detonated June 27, then was postponed a day. On June 28, the bomb failed to fire because of a power failure. Several other postponements were made before the device was exploded. Eight hundred military observ- ers, 102 of them Canadians, watched the explosion from trenches about yards from ground zero. The explosion was seen as far away as San Francisco, where observers reported it produced an orange-yellow glow in the sky. Hearing Planned On Insurance Law OLYMPIA Ofl Proposed leg- islation for compulsory automo- bile liability insurance will be aired at a public hearing in Seat- tle next September. State Sen. Howard Bargreen of Everett, chairman of the Legisla- tive Council's committee on state government, will preside. The hearing was one of two ap- proved by the 21-man bi-partisan group of state legislators at a meeting here Saturday. The other was on water re- sources. It will be conducted by the Council's committee on nat- ural resources headed by Rep. Robert Bernethy of Sultan. Bargreen said his committee also plans to study the state bond- ing program as a method of fi- nancing governmental activities, and look into the feasibility of requiring all lobbyists at the state legislative sessions to be registered and identified. Workers Idle At Oakridge OAK RIDGE, Tenn. UP) A la- bor dispute idled approximately 900 workmen on construction jobs at Oak Ridge's three atomic energy plants Monday. An Atomic Energy Commission spokesman said production work- ers at the plant ignored picket lines and reported for work as usual. The spokesman said the dispute started last Wednesday when 58 carpenters walked out. They were joined Thursday by a small group of millwrights. One informed source said the work stoppage was caused by a union jurisdictional dispute involv- ing the carpenters. But Carpen- ters' Local 50 business agent Gene Cosmah denied this. An AEC official said there was no major construction work under way here. BASEBALL SCORES NATIONAL LEAGUE Chicago 003 000 10 1 New York.....013 000 7 1 Elston, Poholsky (3) and Silvers, Neeman (7i; Antonelli, Worthington (81 and Thomas. Home York, Mueller, Mays. Jury Hears About Terror and Tension By RELMAN MORIN KNOXVILLE, Tenn. jury heard a story Monday of threats, tension and terror after Negro students were admitted to the high school in the little Tennessee high- land town of Clinton last fall. "We had more concentrated in- ternal trouble then than at any othen period of the Eavid J. Brittain, 41, principal of the school, testified in federal court. "Why did you close the school on Dec. asked U. S. Dist. Atty. John C. Crawford Jr. The battery of defense lawyers rose as a man shouting objec- tions. They were overruled and Brittain replied: "There had been so many ac- tions, and the tension was so great I figured that was the safest policy." Prior to Brittain's appearance on the witness stand, U. S. District Judge Robert L. Taylor dismissed charges of criminal contempt against Mrs. Zella Lou Nelson, 19. She is expecting a child in September and the court agreed on a statement about her condi- tion sent by a Clinton physician. Mrs. Nelson was one of 15 Clint- on area reidents on trial along with Northern segregationist John Rasper for alleged criminal con- tempt of court. They are accused of violating a federal injunction banning interference with court- ordered integration of the Clinton high school. Brittain, a thin-faced intense man testified in a low even voice. The courtroom again was packed. Many Negroes were among the spectators. It wat deathly quiet ai Brittain told what happened last fall when school opened. "Teachers, and Brit- tain began. The defense objected again. Brittain said attendance in the school dropped from about 800 at the beginning of the term to "260- odd." He said people told him they were receiving threatening tele- phone calls. After more defense objections, Taylor again told the jury the testimony would be perti- nent only if it linked Kasper and the others. Meanwhile, Chief Defense Coun sel Robert L. Dobbs, of Memphis, said ne has uncovered new infor- mation which he said will have "a very sobering effect on this case." Dobbs said he ran down "a good lead" during the weekend recess of the trial. President Flies To Secret Post In Defense Test McNary Laud Bills Given OK Reports Two favorable reports on a bill introduced by Congressman Hal Holmes (HR 7995) that would per- mit the Port of Walla Walla to pur- chase land on McNary pool, have been filed at Washington, the Fourth district Congressman's of- fice reported Monday. Secretary of the Army Brucker sent word that the army has re- ported favorably to the committee in public works with respect to this measure, which specifically, would permit the Port District to obtain title to its Attalia develop- ment hi Western Walla Walla Coun- ty. "Fair market value" is pre- scribed for the land. The Bureau of the Budget like- wise has recommended favorable action and Congressman Holmes as a result has asked the chairman of the public works committee to take up the bill at the earliest pos- sible time. Additional word from the capital Monday gave assurance that separate reports, all of them fa- orable to this legislation, have gone to Capitol Hill. The success of the legislation hinges upon the amount of work still to be accomplished by the two branches, it was stated. Hopes are that the House measure will be expedited, so that compan- ion measures in the Senate will not have to share the calendar with the civil rights contest. Khrushchev Says Talks Going Badlv By HAROLD K. MILKS PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia Wl Soviet Communist Party chief Nikita S. Khrushchev told a crowd in icdustrial Plzen (Pilsen) Mon- day that "so far things are going badly" in the London disarma- ment talks. He blamed the West- ern powers, chiefly the United States. Referring to the United Nations subcommittee talks, Khrushchev said: "They are talking. They are passing papers back and forth. But they are not doing much. "The capitalists think it would be unprofitable to liquidate the cold war. We think it would be profitable. Disarmament and the suspension of the cold war is not profitable for the capitalists, but disarmament is profitable for the poorer nations." Khrushchev, whose radio speech was heard in Prague and abroad, asserted that the United States was opposing a ban on nuclear weapons and instead is seeking "some kind of a clean bomb." Khrushchev addressed the mass meeting shortly after reaching the city from Prague for his last day of touring in Czechoslovakia. His Kremlin companion, Soviet Pre- mier Nikolai Bulganin, went ofl on a separate visit to Mosl a mining town near the East German frontier. They re- turn to Prague Monday night and leave for home Tuesday. Plzen radio estimated at the audience organized in the city square for Khrushchev, who also planned to tour the giant Skoda Works, now called Lenin Works. Khrushchev declared Czecho- slovakia's Communist leaders fully endorse developments in the Soviet Union, including his purge of antiparty elements headed by Georgi Malenkov and V. M. Molo- tov. Gordon Gray, chief of tbt Office f Defense Mobilization, and W. Berry, acting director of tht federal Civil Defense Administra- on. Gray and Berry are running lis fourth annual nationwide civil efense drill. Squinting into the bright sun, Eisenhower reported that the beli- opter flight was "the smoothest ide I ever had in my life." Eisenhower became the first ever to ride a helicopter 'riday when he led a simulated mass exodus from A m e r i c a's ities as mock air raid' sirens screamed. In theory 166 H-bombs were dropped on 155 targets in he United States and its terri- ories. Eisenhower was "evac- .ated" directly from the White House. Monday the clock was jumped ypothetically to 15 days after the ttack. Purpose of this phase of be drill, to last until Friday, is ;o determine how a government- in-hiding would bring order out of haos. Only one H-bomb strike was upposed to have occurred. umably the United States hit back with such massive retaliation that ic "enemy" itself was reeling and unable to launch a follow-up ttack. Gray and Berry reported to Ei- senhower a theoretical evacuation f some 41 million Americans. No casualty" figures were an- lounced, but since 95 millions were sted in target areas the other 54 million presumably were dead, in- ured or holed up in bomb shelt- rs. Problems Listed The main problems' of recovery were listed to Eisenhower as: 1. What to do about restoration f credit "so commerce and in- ustry" can operate once again, wages can be paid, and other hases of pre-attack conditions re- tored ir that general field. 2. What vital transportation and ommunication facilities need im- mediate restoration, and "how to accomplish that task. 3. How to meet the housing iceds of millions of "displaced" persons. 4. How to handle rehabilitation of "bombed out" areas; THE STROLLER Ralph Murray wielded a broom on South Third Avenue last week in the interest of motorists. Someone had broken two beer bottles in the street. Murray came along the sidewalk, saw the glass, borrowed a broom from a home 'nearby, and swept the sharp fragments out of the way. Several cars stopped while he was sweeping and their drivers thanked him for the considerate action. He opined that he had an old car and couldn't afford to have his tires ruined and he figured lots of other people were in the same situation. For his consideration of the driving public, Murray ii award- ed two tickets by the Stroller to the Liberty Theater. Current it- traction ii "Oklahoma." Pipeline Is 3n Schedule SALT LAKE CITY OB ct to increase the capacity of :s petroleum products pipeline rom Boise, Idaho, to P o, Wash., is proceeding on schedule and is expected to be finished by he end of the year, officials of he Salt Lake Pipeline Co. said Monday. The project is installation of 80 miles of new eight-inch pipe. This will boost capacity of the Boise- asco section by barrels per day to barrels per day. A 20-mile section of the line be- ween Ontario and Huntington, Ore., has now been welded, and work is continuing on the section between Powder, Ore., and Adams, Ore. P. N. Johnson, company presi- dent, said project is part of a general boost in pipeline ca- mcity. He said capacity of the line >etween Salt Lake City and Boise s being boosted by bar- rels per day to a total of >arrels daily by installation of ad- ditional pumping facilities. The eight-inch line being in- stalled beyond Boise is the same ;ize as the present line through hat area. Officials declined to discuss cost of the project. The Weather Fair tonight and Tuesday, low- er humidity, light winds. Warmer Tuesday. Low Monday night 60, high Tuesday 87. High Sunday 79, low Sunday night 60. Season- al moisture excess 1.57. Five day forecast Scattered showers late in the week. Temp- eratures averaging below normal. Highs SO to 90, lows 50 to 60. HELP PREVENT GRAIN FIRES See Page 14 for valuable information about Grain Fire Prevention and list of Rural Fire Protection Phone Numbers EVERYBODY'S JOB This Is A "Bad" Fire Assistance Is Needed   

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