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   Walla Walla Union-Bulletin (Newspaper) - December 15, 1957, Walla Walla, Washington                               Prizawords A grand payoff of mount- ing for seven weeks, waits the person who solves this week's PRIZEWORDS puzzle game. It's on page 12, just waiting for some sharp and lucky person to pick up the money. Whitman's President To Retire Dr. Chester C. Maxey's plan t retire as Whitman College presi dent at the end of the 1958-5 fiscal year was announced Satur day. Dr. John C. Lyman, presiden of the Whitman board of trustees announced the governing boards of the college have accepted the president's decision. A committee of 14 has been named to sea'rcl for a successor. Dr. M a x e was inaugural The Weather Our 89th Year, No. 207 15c Walla Walla, Wash., Sunday, December 15, 1957 5 _ A4 04 rages Mo3tly Clou4r Sunda-r Sun. night, cooler Sun. High temperature 40, low Sun. night 28. Maximum Saturday 48, low early Sat. morning 32, .04 inch ot Precipitation, moisture ex- ces, slnce j 34 tach ed in 1948 as the first alum nus of the col 1 e g e to be chosen as its head. He had been member ol the Whitman faculty since 1925. He is the Dr. Maxey Miles c. Moore professor in'political science, and the author of 13 books and many published articles in that field. The sixth edition of his textbook, "The American Problem of Gov- published in revised edition last March, has been wide- ly used in colleges and univer- sities since it was first published in 1938. Concerning President Maxey's retirement, Dr. Lyman said: "Whitman College has experienc- ed an era of great growth, both in academic prestige and financial stability during Dr. Maxey's presi- dency. An experienced faculty member with extensive academic background, he is also a devoted and loyal alumnus. "We feel it will be unusually difficult to find a replacement who will possess similar valuable qualities as those which Dr. Maxey has given to Whitman. It is with regret that we accept his decision to retire, and start look- ing for a new president." The formation of a 14-member committee to act as a searching and recommending body in the selection of a new president was announced by Dr. Lyman. The committee includes members of the faculty, members of the board of trustees and the board of overseers, and Whitman alumni prominent in education'.il Kimball Is Read Chairman of the selection com- mittee is attorney Judd Kimball of Walla Walla, a member of the board of overseers. Prof. David Stevens, dean of administration at Whitman, is secretary of the com- mittee. Other Lacey Opposes Buerstatte For Mayor's Office W. A. Lacey, Walla Walla City Finance commissioner, has enter ed the race for mayor in the 1958 city election and will oppose in cumbent mayor Harold Buer statte. Lacey, in announcing he plans ;p run for mayor and has peti ions out, explained his decision: 'I am very much interested in ;he city's financial problem anc feel I could be more effective as mayor than as finance commis- sioner." Buerstatte announced Wednes- day that he would seek a second erm as mayor. Both he and Lacey will have served one four- pear term on the City Commis- ion. Lacey's move pits two men of uite divergent views against aeh other in the mayoralty race. Juerstatte and Lacey have fre- juently clashed or -differed on arious aspects of city affairs, articularly on the matter of udgets. Buerstatte has voted gainst the budgets for several ears. In another election development, V. J. Russell, street commission- r, announced Saturday that he would not be a candidate for re- lection. Five persons are seeking street post. They are Jack A. aunders, who filed for the posi- on Friday, and Ben C. Cooper, ohn Mohrland, Wallace T. Le- mayor leaves LeRoy Bastron the only announced aspirant for the finance post. Bastron announced Wednesday that he was circulat- ing petitions. Saunders is now on' 17' days' leave from the "city engineers de: partment, Russell, commissioner', said Saturday. "As of Dec. 31, his position will be abolished, as the 1958 budget made no provision for a senior inspector, the post he has been Russell said. "It shouldn't be necessary for him to resign since, starting Jan. 1, his job no longer will exist and he is, as of now, not at work, but taking vacation time to which he is en- titled." Russell made his explanation, e said, in fairness to several who are candidates to succeed him, since he does not intend to file. An opinion from the attorney general's office, obtained recently, indicated that any on the city's payroll who sought a nomination would be obliged to resign in or- der to run. Saunders has said he would resign in order to file. So mve Walters and LePage, also city employes. Filing opened Dec. 13 and will close at 1 p.m. Dec. 28. The primary election is Feb. 11 and he general election March 11. The city clerk's office says regis- ration for the election has been members include Dr. Paul J. Whitman's dean of faculty; Dr. Robert B. Erode, professor of physics at the Uni- versity of California; Dr. Wallace Please See Page 5, Col. 5 .page, ana i-saroia Walters, mere are reports that more plan to enter the race. Lacey's decision to run and has urged new voters, or those who have moved from one precinct to another, to register as soon as possible. Expert Prop Space Conqu WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 OP) Rocket expert Wernher von Braun today proposed that the United States embark on a 10-year project for a manned space station, in the race with Russia for a foot-lold in the firmament. He said it could be handled by a national space agency with a spending budget of about 1% billion dollars a year over at 10- Year lest Program up against intercontinental ballis- i tic missiles c Among their more peaceful uses i he cited long-range weather fore- i casting and control and high c speed mail delivery, handled through tape recording devices. c Six satellites picking up and t transmitting messages as they j orbited the earth "could put all of j the post offices in the world out of he said. Von Braun said there is no doubt Blackwell Is Arrested On Return PROSSER, Dec. Barney Blackwell, 36-ysar-old West Rich- land carpenter who disappeared from a family picnic in August at the same time as a neighbor girl guest, home last night and was arrested today on charge of abandonment and non-support. Blackwell had been sought since August 15 when he and Lillian Hodges; 16, both failed to return after separately leaving a picnic in the Blue Mountains southeast of Walla Walla. The Hodges girl was found in California last week and now is staying with relatives there. The charges against Blackwell were filed by Benton County Dep- uty Prosecutor Daniel Hurson and Blackwell was arrested at 'his home. His wife and four children have remained at their home. He is charged with abandoning and failing to support them. Blackwell has said his disap- pearance was due to amnesia. He has been living in the South. (Another story on Page 5) Dave Beck Guilty Of Grand Larceny Not Smiling Now Not Heaven EVERETT W An Everett woman believes that marriage is not all Heaven. Norman L. Heaven was sued for divorce Friday by his wife, Mabel. OPEN TODAY 10 A.M. to 6 P.M. Shop For Everyone On Your Gift List at THE STORE OF GIFTSi THE BOOK NOOK 1st Main Tel. JA 9-0850 See Page 2 The German-born space scien- tist, who is now working for this country, agreed with Maj. Gen. John B. Medaris that Pentagon red tape has hampered and de- layed America's missile-satellite program while the Russians aim for "control of outer space." Testifying before the Senate Preparedness subcommittee, Von Braun suggested that the 10-year program include'a five-year proj- ect to "have a man orbiting the earth on a returnable Basis." He said space stations could be used for reconnaissance, bombing, and for jamming radar fences thrown Group Backs Road Project Shop WILTON'S This Week! Christmas Gifts for The Entire Family! Slippers Shoes Hosiery Rainwear Boots Handbags AND Gift Certificates for everyone on your gift list! shop WILTON'S Shoes 3 E. Main St. See Page 28 RUSSELL STOVER CHOCOLATES The Ideal Gift And Remembrance Gift For Your Holiday Hostess see page 9 FOR IDEAL GIFTS FOR THE LADIES ON YOUR CHRISTMAS LIST! also see pages 27 and 29 WALLA WALLA DRUG 10 S. 2nd Ph. JA 9-iOOO MISSOULA, Mont., Dec. 14 The entire congressional delega- tions from Montana and South Dakota plus Montana's Gov. J. Hugo Aronson, in person or by communication, called today for speedy completion of the Lewis and Clark Highway. This was at a hearing of the public roads subcommittee of the Senate Public Works Committee held at Montana State Univer- sity. Sen. Albert Gore sub-committee chairman, presid- ed. Backing the proponents were the Montana Highway Assn., U.S. Highway 12 Assn., Central Mon- tana Highway Assn., and other organizations and individuals in Montana, North and South Da- kota. The "only opposition came in a letter from the Mineral County Chamber of Commerce. Specifically the hearing was on: Senate Joint Resolution 88 to au- thorize "the commissioner of.pub- lic roads to designate and con- struct a highway system to be known as the Lewis and Clark National Tourway" and request- ing sufficient funds for completing :he route from Lewiston, Idaho, ,o Missoula. the Russians have developed the ICBM to a point where they can send atomic or hydrogen war- heads anywhere on earth. Sen. Lyndon B. Johnson (D-Tex) ;he subcommittee chairman, said lie Russians' success with Sput- nik II indicated they could "put a hydrogen bomb on top of the Capitol dome." Von Braun said there was a question of accuracy. Johnson said this country has consistently underestimated Rus- sian capability and again asked Von Braun to speculate about So- viet ability to "put a hydrogen warhead on the city of Washing- ton." Von Braun then conceded this was possible. He said the Russians now have rocket and missile engines "many times more powerful" than those of the United States and are at Group Seeks Price Support Continuance KANSAS CITY W) The Na- tional Conference of Commodity Organizations has taken a stand against lowering price supports and urges instead that 60 to 70 million arces be retired, from production. The conference, representing 35 commodity Organizations, wound up a two session liere. We are absolutely firm in our conviction that lowering price as a means of adjusting produc- tion will not be effective, but will only increase the resolution said. "Proof of this is now available for any realistic appraisal. "We feel that 60 to 70 million crop seres must be retired from production to reduce current pro- luction sufficiently to offset the increased efficiency of farmers and allow the current surplus to be- utilizedUby_itiB-niarkets.--, :'In order to accomplish this objective, it is absolutely essen- tial that there be no limitations on the total amount of payment per farm -or individual." The resolution said the cost of retiring the crop land would be paid from Commodity Credit Cor- poration surplus supplies where practical to do so. "When such supplies are re- duced to reasonable carryover levels, a self-supporting method of keeping the unneeded crop ac- reage out of production should be the resolution said, adding: "It is unrealistic to continue government _ aid programs to farmers that encourage greater production, such as payments for using fertilizer, land reclamation, development of irrigation, etc. Programs to increase efficiency, on a sound economic basis with- Dave Beck, the Teamsters' Union president, flashed this smile at the courtroom door at Seattle before the verdict was returned in his grand larceny trial. But he wasn't smiling when he emerged from the courtroom Saturday. He pushed past reporters with a curt "jno comment; no comment." j (AP Wirephoto) Full Survey Of County Industry Sites Is Made Attorney Seeks New Trial For j Teamster Chief; SEATTLE, Dec. 14 Beck, a poor boy who climbed to the top of Teamsters Union and amassed a for-! tune on the way, was convicted today of the theft of from the sale of a union-owned Cadillac. J The 63-year-old Beck, who has handled millions for Teamsters, was found guilty of grand larceny involving an! amount totaling only a fraction of his personal wealth. He is! reputed to be a millionaire. The Superior Court jury of five! men and seven housewives de- liberated 8 hours and 17 to decide his fate. They took only> one ballot, and brought in the' verdict at p. m. Beck stared fixedly at a wall Eisenhower Arrives for Paris Talks PARIS, Dec. 14 of thou- sands of Parisians gave a warm welcome today to President Ei- astonished them by his vim and vigor 19 days after suffering a slight stroke. The President looked tired, however, as he walked down the ramp from his plane after a 16- hour Transatlantic flight from Washington.' And there were some other un- mistakable signs that Eisenhower still has been given no medical discharge even though the doctors ruled him sufficiently recovered to attend the NATO summit meeting opening Monday. But the men and women in the streets of Paris must have been surprised by the display of vigor The most comprehensive indus- trial survey ever made in Walla Walla county is now under way work on even more powerful de- out government aid will be bene- signs. ficial.' Cascade Passes Get New Snow OLYMPIA MB Snowfall was general Saturday in the Cascades and chains were required for travel over Stevens and White passes, the State Highways De- partment reported. Temperatures were below freezing. Both Snoqualmie and Stevens passes had 5 inches of new snow up to a.m. Lesser amounts were recorded elsewhere. by the Walla Walla County Port Commission. W. D. Ray, commission presi- dent, said when the survey is completed every available ware- house building and every avail- able industrial site in Walla Walla county will be readily known. Already, he said, the survey has resulted in several nibbles from industrial firms seeking lo- cations and "one or two of the nibbles may mature in the fu- ture." Stressing that the Port Com- mission is interested in the en- tire county, Ray declared: "We feel it is just as impor- tant to get new industry for the Please See Page 5, Col. 8 Eisenhower put on riding into town from Orly Airport. -When he arrived at the U.S. Em- bassy the word newsmen got from the White House Physician, Maj. Gen. Howard M. Snyder, was that the President stood the trip from the United States well, was "in A Poignant Story Of A Boy, A Girl and A Kitten Mayor Moves to End Bus Strike NE 14 tfV-Mayor Robert Wagner moved tonight to end the deadlock between strik- ng subway motormen and the transit Authority. In a new "peace the mayor included a promise to iiminate wage "inequities" irst break in the solid wall of :ic authority's refusal to deal with he motormen as a craft. Today's Index Arts, Books Music___Page 36 Bine Mtn. Area ...Pages 34-35 Classified Ads......Pages 17-19 Editorial ...............Page 4 Financial, Business ...Page 16 Radio-TV Logs ........Page 31 Sports .............Pages 13-15 Theaters ..............Page 36 Vital .........Page 5 Features 21-30 A gray kitten with a red ribbon was delivered to 4-year-old Kathleen Brown by Chicago Police Capt. LeRoy as an early Christmas gift from 7-year-old Brian Soncrant of Birmingham, Mich. Brian had written Chicago police chief, enclosed five dollars and asked that a nice police- man obtain a gray cat that purrs with a red ribbon and a bell on its neck and present it to Kath- leen. Capt. Stcffens and policemai Jumei Leu Palets took the assignment and delivered the foods. (AP Wirephoto) CHICAGO UK A summertime romance blossomed into an early Christmas Friday for 7-year-old Brian Soncrant and 4-year-old Kathy Toto Brown. But it took a bit of doing from Chicago police. Little Kathy, of Chicago, had expressed a wish for a cuddly gray kitten ever since she met Brian while vacationing near his Birmingham, Mich., home two years' ago. Brian and his five sis- ters all have kittens of their own. The young lad decided this would make a fine Christmas gift for Kathy. But, faced with geographical and financial obstacles, he took lis problem right to the Ihicago's police commissioner. Friday morning Commissioner Timothy O'Connor received a note addressed to the "Honorable Chief of Police." Enclosed was and a request 'that one of your nice policemen go to a pet shop for me and get his little girl a kitty that purrs with a red ribbon and a bell on ts neck." Brian said he would have sent me himself but "it would cost me oo much money to send one by rait." Chicago's busy police machinery umped into action and late Fri- lay afternoon a gray "kitty that was presented to Kathy >t her North Side home by Capt. Leroy Steffens and Policeman ames Bes Palets. Wide-eyed Kathy hugged the wo officers and immediately fell o the task of picking a name. ly bedtime she had narrowed it own to Nosey, Misty and of O'Connor's order to Capt. Stef- ens of the Town Hall Station left ittle doubt that the police depart- ment was backing Brian to the etter. "Obtain a kitten which purrs, quip it with a red ribbon and Please See Page 5, Col. S I very good condition" and was Feeling fine. Eisenhower was among the last of the 14 chiefs of government to arrive for the opening Monday of the North Atlantic Treaty Organ- ization's summit conference. Prime Minister Macmillan of Britain 'arrived earlier in the day expressing confidence that the summit conference will revitalize Sputnik-shocked Western alliance. He got a cool reception from the French, still resentful of the U.S.- British arms shipment to Tunisia and fearful the United States and Britain want to boss NATO, This attitude did not affect much the warmth of Eisenhower's welcome on this raw, gray, windy day with the temperature at 36 degrees, except that the smal] crowd and dignitaries at the air- port heard his speech in silence. with a fault smile on his ,lips as! he heard the verdict. Later as he- raced down seven flights of stairs' he cried "No comment" edly to newsmen, and told "You could ask me a thousand questions and I wouldn't Prompt Action Within an hour after Beck's fate> was known, his attorney, Charles' S. Burdell, filed s. motion for a! new trial. Several mistrial mo-' tions made by the defense during1 the 12-day trial were denied by! Superior Judge George H. Re-' velle. Beck-could be sentenced up ta 15 years in .prison for the grand' larceny conviction. There was no! immediate indication when sen- tence would be passed. He re-1 mained free on bond. The rotund, lame duck presi- dent of the Teamsters Union faces new court! trouble next April when he goes on trial in Tacoma on charges he' evaded in income taxes' for the years 1950-53. Son Also Convicted Beck's conviction came exactly two weeks after that of his 37- year-old son, Dave Jr., on two counts of grand larceny. The younger Beck was accused of racketing from the sale of two other used, union-owned Cad- illacs. Judge Revelle sat on the trial of both Becks. He already has been notified the younger man's conviction will be appealed. The Teamster chief and his son were indicted last summer by a King County grand jury which was called after Beck invoked the Fifth Amendment more than 100 Please See Page 5. Col. 3 Two Killed in Airplane Crash FAIRFIELD, Spokane County, Wash. young men were found dead Saturday morning hi the wreckage of a rented private plane hi a wheat field near here. Authorities identified the vic- tims as Phillip Koch, about 23, and Robert Gohlman Jr., 22, both of Rockford. Koch was listed as the pilot. The plane disappeared Friday night after Koch had rented it from the Tekoa Airport for a flight to Rockford, authorities said. EDEN ON MEND LOOE, England, Dec. 14 Ml Former Prime Minister Sir An- thony Eden, convalescing in a rented mansion near this Cornwall village, was reported on the mend tonight after a sharp attack of fever. Stroller His family told George Pemberton, 1253 Francis, he shouldn't even get out of bed Friday the 13th, his 31st birth- day, but he didn't take their advice. During the day, the Pember- tons' furnace had a tempera- mental streak and went out, but not before it filled the house with smoke. He planned to take his wife out for dinner that evening, but had to bum a ride to do so. His car wouldn't start. After dinner, he spent several hours fixing the furnace, Ee finally got it started again about Happy birthday, George Pem- berton. The Stroller has a be- lated gift for you, two tickets to the Liberty Theater. Current double attraction is "An Affair To Remember" and "Bundle of Joy." They sound appropriate. Hope tht car starts. CRESCENT DRUG STORE OPEN TODAY Under the Regular Drug Store Rotation Plan From 10 AM. to 6 P.M.- See Us For YOUR DRUG AND OTHER EMERGENCY NEEDS see page 5 CRESCENT DRUG Phone JA 5-1070 Main at 4th LADIES At Tallman's You'll Find The Perfect Gift For Every Man On Your List See Page 28 TALLMAN'S 4 West Main Dial JA 5-1010 For Shopping Convenience OPEN AN ACCOUNT SPAPFRI   

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