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Walla Walla Union-Bulletin (Newspaper) - May 12, 1957, Walla Walla, Washington Beck May Face Mail Fraud Count Til T T Walla Union Our Year lOc Walla Wash Sunday May 12 1957 4 Pages Weather Cloudy with a few showers day and Sunday night winds light and variable Not much temperature change High low 53 Seasonal moisture excess 1.54 Rain Fails to Spoil Fun At Pea Festival in M- Fw 1957 M-F CHAMBER CREATION Themed to the popular song hit Marianne is this newest entry of the Milton-Freewater Chamber of Commerce Last year's float captured several trophies in com- munity events of the area This one outstrips the model for sheer beauty most observers agreed By VANCE ORCHARD MILTON-FREEWATER W got wet and a bit bedraggled bu we had a whale of a good That seemed to be the con sensus of those who took part i and those who witnessed the show ing of the 1957 Pea Festival Gran Parade Saturday morning de layed an hour because of a clouc burst which struck earlier Floats on hand for scrutiny b judges as early as bega to take on that bedraggled loo More Page 24 quickly under the torrential rain but sponsors and attendants by them many resorting to sheet of polyethylene plastic for som protection Others got under tall trees o ducked into garages to wait ou the downpour Sweepstakes Winner Sweepstakes winner over the field of 35 floats entered this year was the handsome entry of thi Jared W Summerhays Chapter Order of DeMolay featuring Jam McCallister the queen of the cour of assembled members This was also winner in its division Com Juniors This float was said to have been made possible by Jerry Fellows master councilor of the chapter according to those making up the unit While not entered in the Cham show the 1957 Mil Chamber of Com merce float was a beautiful crea tion themed to the song hit Mari anne with a lovely bathing guiding a sea horse while waves danced behind Parade judge was C W Wrinkle with those winning entries being Vern Tinnerstet Pendleton Russell B 1 a c k 1 e r Pendleton Wayne Collier Hermiston and E L Ferguson Weston Other float winners were Indus trial Key Equipment Co 1st State Line Lumber Co 2nd Em pire Machinery Co 3rd Commercial City Barbers Milton-Freewater Drugs Okay Auto Float Shops 3rd Community Seniors Odd Fel lows 1st Milton-Freewater PTA 2nd Co-op Homemakers 3rd Rod and Gun Club only entry Community 1st Pack 22 Cub Scouts 2nd Rainbow Girls Assembly 31 3rd Song Titles Theme of the 1957 Pea Festival Please See Page 5 Col 3 OPEN TODAY 10 p.m Under the regular drug store rotation LAST MINUTE GIFT SUGGESTIONS for MOTHER'S DAY see page 5 CRESCENT DRUG STORE and Main Ph JA KIDDIES PARADE WINNERS Winner in the Section of the Kiddies Parade at Milton-Freewater Friday afternoon was this trio representing the Monaco Royal Court of Grace a page boy and Prince Rainier Left to right are Anita Lamb Doug Wheeler and Peter Lamb Wheat Surplus Again Likely Despite Soil Bank Program By OVID A MARTIN WASHINGTON UP Try as i may the government seems to lave little success in halting agri cultural overproduction An Agriculture Department crop report Friday indicated this wheat production easily add to a surplus of the grain despite retirement of i ifth of last year's wheat lane under the so-called soil bank gram Given favourable weather during he remainder of the growing season the wheat crop might wel exceed 950 million bushels anc surpass present market prospects 50 million bushels There is an existing reserve and surplus ol 362 million bushels The government is under New Try Due For Mrs Sill SEATTLE UP A new effort will be made to gain a pardon for Mrs Violet Sill whose truth um tests in the State Penitentiary ivere used by her attorney earlier o proclaim her innocence David Weyer counsel for the Seattle woman con- in the death of her and said Friday a new petition or a pardon will be sent to Gov within 30 days A request or a pardon late last ear by Langlie before he eft office Weyer said a third truth serum est had been given Mrs Sill in he and brought results milar to the earlier tests in she told of a struggle with er husband during which a gun accidentally went off and him The woman's husband Marion ill a tavern owner was slain n their home the night of July 1 1954 Psychiatrists who questioned er after she was imprisoned ested she was a victim of a and suffered from a guilt com- lex gation to pay wheat farmers 230 million dollars under the soil bank program for withdrawal of lane from use Farm officials hac hoped the program would cause this year's crop to fall 100 to 15 million bushels below marke demands and allow this to be drawn from the extr supplies It is too early to say how duction of other crops under the soil bank plan will turn out The wheat from the standpoint of efforts to reduce just one of many setbacks to government forts to reduce the flow of from the land Despite the broadest control programs in history surpluses have mounted since the end of the Korean War Last year for instance total crop output equaled the record although the acreage was the smallest in 20 years and down nearly 5 per cent from the previous year Similarly efforts to slow down the production of milk have failed in the face of a government re- duction in price supports and appeals for greater culling of milk cows This tendency of farm ion to keep climbing in the face of restraining efforts largely re- flects effects of technological progress in agriculture Year by fear farmers are learning how produce more and more on less and with less labor Friday's report does not sarily indicate that the soil bank plan is a failure Had the and been in production the wheat crop would be much larger riling up greater surpluses Today's Index Arts Books 27 Blue Mountain Area Pages Classified Ads Pages 4 Financial Business Page 12 Radio-TV 27 Sports Pages Theaters Page 28 Vital Statistics 5 Women's Pagei f Elkins Ruled Guilty of PORTLAND Ore May 11 Racketeer Big Jim Elkins whose sudden attack of talkativeness touched off the Portland vice in last year tonight was convicted of wiretapping Dist Court jurors convicted Elkins 55 on all the seven counts before them The possible penalty is a year in prison and a fine on each count His employe Raymond Clark 33 was convicted on the same counts The jurors deliberated three hours and 20 minutes Elkins and Clark were accused of tapping and recording telephone conversations of William M ley former Portland district at- torney and others Verdict Unanimous The jury took the case before noon but did not begin ations until after a leisurely lunch The verdict was unanimous The jury of seven men and five women has been sealed away rom all outside communication since the trial started April 16 One of the key witnesses against Elkins was Langley who was re- moved from office Thursday after Deing convicted on a state charge of deliberate failure to prosecute gambling And it was Elkins who was a key prosecution witness in hat case Other government witnesses in he federal trial here included Dortland Mayor Terry Schrunk and Clyde C Crosby head of the Teamsters Union in Oregon Elkins testified at the Senate rackets hearing that iey conspired with Teamsters Un- ion officials and others to expand and control vice operations here Slkins said he was in on the plot ut withdrew fearing he would Three state grand juries have investigated Elkins charges and lome 40 Elkins and charges Elkins and Clark are the only persons indicted by a federal grand jury that looked into the matter Produced Recordings Elkins to back up his charges of official misconduct produced a series of tape recordings which ic said were room conversations between Langley and others However state officials raided Clark's home last year and quired what they contended were of illegal telephone aps Langley and others ied their voices on these tapes and have testified that the ngs were of telephone ions they had two years ago This raid later was declared il- egal by state courts but U S Dist Judge William East who is the case ruled hat the recordings could be used as evidence in his court since officers did not pate in the illegal raid The government put 28 es on the stand in its case against Elkins and Clark The defense did not call a single witness Continued Aid lo Viet Nam Pledged WASHINGTON May 11 resident Eisenhower today tacked free Viet Nam with a trong pledge of continued U S in the face of mounting pressure in southeast Asia In a joint statement r and visiting President Ngo Dinh Diem declared that any aggression or ion threatening the political in- dependence of the infant republic be considered as ering peace and stability in the rea THIS COULD BE IT This picture of an A-bomb test was taken in 1955 but is reproduced today in connection with a Civil Defense excercise in College Place Monday night This could be a dropped on Walla Walla or any other Northwest city The public is Invited to watch the excercise starting Monday at 7 p.m Pomeroy Area Man Heads Cattlemen WENATCHEE May 11 UP ng police powers to all game ectors was one of several major changes in the game laws josed today in a resolution ed by the Washington Assn The game men then would be able to make arrests for property damage on private or public ands the resolution pointed out Aimed at cutting down damage o ranches by hunters the ure also suggested that anyone damaging private property while be fined not less than and have his hunting or fish- ng license suspended for tup to Fine Prison Urged The resolution framed by stock men working with a group of Seattle Ballard sportsmen urged that anyone convicted of ame law violations be fined or or both and that his license be revoked for as ong as one year Garfield County rancher Ed was elected association as the convention closed nd the 1958 meeting was led for Okanogan Francisco who operates a and beef ranch near roy succeeds John McMinimee f Outlook Vice presidents d were Al Matsen Bickleton Jay ignew Centralia and R A Bob Hensel Waterville Named to the Board of Directors Please See Page 5 Col 4 Air Attack Here Monday Will Trigger CD Exercise Sank Debits Here Are Up Walla Walla bank debits both or April and the first four months f 1957 show increases over similar in 1956 the Federal Re- erve Bank of San Francisco re- Saturday The April increase was 4 per ent a percentage of gain also hown by San Francisco The four month gain was 8 per cent ered in Washington only by ane with 9 per cent among seven reporting points Arizona and California points bowed heavier gains as a rule tian those in the Pacific west This accounted for an ge over the Twelfth district of t per cent gain in April and 10 ier cent gain in the four months wo West Side cities in on were slightly off for the first our months compared with a year I ago I A simulated enemy air attack will destroy a large portion oi Southeastern Washington Monday evening May 13 These become words when the word simulated is re- moved from the sentence Monday at 7 p.m an aerial bomb will be exploded over College Place The blast will set into tion the first Civil Defense tice exercise in Walla Walla tory Immediately following the nation of the bomb a large group of Walla Walla county citizens under the direction of Civil De- fense Director Edward Watson will swing into action the aerial blast there will be retreat ceremony briefing period at Columbia auditorium in College Place Music will be provided by the Walla Walla College band Seconds after the bomb is dropped members of the sive Ordnance Detachment from Camp Hanford will set off diary bombs which are designed io heighten the realism of the drill The ensuing blaze will be by the District 4 fire de- A monitoring team whose job it is to determine the amount of radioactivity in a edout area will then move in with equipment to locate an actual object which will be planted in the vicinity More Than 200 Take Part Taking part in this dry run for destruction will be more than 200 persons Brinker Col- lege Place will be Civil Defense co-ordinator He will be assisted by Tom Brooks of Walla Walla Responsible for the more than 150 casualties will be Eugene rup Co-ordinator of nurses will be Mrs Violet Lane Also cooperating in the will be the county sheriff's office the Walla Walla fire department and the cor- office Mildred Curts will head the communications group and Lyla Moran will be in charge of supply A 200 bed portable hospital loaned for the occasion by the state Civil Defense office will be set up in Columbia auditorium un- er the direction of Dr Peter Brooks The hospital will be staffed by Walla Walla and College Place doctors and nurses The tons of hospital equipment will include everything from a pharmacy to a morgue The public is urged to attend this all-out effort on the part of Civil Defense organization to acquaint the people of tern Washington with the important work of the agency Open To Public View The public will be able to watch most events officials said Leonard Admas Jim Hale anc John Jilg fire chiefs of Walla Walla College Place and 4 will supervise fire fighting Aux police are in charge of Sher iff John Cummins and Deputy Ear Haines Walla Walla Wagon Wheel ers outfitted in civil defense hel mets will make up part of thi auxiliary police Lt Sample of the ordnance detachment at Camp Hanford will demonstrate thermit grenades and will create red low and green smoke which i non toxic He will also have static display and other demonstrations Casualties Provide Realism Seventy College Place publi Please See Page 5 Col 5 June 1 Pour At Snake Dam Still Planned Plans call for the first concrete to be poured at Ice Harbor Dam on the Snake River June 1 and he observance of that event will go on despite previous to the contrary W D lay chairman of the Ice Harbor Day observance said Saturday At a meeting of the executive committee in Pasco Friday final arrangements for the event moved rapidly A noon luncheon for visiting and others will be held n Pasco Officials said ets will be available for this event tickets may be obtained the Chamber of Commerce The capacity of dining hall is 000 and after that total is id no more tickets will be sold The visiting individuals sating in the afternoon ceremony at the dam will be taken from Walla to Pasco and to the lam site and back to Walla Walla bus A reception will be held n Walla Walla Saturday evening at the Marcus Whitman Hotel The Walla Walla Wagon ers and the Benton and Franklin county sheriff's posse will aid in parking and traffic control The speaker's stand at the dam will decorated with appropriate and entertainment will be by the Camp Hanford A press table is being provided near the speaker's stand with outlets available for radio and television Honey Spent Said Adequate City Costs Put It Among Top 4 By WAYNE A SCOTT U-B Staff Writer The cost of government in Walla Valla is higher per capita than n most other cities of the state Among the state's 16 cities with more than population in 155 Walla Walla ranked among top four municipalities in per costs of police and fire parks and streets Comparative cost figures of these 6 cities for 1955 were compiled rom the state auditor's annual on financial standings of municipalities On a per capita basis residents f Walla Walla paid for e fourth highest in the state 9.10 for fire protection third st for parks third highest nd for streets fourth st Figures Not In For 1956 Because the auditor's report has ot been compiled for 1956 no between costs of the different cities can be made for last year However since the city budget was larger last year here and in the other cities the per capita comparisons are assumed to be approximately the same for 1956 and 1957 On the basis of these tive figures the obvious sion is that the amount of money spent annually in the four ments is adequate Each year when the city budget is being drafted efforts are made to increase appropriations in most departments But as residents of the city now pay a high rate for operation of these departments the answer must lie elsewhere perhaps in better administration Next Year's Budget Eyed City commissioners and ment heads have started nary work on the 1958 budget here and a king-sized battle for in- creased appropriations is expected Little increase if any over the budget in effect this year is expected for 1958 because of revenue limitations The 1957 Legislature gave cities no financial help and moves to revive the iness and occupation tax measure which the commission killed last year will be met with renewed opposition Cities whose 1955 expenditures were compared with Walla Walla in police fire parks and street departments range from wick with a population of to Seattle with residents The Walla Walla police budget in 1955 was Or about for each of the city's dents The only cities whose per capita payments for police protection ex- this figure were or per capita ima and Renton In the fire department Walla Walla budgeted for each resident This was exceeded only by Everett per capita and Tacoma 239 per capita Seattle and Spokane both with excellent park systems topped the per capita costs in that ment Spokane spent or per capita and Seattle spent or per resident In Walla Walla was spent or per capita for the city Aberdeen had the highest per capita outlay for streets in 1955 10 for each resident on a total of Other top cities in street ex- were Everett per capita Kennewick for each resident and la Walla per capita 576 McClellan Cites Letter To Widow By JOHN CRADWICK WASHINGTON May 11 UK Sen McClellan said to day that Teamsters Union dent Dave Beck may have run afoul of the federal mail fraud law in his handling of a trust fund The treatment he accorded the widow of his dearest friend is typical it seems of his characteristic of greed and McClellan told men in reviewing the latest mony about Beck To Resume Inquiry McClellan is chairman of the Special Senate Rackets gating Committee which will re- sume Monday afternoon public hearings in which Beck has been pictured as using union funds for the enrichment of himself and members of his family The Teamsters boss who already has invoked the Fifth Amendment protection against possible self incrimination 150 times in refusing to answer com- questions will be recalled ater in the r o b a b 1 y Wednesday McClellan said The widow referred o is Mrs Ray Leheney whose husband was an official of the old AFL Beck was trustee of an KW fund raised for her from un- on members after death Donol F Hedlung a Seattle mortgage banker testified erday that he and Beck shared an profit from investing his money for Mrs Leheney fedlund described Leheney as Beck's best and closest friend Placed in evidence was a letter rom Beck to Mrs Leheney in which no mention was made that Beck and Hedlund would derive a profit from the sale of ages which he recommended er as a sound investment Letter May Do It McClellan referring to what he Called Beck's breach of trust in this transaction said there is a possibility the letter he wrote ler would come within the al statute banning use of the mails to defraud He also said he thought the In- ernal Revenue Service and Justice Department would be in- in finding out Beck reported and paid ax on his profit in this deal as well as other financial tions out in the testimony Beck already is under ment on c charge of evading in- come tax payments for the year 1950 In saying that Beck would be called back at the conclusion of he current series of hearings said he wanted to give any persons about whom there is testimony an ity to defend themselves Robert F Kennedy the com- counsel said that when earings are resumed Monday the witnesses will be Roy ruehauf president of raUer Co Detroit and A M who has charge of the mortgage loan department of the Accidental Insurance Co Los An- eles The committee is going to in- uire into whether Beck d to gain financial favors from companies Kennedy said Look Sheepish of a meat packing firm were hiding behind red faces after the appearance of an ad in the con- vention issue of the Washington Association tion distributed to convening cattlemen The ad praises mutton OPEN TODAY 10 to 6 P.M Visiting Mother Today? 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