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November 7, 1958

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Co'mword Prize Now $575--See Pages 12 and 16 Cool Low lonighl 30, occasional showers Saturday and windy in tlio afternoon. IDAHO STATE JOURNAL Last Game Sixteen ISC seniors (o close col. lege football careers. Pag« (. , VOL. LVll, NO. 203 POCATELLO, IDAHO, FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 1958 TEN CENTS Mother, Son found Dead of Bullet Wounds A Pocatello woman, Mrs. Win. nie May Sherman, 64, 303 Nonh Grant, was found shot to death Ihis morning, shortly after the body of her son, Francis Winn Sherman, 45, was found in a car in front of his home al 315 Norih Grant. Coroner Allen Manning said it appeared to be a murder-suicide. Mrs. Sherman was shot through Ihe r i g h t eye, while her son, still holding the blood-spattered .22 caliber revolver, was shot t h r o u g h the right temple, M a n n i n g said. Found by Son Sherman's son, David, M, discovered his father's body this morning at 7:30 as he was deliver- in."; papers. He told police he th-'igM his father was sleeping and (old his mother so, She called police when she discovered the gun and police found the mother's body in her kitchen Sherman had been staying with . his -molhcr at 303 North Grant since .Saturday, after an argumen with his wife, Police Lt. Y. D. Black said, and had purchased the revolver Saturday afternoon. The'shootings took place some time after Wednesday at 8:30, the last time Mrs. Sherman was seen alive, Lt. Black said. She had been taken to the store by a neighbor Both had been dead "a consid erable period of time," Blac! said. Reported Despondent According to the lieutenant Sherman had been reported as be Ing despondent for some time since returning from State Hospi tal South at Blackfoot. Black said he had been treat 1 it Blackfoot at least Ihree times Sherman is survived by a wifi and four children, David, Pamela Gay, 9, Cindy Dawn, 6 and Terr; Francis, 4. The bodies were taken to Weise and Son Mortuary where Eunera arrangement!; are pending. Mrs. Sherman was born in Po catello July 25, 1894, the daughto of A. H. (Curly) Brown, a pionee resident of the area. Brown came to Pocalello in 1883, and Mrs. Slier man's brother, Fred Brown, a re tired U.P. brakeman, still reside here. Sherman was born Nov. 27, 1912 in Pocatello, and had worked pdd jobs, including, most recently cab driving. He was on aulo-part man for C. Ed Flandro for abou five years, and had worked els: where in Ihe area. FEARS FEDERAL OCTOPUS 20 Rescued From Ice Isle ANCHORAGE, Alaska (UPI)- Twenly men stranded since Sun day on an ice floe in the Arcti Ocean were removed safely earl today by n CI23J plane froi Thule, Greenland. All were reported in good con dition following the rescue opera lion carried out in 20 degree be low zero weather about SGO mile northeast of Point Barrow, Alas ka. Slalion A, an International Gco physical Year station, broke half Sunday under the poundin of a polar storm. The men wer marooned on a camp sile on a ice floe rnughly 1,001) feet scalar The Alaskan Air Command said Ihc resctie operation went off exactly as planned, Ihe men were separated from the runway on the other half of Ihc island by V miles of open water and crossed the gap when the winds died down. The men had a boat with them cm the Hoe and used it to get across the gap. The C121J, using jet assisted t a k e o f f , lifted the men off the runway half of Ihc island. Smylie Fights Wilderness Bill BEND, Ore. (DPI)--Gov, Robert i., Smylie declared today that the roposed wilderness preservation ill would create "a federal octo- ius whose tentacles would choke lalural development and harvest if Idaho's resources." Smylie's remarks' were contain- d in a statement delivered by claho Stale Mine Inspector 0. T. lansen on behalf of Idaho and he .state's mining industry before a subcommittee of the Senate In- orior and Insular Affairs Commit- here. Sen. Richard L. Neuberger (D-Ore.) presided, Idaho's chief executive said the icnale bill, which would establish national wilderness preservation system, was deemed undesirable ecau5e it would tend to prohibit daho's resources development. "The wording of the present Senile bill could make it become a ong tentacle of federal control vhich in time may restrict from public use many more millions of acres of presently unused Idaho mountainous areas and the use to become very meager, even by the so-called group of wilderness enthusiasts," said Smylie. He noted that since 1930 the fed- eral government has secured and deeded back into federal agencies more private lands than they have released by patents or other m e t h - ods. "It is not hard to envision a sin?/ creeping desire on the part of the federal government to absorb all the lands w i t h i n the state back into federal control that they might become stronger and Ihus usurp the very function for which this state was created in 1SUO," he said. Smylie said the proposed measure would not allow location of m i n i n g claims En areas to be withdrawn under the bill. "The wilderness area as proposed for Jclahn has not been adequately prospected to determine its mineral wealth," he said. "Near the fringes of the existing primitive areas have been found minerals and metals of extreme value to national security." The governor also pointed out t h a t there was no provision in the Senate bill for prevention of range and forest fires and that it would prohibit construction of roads necessary for development of water Guns/iof Victim Terrell Urges Groups (o Aid With Legislation Bannock County Rep, T. F. Terrell would like to see legislation to allow Idaho cilies lo merge by popular vote. '-" " * "I am hoping that on the basis of interest there will be some legislation prepared by interested groups," Terrell said. A poll of Alamcda residents recently indicated by m a r g i n t h a t they a three to one would favor FRANCIS SHERMAN DC Fund Drive Nears The United Campaigns drive is expected to be two-thirds completed by tonight, when the total figure should reach SSO.OOO, campaign chairman, Jack Blair reported, Blair said the $80,000 on the goal of $119,495 will put the drive at the 66 and two-thirds per cent mark. 'It's running along in good Reds Blast A-Tests, But U.S. Continues Suspension MOSCOW HAILS REVOLUTION 7 -- Thousands parade today In Moscow on -11st anniversary of Communisl revolution. Parade was most moderate In years, emphasizing economic and technical progress, rather than military power. (AP Radiophato from Moscow) Ike Confers On Budget shape," Blair said, "but of course, this last third is the tough one." He said campaign workers will have lo "get in and dig" to put the drive over the top, Blair also announced that 100 per cent f i r m s now number 31. Firms whose employes have given 100 per cent are Pocatello Schools administrative offices, Molinelli's Jewelers, Bannock Steel Co., Associated Food Stores, Bryan and Co., 3 ocatello High School, the east side Okay Shopping Center, Save- On Drugs, Inc., Franklin Junior rligh School, Hammond Music. Jefferson School and Radio KWIK. NOTfCE TO ADVERTISERS Next Tuesday, Nov. 11, is Veterans' Day. Deadlines for display advertising will be 5 p.m. Friday for Monday's issue; noon Saturday for Tuesday's issue; noon Monday for Wednesday's issue; and 5 p.m. Monday for Thursday's issue. Piano Lessons Offered t h r o u g h J O U R N A L Classified columns b e n e f i t both tcacliei- and pupils. Mrs. Jimmy Jewell, of 34!) Franklin, received excellent rcsulls fi-om lier ad. Although she hns room for a few more .iluclcnts, she found several pupils in response lo the ad. Offer Your Services PHONE 4100 Death Raises Road Toll lo HI MOUNTAIN HOME (UPI) Ronald T. Duncan, 32, Mountain Home, was killed today on a county road eight miles southwest of here when he was struck by an automobile at an intersection. His death raised to 229 the 1055 highway t r a f f i c ' l o l l in Idaho. According to State Patrolman Calvin Bernard, Duncan had stopped his automobile for a slop sign on the county road lo Grandview, just off Slate Road 67, and had gotten out of Ihe vehicle when a car coming from an opposite direction struck him. He was thrown for a distance of 181 feet and apparently kiled instantly, Bernard said. The driver of Ihc car which hil Duncan was identified as M. Sgt. lidward E. Cushman, 33, Mountain Home. I such legislation. Idaho law perm i t s merger.now only if there is a (wo-lhirds vote for merging by the governing bodies of both cities. 'Perhaps the city atlorncys ol Alameda and Pocatello might discuss it with us (Reps. Herman McDevitt and Robert Lenaghen and Slate Sen. Nellie Cline Sleen- son) before we go," Terrell said 'If the Alameda Chamber has been interested, they might be the ones lo get the bill drafted." The poll was intitated by the Alameda Chamber of Commerce as a public service designed to ge the opinions of Abiueda residents on a merger with Pociitcllo. Terrell, who has expressed interest in such a bill previously, said he did not t h i n k It would be a good idea for one of the county's legislators to prepare a bill without understanding it. "But we have t i m e before the ession to gel together with the in- crested groups." Terrell said also that he is wait- ng now to hfiar from other groups nleresleo 1 in seeing legislation )assed in lhe next session. He ex- )lained thai il is customary [or egislators lo meel wilh interested citizen groups and others before he session s t a r t s lo f i n d out some of their needs in lhe Legislature. "We are going up there to represent all of the people of Bannock County," he said, "and if we go up there with some pet personal hill, we aren't doing lhat. We try o slick lo the people who know, ralher lhan bringing up our own 5Cl bill." Terrell said, however, lhat he is ntcrcstcd in Ihe possibility of expanding some of the (wo-year wograms al I d a h o . S t a l e College, such as engineering which is only two year course at present. He also suggested that work might be started on getting a two-year medical school at ISC. "With the s t r a i n there is going lo be on appropriations Ihis session," Terrell said, "I'm not very oplimislic that the medical school could be accomplished in or.tr session, but I think we should lay Ihe cornerstone." I am optimistic l h a t the program eventually can be accomplished." Terrell said he would listen to the opinions of the college on hov such programs should be drawn up and provided for. "My thinking on the matter is greatly influenced by the t h i n k i n g of lhe school people themselves, j have my ideas, but they are certainly better versed in the education Held than I am." WASHINGTON (UPI) -- President Eisenhower held an hour- long conference with budget and veterans officials today in the first big test of his post-election promise to cut federal spending. The chief executive called in Budget Director Maurice Stans and Veterans Administrator Sumner Whittier to deal with veterans benefits in the federal budget he will send lo the 'new Congress in January. Also sitting in was Robert E. Merrimam, deputy assistant lo Ihe President for inter- department affairs. The White House described the meeting as (he first of a series of such sessions on the budget. There was a no comment on its results. After spending the morning o n ' COPE CLAIMS .685 ELECT/ON AVERAGE AFL-CIO Demands End of Law Allowing RighMo-Work Votes WASHINGTON (UPI) -- T h e ' c a l l e d for the repeal of a Taft- Al-'L-CIO demanded today lhat the Hartley provision which permits Congress overhaul the Taft- Hartley Act and pass a modified version of the Kennedy-Ives union reform bill which was defeated at the last session. The AFL-CIO Executive Council states lo pass right to work laws banning the union shop. "The voters' emphatic repudi- ~ ation of these laws is~a clear man- | -r|, e colmc n the council said in a statement. Right to work proposals were defeated in five of six states where Ihey were on the ballot on Tuesday's election. t | lc e | ccl i on Ike Asserts We May Reconsider Explosion Halt WASHINGTON' (UPI) - Presl- :lent Eisenhower announced today :hat Russia has staged Iwo a t o m i c weapons tests since F.ast-West lest ban negotiations started Oct. 31. He said his country and Great Britain will continue Ihcir lest suspension for the t i m e being but warned Ihal the Soviet aclion "relieves lhe United Slates of any obligation" to do so, The President said lhat if tha Russians did not stop their weapons experiments, the U. S. "will be obliged lo reconsider" the lest uspcnsion which Britain and this country put into effect when the Geneva talks began. The Atomic Energy Commission said the Russians staged lesl explosions of relatively small yield weapons Nov. 1 and Nov. 3 at its southern Russian lest site. Previously the AEC had reported 14 Soviet explosions at the test site north of the Arctic Circle. The President recalled that on Aug. 22 he proposed that Ihc East ind West suspend tests for a year from the day negotiations for a permanent ban got under way. Britain agreed. Bui the Russians, while agreeing to start negotiations, claimed the righl to continue testing until they had exploded as many-iveap- one as the U.S. and United King- dorr, had fired since the last Soviet test series which ended March 22. The Russians accordingly resumed testing Sept. 30, afler a suspension of six months, and have not yet stopped. Al the deadlocked atomic ban lalks today in Geneva, Russia brushed aside western complaints and repeated that it would con- dale lo lhe Congress to end this ! | un , s ' add'cd" up'Vo a'sha'rp'rebuke i I"!-? I"'.' ""'.'.' rcachi "B lhe same flank attack on organized labor," Democrats Can Change Some, But Most State Jobholders Are Safe BOISE (UPI)--Although Demo- was possible that this might re- and other conferences, the President .-planned to leave by plane for Toledo, Ohio, where he will be lhe overnighl guest of far- Treasury Secrelary George M. Humphrey at an exclusive duck-hunting club on Lake lirie. Veterans benefits are nne of the hig spending items in the federal budget -- slightly more than five billion dollars this ycai. They also are one of Ihe "sacred cows" of the budget--an item t h a t politicians of both parties t r e m b l e to pare. cvats will fill all the elective offices in the slalehousc except Ihe governor's next January, they're going to have only mild luck in exercising Ihe old Andrew Jackson spoils system injunction: "Throw the rascals out." 'lhe 0 '" as (he West. While House statement ^T'" Jr 0 "'TM 3 "" o! lcstl "f flo " to1 * U.N. "T^ - rC5 ° IUti ° n . * SL Tl '"S.TM 1011 ' Mfb wh ' le ! e - suit in personnel changes in lhe state land department. This might affect 21 persons in the land department and about 50 others under its administration, including Capitol Building maintenance personnel. for "cynical politicians and big business reactionaries" who it said j tried lo capitalize on isolaled i n - ' its"riur-' stances of union corruption. ' r- , The 29-membcr council issued its · f e w j., statement after a meeting called » 0 f mlc j ( to t r a n s l a t e whal it considered an ',,,,,,,,,:,,!· ., , election viclory for organised la- !". C S° ! """" S on a poss.ble susper,- bor inio a new anti-inflatimi and p,-TM^, 5 ' c ' N P erime " ts »'"« in The President recalled lhat last Aug. 22. Ihe U.S.- and Britain announced they would withhold fur- Iher testing for one year begin- " '" A survey indicates that less than _TM*TM_."* t s . ilx ... c .T P !^!! '",, l ^! 15 per cent of stale employes now working under lhe Republican ad- m i n i s t r a l i o n will be subject to dismissal when the Democrafs take full-employment legislative gram. The AFL-CIO chieftains pcared determined to "cash pro-1 P on Ihcir support of winning candidates in Tuesday's Democratic landslide. CIO told A f t e r the meeting. AFL · President George Mcany Moon Shot Set For Tomorrow CAPF. CANAVERAL, Fla. (UPI) The Air Force corrected the 'technical difficulties" that forced postponement in launching its third moon rocket today and began preparing the 88-foot vehicle for another blast-off attempt early Saturday. Officials declined lo pinpoint the cause of the postponement, but nonmililary sources 'said the (rouble was in the Thor missile section of the four-stage rocket. over to make way for Ihc party faithful. There are an estimated 4,200 lo 'l.SflH employes of the .state government, depc-nding on the season. T h e vast majority of Ihem are in agencies which can't be disturbed by lhe political unhcaval which occurred on Tuesday. Sonic are under the merit system: others are in agencies which come under the control of the governor or commissions appointed by the chief executive. newsmen he didn't share President Eisenhower's fear of i n f l a t i o n . "The bugaboo of i n f l a t i o n should | not be held up to slop lhe forward progress of the American people," Meany said. ning Oct. 31 and renew the suspension annually if s u f f i c i e n t progress were made in negotiations with. the Russians for a workable control and inspection system to enforce the ban. Russia declined (o formally accept ihe suspension offer hut agreed to the negotiations in Ge- The council named Meauy the auditor's and two in the inspector's. There are 31 employes of (he superintendent of public instruction but they are subject to approval by the State Board of Education, a group which was appoint-, cd by Republican administrations. ! sa "' t n o committee may come up ^^ There may be some difficulties o n ; w i l n recommended legislation. QlJ|"J' r P m r i l i r a f the part of the incoming head of; Members of _ihc Jahor group's **«'·*· I l U t l U V - C I public instruction d e p a r t m e n t \ make any mass changes. 1 incva. Western officials had hoped · a s 'l"" the Kremlin intended to go c h a i r m a n of a special comniitiee i "'P^ V l i l 1 ' a (lc f a c t o suspension Uibor reform legislation. U c w l l h o u l formally agreeing (o it. | 0 - executive board scheduled t h e i r meeting in an exuberant mood ov- And t h e r e are seven employes in the state treasurer's office. They're safe. They've been under the supervision of a Democrat for er two m a j o r achievements: --Thn .G85 batting average chalked up by COPE, the AFL-CIO political arm, in its endorsement of . -. Ruth G. Moon, who was However, lhe likelihood is that c ] cc(ed f o r r our more y c a r s . ··the last f o u r years--Slate Trcasur-j candidates in Senate, House anc! r e j governorship races froni coast 10 some changes will be made alter Among the departments and Ihe victorious Democrats lake over agencies expected to he safe from the offices of a t t o r n e y general.! encorachment-that is, as sate as secretary of state. sUte auditor, slate treasurer, superintendent of public instruction. Ai best, it w i l l he slim pickings. Because four of the live members of the State Land Board will be Democratic slate officials, it a Democratic-controlled Legislature will let them be--are Ihc slate law enforcement, public assistance, highway, adjutant general, employment security and health departments, and a n u m b e r of lesser boards. HOUSING, SPACE, WATER, FOREIGN POLICY Sen. Johnson Charts Program WASHINGTON ( U P I ) -- Senate Democratic Leader Lyndon B. Johnson pledged loday that lhe new Democratic Congress will meet President Eisenhower "at least halfway" i n m a k i n g t h e next two years a period of "cons t r u c t i v e " achicvemcnl. In his f i r s t major speech since Ihc Democrats won a landslide victory »l the polls Tuesday, ho said America is entering "an age of expansion" and cannot afford to have its political m a c h i n e r y paralyzed by "partisan warfare" from now u n t i l I960. He outlined a 12-point program of "major issues" facing the 86lh Congress and promised that the Inp-heavy IJemocratic majorities in the House and Senate will tackle these problems with a "sober. realization of Ihc responsibilities lhat go with victory." Johnson's speech, distributed by his office here, was to be delivered at noon before a business audience at Big Spring, Tex. Johnson said America Is "heading i n t o one of Ihe greatest expansions of its history. . . a century of opporlunity that has (Contiaued M P»j« 20. coast. --The apparent reversal of the Ircnd towards stale "right-lo-work" laws with its rejection in five of six states including highly-industrialized Ohio and California. Chinese Resume Quemoy Shelling TAIPEI, Formosa (UPI)-Communist a r t i l l e r y resumed its cat and mouse, bom bant men! of the Quemoys early today, a few hours after U.S, leaders had announced plans lo Veep America's Far Easi- crn air power at peak strength as a precaution against possible new Red aggression. Guns \vhtch had been silent for 24 hours opened up a half-hour a f t e r midnight, Tbe bombardment was not heavy--232 shells in the hours between midnight and noon. Toe/ay's Cfiuck/e One thing you can still get for * p*ony U your Incorrect weight. I awcrs. Charged in "IV TV Fix NliW YORK ( U P I ) -- District Attorney Frank llogan announced today Ihe arrest of Albert Freedman, producer of the TV quiz show "Twenty- One" on two charges of perjury. In a G r a n d Jury indictment landed up loday it was charged I h a l Frecdman, 36, "knowingly lied w h e n he appeared before the Granil Jury to answer questions as lo whether' he supplied questions and answers to 21 comc.st- ants In-fore ihey appeared on lhe program, llogan said the defendant served s producer of "Twenty- Ona" from November, 1MB, unlil last month when the show closed. "Parl of his job." llogan slid, "was to inlcrview prospective contestants and supervise Ihe prep- a r a t i o n of questions lo be asked in Ihe contest." Frecdman faces a possible 10 ycars in jail and $10,000 line if convicted of the charges. Money winners on "Twenty-one", including Van Dorcn, Elfrida Von Nardroff, who won nearly $250,« COO, ami l)avid Mayer, who won $-17,500, denied they were fed aiv