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Orgon. Ulitorlca'l Soalsty Fubllo AuHtorlua FORTUtiD 1, 0R30:i THE BEND " BULLETIN State Forecast Oregon Cloudy over entire lection with occasional light rain Thursday. Continued mild and windy. High tern peratures 46 to 56 both days. Low tonight 32 to 42. LEASED WIRE WORLD NEWS COVERAGE CENTRAL OREGON'S" DAILY NEWSPAPER 34th Yoar BEND, DESCHUTES COUNTY, OREGON, WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28, 1949 No. 1? Washington Storm; Results on ooos J i 1 !. 1 Pickett Death Suicide, View After Inquiry Ivmi It. Pickett, 72. Ilcnd f lulls! who illcil when fhuni'H swept through I In' family borne m 622 Pciin avenue C'lirlHt iiiiim evening, went berserk, poured giuuillnc in llu IIvIhk room mill threatened Ills wife, il wiin brought out lit u coroner's Inquiry here today. Min. Pickett eticiipiil from l ho house Juki prior to thi blast that shook tin neighborhood. Following tin- explosion, MrH. I'lrkctl hem (I her IuinIhimiI laugh liiKlile the (lery building, lie then mumbled through the iloor, faring I'eim street, took Heveral steps mill (lroiiel on IiIh line on the Uiwn. where he died. The Pickett home nnil Iib contents were destroyed by fire. Story romilmrated Mm. I'lcki'tt wan the prlncliml witness in ( li In morning's inquiry Into the Bend niiui'M denth. The lniulry was held In the oil lee of IilKtrlet uttorney A. J. Moore, who with Coroner George W. WIiimIow. wim In rlmrge. Alvn C. Goodrich. Ideal uttorney, represented the family. Sheriff Claude L. McCiitl-ley was present. Mrs. I.llllan Nclf, secretary to the county Judge, recorded the testimony. Aside from Mrs. I'lckett, lister Stuart nnd I'nrk C). Fleming, nclghlxirx. were the only witnesses. Their testimony corroborated thai of Mrs. i'lckett. It was developed at the Inquiry Hint on ChrlstimiN evenlnK i'lck-clt went lo a nearby service station nnd obtained 5 gallons of gasoline, pumped Into an army-type container, with a short nozzle at-tncluil. He had left home. II wns testified, in "un ugly mood." I Tlirr Mndt When lie returned with Hip gaitollne. Mrs. I'lckett suld, he (mured It over Hie living room floor and nlso oured some on Mrs. I'lckett nnd throutened "to get her loo". Mrs. I'lckett ran Into n bedroom nnd closed the floor, lie poured gasoline under the door, the tcstl-(Contlnucd on Poge 5) Rita Hayworth Mother of Girl Lausanne, Switzerland, Dec. 28 illi Movie actress Hltn 1 lay worth gave birth to a Moslem princess weighing 5 Mi pounds today In a police-guarded private clinic overlooking Luke Geneva. Multimillionaire Prince Aly Khan, who married the 30-year-old star seven months, and one dny ago, announced the birth and said It was seven weeks premature. - - The baby, his third nnd Rita's second child, was named Jasmine. The bnhy was horn lit 9:35 a.m. (3:35 a.m. EST), six hours nnd 15 minutes after Aly raced Rlto two miles to the Montcholsl clinic in their cream-colored Cadillac from the Lnussnne l'alace hotel. Despite predictions that the baby would have to be delivered by cnesarean section, the ntrin wns normal. Rut Prince Aly said Rita had o "very, very lough time." Physicians nt the clinic said Princess Margurltn, ns Aly prefers Rita to be called, had a "pain ful but not particularly dangerous time. Roth Doing Well Bollu mothur nnd child nro do ing well, attending doctors said. A friend who saw Rita two hours nfter the birth said she looked extremely well, but rather tired. He said she murmured, "Hello," and asked whether he hud seen the child. ( ' The friend snld the baby has black hair and blue-Bray eyes. From his description, the baby appeared to resemble Aly more than her mother. Princess Jasmine Is Aly's first daughter. He has two sons by his previous marriage to British beer heiress, ,Jonn Yurde-Buller. The thrlce-manied Rita has a daughter by her second husband, Orson Welles. "I am very happy," snld Aly after It was all over. "It Is Just what I wanted." Aly Is son nnd heir of the Agn Khnn, sphltual lender of 20,000,-000 Ismalll Moslems. Ho cabled the news to his father In Cairo. The bnby will bo reared In Un Moslem faith. (Notified by the United Press In Cairo of the birth of his first granddaughter, the Aga v Khan snld he wns "very Kind" and add ed: "Whatever God gives Is very welcome, j Kingston . " . v 7 .iiiwi- lniiHrtitiist. -''"- - - -- - jTTHn fi 'in iiiii.iiinim.nlini, ruin fiend's newest school, weslslde Kingston, will be placed In use on Jan. 3, 1950, when 96 pupils now Im'Iiik taught In overfluw rooms In other buildings will lx shifted to the new school. Mrs. Ardinelle Ilaln will be Hie head teacher. This picture of Kingston school, in its new paint coat, was taken this morning. Name Sought for Mill Creek Bridge Victor Whetzel New J. C. Penney Manager Here A former Bend man, Victor L. Whetzel, who entered the service of the J. C. Penney Co. In Bend lifter attending local schools, Is to return to this city as manager of the local Penney store, Kenneth M. Longbulln, whose place Whet zel will take, reported today. Longballa, bend of the local store for the past five years, Is being I transferred to the Twin Fnlls, Idn., more and will take over his new duties shortly after the first of the year. Whetzel Is expected to rench here around Jan. 1. He Is n broth er of Charles O. Whetzel, operator of the Bend Music Co. Whetzel will come here from Caldwell. Ida., where he Is Penney store manager. The newly appointed manager of the local store Is married and has one son, Ronnie. Whetzel, n native of Wlnonn, Wash., spent most of his boyhood In Bend. After working In the Bend store, he served In the Burns store, then became manager of the Caldwell store. Longballa, win! will report In Twin Kalis on Jan. 1, 1950, 'has liccn with the nation-wide J. C. Penney Co. system for the past 20 years. In his five years in Bend he has been active In civic work and Is a former president of the Bend chamber of commerce. He headed the recent Memorial hospital drive for the Founders' Service organization. Mr. and Mrs. Longballn plan to sell their Bend home, at 107 Drake. New Bids Called On Gas Contract A call for new bids next Friday on n Deschutes county gasoline contract today were nnnounced by C. L. Allen, county Judge. Allen stated that contract of fers submitted to the county court this past week were rejected when It was learned thnt two local distributors had submitted identical low bids. He explained that It had previously been believed that the Union un company, represented locally by Fred Meyers, wns low bidder with Its offer of 21.5 cents per gallon. However, Allen continued, It was found that the firm's bid was based on transport-truck lond, rather than on tank-truck lond ns wns the basis for bids submitted by other distributors. Approximately Same Allen explained that an offer mndo by the Standard OH company of 21.75 cents per gallon In the tnnk-truck lond approximated the Union Oil company's bid. A contract for furnishing dlcscl oil to the county was awarded this prist week to Standard on its bid of 12.9 cents per gnllon. The Union Oil company holds the county's contract on gasoline nnd dlesel oil for the current year. Respective prices of the two products to the county at present are 22.5 nnd 13.7 cents per gallon. The successful bidder on the gasoline contract also will be al lowed to furnish the county Its lubricating oil and grease, "with minor exceptions," Allen said. School to Be Occupied Jan. 3 Preliminary plans for appropriately naming the bridge which crosses Mill creek , on the new Warm Springs highway between central Oregon and Portland, last night were considered by members of the central Oregon chamber of commerce at a dinner-meeting In Sisters. The project was suggested to the group by B. A. Stover, a delegate from the Bend chamber. He presented for consideration the Idea of naming the bridge In honor of some early-day explorer or. pioneer of the mid-state area. It nlso wns suggested by Joe Thomlson, chamber secretary from Prlnevllle, that the spun could appropriately be named In honor of one of the old Indian scouts active in explication of the area. Fremont Considered Only name suggested at the meeting was that of explorer John Kremonl. It will be recalled that the Mill creek span wus the scene this past November of the formal opening ceremony of the new Warm Springs highway. It also was suggested that the group request the Indian service to allocate a small area around the Mill creek span for use as a public park. Otto N. Hoppes, president of the chamber, appointed Stover and Howard W. Turner of Mad ras to prepare a list of possible names which might be suitable for the bridge. Hoppes also stated that J. W. Elliot, superintendent of the Warm Springs reservation, would be asked to cooperate with the chamber on Its project. Election Considered Also discussed by the group last night was the matter of election of officers for 1950. Hoppes stated that dclegntes from the six member chnmbers, including Prlnevllle, Bend, Sisters, Culver, Madras and Redmond, should have enndidntes for offices present nt the organization's next meeting, Januury 24, in Bend. Under a practice of the orgnn-Izntlon to have the vnrious offices held by delegates of different member chnmbers each year, Bend and Sisters will provide candidates for the presidency and vice-presidency for 1950. Following their business meeting chamber members were entertained by Maurice Hitchcock, Sisters mill operator, who showed (Continued on Page 3) Cloud Display Here Spectacular Lights were reported streaming across central Oregon skies here last night, but, it was announced from the local weather station toduy, the phenomenon was not the result of an auroral display. The streamers were caused by a type of cloud known as lenticular alto-cumulus, thin edges of which were Illuminated by the moon, now past Its first quarter. The streamers radiated from the west, direction from which the lenticular clouds were approaching. Late In the evening three streamers reached across the sky. Indicating that an aurora had no part In the night display, the streamers were missing from the northern sky. The lenticular clouds continued their showing this morning when their Ice crystals caught the light of the morning sun and painted the eastern sky in irldcs cent colors. Toastmasters Planning Area Speech Contest Toastmasters nt their weekly dinner meeting Inst night discussed preliminary plans for an area speech contest to be held in February, with the winner to represent the mlO-state region in a state contest. Final plans for the contest-, are now being worked out. . . I . In Oie absence of Dr. Bradford N. Pease, president, last night. Max Mlllsap presided at the dinner, held at the Trallways Coffee shop, with Stocy Smith in the role of toastmaster. Harold As-pinwall was in charge of table topics, which featured a survey of the club members' reading, tastes. Principal speakers and their topics were Ralph W. Crawford. "They Missed the Picture"; Arthur May, "A Radio Talk"; Vance Covner, "Can Anlhistamines Nip a Cold In the Bud?"; Fred Paine, "My Country." Dr. J. M. McCarthy was chief evaluator, with Harry Drew, George Simerville. Don Peoples and Bill Niskanen as his assistants. City of Hammond Buys Ft. Stevens Astoria, Dec. 23 UP The city of Hammond was the owner today of the 155-acre hub of historic Ft. Stevens, only continental U. S. army post to be fired on by a foreign foe since the war of 1812. Mayor Marton Olney of Hammond 'said that the city and school district had received for mal transfer of papers from the war assets administration in beat- tie. The contract gives the city 10 years to pay the federal govern ment $51,000 for its property nnd the school bonrd gets its property for $308, umey said. The schools get the parade ground, where soldiers have marched since the Indian wars of the west, a ball park, barracks, nurses' quarters, old officers' club and one duplex building, wnich will be used to house teachers. The town gets the rest of the buildings on the 155 acre reser vation. Olney snid Hint the town has received an offer from Jacob Bosshart, Wnrrenton, to tnke over their nreas. Bosshart would not reveal publicly what he intended to do with the project. Olney said that the council Is tentatively agreed to give Bosshart a two-year lease. Ft. Stevens was fired on by a Japanese submarine thnt surfac ed off the Columbia river early in 19-12 and lobbed shells that hit harmlessly on the beaches. VACATION ENDS Independence, Mo., Dec. 28 UPi President Truman left for Wash ington today nt 11:28 n.m. CST to tackle a heavy-work load after a five-day Christmas vacation at home. The president's plane took off In perfect 40-degree wather from Fairfax airport, Kansas City, Kans. It was scheduled to land nt Lambert field nt St, Louis to pick up Secretary of the treasury John W. Snyder and then contin ue to Washington, landing at the capttnl about 4 p.m. CST. Relief Costs Show Increase In County Relief costs In Deschutes county for the month of November totiillrd $15,893, an increase of about $150 over the previous month, it was reported last night by Miss Olive Jameson, welfare administrator, at a meeting of the county welfare commission. Miss Jameson attributed the Increase in costs to the current unemployment situation in the county. She added that a slight Increase In welfare costs also is expected during the next two months. Welfare expenditures In the county for November of 19-18 amounted to $11,227, about $4500 less than similar costs this year. Expenditures Listed This past month a total of $10,-194 was-expended on 197 old age assistance cases in the county. Other expenditures included: 93 general assistance cases, $2,-997.73 ; 27 aid to dependent children cases, $2,606, and two aid to the blind cases, $96. ' Statistics on welfare costs in the county for October of this year and November of 1948 follow: Oct., 1949: 78 general assist ance cases, $2,486.18; 197 old age assistance cases, $10,469; 28 aid to dependent children cases, $2,690, and two aid to the blind cases. $96. Nov., 1948: 82 general assist ance cases, $2,329; 180 old age assistance cases, $6,783 ; 22 aid to dependent children cases,! $2,038, am' two .jild to the blind cases, $77T .-. --.-v. " :' .- .. Betty Marbury's Hand Amputated Memphis. Tenn., Dec. 28 U? Betty Lou Marbury's diseased right hand was amputated today within two hours after the 10-year-old Tennessee farm girl was wheeled into surgery, strong in her faith that it is "the Lord's will." Betty Lou, her eyes half closed from a relaxing injection dose, showed a "calm smile," as she reached the operating room. Her father, Henry Clay Marbury. his eyes red, held a handkerchief to his face as two hosplital workers took his daughter into surgery shortly after 7:30 a.m. (CST). Once she was inside the operating room, Betty Lou's father appeared more composed, sitting in an outside waiting room while doctors removed his daughter's hand "somewhere between the wrist and the elbow." Betty Lou, who had asked the nation for prayers to save her hand from a bone-destroying tumor that threatens her life, was wheeled into the hospital's recovery room at 9:45 a.m. Marbury had helped give his oaugnter courage to lace the am putation. "I told" her just like the doctors said," Marbury explained. "I explained that we wished to save her life and that taking thej nana is me only way to do It. Marbury explained his daughter's reactions thus: "She wasn't a child when she heard that. She was grown-up." Marbury quoted his daughter as saying, "Daddy, If the Lord wants my hand, that's all right with me." Junior Chamber Members Elect Junior Chamber of Commerce members holding their annual election meeting today at a Pins Tavern luncheon named Bert Ha- gen president for the coming year, with Charles Clark selected as first vice-president and Al Gray as second vice-president. ticne stranahan is to serve as state director. Directors elected for 1949 are Norman Partridge, outgoing pres ident; Ralph Bnker. Charles Keith, Clnrence ' McCoy, Dean Tate, Kav Thompson, Helmer Wallan, George Marling, Ralph Lind nnd Bill Barton. The new officers will take over at the next meeting of the club, with- formal installation of officers set for the coming month. Redmond Council Orders Ban On Punchboards That Do Not wwiii j 1 1 1 Um i w f f f w i f wi J r 1 1 1 Redmond, Dee. 28 Six proprietors whose places of busi- nesH carry punchboards met rt'Kular session Tuesday evening at the city offices. These proprietors were invited by the council to be present at the meeting in order that the city's status in regard to punchboards might be clarified. Councilman Fred Hodecker explained that no money boards or gun boards might be offer Will Teach Here Dr. Carl Dahlstrom New Instructor Coming to Bend 111 health has resulted in the resignation of Dr. Caroline Brady, assistant professor of English in the Central Oregon community college, Superintendent James W. Bushong announced today. He said that arrangements had been made to transfer Dr. Carl E. W. L. Dahlstrom from Vanport extension center to the community college, beginning with the opening of the winter term, January 3 Dr. Dahlstrom and his wife will be in Bend in the next few days. 1 Dr. Dahlstrom is a graduate of the University of Michigan, and took his Ph.D. degree there in 1928. He was a member of the English faculty at Michigan from 1920 to 1946. He also has taught at Farragut college, Olympic jun ior college and the University ot California. He has traveled extensively in Europe, having made five trips across the Atlantic. He is the author of books and monographs and many magazine articles. He has done special studies in comparative Scandinavian literature. J. F. Cramer, dean of the general extension division, which has supervision over the college credit classes In the community colleges at Bend and Klamath Falls, writes: "I feel that we are fortunate to have a man of Dr. Dahl- Strom's scholastic ability and. wide experience to take over the classes in the community colleges. He has been a very succcessful teacher of freshman classes in the Vanport college program, and has had experience in the type of program we are offering in Bend and Klamath Falls. He is enthusiastic about working with freshmen and part-time students, and should strengthen the program now being offered." Dr. Johnson Buys Business Property Business property on Green wood avenue has been purchased by Dr. R. E. Johnson, according to records on file at the office of County Clerk Helen Dacey. Included In the sale is prop- erty'on which the Marshall Wells store, on the southwest corner of East Third and Greenwood, Is located. This property, describ ed as the north 100 feet of lots 5 and 6, block 13, Center addition, was bought from Ernest F. Segi, of Eugene, who bought it in September, 1946, from M. M. Campbell. ' Deeds also indicate that Dr. Johnson bought lot 4, block 13, Center addition, from H. K. Pollard. Pollard, who operates Pollard's Body and Fender shop, at 235 E. Greenwood, bought the property from the city of Bend in June, iswb. me city naa ownec it since 1931. 4 ASPHYXIATED New York, Dec. 28 (IP) Four members of one family were killed In their apartment today by leaking fumes of a faulty refrigerator. Andrew Gazak, 33, his 32-year-old wife, and their two children, Veronica, 5, and Andrew 3, were found lying near their Christmas tree. , , , ' V -v with the city council at the ed for play, and that all boards offered must be games of skill. He went on to explain that all merchandise offered as prizes on the boards must be offered for sale. Hodecker pointed out that a new policy will require that wholesalers of boards purchase a license on each board before a dealer can accept them. Names of wholesalers were listed by the dealers present at the meeting and notices vill be sent informing them of this require ment. Objection Voiced Nick Denton went on record as objecting to Redmond's 10 per cent license on boards as being too high. Denton also requested information on the procedure of licensing boards which he makes up himself. His status in this case, he was informed, would be that of wholesaler. G. R. Christian pointed out that Redmond minors seem unaware that it is illegal for them to play punchboards, and for this reason he has been forced to withdraw them. It was brought out in the discussion that punch boards are offered because of public demand for them. Gas and oil bids for city use were opened and the low bid of 21.55 cents submitted by Pete Al len for the Union Oil company was accepted. Fuel oil bids for all companies were the . same, and this also will be carried in the Union Oil contract, f . Will Buy Truck A detailed report was made by John Berning on prices and types of trucks offered by local dealers. The street department had been authorized by the council to purchase a new truck. After some discussion it became apparent that the information at hand would require closer scrutiny and Mayor Coyner appointed Dale Charleton and John Berning to inspect the bids carefully and determine the best offer. It was (Continued on Page 3) Cordon Predicts No CVA Action Portland, Dec. 28 IU? Sen. Guy Cordon, Oregon's senior republican senator, today said the 81st congress will not enact Columbia valley administration laws in the second session. Cordon leaves for Washington tonight after a Christmas holiday in Roseburg. He said he does not look for any real economy in governmental operations until there is insistence on economy from the top. Neither does he expect any increase in federal taxes. Cordon thinks there is a chance for reductions in excise taxes. Price Cuts, Clearance Sales Bring Relief to (By United Press) A flurry of price cuts and clearance sales brightened the New Year outlook for consumers today. Price reductions were annouc-ed by two mail order houses, two major soap manufacturers, and General Motors for the 1950 Buicks. Clearance sales were reported generally, with some sharp price slashing. Dun & Bradstreet reported that its wholesale food price index dropped one cent for the past week, reflecting declines in 12 foods. The index was $5.72, reflecting declines In 12 foods, including flour, beef, wheat, corn, sugar, milk and butter. Partially offsetting these decreases were increases announced by steel manufacturers during the past week for steel products. Sears, Roebuck & Co. reported today that its 1950 midwinter cat alogue, the largest in the company's history, offered price cuts ranging up to 36 per cent. The average reduction for all lines is 10 per cent. Many Items Cut Items reduced Included bed room suites, down 13 per cent electlc washers. 11 per cent; wom en's worsted gabardine coats, 36 per cent; battery radio, 14 per cent; 12.7 cubic foot home freezer, 15 per cent. Montgomery Ward & Co., said thnt its mid-winter catalop. mail ed out Tuesday, offered price re ductlons of 10 to Jx per cent or Oregon Gets Light Rainfall In Most Areas Seattle, Dec. 28 P Steady warm rains were thawing Washington's Cascade snowpack today, swelling rivers to flood stage, while a blizzard raged in British Columbia paralyzing communications and transportation with eastern Canada. The storm that pummeled the Pacific northwest for three days left at least one man dead. Three miners trapped in the Washington Cascades since last week were found safe in a cabin by a search party and were being led through head-high snow drifts to Roslyn, Wash. The freakish weather in Washington caused slides in Cascade passes, slushy highway conditions at lower elevations and flooding in lower reaches of rivers west of the mountains. Rising temperatures added to the flood danger in Washington. The weather bureau said there were few if any freezing temperatures in the state "even at 5,000 feet elevation." A forecast of winds gusting to 50-miles an hour off the Washington coast kept storm warnings up until 8 a.m. PST tomorrow. Oregon Has "Spring" Oregon was escaping the brunt of the storm with light rains and mild temperatures forecast. The weather bureau forecast blustery weather off the coast. Weathermen saw "no relief in sight" for British Columbia and Washington. In British Columbia, the dominion weather forecaster predicted heavy snow in the interior at least two more days. Meanwhile, all business activities in the interior were at a standstill. Deep drifts blocked most roads, but a few sections of vital highways were open. Highway crews fought to hold their own against the constant snowfall. Princeton, B. C, seemed to be the worst spot, according to the weather office. Almost four feet of new snow was reported. Many Cars Stuck About 200 cars were stuck or trapped along the new $12,000,000 Hope-Princeton section of the trans-Canada highway. Two Grey hound buses with about 20 per sons in each spent the night trapped in the snow". They were finally led to safety by plows today. Temperatures in British Columbia ranged from 60 below zero at Watson lake in the northern interior to a balmy 48 above in Vancouver. A power failure occurred in Ta-coma when a Puget Sound Power and Light company 55,000 volt line shorted causing an oil switch to blow up. Loss was estimated at "several thousand dollars." The mercury soared to 53 degrees In that city at 10 a.m. The Seattle corps of engineers sent out observers to the Green river basin at Auburn, the Che-(Continued on Page 7) Consumers more on many household and clothing items. Procter & Gamble, Cincinnatlo, announced wholesale price reductions on its principal household ' soap products and Crisco, a shortening. Soap prices were cut about four per cent, and Crisco five per cent. Lever Brothers company announced at New York wholesale price cuts on its major soap products from 4 to IVt per cent. It reduced the price of Spry, its veget able shortening, lis cents a pound. Soaps affected included Lux toilet soap. Lux flakes. Lifebuoy, Rlnso, Silver Dust, Breeze and Surf. Bulcks Lower Buick yesterday announced price cuts on its new models ranging from $65 to $310, which Includes a previously announced $40 reduction for Dynaflow trans missions. Oldsmobile cut its price minimum of $65 on its "88" model, mostly by decreasing the number of accessories. Clothing prices were reduced 25 to 50 per cent In many year-end clearance sales, particularly on itms which did not move well during the Christmas buying season. Phllco announced 1950 price cut3 on television sets. An announcement at Philadelphia said a set wh(ch formerly sold at $259.95 would be cut $60 in price;. combination television-radio- - phonograph set formerly priced I at wouia oe siasnea 9ju.

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