La Grande Observer from La Grande, Oregon on August 8, 1946 · Page 5
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La Grande, Oregon
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Thursday, August 8, 1946
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o Thursday, August 8, 191(5 LA GRANDE EVENING OBSERVER, I.A GRANDE, OREGONO Page Five i A ( Arabs Seek Russian Aid in Preventing Noly Land Split Delegtjtwn May Be Sent to Moscow in Effort to Enlist Help Against British JERUSALEM, Aug. 8 (UP) Ahmad Shukairy. head of the Arab office, diseUjsed today that unofficial contacts have been made with Moscow wjth 6 view to obtaining Soviet support for Palestine Arabs in opposing Britain's proposed partition of the Holy Land. Shukairy said Jhat it was possible that an Arab delegation would be sent toJUoscow even before the Palestine issue is raised before the United VJations general assembly noW Voheduled to meet Sept. 23 arJTpvv York City. "We are jilrbady somewhat late in doing this," he said, but added that unofficial, contacts with the Soviet had- fceen made and that official contacts, will follow. British Plan Hit Shukairy :e rft p h a s ized that Arabs oppose in strongest fashion the British-plan to split Palestine into separate 'Arab and Jewish provinces under British control. He predietedMhat the Arab states will not participate in the discussions Britain- has scheduled so long as partition is on the agenda. He also -reemphasized that Arabs would hot participate in any round-table discussion witli the Jews. Arab States which already have accepted invitations to the London conference, he said, did so before they knew that Britain had the partition plan in mind. Shukairy's statement came as the British commander-in-chief in Palestine, Lieut. Gen. Sir Evelyn Barker, canceled his non-fraternization order to British troops. The . order couched in language which was repudiated by the London government, had forbidden British troops to associate with Jews in any manner in order to show their "scorn" of" Jewish extremist tactics. "1 think the Russians are better equipped to teach the world how racial and' religious discrimination could be eradicated," he said. He said that western democracy and democratic principles had failed In Palestine. Ruu Face Test "Palestine now provides an acid test for the Soviet regime," he said, "whether it will project its philosophy '.toward assisting the Arabs." ; If Britain insists on proceeding with its partition plan, he said thafr Palestine "which is on the verge of struggle will fight." Sir Evelyn's non-franterniza-tion order. was issued late last month after the King David hotel bombing. She' strong wording caused sharp criticism in Britain. Later the British"... government criticized the language, but supported the content. City Approves Club License For VFW Here (Continued from Page 1) lots 15 and 18, block 20, Riverside addition. ' ' Ford was authorized by the commission to attend a meeting of city managers in Portland beginning August 10. Lot 8, block ID, original town; and lots 12 and 13, block 10, sup- plemental plat to Grandv's sec ond addition, will be acquired i ,L ' ... r-A , 1 ! the iium me county auiuraay: commission decided . Payroll for the month of July was approved at $9,924.63. The total is broken down into $6,-374.81 for the general fund; $1,-559.00 for the street and road fund; and $1,980.92 for the water fund. ' 1 '' The city manager's report for the week ending August 3 was approved qs' follows: General receipts 'balance from July 27, $59,904.16; library revenue, $64; police fines, $350.50; pound fee,' $2; liquor permit fee, $535.57; real estate cash sales, $200; real estate contracts, $35; real estate contract interest, $1.76; license, $208; permits, $16.75; miscellaneous, 35 cents. Disbursements Shown General disbursements general warrants, $255.77; street and road warrants, $1,266.52; balance on hand, $59,795.80; total, $61,-318.09. "v.. Water receipts balance from July 27, $32,079.69; water rents, $1,296.93; new ' water tap, $16, total, '$33,392.6,2; Water disbursements water warrants, v $557.20; balance on hand in the bank and in cash, $32,835.42..". : IVaiiilla MiiV "fcjSf 1 0 30 r4-J I SYRIA :SS?-crviV leiion . Zy Jerusalem ZZZTI Bethlehem (head SSGoio Hebron Bcer'hebd;- Vf xmmy TRANS- JORDAN pTi Central .y. Government x-lJ Controlled PALESTINE PLAN Map above shows plan for partition and federalization of Palestine, as suggested by the Anglo-American cabinet committee. Palestine would be divided into Zionist, Arab and central-government districts, the last-named being under strong British control, with little autonomy for the separate Arab and Jewish areas. Jewish province would include some 1500 square miles, nearly twice the size of New Jersey. Vets' Rights and Privileges Told WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (NEAi The bureau of internal revenue has made several new rulings regarding the payment of income tax for men who have been listed first as "missing in action," then later announced officially dead, which are important to survivors and next-to-kin. The rulings sound like double-talk, but they are extremely important to those persons concerned. As far as the bill the deceased serviceman owes the government for back income-tax goes, it is all forgiven. If he was drafted in the middle of a year, however, and had paid a half-year's income tax in the form of withholding deductions, that money is considered paid taxes and can't be refunded to the next-of-kin. Let us assume that a man had been listed as missing for two years, then was found to be officially dead. The survivor has to pay taxes on the final settlement of back pay. at the same rate 1I.K ink .....M V,-., nnnlin n , Iw, which would have applied to the serviceman. This part of the ruling means, however, that back taxes on other income owed by the deceased won't have to be paid by his heir. Next-of-Kin Pays Tax It is different in the case of officers. For example, a major was listed as "missing" in the ETO. It was two years before records were uncovered which proved him dead. He had two years' accumulation of back pay. It goes to his next-of-kin. This beneficiary is entitled to $3000 total exemption on this money. That is the same exemption the major would have received had he been alive. The money the beneficiary must pay is the tax on the balance at the rate in existence during the years in which the pay was earned. This ruling has nothing to do with the other benefits due the next-of-kin of a deceased serviceman. There is no tax on these other benefits. For the answers to specific questions on this matter -of income tax on back service-pay, write to the Commissioner of Intern'. Revenue, Washington 25. ). L. Crews Arrive to Set up Veterans' EOC Dormitory Advance parties, have moveil into La Grande preparatory to setting up the new 64 to 81) man prefabricated dormitory across irom me campus at eastern ure- i reclamation announced ncrc iu,t. jiuuies oi an auuuiunai a gon college, Dr. Roben Maaske. proposed projects will be continued, the bureau said, college president, said today. I The proposed projects, studies of which are scheduled for oom-Plans are being made to move ! nletion bv Julv 1. will benefit approximately 284,000 new acres ol the dormitory unit from the Co lumbia housing project near Van- ' nort ritv in the immediate fu ture. It will house student veterans. Kitchen Planned The dormitory, which measures 28 by 104 feet, will accommodate up to 80 men with crowding, Dr. Maaske said. Howev-ei, the college does not intend quartering more than 65 or 70 men in the unit. The college is also acquiring a 20 by 50 foot Butler hut lo be set up for serving of meais to students and a 34 by 58 foot service building to be equipped with a lounge, showers, toilets and heating plant. Diver Plans to Float Hull of Japanese 'Sub' LOS ANGELES, Aug. 8 (UP) A former navy diver today pie-parcd to recover the sunken hulk of a Japanese submarine thai staged a bold Christmas day raid on Los Angeles harbor in 1041. Tonga Stainbrook, 37, who learned the enemy sub's approximate location while working fur the navy, announced yesterday that he had located the battered craft in 180 feel of water just outside the harbor area. Stainbrook said he had been searching for the wreckage since his release from the service several months ago and had navy department permission to refloat it. Slaughter Defeat May Help Truman Get Legislation WASHINGTON, Aug. 8 (UP) President Truman's hopes ol getting important administration legislation before the house next year were' brightened today by the defeat of Rep. Roger C. Slaughter, D Mo. Provided, of course, the democrats manage to retain control of the house. Some political observers doubt they will. Slaughter was a member of the house rules committee which passes on bills before they go to the floor. He consistently opposed administration measures. He was regarded as the deciding factor in keeping legislation for a permanent fair employment practices commission bottled up at the last session of congress. GRASS FIRE CHECKED La Grande city fire department was called to put out a grass fire near the Masonic cemetery at 1:40 p. m. today. l-OCAI. APKICOTS AUK NOW KKADY FOIt CANNINC DON'T WAIT TOO I.ON; Apricots (or Canning Full Pear Box $2.59 Full Apple Box $5.50 StritiK BKANS, lb Wadhams TOMATOE Juice 2ih' All Brands C'OKKEK ... Fresh (Ua'MHEKS Two Pounds RICE Walla Witlla I'EAS. can .. EL 0 " ' FIT, I, LINE Ol YOUNG To fr (Order must be Rhode Island Red Rhode Island Red Hens Sirloin Steak 60c lb. Pink Salmon Mc Hi. f iamhmser .....Tie Ih. Grande Ronde Valley Irrigation Project Study May Be Completed By July 1, 1947, Officials Announce BOISE, Ida., Aug. 8 Investigations and reports on 21) potential irrigation and multiple-purpose projects in the northwest are scheduled for completion by July 1, l'M7, under an appropriation of $1,- i 125,000 allotted for this week, the land, most of it now arid or semi- arid, in Idaho, Oregon, Washington, and western Montana. In addition, about 166,000 acres now suffering from inadequate water supplies will be given supplemental service. Investigations Listed Included in the investigations is 45,000 acres in southern Oregon, principally in the Rogue River basin. 12,000 acres in the Willamette valley, 112,000 acres in central and western Oregon, 23.00H acres in central Washington, 5,-250 acres in Idaho, and 85.000 acres in western Montana. Supplemental water for 24,000 i acres in southern Oregon, 82,000 acres in central and eastern Ore gon, 8,070 acres in southwestern Idaho, and 50.000 acres in western Montana, principally the Bitter-ront valley, is included in the proposed projects under study. The bureau report followed a meeting of project -planning engineers from five field offices in the northwest, held at the request of regional planning engineer E. N. Torbeti. The field offices are located in Salem and Medford, Oregon; Walla Walla, Wash.; Boise. Ida.; and Kalispell, Mont. Projects Eliminated The conference, called to work out the most efficient use of funds available for planning work, resulted in the elimination of a number of proposed projects' from the studies to be made during the period ending June 30, 1947. In addition, progress on many of those continued on the schedule is slated for sharp cur tailment as the result of reduced appropriations. A budget estimate of $11,000,000 for this work in all 17 western states was cut to $5,000,000. ' The investigations, undertaken at the request of local groups in the areas concerned, will determine whether construction of the projects is feasible from an engineering and economic standpoint'. They include topographic surveys of the land proposed for irriga lion, geologic studies of dam sites and reservoirs, engineering surveys of proposed distribution systems, land classification, and economic studies to determine the repayment ability of the project. A report of the findings is submitted to the secretary of the in AT GROCERS Ripe, per III. WATERMELON ONIONS, lb QI'AI.ITY MEATS TURKEYS or lo roast in ly Friday noon) Rryers 52c lb. mwinxviirki Number 1. 10 His I -fpU J ' ' ; v - IM IIC1II1IS "" '" MrXmmuk U,cU ,, n, ,jm.,l ,l u.mtint DATES Canada Drv m n m m n raw VW 3 S?fl!r 18" ivinAvi THMfiRDftUf I ,i MmmSA regional office of the bureau of terior and, if approved, to congress and is llie basis upon which the project is aulhoriA'd or rejected. Proposed projects which will move a big step nearer reality by July 1 are Crooked river, Can-by, The Dalles. East Long Tom, Grande Ronde, Baker, Pendleton, Rogue River basin, Talent, Merlin, anil Vale-Bully creek, in Oregon; the Kennewick, Wenjlchco-east unit, and Seqtliltl ill Washington; the C'nmbi idge bench, Hornet creek, Council, and Payette heights in Idaho; and the Kalispell and 'Billet root valley piojeets in western Montana. State to Get Big Project Allocation SAl.KM, Orf. Ann. 8 (UP) The f-dtM-;il government will putir $7.0:i7,5:-t7 into the stnte ol' Oiegon for flood control, re.-hima-tion and hydroelectric project durint the ensuing fiscal year, the Oregon postwar readjustment and development commission said The series of multiple-purpose dams in the Willamette valley alone will receive $7.74f).niM). ami $:t.fji)il,oiM will no into iHuc.ilinn of the road to Detroit dam site. McNary dam on the Columbia river is to receive $2.liUi.(Hi(J this fiscal year, L Quality or product WfpS& 3 " Ii ivwni viiivBiiw yif emu h iSa wiTfii mp I I mm iimwu siihwii iiiim Mf m I Means Fme 7b faced! SW i M-m? JTaWM ma chlDX Filibuster Seen Peace Parley; Mololov Upsets (Continued From Page 1) ( rror" and the conference should reverse it. Molotov Insistent Molotov told the conference he must insist on the two-thirds rule, and could not permit acceptance of the majority vote which would send recommendations to the Rig Four council of foreign ministers. H, V. Evatt of Australia snapped back that Molotov was trying to impose his views on the conference, and was in effect conducting a filibuster. A. F. Alexander, British spokesman in the absence- of Prime Minister Clement R Attlee and Foreign Secretary Ernest Hevin, j struck a similar note, and added: Sees Peace Threat ''The adoption of this attitude would prevent neaee at any time. The first and last consideration required from us to get where we want to get is good will. "The extraordinary thing is that Molotov claims he has the honor to defend the principle of unanimity and bv his argu-men is indicates there should never be a minority unless it is sponsored by the Soviet union and then, and only then, thai the minority would have the right to hold un any majority." I Finally Chairman Georges Hi-daull adjourned the session at 7:15 p. m. (2:15 p. m. KDT) after announcing that three more) speakers wanted to he heard, j They were the United Slhtes, White Hussia and the Ukraine, llidault said Secretary of State ' lames F. Hyrnes had left the meeting, and the others wauled j lo wait until tomorrow to speak.! Without objection the meeting broke up. Bayonet-Murder Near Solution, Official Says SPOKANE, Wash., Aug. 8 (UP) Police ncared solution today of the mysterious slaying of Dr. Rudolph A. Halm, 81-year-old convicted abortionist who was found dead in his apartment of five stab wounds inflicted with a French bayonet. Prosecuting Attorney Leslie M. Carroll said that several persons were under suspicion and that an arrest might be made this week. He said he was certain the murder had been "planned." Suspect Seen Dr. Ilahn was found in his hotel Tuesday night amid signs of a "terrific struggle." Despite the fact that a diamond stickpin and money were missing, police believed that the slaying was committed in revenge for one of the doctor's illegal operations rather than for robbery. Rudolph T. Ilahn, son of the dead man, told police that he saw a man leaving his father's apartment just before he entered ami discovered the body. Skates $m:m JUST ARRIVEDI I ition Hull Bearing- $:t.(i.-) iMeNamara Ildwe. ci MuimIkiI! Wells V.ssnciiiteil Stores 112 Depot. St. I'll. (!77 Former Pioneer Of Union Is Dead " George South returned Tues-layjfrom .Spokane, where he had been called by the death of his sister, Mrs. Ida Vander Vander". who died at her home in Spokane, Friday, August 2, and was buried Monday, August 5. Mrs. Vander Vander was the eldest daughter of the late Mayer and Emily South of Union and is a member of one of Union county's early pioneer families. Mrs. Vander Vander was born in Iowa and was the widow of the late Elza Vander Vander, who was also a native of Iowa, and a member of a Union county pioneer family. Mrs. Vander Vander leaves five daughters and a son. also two brothers and a sister, George and David South and Mrs. O. E. Zeek of Union. INSURE ) CANNING cnrrccci If 6 . & RUBBERS And fullow liulructlon. In l the null lllue llook. To got your copy . Mill) lOo with your and addreu to I BMt BROTHERS COMPANY, Munile, Ind. y g! II i :lt ii) tt 5! t-- Your desserts have smooth, delicate flavor that won't bake or freeze out, when you use Schilling furt Vanilla. Insist on finest vanilla quality-Schilling. Schilling '' w o Ob O o ! ; t, o 1812 Cedar Si. O o u o

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