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CITY EDITION CLOUDY (Weather Report, Pagt T-A) LANE COUNTY'S HOME NEWSPAPER. 91st Year, No. 86 FOUR SECTIONS 32 PAGES PHONE DI 5-1551 Eugene, Oregon, Wednesday, March 27, 1957 Entered Second Clau Matter tt the postoMce, Eu(ene, Ore. 'Peculiar Arrangement' rrnr iiiiihiiiiiihiiiiiib iHiiiniii.fi pijiwiit i mj ft: Teamsters Paid Bills For Furniture, Nylons Holmes Still Driving For 50 Increase In Basic School Aid By PAUL W. HARVEY JR.

Of th Associated Press driving' said Wednesday he "is still sclwofsujporl Per Cent increase state basic tho hi? conference that he hasn't abandoned lo hnirf ti? f'1? 'P'3" of Democratic legislative leaders a tv budget t0 265 million dollars. and thus avoid a tax increase. WfZhaD 6-, f'Sure." he said, "is a laudable ob-icclJr i 1 holdlng to that means a curtailment of the amount my program' then we snould exceed that that a-20 million dollar budget-item tor new college and institution buildings might be on the if I Iff 1 I LjAAliAi r( 1 1 I WASHINGTON Wl Nathan Shefferman acknowledged to in vestigating senators Wednesday that Dave Beck made numerous purchases over a poriod of years and simply sent him the bills, The senators figured these bills us direct purchases Shefferman made on behalf of Beck totaled $94,000. Shefferman, a Chicago labor- management consultant, said he was repaid for his expenditures oh behalf of the Teamsters Union president and did not know at the the time any repayments came from union funds. $85,000 MINIMUM Staff aides of the Senate rack ets investigating committee put the total of union funds at a minimum of $85,000.

Shefferman did not dispute a suggestion from Chairman Mc- Ciellan (D-Ark) that it was a "peculiar arrangement" he had with Beck. But Shefferman denied there DAVE BECK, WITNESS rAv wet. A I ,11 i had been any favoritism from Beck and the Teamsters Union toward employers Sherfferman represented on occasion. "There have never been any special favors," Shefferman said, adding that he and Beck "never even talked shop." Shefferman, reading from a list, reeled off a long list of purchases he said he made tor Beck over a period of years ending in 1953. DRAWERS.

NYLONS There were such items as wash ing machines and refrigerators, furniture, knee drawers, nylons and possibly garden hose. As Shefferman explained it, he was able to get a discount and did some buying for union officials as a good will gesture to promote his business. But he added, under questioning, that no other union leader sent him personal bills to pay. Shefferman identified a photo graphic copy of a note he said Dave Beck found something (AP Wirepnocoj THOUGHTFUL President Eisenhower appears deep in thought as he listens to a news conference question Wednesday in Washington. Eisenhower spent a good part of the conference giving his views on demands in Congress for a substantial reduction in his budget.

V' I i i Eisenhower Differs With Byrd WASHINGTON Wl President Eisenhower said Wednesday' America is going to suffer if any severe cuts are made in government spending for such things as foreign aid and national defense. Emphatically, Eisenhower told his news conference he does not believe a cut of up to five billion dollars, as suggested by Sen. Byrd (D-Va), can be made in the administration's $71,800,000,000 budget without giving up some essential domestic programs. As for foreign aid, Eisenhower said no dollars arebeing spent, today, more wisely for the future peace and prosperity Of the world 1 Price 5 Cents Beck sent him In 1952 asking him to "please forward your personal check to Prentice Nursery (in Seattle) in the amount of $4,534.94, air mail, special delivery" to pay -for some plants for Beck's garden, Shefferman said he did and was reimbursed. He also identified a note from Beck, scribbled on a bill for $90.92 from Saks 5th de- partment store, which said "tell them the sox I purchased are terrible, full of holes." In a development outside of the testimony.

Beck told newsmen he does not plan to attend the meet- Friday of the AFL-CIO Ex ecutive Council which has been called to review Beck's refusal to testify about his financial opera-lions before the Senate commit- tee. An AFL-CIO Ethical Practices Code prohibits AFL-CIO officials from taking the Fifth UNION PAID Continued on Page 3-A) (AP WJrophoto) to laugh about at one point to Eugene." he said. "But it was our understanding that the group promoting this annexation did not intend to include our farm lands, but rather would confine their efforts to those heavily-built-up areas that lie east of us." Hcidenrcich said the Willagil- lespie area wasn't even included in a post card poll which annexation proponents recently conduct-, cd to feel out annexation sentiment. PLAN CAMPAIGN Mrs. J.

F. Hcidcnrelch said about a dozen families met at their home to plan a campaign lo get their farm areas excluded and said other families were contacted by telephone. She said another meeting is planned a week from Thursday at the Hcidcnrelch home. She said their group includes most of the farm owners in the Goodpasture Island loop area and a portion of the Country Club Road. "We feel this is not tho time for city annexation," she said.

No one in the area has plans for subdividing in the near fu ture. John Luvaas, Eugene attorney nd president of tho Eugene Chamber of Commerce, said he suggested tho Wednesday meet ing with city planners and di verse groups from tho oakway- Willakenzic area. He said his interest in Ihn matter is that of an arbitrator." DEALER GETS HORSE FOR HORSE POWER No one can say "Get a horse!" to a Phoenix automobile dealer. In his ad In the Classified section he offered to take anything In trade "Just so long as It moves." To his surprise a man trotted in a horse and demanded to trade. The dealer was game, taking the critter as down payment on a station wagon.

Whatever sort of swap you'd like to make, a Register-Guard Classified Ad is the oilck way fo contact interested parties. Just, phone DI 5-155. during his appearance on trie witness stana Tuesday; nut at otner limes during me hearing in Washington, D.C., he was stern and talkative. Throughout lengthy question- ing by members of the Senate (Rackets Investigating Committee he declined to say whether he took thousands of dpllars from the Teamsters' union for his own use. Harrisburg Boy Pinned Under Tipped Piano HARRISBURG Jer Weikel, 9-year-old son of Mr.

and Mrs. M. F. Weikel of Harrisburg, was Injured Tuesday afternoon in an accident at Harrisburg Grade School, Jerry was caught beneath a piano which tipped over while he and a group of other fourth grade boys were pushing it across a room. Taken to Sacred Heart Hospital in Eugene for treatment of pelvic fractures, he was in fairly good condition Wednesday morning.

Plains States Digging Out From Storm By ASSOCIATED PRESS The death toll stands at 36 in the spring snowstorm which hit the Western Plains over the weekend and in the area it hit haldest there was a feeling Wednesday it had brought only limited drought reiiel. New Mexico stockmen said thev would have been better off without the snow. Some lost their entire herds in the mountainous drifts. The six-state high plains area which got up to 14 inches of snow and drifts as high as 30 feet still was digging out Wednesday. But trains were starting to move again and at least the main roads were open, except in Western Kansas.

Thirteen persons in three cars and a truck were uncovered Tuesday night by a road crew on U.S. au near uarden City, Kan. They had been snowbound three dava dm, all were reported In good con dition, iney-. naa been carrying some food. i The six-state "area where the storm was a full-blown blizzard- southwest Nebraska, western Kan sas, eastern Colorado, northeast xvew Mexico and the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles makes up a large part of the plains area nard nit by five years of drought.

nut tne blizzard's 70- and 80- mile winds scoured much of the crop and grazing land almost bare as they piled the snow up in high arms. Crop experts in Kansas, Okla homa, Nebraska and Texas said the snowfall brightened the drought picture but there was not near enough moisture to break it. Vaccination Plan Studied Two committees of the Lane County Medical Society Wednes day noon were studying a plan to encourage more vaccination against polio in the county. Dr. Tim Brinton, society public relations chairman, said tentative plans are for doctors to set aside designated office hours to give polio shots at reduced rates.

Signup for the shots would be through schools, but the program would attempt to reach all persons under 20 years of age. Brinlon said the committees, public health and immunization, will present the program to full membership meeting next Tuesday evening. He said that much of the pro gram wil depend on availability of serum, which is now in short supply throughout the stale. Dr. Harold Oslerud, county health officer, Wednesday reported his department has to date dispensed 14,000 cubic centimeters of federally purchased polio vaccine and has a standing order for 20,000 c.c.s.

more. But I hope to get more," he said. Osterud said this simply, which would he dispensed free oi charge through his office and local physicians' offices, will vac cinate about 25 per cent ot tne population under 20. Violent Blasts Jar Mexico City MEXICO CITY Two violent explosions rocked a large area near the International Airport Wednesday afternoon. First ports said 14 persons were killed and about 150 injured.

The central fire station said a whole block was leveled by blasts of dynamite. It was not immediately clear where the explosives wore stored hut one report sid a fireworks factory blew up. The first blast was about noon and th second 15 minutes later. The exnlosian was along the Mexico City-Pua Highway ad 2 Moves Under Way To Trim Annex Map way out. 11 that were elimi nated from the budget, it would provide half of the money that would be re quired to make the basic school fund increase.

"We could push those buildings ahead two years," the governor said. He also said that spending for public welfare "is an area where wc could take quite a slice out of it." The House Tax Committee, he said, has advised him that the tax program will be ready by April 15, but he added it prob ably will be April 20. He predicted the Legislature would fin ish its work in the first week in May. KEY DISTRICT' MEASURE The governor reiterated his support of the "key district" bill, which would change the distribution of the basic school fund. This bill is being fought by Portland and Eastern Oregon districts whose state school aid would decrease.

However, Holmes said hon estly think we may be able to modify it to make it more attractive to the districts that get the biggest shellacking under it." The objective of the bill, he added, is "to make' the distribu tion so that all kids in poor districts get the same educational opportunity as the kids in the rich districts." The Senate will vote on the bill Friday morning. REORGANIZATION BILL He also put in a strong word for the House-passed bill to reorgan ize school districts. Reorganization will be a big help," he said. "In many areas rich districts are consolidating with other rich districts, leaving the poor districts to get poorer. The governor said his program is doing well in the Legislature.

"When the chips fall in place," he said, "a substantial part of my program will be approved." The governor also touched on these subjects: Highway Commission He said that he would announce in a few days a successor to Ben Chandler, Coos Bay, member of the Highway Commission, whose term expires Sunday. He said 15 names have been suggested, with the strongest pressure coming from the First Congressional Dis trict (Northwest Oregon). This district hasn't had a commissioner for several years. But he also is getting pressure from tne Fourth (Southwest Oregon) District, which doesn't want to lose its commissioner. Board of Mining and Geology The entire board has submitted courtesy resignations, but he has" not made up his mind which, if any, to accept.

State Fair Commission He will announce within 72 hours the membership of the new Fair Commission. Three of the five members have made courtesy resignations, but the governor has n't decided wnetner to accept them. Tax Commission The terms of Commissioners Ray Smith and Sam Stewart expire June 4, but the governor said he hasn't had time to consider the question of their reappointment or new appointments. Death Verdict Under Study SALEM WV Gov. Holmes said Wednesday he has reviewed the case of James Norman Jensen, 28, who is scheduled to die in the penitentiary gas chamber April 5.

He said he would announce later this week whether he would commute the sentence to life im prisonment. Jensen was convictca in niea ford of the hatchet slaying oi Mrs. Fern Hilc during a burglary of her home April 24, 1954. Jensen appealed to the a. Supreme Court.

The case now has unusual in terest because the governor has strongly recommended that the death oenaltv be abolished. The House already nas passca a proposed constitutional amendment to athieve that end. It ncg is in Mm Sate. Tm people would vote on it in ftfagtaber of next year. MRS.

KEVIN CARROLL Kidnaped in Iran 2 Americans Murdered By Bandits TEHRAN, Iran.W -Twp American aid officials motoring across Iran's desert were knifed to death by bandits Sunday night and the wife of one apparently was kid naped, Iranian police announced Wednesday. Gen Alinaghi Golpiri, commander of Iranian police, said several police units had located the bandits and were closing in on them. The bodies of the American men were recovered along with the bodies of two Iranians accompanying them in jeeps. Iranian officials assumed that the American woman was carried away since her body was not found. Golpiri said the American victims were: Kelvin M.

Carroll, 37, of Issa-quah, a Point Four area development adviser for Herman Iran, since 1954. Brewster A. Wilson, 35, of Portland, block development specialist in the Near East Foun dation. Mrs. Carroll, the former Anila Huovar of Issaquah, is missing.

Golpiri and other Iranian Inter ior Ministry officials gave this account: The party of five was driving In two jeeps from Iranshahr in southeastern Iran to Port Chah-bar. Near Khash in a desolate region, a bandit gang attacked, firing on the jeeps and puncturing the tires. Night was falling and the jeeps were forced to halt. The men in the jeeps succeeded in holding off the bandits nearly an hour, but their ammunition gave out. The bandits then moved in.

Bodies of the victims were stripped of all valuables and personal papers. Police stumbled on the bodies durimr a routine patrol. Iranian officials said they doubted the bandits knew the occupants were Americans. Wife, Child In Portland PORTLAND Wl Brewster A Wilson, Portlander reported slain by bandits in Iran, had been in that and adiaccnt countries since 1954 except for several monms last year when he and his wife, Taj, returned here for birth of their first child, Joseph Amir. Mrsi Wilson, expecting a second child in the summer, remained here when Wilson returned there last Nov.

1 as a block develop ment supervisor for the Near East Foundation. She is an Iranian whom Wilson met there. Wilson was graduated 'rom Reed College, Portland, in 1943 with a degree in economics and took his masters in aaricultiiral economics at Ore gon State College in 1951 after several years with the Bureau of Rcrlsma'lion at Ephrata, Wash. His parents as well as his widofr on Budget than those being put into -the mutual security field. Eisenhower- spent a good part of ms nalt-nour news conference expounding his views regarding demands in Congress for substan tial reductions in the budget for the fiscal year starting July 1, Over and over, he expressed the view that substantial reduc tions would mean elimination ori drastic curtailment of important! programs.

Eisenhower told the newsmen he is feeling better and his cough has improved. At the start of the conference he appeared a bit listless, but his voice took on its usual vigor as he discussed the budget. His comment on other subjects included: RUSSIA Threats by the So-! viet Union against Norway, Ei senhower said, are completely in defensible. He was referring to Russia's warning to Norway against allowing the North Atlan-j tic Treaty Organization to sot up atomic bases on Norwegian soil. A new Russian note suggested fearful blows against Nor way in event of war.

BERMUDA Eisenhower re plied no, not at all, when asked whether the Bermuda agreement to furnish guided missiles to Britain would result in any increase in U.S. production of atomic weapons. He went on to say that Britain is producing cer tain fission weapons, and that the Bermuda agreement means this country will help out in ways it1 can. HELICOPTERS The Eiscn hower temper flared momentarily when a reporter asked whether he would be willing to do without a pair of helicopters which have been ordered for the President's use. The newsman spoke of the helicopters as intended to provide transportation for Eisenhower be tween the White House and a golf course in nearby Maryland.

Bristling, Eisenhower shot back that no helicopters have been procured for him to go to the golf course. And that's all, he snapped. The White House said the heli copters will be used to transport the President between the While House and National Airport here. President Plans Georgia Vacation WASHINGTON Itfl The While House said Wednesday that Pres ident Eisenhower hopes to. lake a vacation at Augusta, some time in April.

The trip probably will be later than his usual spring visit to his favorite golf club at Augusta. Normally Eisenhower goes to Augusta immediately after the Masters Golf Tournament which trip would not begin until about the time Congress starts its East er recess about April 18. I Ike Backs Labor Probe WASHINGTON, President Eisenhower said Wednesday, in commenting on testimony by Teamsters' president, Dave Beck, he shares the common reaction that if a man invokes the Fifth Amendment there is something he doesn't want to tell. Eisenhower was asked at his news conference whether he believes a labor leader has a responsibility to answer questions of Senate investigators such as those put to Beck. Eisenhower said ho is no lawyer and could not pass on the legal aspects of the matter.

But the President saia ne up holds strongly the right of Congress to investigate as a basis for legitimate legislation. He said the power and dignity oi congress is in good hands. Eisenhower said he has no doubt that the Fifth Amendment should be used in instances where it is necessary to protect and safe guard basic rights. But he went on to say ne snares what he termed the common re actionthat when a man takes the Fifth Amendment there is something he doesn't want to tell. Elvis, Marine Shake Hands MEMPHIS, Tenn.

Wl Elvis Presley and an 18-year-old Marine have closed the "toy pistol" incident with the agreement it was all a misunderstanding. "He thought it was a real gun," explained the teen agers' rock 'n' roll idol, "and I thought he and his buddy were gonna beat me up." Presley. 22. and Pfc. Hcrshel Nixon of St.

Louis met Tuesday in the chambers of City Court Judge Beverly Bousho to talk th nes over. Later they shook hands and said everything was all right. The singer said he whipped out the Hollywood prop pistol last: Friday night when Nixon shoul-HoroH thrnuch a crowd of auto- I graph-seeking fans. "I thought he was trying to pick a ngni, said Presley. Nixon said he and his buddy weren't hostile.

"I just wanted to talk to Elvis," he said. Premier Resigns PARIS MV-Cambodian Premier San and his government have, re- sicned after losing a motion of Annexation Urged to Cure 'SuburbaniuV A vigorous-program of annexa tion is the only solution lo the disease of "suburbanitis" afflict ing smaller cities, Kent Mathcw-, son, city manager of Salem, told the Eugene Rotary Club Tuesday. Malhewson said the growth of suburbs around virtually every city is the result of technological progress which has made it possible to travel great distances easily, thereby changing the pattern of living. lie said there are four symp toms of suburbanitis: The central city becomes a 'nrostilutc." used by suburban dwellers as a place to work and from which they draw wealth and supplies. The central city becomes blighted, little wealth comes into the tv in the form oi residences and new construction.

As the blieht increases, taxablo wealth flees the city in direct proportion to the increasing problems, There is political inbreeding in the central city as youth, the cream of the city's vigor, disenfranchises itself by moving to the suburbs. And, those who move out of the central city find themselves against a "stone They still need city services but lack sufficient taxable wealth lo finance those services. Malhewson urged support of Senate Bill 97 which would per. mil Oregon cilics to apply a graduated tax plan lo newly-annexed suburbs. INSIDE TODAY Corporations protest provision in election law bill Page 2A.

Cadet found in scaled car of potatoes. Page 3A. Women's News 1-3C Editorifls 6A Local News IB Sports 2-4B Comics i BB Theaters 7B Radio, TV 8B Markets A) Classified 2-7D Two moves were underway Wednesday to get tho proposed boundaries of the Oakway-Willa-kenzio annexation election rc-j duccd. Farmers living in the Willagil- lcsnie area met Tuesday night and decided to pass petitions ask ing that their lands be excluded from the proposed boundaries. A meeting was callca for late Wednesday afternoon with Plan-! ning Consultant Howard Buford and city officials by other interests in the area for a discussion of the boundaries.

Tho area proposed for the elec tion by Buford at Monday night's council meeting would extend from the proposed new Pacific Freeway west to the Willamette River and north lo a lino just short of Wallon Lane. The pro posed boundaries were not adopted by the council, however, because of a decision to change the annexation election ordin ances to include elections within the city. Boundaries will likely be set at the council meeting April 8. "UP IN ARMS" J. F.

llcidcnrelch, of 075 Coun try Cluh Rd reported Wednesday that people of tho Willngll- lcspie area who are primarily en- grged in farming are up in arms because someone or some group hts again maneuvered to include their area In the proposed annex ation plans." He recalled that a year ago people of the area presented peti tions asking their farmlands be excluded when there was talk of annexation and said a plan Is un dcrway to get petitions circulated again. We recognize that certain parts of Ihe Wlllakcnzie area have problems and may want to annex Smelt Run Heavy In Sandy River THOUTDALE IW Smelt lovers who like to get their fish first hand had a field day on the banks of the Sandy River Tuesday as Ihe silvery fish took lo the stream in substantial numbers. Stale Game Commission officers said (hat several thousand of the 50-ccnt licenses for smelt fishermen had been sold. censure on economic policiesiends this year on April 7. llager- portcd Wednesday from Phnom Penh.

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