Port Angeles Evening News from Port Angeles, Washington on April 8, 1963 · Page 2
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Port Angeles, Washington
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Dedicate new natural resources buildings At an open house Saturday L T. (Mike) .Webster, starts supervisor ot fiatufal resources of Olynv pia, dedicated the Port Angeles district's new headquarters buildings. ; "' They are marked by signs .just off the Mt. Pleasant road near Highway 101. Three buildings house the district personnel, fire crew quarters, and service shed f.or equipment. They replace the old headquarters at 3rd and Francis Streets. •District personnel are E. Rodney Downen, district administrator, Assistants ft. C, Kohlman, and Dean M. Smith, Management (Foresters Joe H. Williams and Wray W. Little, Farm Forester Donald G. Dodwell, Forest Practices Forester Phillip C. Rains, Equipment Operator Walter F. Baker, land Dispatcher Marie Wil- liams. In the new headquarters building are partitioned offices for above permanent district personnel. The crew shed houses 28 sea* sonal personnel. •In addition a sub-district headquarters continues at Center in eastern Jefferson County. The management section has the management of 85,000 acres of state owned lands including: Clallam County trust 50,000, Jefferson County trust 14,000 and state grant 21,000 acres. Eighty per cent of the income from county trust lands is returned to the county. . Allowable cut of old growth timber in the Port Angeles district is nine million board feet per year. Plans for the coming year call for thinning an additional three million board feet. GOP convention group to check facilities here The State Republican convention site committee was in Port Angeles last week inspecting the area as a possible location of the 1964 convention. The Convention Committee of the Chamber of Commerce was told at the last meeting that Jack Del Guzzi had donated the use of his airplane to the committee foruse in selling the area. •RON LITTLE had similarly offered use of his cruiser for the same purpose. The Pacific Northwest Advisory Board will consider Port Angeles for the 1964 convention, according to word received by the local committee. The Qil Distributors convention Will be told of Port Angeles' advantages by Ed J.ensjen of Shell Oil at their upci)iping : convention in Seattle. It* is hoped the 1964 convention will be held locally. School bard Delay of the State Legislature in passing its final budget bill caused another delay here. Since Supt. John D. Glann and his staff are working on the annual -budget for School District 21,; the board of, directors will i^Jhjjir rt$etjng until April ''-«'~>"^.l •°*'r&&£*~*--£ : ''-<* '•' r '* ; .^ -».. ' • " ' Nbitfnally" tn£ directors would meet tonight. The postponement gives ,, the superintendent and his staff, time to get all available details from the state before completing the preliminary work. OTHER CONVENTIONS being courted by the committee include: The State Grandmother's Club 1964 meeting. This bid will be aided by the local chapter. The State Automobile Dealers Assn. meeting. The Washington Chapter of the American Association of Public Works. City Engineer John Warder is making a bid on behalf of Port Angeles at the 1963 convention. The Northwest Public Power Assn. convention. Elmer Titus, local PUD manager, is presenting the local sales pitch for this meeting. 3uat,e Librarian Olympia, Wash. DAILY PAID CIRCULATION NOW OVER 7.000 Monday, April 8, 1963 305th Issue of 47th Year 2nd class postage paid at Port Angeles Member Associated Press 10 10 Cents FAMILY SENDOFF — Sharon Witherow bade her family goodbye at the Clallam County Airport last night. They arrived early to weigh in her luggage and make arrangements for her trip to Brazil as an International Farm Youth Exchangee for six months. Her first stop is Washington, B.C., where she will spend a week at the national 4-H foundation for an oriemtaltion course. Family members, from the left, are Willa, Ricky, her father Harley Witherow, Sharon, Mrs. Witherow, sister Diane (hidden) and Clayton. (Evening News Photo) Bill assures parkway job Governor Albert Rosellini signed the Omnibus State Highway bill Saturday. This bill includes authorization for the parkway corridor to the Olympic National Park from Port Angeles. The bill appropriates approximately $400,000 for the state highway^ commission to acquire land and do engineering for the project. Park Superintendent John Doerr says work on the parkway will! probably start in about two .years. "N<h,sch$dule has been set up,". Doerr 'said tbday;"' '•"'"",'"';;. The plans call for an agreement between the State Highway Commission and the National Park Service for the state to acquire right-of-way and design the parkway. The Park Service will construct and maintain the highway. Upon completion, the state would give a quit-claim deed to the National Park Service. The road will run from the city limits to Heart o' the Hills, joining the present Hurricane Ridge Rd. there. FINANCIER DIES VANCOUVER, B.C. (AP) - F. Ronald Graham, 78, the Ontario bank clerk who parlayed, his in- : •• vestments ; ih1£:m'iUibti£i-frF a$!fiarsi' died Saturday after a long illness. He was chairman of-the board of Canadian Colliers Resources Ltd., and also- owned a racing and stock farm. He was born in Burlington, Ont. Husband held in death of wife BREMERTON (AP) - A 57- year-old Bremerton man was held without charge Monday in connection with the fatal beating of his wife. Mrs. Bernice West, about 45, was bludgeoned early Sunday with a hardwood billy club found outside her bedroom window. Kitsap County " Sheriff Art N. Morken said Robert Burnal West, a retired shipyard Worker, told of ..entering hi|; -wife'.st 'bedroom ( after ~§he v 6f>je61Eea tjfWmeaning -np'" In his signe;d sfaterne.- cers,^ West. Said'the .next thing he remembered was standing in'the room with the club and his wife lying on the bed covered with blood. Trade—Defense Sees advantage in merger of U.S. r Canada YAKIMA, Wash (AP)-Canada andrf{% Unite^ States would gain both economic and military advantage by becoming one country, an American lumberman said Monday. Robert B. Pamplin, president of the Georgia-Pacific Corp., suggested that the combined nation might form a common market with England, Australia and New Zealand. "In the event we were to do this, then I feel Europe should be weaned and permitted to grow up as an equal partner with us," Pamplin said. ". , .we as a group would pull out of Europe and let them handle their own affairs." TRADE ASSOCIATION Pamplin's remarks were in an address prepared for delivery at a conference of the Pacific Northwest Trade Association which opened here Sunday! A speaker on Monday's program, G.H.D. Hobbs, president of Western Canada Steel Ltd., advocated gradual reduction of tariffs with the aim of improving Canada's trade balance with the United States. Robert L. McNeill, deputy assistant U.S. secretary of commerce for trade policy, said in a Sunday night speech: "We must eliminate or reduce every kind of barrier that impedes the flow of agricultural and industrial products." Seen around the clock "Brownie" Brown hobbling on broken leg at open bouse of Natural Resources buildings Saturday — Church confirmations — Sharon Witherow weighing bags age at airport before leaving (or Brazil — Two fishermen exploring early-season stream fishing prospects — Old house cowing down on northeast corner of 1st and Francis — Junior high stodjeajts in deep conversation ewowie to school up Lincoln Si this morning •*- Ma» rushing home (o put the garbage can out swves it had be»n forgotten foj im ****** EQUAL TERMS Pamplin said American lumbermen are "willing to compete with Canada on equal terms, but we are not willing to compete with the handicap of the Jones Act and the discount on the Canadian dollar." He said the Jones Act, prohibiting shipments between American ports in foreign vessels, should be repealed and "the Canadian dollar put on a par with the American dollar as soon as possible." He suggested reduction of tariffs over a five or 10-year period, and added: "Perhaps we should examine our two countries joining together as one," DEFENSIVE ADVANTAGE "This, Pamplin said, would add a defensive advantage to the economic advantages of a common market, "In view of changing parties in power and the. individuals running the governments, we are now constantly having trouble coordinating our national defense!" he said. "If we were all one country, we would not have this problem." "Over the past 10 years,'" Hobbs said in a prepared speech,' "Canada has accumulated current account irading deficits with the United States to a colossal total of $12 billion ..." "Can anyone today then wonder why we Canadians are growing concerned about our trading future?" FREER TRADE Hobbs said freer trade is needed between the two countries, but he added: "Put it in the bluntest terms: Open and immediate free trade between Canada and the United States is out of the question. "The Canadian approach ought to be directed to a gradual, step- by-step reduction of tariffs to provide time for labor relocation, and for the very necessary recovery of capital cost of plant and equipment made obsolete by the reduction or elimination of tariffs." Canadians, Hobbs said, must reduce the trading gap with t h e United States or find other ways of financing it. "I would much rather see us accomplish this by selling more to you," he said, "than by reducing our purchases from you. Surely the fact that we sell only $17 worth of goods per head in your country, whereas you sell $212 for every person in Canada provides ample room to maneuver without irreparable harm to anyone." Liberals favored in Canadian election By BEN BASSETt TORONTO (AP)-Fine weather across Canada promised a record vote today in a national election which most analysts expect will make Lester B. Pearson, 65, the nation's prime minister. "I think the tide has turned," the Liberal party leader said as r he ended-a 'campaign tour of more and returned to y' home....to await to- night's tabulation of votes. Prime Minister John G. Diefenbaker, home in Saskatchewan after a "Give 'em Hell" tour that ran 26,000 miles, expressed confidence, too. But qualified observers, after soundings in all 10 provinces, concluded that only a major. .upset could save .Dje,fen baker's Conservative par^y from a drubbing. Court coses scheduled Nine civil cases are included in the Clallam County Superior Court calendar for. the spring jury term beginning tomorrow. An appeal of a workman's compensation claim will be considered in a case of Claude L. Clark against the State Department of Labor and Industries scheduled to be heard April 9. The following Tuesday a condemnation brought by School District 21 to obtain land in Campbell's Addition owned by Reid Priest will be considered. A COMPLAINT OF malpractice brought againsjt Dr. Frederick Franke by Wesley Baublits in connection witn treatment of an eye. The plaintiff requests $20,000 in damages. The case is to be heard April 25. A suit brought by Mrs. Alphie Frost against Harry F. Valliere, as the receiver for Valley Housing Co., seeks a $50,000 judgement for injuries. The suit is on the calendar for April 30 and May 1. The Corporation of Catholic Archbishop of Seattle seeks $862.85 for damages to an auto allegedly resulting from an auto accident in 1960. The suit is scheduled for May 2. A CASE OF WASHINGTON State versus George Drake, Ed ward A. Wolfenbarger, Carleton Fisk Robinson, Cynthia Robinson Lachman and Straits Timber Co is calendared for May 7 and involves timber trespass' and quiet title. A $10,000 judgement against the Chicago, Milwaukee Railroad is sought by Raymond F. and Leona Reandeau stemming from a collision between a car and a train locally in March, 1962. The suit is to be heard May 21, A SUIT BY THOMAS Anderson brought against Cary and George Conrad asks $38,450 for personal injury and property damage in connection with a motorcycle-car accident. The claim will be considered May 23. The last case on the calendar involves a personal injury suit brought by Robert Bruce, Dorothy Jones and Anna Rowe against North Kitsap Gravel and Asphalt Co. and Olympia Oil and Wood Products, Inc. which seeks award of $30,650 stemming from an auto accident. The suit will be heard May 28. Rusk warns SEATO meet on Laos moves By PATRICK MCNULTY PARIS (AP)—U.S. Secretary of State Dean Rusk accused pro- bmmunist forces in Laos today of obstructive tactics and warned ;hat tension is rising in the Asian cingdom. As fighting erupted between neutralist and pro-Communist Pa:het Lao troops, Rusk called on ;he Southeast Asia Treaty Organ- zation to be vigilant. Fighting in Laos areas By TONY ESCODA VIENTIANE, Laos (AP^Neutralist commander Gen. Kong Le reported today his army is under heavy attack by pro-Communist forces in the Plaine des Jarres after being driven out of the strangle town of Xieng Khouang. Red domination of northern Laos appeared to be a distinct possibility. Premier Prince Souvanna Phou- ma told reporters the neutralist garrison at Xieng Khouang, 28 miles southeast of Plaine des Jarres, had been forced to evacuate the town, 110 miles northeast of here. Informed sources said the garrison retreated to the Plaine des Jarres, presumably to rejoin the bulk of Kong Le's forces. There was no information on casualties. The town, a provincial capital, had been jointly held by neutralists and their former allies, the pro,;£onijnun.ist, Patnet Lao. 'North' Vietnamese troops were reported engaged in tHe fighting against Kong Le's troops. . Diplomatic, circles in Vientiane considered the loss of Xieng Khou- ang a most serious breach of the cease-fire proclaimed last June. The premier appealed earlier for intervention by the three-nation international Control Commission. Prince Souvanna Phouma asked the control commission to station a truce team in the Plaine des Jarres. but his appeal was doomed by his half - brother. Prince Souphanavong, the Pathet Lao leader, who opposed it. Such a request must be backed by all three factions in the government- neutralists, pro-Communists and rightists. Rusk told a meeting of SEATO ministers- that "a tragic and deplorable series of developments' has increased tensions in the, Plaine des Jarres" of east-central Laos. It was here that the" Pathet Lao has forced a withdrawal of neutralist forces under Gen. Kong Le. Laos is not a member of SEATO but it is part of an area the SEATO powers are pledged to protect from Communist aggression. Later today Rusk will meet with French President Charles de Gaulle, possibly to try to win acceptance of a U.S. plan for a mul- tination nuclear force in the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. Goldwoter asks tough Cuba policy WASHINGTON (AP)—Sen. Barry Goldwater says he favors an economic blockade of Cuba, U.S. support of Cuban exile attacks and—as a last resort—an invasion sponsored by the United States and the Organization of American States. "We should not do it unilaterally," the Arizona Republican said Sunday in a taped radio-television interview. "It should be a multilateral effort, but I think we can -, accomplish it without our having to cpmmit. our own troops." Goldwater said of Kennedy administration estimates that Cuban raids on Soviet ships are ineffective: "Well, I don't know. I think they killed a few Russians the other day." Goldwater scored as "crybabies" those in Washington "who say anything we do against Cuba will result in a nuclear holocaust." "It will not," he said. "Russia is not going to risk losing her world empire over a tiny island in the Caribbean." In Miami, Cuban rebel sources said intensified U.S. and British efforts to halt their commando activities had dealt a crippling blow to their movement to rid Cuba of communism. Smog, cigarette smoke rough on lung test cells Session adjourned By ALTON BLAKESLEE Associated Press Science Writtv LA JOLLA, Calif. (AP)-Smog, the bane of cities, and cigarette smoke, the pleasure of millions, play havoc with human lung cells growing in test-tubes, a scientist finds. Irritants in the smog make the lung cells grow and multiply Legislature passes $1.8 billion budget bill By LEROY HITTLE OLYMPIA (AP) — Members of the 38th legislature were gone Monday, but they left behind a record-breaking $1.8 billion state budget that was virtually in balance with no new taxes. It was their major accomplishment. The legislators failed to solve the other major problem before them when they convened Jan. 14 — that of legislative redistricting. FINALLY GAVE UP They tried for 83 days and finally gave up and adjourned sine die at 12:05 a.m. Sunday. The 60-clay regular session and the 23-day special session added up to the longest successive legislative meeting in state history. The main appropriation bill in the overall state budget, one authorizing the spending of $1.3 billion to run state government during the next two years, was held up to keep legislators here in an effort to reach agreement on legislative redistricting. BILL CUT LOOSE Late Saturday when it became JQQ agreement could b.e reached between the Democratic- controlled Senate and the Republican-dominated House, the appropriation bill was cut loose. It was passed by the Senate 398 in 10 minutes, and was approved by the House 58-40 after only 18 minutes of debate. Legislators had cleared the decks for adjournment earlier by passing a $424.5 million appropriation bill for highways, a companion highway bill carrying an additional $1.2 million in appropriations, and a $135 million appropriation bill to. provide state funds for new schools, institutional buildings and other capital construction. BOND ISSUE In other last minute actions, the Senate and House approved a $4.6 million bond issue for a new juvenile correctional institution in King County. The bond issue, to be submitted to voters in November, 1964, would be used to replace Martha Washington a ad Luther Burbank schools, opening the way for turning the site of the latter institution on Mercer island, iato a state park. And before the final gavels fell, Lt. Gov. John A. Cherberg, president of the Senate, and Rep. William S. Day, speaker of the House, named more than 100 legislators to 11 legislative interim committees. They will study problems of state government between now and the 1965 session of the legislature. BOOST PAY In a bill passed prior to the appointments, the legislators boosted their pay from $20 to $25 a day while serving on the interim committees. The main appropriations bill authorized the spending of a record $1,011,149,145 from the state's basic general fund, $5,485,124 more than recommended by Gpv. Rosel- ini when he presented his proposed budget to the legislators early in January. But, because of increase and decrease in available federal money with every appropriated state dollar, Rosellini' s budget director, Warren A. Bishop, said the budget was only $3,069,021 out of balance. REVENUES A slight iucrea.se iu business conditions could produce enough ' additional state tax revenue to bring income and outgo into balance. Schools received the major chunk of state money. The legislators appropriated $450.6 million for public schools, $3.2 million more than Rosellini had recommended. BITTER DEFEAT The legislators appropriated $250.3 million for public assistance, $1.7 million more than the governor's recommendation. The decision to adjourn without adopting a legislative redistricting bill was a bitter defeat for Sen. Robert R. Greive of Seattle, Democratic majority leader in the. Senate. Greive had spent most of the 83 days of the regular and special sessions shifting and redrawing lines in an effort to produce an acceptable redistricting plan. It was also a disappointment to Rep. Slade Gorton, Seattle Republican, who had spearheaded a drive for a Republican redistricting plan. FINAL CACl'S When, the Senate Democratic caucus held its final meeting it decided by a 16-15 vote not to try to pass the latest draft of the redistricting bill. Greive, Gorton, Sen. Marshall A. Neill, Pullman Republican; Sen. Michael Gallagher, Seattle Democrat; Rep. K.O. Rosenberg, Addy Democrat, and Rep. Robert A. Perry, Seattle coalition Democrat, had drafted the measure in a Senate-House conference committee and agreed to recommend its passage if approved by their respective caucuses. PRAISE GRIEVE After the Democratic senators rejected the plan, they went on the floor and paid tribute to Greive for his long hours, hard work and devotion to duty in trying to produce a redistricting measure. Greive was not present at the time, but senators on both the Republican and Democratic sides of the aisle commended him for his efforts even though they were futile. With no action taken, the uext move apparently \\as up to the i U.S. District Court in Seattle. The court, which said the legislature is not fairly apportioned, was scheduled to meet April 29 to determine what action it will take to reapportion it. AMENDMENT In an llth hour effort to do something about redistricting, the House completed legislative action on a proposed constitutional amendment that was drafted to establish guidelines for future legislative redistricting. The measure, HJR4, was passed 69-30. It was approved by the Senate March 30. There was a question, however, whether the proposal will be placed on the next general election ballot. The question arose because of a section in the constitutional amendment which said it would not go on the ballot unless HB56, the main legislative redistricting bill, was passed by the legislature. HB56, which would have provided for redistricting in time for the 1964 election and until the constitutional amendment became effective, was the measure thai failed to poss. about as fast as a known cancer- causing chemical does, says Dr. Charles M. Pomerat of the Pasadena, Calif., Foundation for Medical Research. Lung cells exposed to cigarette smoke show far more breaks in their chromosomes, the carriers of heredity, than cells not exposed to the smoke, he told an American Cancer Society seminar for science writers. Many agents that break chromosomes, like X- rays or chemicals, are known to produce cancers. This test-tube or tissue culture method of growing lung cells promises a good test to analyze proposed smog remedies, Dr. Pomerat said. Comparisons can be made, for example, between samples of gas collected before or after going through a device designed to filter out automobile exhaust gases. Dr. Pomerat's team also has found the chromosomes in living lung cells can be damaged within half a minute by exposure to the smoke from a filtered cigarette, or a king-size cigarette, he said. More studies concerning hazards of inhaled irritants or pollutants have been carried out with mice, rats or other animals far distant in relationship to man, the test-tube living cells from humans are only a step or so away from human cells living in their normal environment in the human body, he said. fc

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