The Daily Chronicle from Centralia, Washington on December 12, 1958 · Page 1
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Centralia, Washington
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CENTRAL'IA-CHEHALIS, WASHINGTON Ihe iktlu Chronicle WASHINGTON FIVE CENTS .BBBF FRIDAY, DECEMBER 12, 1958 12 PAGES 67TH YEAR, NO. 293 School Bus Struck By Speeding Train ESSEX, Ont. (ffi - A Detroit-bound passenger train speeding 80 m.p.h. through morning fog sliced the rear end off a school bus stalled at a grade crossing near here today and killed two boys on the bus. The driver and eight children aboard the St. Ignatius school bus of Holy Name Catholic Parish in Essex escaped with relatively minor injuries. Only two.were kept in hospitals affer first aid treatment. The dead boys were Paul Bo«se t «, ind David Purvis, 8, who bad been riding on the back teat of (be but. The train was the New York Central's crack Detroller, 30 minutes late on its run from · New York lo Detroit. Engineer Louis Jagoe of St. Thomas, Onl., told provincial police he was running ·bout 80 m.p.h. with'his-diesel's headlight shining and his horn blowing. Hi SAID he saw the bus moving across the tracks and applied his brakes, but Ihe'bus stalled. Albert Slock, 23, the bus driver, laid it was foggy "and rny windows were frosted over. When 1 HW the train I put the brakes on, but It Memed as though they wouldn't bold and I itarted to sh'de. When 1 realized what was happening I gunned her and the motor cut out on mt." Ilock laid only the rear three feet of. the bus hung over the double-track, unguarded crossing. Slock suffered multiple bruises. Raymond King, 13, was hospital- Fly Ocean In Balloon IANTA CRUZ DE TENERIFE, . Ctunr WjmdiHAP;, - .A..small baUoonitook'bif early*fbday with four daring,Britons aboard in an . attempt to crow the Atlantic. The balloon--The Small World- came* a .crew o£ four -- Arno! Beaapre Eiloart, a British businessman who is expedition chief; bit ton. Timothy, a Cambridge student and radioman; C o l i n Mudie, pilot, and his wife Rosemary, co-pilot, photographer and cook. The destination is Barbados, in toe British West Indict, 3,000 miles away. Eiloart expects the crossing to lake from 10 days to three .weeks, 'but the party has concentrated food for three months. If successful, it will be the first free-balloon crossing of the Atlantic. The balloon is 46 feet in diameter with a capacity for 53,000 I cubic feet of hydrogen. It is made at reinforced plastic; :. Beneath it is shing a plastic · boat, 15V4 feet long and 7Vi feet wide, which serves as a gondola for the crew or as. a : '-lifeboat . ahould the balloon be forced down. The crew plans to drift along at about l.OOO feet, sitting face to face, two abreast in the gondola. A series of vanes on opposite »ides of the gondola to guide the ized'ln Windsor with.* possible fractured leg. Also hospitalized in Windsor was Candace Kaake. She bad undetermined injuries. · The crossing i; jteeply inclined on both sides and wai ice-coated :hls morning; A BROTHER of young Bossey crawled to a nearby home to tell of the accident. Dr. Collln Maridand, first doctor lo reach the scene, said, "It's a miracle all of Ihem weren't killed," . ' Parts of the bus wer« knocked clear by the train. Observers said the children who survived apparently were helped by the fact that the bus was not dragged by fee train. Freeway Open in Olympia ..' OLYMPIA W) -- The two- million - dollars · a - mile Olympia freeway was opened to traffic Friday. Dixie Shivers with Rest Of East Half of Nation The boasts passes four-lane roadway 25 bridges, over- and underpasses, State Income Tax May Be On Agenda of Legislature By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Dixie shivered., with the rest of the Eastern half of Ihe nation today as snow and freezing cold spread across the Southland. H was freezing in northern Florida. And it wasn't w hot In the New York's Presses Still Idled NEW YORK (API-Negotiators met today for new discussions aimed at ending a deliverymen's itrike which led lo a publication halt by the city's nine major daily newspapers. ..Management and union negotiators conferred separately at Federal Mediation Service offices before being called into a joint session. · · Sam Feldman, president of the Depvery Union, voiced hope for a quick settlement of the contract dispute, which has deprived New Yorkers of: their 5S million dail; papers. Barney^ G. Cameron, president · N«w southern section as temperatures ropped into, the low 50s during he early morning. Snow piled up to a foot and high- :r in parts of the Carolinas and Virginia. Twenty-four hour accumulations of snow ranged this morning from 16 inches at Elizabeth City, N.C., o 6 inches at Quonset . Point, R.I., and Nantucket, Mass.' . The morning's cold extreme was 27 degreei below zero at Presque sle, Maine. DRIVING CONDITIONS in the snow-stricken Southern areas was reported hazardous. , Schools were ordered closed in more than a score of Virginia communities. Five persons, including four children, died in fires in the Norfolk area. Although no snow was reported in other Southern'states, it was coM. Temperatures' were in the 20s in parts of Georgia and near freezing in sections of Mississippi and Alabama. The cold air embraced ropst areas from Mont ana'eastward; to the Atlantic'Coast. The Weather Bureau didn't see. much hope for immediate 'relief from the cold weather. . · IN THE East, freezing tempera- . craft are pedals. operated by ' jets of Demo Meet Is Saturday Lewis counly Democrats gather Saturday for their* biannual reorganization, the session to open at 1 p.m., in the counly court: bouse in Chehalis. . Central committee chairman Walter Wagner, Centralia, who is a candidate for re-election, said that in addition to electing new officer! Ihe party will name delegates to its Nine-County Democratic League. · Officers in aoMition to Wagner are Mrs. E. C. Kuehner, Chehalis, vice chairman; Z. Ora Scott, Centralia, state commilleeman; Mrs. Marie Fusco, Centralia, ttate. commilfeewoman who has announced she. is retiring; Mrs. Dorse Hylton, Cenlralia, treasurer; Mrs. E. C. Roberts, secretary, and Mrs. Betsy Hemenway, Chehalis, recording secretary. Republican wmmhleemen will father for their session on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 2 p.m., at the courthouse, it was announced Friday by Louis Vimont, Cht-m cwtral committee chairman. CLOUDY Partly cloudy through Saturday, High temperature, 45-50; low, 32-42. . . v the management group/ said he and'.his colleagues were prepared to stay in'a session as long as is necessary. "We're anxious to get It settled,'' he. said. · MAYOR ROBERT F. Wagner offered his help. Some of the news was getting through as radio and television stations expanded.coverage. There were other sources. The New York Central Railroad was distributing handbill-like digests lo commuters with newi supplied by The Associated Press as a public service. WRCA, key station of the I$BC network, published tabloid-sized "extras" fo.r distribution on streets and in railway stations. - The Long Island Daily Press, one of the nine papers at which presses were still, set up a projection slide news service in Pennsylvania Station for Long Island Hail Road commuters. Also, a limited amount.of out- of-town papers were seeping into the city, the largest newspaper publishing community in America The nine papers' that have temporarily discontinued publication are the Press, the Times, the Herald Tribune, Ihe Daily News the Mirror, the- World-Telegram and Sun, the Journal-American the^Post and the Long Island Star- Journal.. They employ more than 22,000 .persons with a payroll in excess of two million dollars a week. tares and lower,;were reported from Virginia into New England. it.i · - ' · Jjotthero In inow-covered Oswego, N.Y., residents almost could look back on it all today. The worst snow storm in the history of this city of 23,000 by Lake Ontario ap- leared to be over. A bright sun iroke through Thursday;and no leavy snow was hi sight today. But maintenance crews-'had a ;reat deal of work remaining 'rom the storm which began Sunday noon. A SNOWSTORM moved into southern New England today but wasn't expected to be as bad as first predicted. The Weather Bureau said the vigorous coastal storm which buried parts of the South with sr.ow is moving too rapidly out to sea to give New England much of a storm. But bitter cold tonight was expected to follow. **^^^/V^*»*^S*»N/S/S/S^*^\ Wrjy Not Dress Up, Light up for Yule? Get started this weekend! Get In the .1558 Home Christ, mas Lighting Contest for the Twin City. area. Let the kids plan and help. It doesn't take money. Originality end ingenuity score mere than "money, bags" entries, and you'll find it exciting and fun. There're prizes, too. Full details and entry blank en pag'a v 8 today. and features the first three- level traffic interchange in the state. The multi-million dollar project will be (he key connecting l i n k between north and south traffic on U.S. 99 between Seattle and Portland and for east and west traffic on U.S. 410 between Seattle-Tacoma and Hood Canal and the ocean beaches. THE :y. S. tit connecting link Will carry traffic to Sheltcn and Aberdeen. In ceremonies opening Ihe project, Gov. Rosellini said the. six- mile section leading to the west is Ihe beginning of a high priority project to complete four, - 'lane roads to Grays Harbor and the Shellon areas in the near future. The U.S. 99 part of the Olympia freeway cost $11,576,809. The U.S. 410 section cost $1,930,000. The freeway was opened at ceremonies on a bridge corssirig the southern tip of Puget Sound. A HILL of approximately one million cubic yards of earth was built across part of the water to support approaches lo Ihe bridge. Traffic approached from t h e south, north and west, meeting in the cenler of the'bridge for the ceremonies. : Participants included the governor, Mrs. Julia Butler Hansen o! "athlamet, chairman of the legislative interim committee on highways, William A. Buggj, director of the "Stale highways department, E.J. Kelcham and H. E. Morgan of the state highway commission, and the mayor* of Olympia, Turn- water, Bremerton, Shelton, Centralia-and other surrounding cities.' OLYMPIA «t -- Gov. Rosellini said Friday the next legislature should consider a state income tax along with other proposals for solving the slate's financial dilemma. / The chief executive said he had not«yet decided what specific taxes he will recommend to the legislature, but he felt the atmosphere was better than in previous sessions for the passage of an income tax. Rosellini said an increase in Ihe sales lax will have to be considered too. The governor said a gradual ed net income lax would have lo be considered as a long range solution, since it would have to be submitted to a vole of Ihe people and revenue would not come in soon enough to help during the next two-year fiscal period. A flat income tax, he said, migh help towards solving the immed iate financial problem since it w. not certain that it would have tc be submitted to a vole of the peo pie. He said it was a question tha had not yet been resolved. THE GOVERNOR declared he personally preferred a graduatec net income tax fo a flat one, bu recognized that a graduated measure would not help the immediate problem. Rosellini said he was personally gainst an increase in Ihe sales ax bul "I hasten lo add lhat it Is omeihing we must consider." lie said such a lax increase might be necessary because of the egal and constitutional obstacles ·landing in the way of either a lat or graduated income lax. The governor expressed little lope' for elimination of the state usiness and occupation tax as recommended by Lloyd J. Andrews, state superintendent of pub ic instruction. ONE OF THE reasons, Rosel ini said, is lhat the lax is now producing 100 million dollars in a two-year period. Rosellini said "everything is speculative" until he completes his budget study wilhin the next few days, after which he plans lo meet with legislative leaders to formu late a tax program. Earlier the governor indicalec he may draw up a package tax program, designed to raise 100 million dollars or more in new revenue to offset increased slat spending during the 1959-61 bien nium. A boost in the 3 1-3 per cen slate sales tax might be includei in the program but not to th extent recommended by Hie Ta: dvisory Council, he said. The ouncil called for an increase to per cent and an extension of the ales tax lo services performed y doctors, dentists, barbers and rthers. ROSELLINI SAID the legisla- n a graduated or a flat, percent- ige basis. A graduated income tax, gener- illy favored by the Democralic larty, would have to be submilled o a vote of Ihe people because it wild require a constitutional amendment. Capitol observers say a flat income tax might pass Ihe egislalure but would probably ace a Stale S-.ipreme Court test. Despite which type of income ,ax might be adopted by the legis ature, Rosellini said, the proposal should be submitted lo a vote o! the people because it would represent a vast change in the state's lax program. A tax on intangible property such as stocks, bonds and othei securities, and a levy on business and residential rental properties also were menlioned by Ihe gov ernor as possible revenue meaj ures for inclusion in the tax pro gram. ALL STATE agencies have re quested authority to spend a total .of 878 million dollars from the basic general fund during 1959 61, Rosellini said. Estimated income from taxe r« allowed U decide ·hether an income tax would be ow in effect would fall short by 62 million dollars the amount sked by the agencies. Rosellini said,- however, that hi I judget staff if working to reduce w agencies' request by *2 million ollars, leaving the 1959-61 stale judget 100 million dollars out of jalance-a deficit which the next egislalure would b« asked to erase by new taxes. Any income tax measure enacted by Ihe next legislature, which convenes Jan. 12, should be re- ;arded as a long-range solution to he stale's financial problems, the governor said. He said there was n» assurance an income lax could b* put Into iorcc in lime to bolster the 195M1 'iscal biennium. ROSELLINI ADMITTED th* people minght not approve an income lax measure. "The lime is fast approaching, however, when the people themselves must decide whether they want lo approve an income tax or face (he alternative of prohibitive increases in the sales tax tnd other excise levies," he said. The governor said that if there is no change in the 1 lax structure, the people may be faced with an increased sales tax not only next year bul in succeeding bienniunu. Sewer Bids Bids on the last phase of the $300,000'west Centralia sewer development project will be opened Jan. » by the eity of Centralia, it was announced Friday, as the city called for bidi on its portion of the work. City Engineer Otcar Olson said bids are asked now on changing and improving the existing sew- ge treatment plant. On a new sewage pumping itatkm and build' ing of a new sewage pressure line. In Isie October the city let contracts totaling (194,869 for building the sewer network, and work has already started on that part of the development. Funds there are from a local improvement district. The city has already financed the sewage plant, station and pressure line with the sale of revenue bonds. It anticipates about one-third of the cost, estimated at $95,000, will be covered by federal matching funds. The pumping station will be in Fort Borst park. It will pump sewage from the area to Ihe'treat- ment plant through a prssure line consisting of some 4,000 feet of eight-inch line. It. will be located through the wooded area between the four-lane Pacific highway and the Chehalis river, going under the Skookumchuck channel and over China Creek by bridge. Hodde Sets His Course OLYMPIA (AP) - C h a r l e s Hodde said Friday hii first action as the new director of the stale department of general administration will be fo eliminate any improper procedures he may find in state purchasing practices. Hodde look over as head of Ifie department after Floyd K. Nel sou' reJigiwd Wednesday. -The de; pirtment ; purchases "about (22,. 500,000 worth of commodities i year for other stale agencies. Gov. Rosellini, who announced Nelson's resignation,-'said Hodde will have full authority to make whatever changes in practices procedures and personnel lhat he may deem for the best interest ol the -state. THE GOVERNOR said Nelson resigned for personal reasons bul a Questioned expense account and a (2,183 state purchase from Nelson's drug store were contributing factors. Hodde said he will not hesitate to make personnel changes if hi finds cause, but he assured t h i employes of the department then will be no wholesale lurnover. "I would have been reluctant t take on this job excepl lhal have Ihe governor's assurance that!l will have atsolaicly a frei hand to make changes in person nel, procedure or anything eb to do a good job," Hodde said. Hodde said he was further en emiraged that arrangements h a been made by Ihe governor for consultant in purchasing to wor with him. THE CONSULTANT will be fur nished next week by John Donah and Associates of Baltimore, Md a firm that specializes in govern mental services. "I lold Donaho that it couldn be -too soon," Hodde said. "H (the consultant) might just as we start with me to find out wher the holes are. 1 Hodde said the review, of activ ties in Ihe purchasing division wi be more or less on a "crash basis because he will want to ha 1 any corrective legislation deemet necessary when the Legislator meets Jan. 12. He said the review of the vision of purchasing will be To lowed by a review of other An sions in the department. These a banking, archives, capitol bulk ings and grounds, engineering, an savings and loan. In the purchasing departmen Hodde said he will firsl elimina any improper aclivities he may find, then determine what kind of More coal reserves in southern wis counly were added to the illions of tons already surveyed i the Twin City area, a new . S. Department of Interior re- ert disclosed Friday in Washing- on, D. C. The latest report said coal In he Toledo-Castle Rock district olals over 130 million tons. . THE'FINDINGS are in a Gec- ogical Survey bulletin which said reserves include 7.2' million ons of tan - bituminous coal and 23.78 million Ions ol lignite, 'hey lie in beds 2W or more feet BURGLARY. SUSPECTS. HELD. Sheriff Tim McCulteo»«, C emV, quetfiont tw* men hcM in Suttle in wnnectien wfHi writs of burglwitt in Wnhirtfe* and Oregon. MeCul- teujh uid Hw twe - Dixne C. Rywi, 1», left and in the Th* hot, part of which Is thown hen, m Kinf county (Seattle *nd vicinity) alone wit valued «t more Hun $M,WI. The caw wat broken. Me- Culkpwjti uid, with the arrest of MM nun in $*Wm, Ore., whe impliuted the Mhert. ·- AP WIREPHOTO. oufhern Lewis In Study More Coal Resources Listed a purchasing system should be established, and submit lo the Legislature any corrective bills necessary. lick and have less than 1,000 feet f earth above them. One deposit f lignite totaling 8.05 million tons as a cover of 60 feet and less and could be obtained by strip mining, Ihe report said. Included in the latest area re- xrt is 305 square miles south of Ke Cenlralia - Chehalis coal dis- rict and southwest of-the Morton i strict. GEOLOGICAL surveys have hown in'the past several years hat in a key area covering some 0 square miles in southern Th'jrs- on'and northern Lewis counties here are 12 minable beds .of coal containing more than 1,750,000,000 ons of Ihe resource. The determination was from an extensive survey by the U. S. Interior department from 1947 to 1951, the report being released in June ol Plane Hunt Is Hampered SALIDA, Colo. (AP) - Overcas skies hampered an aerial searcl Friday for a Seattle plane missing since Sunday, but ground partie: tried lo pin down a report of . mrmlainside crash. The plane's pilot, James C. Rob bins, 51, was alone, when he lef Denver at noon Sunday on a fligh lo Seattle. The plane was reportec to' have enough gasoline for seve; hours' flying time. No flight plan was filed. Authorities said a Salida house wife reported having seen a sma plane crash in flames about 5 p.m Sunday on Mt. Princeton, north west of Salida. Other sightings of fire were reported from the 14.195-foot pea about the same time. However, a l i m i t e d searc Thursday failed to turn up any thing. Robbins' daughter is the wife o Jon Lindbergh; son of Gen. Cha les A. Lindbergh. The young Lind bergh couple lives in San Diegi Calif. 151. Two of the Norhtwest's largest : ivale power Companies, Pacific ower and Light of Portland and 'ashinglon Water Power of Spo- ine, have already acquired by ition and by lease the heart of ie_ Lewis-Thurslon coal fields, hfl^auri'ls for Jjeam power g«rt- ration! "and "since 1957' intensive ore and other test drilling and xploraiion has been under way icre. THE POWER firm has acquir- ed a 33,000-acre portion of the coal region and In August disclosed engineers had mapped coal seams containing 70 million fens of fuel, estimated to be enough to supply a 300,000-kilowaU tearo. power plant for ibouj. 50 Jtxf ·? There, has, however, been w immediate indication of any const ruction f^r^eneritipo. The triSU ities h»Ve said'We-Joa! study a* a part of Iheir long-range planning to meet customer needs when economics dictate construction of steam plants. See Better Weather For Yule Shoppers Even the weatherman h a I Tomised to cooperate with mer- hanls for the pre-Yule shopping weekend in the Twin Cities by iroviding little or no precipitation ver Friday night and Saturday. The official forecast calls for loudy skies, with little rainfall. IN THE Twin Cities, mer- :hants plan to remain open until p.m. Friday to accomodate the :xpected rush of Christmas shoppers. For the small fry, merchants in both Centralia and Chehalis have ilanned special treats. In Cen- .ralia, Santa Claus can be seen at the Mabina building. 300 block of North Tower. He will be there Tom 10 a.m. (o'l p.m. and 2 p.m. :o 5 p.m. on Saturday. CHEHALIS merchants h a v e scheduled a free movie for the youngsters Saturday from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Chehalis theater while their parents are shopping Seaton To Quit Soon HONOLULU (AP) - Interior Secretary Fred A. Seaton said today he hoped to resign soon ant return to private business. Sealon. who arrived here Thurs day night for (he Western Region al Republican Conference, gave no firm date for his resignation He lold newsmen he wanted I quit his cabinet post in the nea future "so I can make up for tim I have been missing with my tam ily." Seaton, who owns several mid- western newspapers and radio stations, speaks at tonight's closing banquet. He will return to Washington Saturday. tie free show, sponsored by the Mellen Firms Reassured on Access Chehalis Chamber of Commerce, will also be held the following alurday in Chehalis. Stores and streets in the Twin Sties have been gaily decorated or the Christmas season'with ighled displays and wreaths -in added attraction for the shop- er. Centralia Chamber of Commerce members have offered lo ake care of any parking tickets motorisls · acquire while parking n a mctered zone in the city. The nerchants are extending the of- er through Christmas. Soviets Are Condemned UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. 'AP -The U.N. General Assembly to- lay voted a new condemnation of the Soviet, ynion and the puppet Hungarian regime for continued repression of Hungarian people. The action came after a stormy debate in which Ihe Soviel bloc counlries vigorously opposed the resolution sponsored by the United States and 36 other nations. The Soviets made it clear they would ignore the U.N. move just as it ignored similar resolutions in 1956 and 1957. The vole was M-10 with 15 abstaining. The Hungarian problem, first brought to Ihe U.N'. during the Hungarian uprising in 1956. was one of the last big issues before the current session of Ihe 31-na- lion Assembly. Cuts Visit Short AUCKLAND, New Zealand (AP) --Canadian Prime Minister John Diefenbaker cut short a visit to New Zealand and left by plane tonight for Canada because of the illness of his 56-year-old mother. Owners of two businesses fronting the access road from highway 99 at the Melkn street interchange: were assured in Cen- Iralia Thursday lhat it will be about 10 years before Ihe state acts to seal off their firms from the access route. District Highway Engineer Wil liam Bailey said he was (old by Slate Highway Director '.V. A. Bugge it wjll be about a decade before Ihe northbound exit street from M U clottd from businesses in accordance wit hthe federal highway act. THE OWNERS of Ihe two businesses -- a service station and resaturanl -- are Ray Childers and Ralph Greenfield. Bailey, who addressed a group of about 30 business and civic leaders at a luncheon in Ihe Lewis - Clark hotel sponsored by the Centralia Chamber of Commerce, field out some hope for correc- tkn of lhe_ Harrison pvenue interchange problem group: "Speaking as an individual, I Ihink you have a prelly good point." He went on lo say lhat it will be reconsidered and studied for possible change. The . highway department has not yet i met to consider a change at Har-' rison. Bailey viewed tha interchange after the meeting. Stale Highway director · Bugge will be in Cenlralia next Friday to discuss Ihe Harrison avenue problem with members of Ihe Cen'.ralia Planning Commission SHOPPING DAYS TO CHRISTMAS Tht district engineer told tbe'aad other citizens."

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