Statesman Journal from Salem, Oregon on July 11, 1954 · Page 1
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Salem, Oregon
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'Adlai Asserts uie .Scrajis Bipartisan,. Kesoy rces . IPoflicy EUGENE UP Adlai Stevenson laid Saturday the Eisenhower administration has moved "with menacing swiftness against our t ra d i t i o n a 1 and time-tested programs of public resources ; conservation."-"";: . In a speech at a Demccratic Party rally here the 1952 Demo--ratic presidential rominee sharper criticized Republican power and water policies. Stevenson said they add up to a drastic change in what has been virtually a bipartisan natural resources policy for almost half a century." "I don't believe the people", in 1352 ; "intended ' tieir vote as-. a license to turn the national domain over to private interests," he said. 'Dangerous Precedent' "I often warned during the campaign' of 1952 that the Republican power and water policies. Stevenson said they add up to ' '-"a -drastic change in what has been virtually a bipartisan natural resources policy for almost half a century." "I don't believe the v people" "in 1932 "intended . their vote as a license to trim the national domain over to private interests," he said. "I . often i warned during the campaign of 1952 that the Republican policy of relinquishing the tidelands was also dangerous as-i a precedent for-giving away other assets of the nation that belongs to the people. -And that is exactly . what appears to be happening." Stevenson singled out several administration actions as bearing out his charges.; He referred to an "order just issued by President Eisenhower to the Atomic Energy Commission, prohibiting it from contracting" with the Tennessee Valley authority "for additional power for the government's atomic program and ordering it to contract with a private syndicate at a far higher cost Duty to Save Money , "While there may be strong and often valid views about the propriety of the government competing with private utilities in the sale of power, Stevenson continued, "I should think there could be little question of the govern ment's duty to save the taxpayers money by the sale of-power from one government agency to another." ...i ; v -'He mentioned reports about the : . possible sale of California's Central: Valley Project "under terms which would end the 160-acre irrigation limitation." He said this limitation bad "safeguarded the development of small family farms and has -prevented undue monopoly of the - benefits of public projects.", Stevenson said there has been 'tragic disruption of the Soil Conservation Service - and : the placing. of its top staff upon a political spoils basis . . . Other 'Flying Saucer' Writer Dies of Thirst in Desert TWENTY-NINE PALMS, Calif. (VP)-A 40-year-old woman who . longed to become a writer died of thirst on the searing Mojave Desert apparently en route to get a feature story about a meeting of flying saucer enthusiasts. The body of Miss Florence" Mina Thiel of Los Angeles "was found i Saturday off the hot desert sands iffs deputies said she died of thirst and exposure. Friends in Los Angeles told officers that Miss Thiel had gone to the desert to attend the meeting of saucer hobbyists ; at nearby Giant Rock Airport and to write an article about them. 'She had been employed as a proofreader. " Search for her- began Friday when owners of a desert cabin found a note by her reading: "I am exhausted and must have water. I do not believe I can last much longer." Miss Thiel had left three $1 bills to pay for a window she had broken to gain entrance to the cabin. But there was no water there. Apparently she collapsed en route back to '.her car, stuck . in the sand two miles away. In the auto were 'several publications dealing with flying saucers. Miss Thiel died two miles from Surprise Springs, where there was plenty of water. HawaiirBound Rait Going Wrong Way SAN FRANCISCO (UP) The wooden raft Lehi. on which five adventurous mariners hope to float 2,200 miles to Honolulu, was sishted Saturday one mile closer to its home port than when last seen. . ' ' 1 The captain of the troop trans port Gen. Edwin B. Patriot saia he saw the little yellow raft as be was approaching San Francisco. ; ''r: -. .- The skipper said the Lehi was six miles east of the Farallone Islands which lie 25 miles off the California coast near here. A rough estimate of the Lehi's wooden raft 19 miles west of San Francisco, or one" mile east of where it was seen Friday night After being towed out of the Golden' Gate by a fishing boat yesterday, the .Lehi was turned loose and left on her own to finish the 2,200 - mile voyage to Hawaii. The raft carried no food or water on the trip. . government . agencies also are "consolidated into, ineffectiveness" he charged. ;,, Ask Water Harnessed - Stevenson said Democrats must demand that water be harnessed to run factories, irrigate the soil and make forests live so that' "the people of America can be clothed and fed and housed and kept busy." . Stevenson devoted nearly his entire talk to power and natural resources. But he opened with an attack on the overall Republican record. , He referred to Republican campaign slogans and said, "Now, a year and a half later, what do we see? It looks as though our greatest national surplus wasn't wheat WSWfWWfWWIMrWWrRjJWtSf . . s5,s8W8,J 1 ! J- . t ; 1 ' f ' - : f x .-.tS ADLAI STEVENSON Attacks GOP Program. after all but.the perishable Repub lican campaign promises of 19o2. - "1 never thought I would live to see that day when we would have the lowest farm prices and the highest cost of living in years all at the same tune. "But." he continued, "our predi cament is no joking matter with unemployment spreading, Asia tottering, our alliances . disinte grating and our leadership falter ing at home and abroad in a perilous period." ' No Satisfaction Gained He said Democrats can take no "partisan satisfaction in . the melancholy state of our affairs." "We must help this adrninistra tion in Washington succeed," The former Illinois governor called for the election of Oregon Democratic nominees, including author Richard L. Neuberger to the U. S. Senate and . Joseph K. Carson Jr., a former member of the U. S. Maritime Commission, as governor.' v A crowd estimated at 3,000 gathered under sunny skies in the Civic Stadium ; to hear the talk. wh ich highlighted a statewide Democratic get-together. . 15 miles northwest of here. Sher Today's Statesman SECTION 1 General 'news . 2, 3, 5, 10 Editorials, features .. Sports Garden news Valley news Crossword puzzle .... Our Valley .... Stargazer I.......':.. 'Murder in Lower 13' ...6.7 . . 8 9 ..9 .. ..10 SECTION Z Society, women's .... Classified ads ....... SECTION 3 Full-color comics 1-4 7-9 'Provisional' Split of Trieste Between Italy, ROME Wl A so - called !'proH visional" division of the long - dis- puted Trieste Free Territory be- j tween Yugoslavia and Italy. is expected within a few days, possibly early next week. Immediate results will be: 1. Italy probably will be invited to join Yugoslavia, Greece and Turkey in their projected Balkan military alliance. This would knock down the last barriers to link Com munist but anti - Cominform Yugo slavia with , the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. 2. Italy probably would rush her ratification of, the European De fense Community by the end of August, leaving France as the last hold-out nation to a West European army. " ' ; . ; . 3. This nation's thin-majority ; center bloc government would face its "test in blood" against the powerful Communist left and rising Fascist right. Both threaten strikes and riots over any compromise on Trieste. 4. Trieste itself, losing its tax-free; international status, would face an economic crisis after nine years of dollar-padded prosperity. Advance reports say Yugoslavia 104TH YEAR By RICHARD O'REGAN ! VIENNA. Austria tfl Central; Europe s worst floods in 50 years; swept behind the Iron Curtain Sat-urday, pouring into the Czechov Slovak capital "of Prague. In Austria and Germany up to 50,000 persons were believed homeless. The Communist radio at Prague said parts of the Troja and Liben Islands in the -Vltava (Moldau) River in the middle of Prague were under water. Raging waters of the wreckage -illed Danube meanwhile poured into the Austrian steel city of Linz as a great inland sea built up in the heart of Germany's and Aus tria's richest farmland. Hundreds of German and Aus trian-villages are under water. Many of them are deserted. Four teen persons are known dead. Many are missing. Thousands, in cluding hundreds of American troops, are . engaged in rescue work. Annyr Police Busy Radio Prague said the mounting waters of the Danube also were threatening villages near Bratis lava and along the Czech - Hun garian border. Czech army, police. border guards and fire brigades were busy evacuating them, the broadcast said. A great expanse of water ex tends 300 miles over the banks of the Danube front Regensburg in Germany, to Vienna, the Austrian capital. The normally peaceful . "blue Danube is a churning brown tor rent, carrying debris from flooded farms, battered bridges, power sta tions and homes. The bodies of hundred of cattle also bobbed in the stream. Heavx Damage On either bank of Central Eu rope, artery, lamea iriDuianes like the Inn. the Isar. the Enns and the Traun have spilled their banks, crashed through dams and caused incalculable damage. The Danube and the Inn have reached the expected high point of their rise in Germany, but there is danger that new rain and melt ing snows may cause them to rise again: --- -t " While large areas of the medie val German city of Passau were under water, the crest of the flood moved Saturday morning down the Danube to Linz. . ; By midday, 1,000 houses were flooded, more than a quarter of them with water almost up to their roofs. Some 15,000 persons a tenth of the 'City's population -were evacuated from their homes by firemen and U.S. soldiers. tto Visit Germany LONDON to Princess Margaret will leave Monday by plane for a four-day visit to Germany, it was announced Saturday. During her stay she will inspect units of the royal air force and the British army and will lunch with West German President Theodor Heuss. . In Bonn, the West German government, in an official, announcement Saturday, described the princess' visit to Bonn at an honor demonstrating that West Germany had equality among the West European nations. SEC. STEVENS IN ITALY NAPLES, Italy WV-U. S. Army Secretary Robert T. B. Stevens flew here from Udine Saturday to visit NATO's southern European headquarters- Slays has acceDted a compromise worked out .in conferences with the United States ana Britain,, ana iiaiy is expected to agree. - Yugoslavia and Italy win can tne division "provisional, since both claim all the disputed area Italy as a prize of World War I and Yugoslavia as a prize of World War II. In brief, the compromise provides:.. . - Italy will take over Zone A of Trieste. 86 square miles wipi a population of 30,000, including the port of Trieste, guarded for nine years since the World War II peace treaty by a United States regiment 4,000 men and three British bat talions 3.000 men. Yugoslavia will finalize her con trol over Zone B. a farming hinter land south and . east of the port city, with 73,000 population and 119 square miles, which her troops have guarded for nine years. The compromise reportedly calls for minor adjustments of the zonal frontier, mostly in favor of Yugoslavia, and for an undisclosed number of millions of American dollars to help Yugoslavia develop her own , port at Capodistria. south of Trieste. Flood Invades Prague mar gar e Expected 3 SECTIONS 28 PAGES .IlefiLigeeB; Stream From Couple 'Hitched' Despite Hitches In Ceremony HUTCHINSON, Kan. IP) It was a case of ."love, 'honor and delay" when Mr. and Mrs. Bill Dennis exchanged martial vows here. The ceremony was compiet-, ed successfully, despite these hitches: 1. Dennis forgot to pick-up the ' license, and the probate judge. had to make a special after-hours trip to the courthouse for same. - 2. The pastor became ill, and the assistant pastor was called upon to substitute at the last minute. 31 The bride's brother failed to arrive in time to participate in the proceedings. 4. The church air conditioner extinguished the tapers. 5. Dennis, awaiting the bride, discovered he didn't have the wedding ring. So the best man crawled through - a window, ran around to the. front of the church and retrieved ,the ring, from a bridesmaid. :. The Dennis' are now honeymooning. McKay Due in Salem Prior to Secretary of Interior and Mrs. Douglas McKay will spend two days in Salem this week before going on to Alaska, where the secretary will make a ten-day tour and inspection of various points in the northland. The McKays and his personal secretary, Alene Phillips, will ar rive here Tuesday night and plan to stay through Wednesday and Thursday. They are scheduled to leave Portland by plane Friday for Alaska. - Upon return from the Alaskan tour, the McKays will spend most of the month of August on vacation at their beach home at Neskowui. During that time the -secretary reportedly will sandwich in a quick tour of Yosemite National Park in California.: . Most of the McKays' visit this week will be spent with daughters. Mrs. Wayne Hadley and Mrs. Les ter Green and, of course, with the grandchildren. According to the daughters, this is the secretary's first visit to Alaska. It also will be his most extended tour since taking the secretaryship. "He's highly enthusiatic about making the- Alaskan trip", Mrs. Hadley said Saturday night. As far as can' be learned, no public appearances, are scheduled for . McKay during his summer sojourn in the state. Sun Scars Bt THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Sizzling weather seared a vast portion of the Plains States Satur day with 100 degree or higher read ings. Casper, Wyo., set a new all-tune high reading with 101, while Sheridan. Wyo., tied the highest temperature ever recorded there with a 106. . , ' A few of the other highs in the area included 105 at Fort Worth. Tex.. 100 at Rapid City, S. C, and 109 at Hill City. Kan. Top temperature was 111 at Nee' dies City, Calif. RUSS QUERY IRAN LONDON tR Russia has sent a formal note to Iran questioning the Tehran government on reports it may take part in western defense measures in the Middle East Moscow radio ' announced that the note was delivered Thurs day to the Iranian foreign minis try. which had promised to study WESTERN INTERNATIONAL At Yakima 1. Salem 3 i At Vancouver . Victoria (rain) At Tri-City S-, Edmonton 4-4 At Wenatche 4. Lewteton S COAST LEAGUE , ' At Portland 3. Oakland At Sacramento 4, Los Angeles 7 At HoUywood 7. Seattle 6 At San Francisco 4. San Dieio 3 AMERICAN LEAGUE At Chicago 3. Cleveland O. At Detroit 2. Baltimore 1 KX Philadelphia 3, Boston 5 , At. Washington I, New York 9 v NATIONAL ISACJJK At Brooklyn 10, Philadelphia S At Cincinnati 7. Milwaukee 3 At New York 7. Pittsburgh 10 At St. Loula S. Chicago 1 Alaska Trip POUNDED 1651 The Oregon Statesman, France, Lose Aid WASHINGTON UP) -An abrupt end of all foreign aid to France and Italy unless those two coun tries ratify the long stalled Eu- ppean defense army or an accept able substitute by Dec. 31 was recommended Saturday by the Senate Foreign Relations Commit tee. The decision was made a tenta tive part of the big foreign aid bill and acting Chairman H. Alexander Smith (R NJ) said it would be sent on to the Senate floor Monday unless the State Department protests that it -would cause "some dire trouble." If approved by Congress and President Eisenhower, the threat ened cutoff of U.S. funds and supplies would be the most drastic step taken thus far in efforts to end the stalemate over plans for a six-nation European army. In another action, the Foreign Relations Committee hammered a keep Red China out of the United Nations" notice onto the global aid bill. i . ; Ask Instructions The notice, with a request for instructions from President Eisen hower if it is 'ignored, was put there for au the world to see at the insistance of Sen. Knowland of California, the Republican Senate floor leader, It was a modified version of the or else we cfuit" sign which Know land first proposed as an integral part of the bill authorizing more than three billion dollars in U.S. aid to Western allies during the 12 months that started July 1. Knowland "Unswerving" Knowland, in ' announcing the committee's acceptance of his pro posal, declared he has not swerved ione iota' from his determination resign his Senate leadership post and devote all of his ener gies to pulling this country and its financial support out of the U- N. if Red China Is admitted. If Communist China is admit ted," he told reporters. "I intend to do precisely what I said, and move at that time to take every step possible to take this country out of the organization." The GOP leader said he felt "much , encouraged" however by recent statements of the President and Secretary of State Dulles opposing admittance of the Chinese Communists to the U. N. Fire Destroys Ashland Mill ASHLAND Fire destroyed the big Lithia Lumber Co. sawmill m this Southern Oregon city Satur day night. The fire department gave $75,000 as a preliminary estimate of loss but said that figure "might be a bit low." The blaze, reported at 8:55 p.m.. quickly swept through the plant and fireman had no chance to save it. They controlled the flames after more than an hour's work and kept them from spreading to the company s planing mill and umber piled outside. No one was reported injured. Patrolman Vera Becker of the city police department said the mill, Unorganized and unaffected by the Northwest lumber strike, employed about 120 men and had a daily capacity in a 16-hour oper ation of from 150,000 to 180,000 board feet. Italy May DoctorsvDentist to Be Anions: Occupants of Griffin Building , Eight doctors, a dentist, a drug' store -and offices for insurance, realty and investment firms will be located in the newly-named Griffin Building at Chemeketa and North Church Streets within the next 60 days, it was announced Saturday. - The building, formerly the Schrock Motor Company headquarters, is being completely remodeled. . Tenants which already, have leased 10 of the 12 rental units, it was made nown by R. J. Schmidt of Nelson and Nelson, Realtors, include: Salem Clinic (Drs. D. R. Ross, Hugh Dowd, C A. Downs, Arthur Fisher, Ralph E. Purvince and Charles Mills): Drs. William C. and M. K. Crothers; Dr. Forrest Bodmer, dentist; Capitol Drug Store (which also will continue its store at State and Liberty Streets); Prudential . Insurance; HeLscr Investment; Rawlins Realty; Dewitt and Krause, Realtors; Salem, Oregon, Sunday, July Walls Come Tumbling Down 4 V A Peoole from far and near gathered on the "shell-shocked'' site of the new Meier & Frank Store Saturday to collect brick from the cuins of the old Salem High School building. The brick structure is now in the process of being wrecked and materials are being sold to the public. Here Frank Lane and Orville Lane slide brick from the serond floor to William Dye in the track for transport to Albany where Dye plans to build a patio and outdoor fireplace. All three are from Albany. (Statesman Photo.) Brick Buyers Tear Down By THOMAS G. WRIGHT JR. . Staff Writer, The Statesman-Consider the brick. - ' . If you sell it cheaply enough the world will help you tear your house down to get them. That's the theory, and a workable one too, on which the Ritter Wrecking Company operates. The firm, contractor for wrecking the many-bricked old high school building to make way for the new Meier and Frank store, Cheer Up, Sim , Expected Monday "As predicted, the weather continued cool and cloudy in the Salem area Saturday, with .09 inches of precipitation measured by the Weather Bureau at McNary Field. The outlook for today is more cloudiness this afternoon and tonight, but with mostly sunny condition the prediction for Monday. Today's high is expected to be 72-74 and low tonight 46-43. The weather man- refused to come'out and flatly predict therell be more rain todayf - Homer Smith, Insurance and Al Isaak, Realtors. 1 The Salem Clinic now is in the Livesley Building, Dr. Crothers in the Hollywod district Extensive remodeling ' of the building is well underway and the front portion should be com-j pleted by Aug. 1, Schmidt said. Office spAe in the rear is expected to be completed a month later. Property immediately north of the Central Church of Christ, Chemeketa and N. Cottage streets, has been purchased as a. parking lot for. the Griffin Building. Three houses and six garages will be moved from the 66 by 165 foot lot, Schmidt said. The property was purchased from Otto and Marinda : Gofi. Other off-street parking will be available around the -building. ' . Contractors for the remodel ing are Smith and Nelson. Architect is Ernest Weber. 11, 1954 PRICE 10c 1 is getting a good share of its work done for it by the eager public in quest of brick. And they pay for them too. What do they do with them? The hundreds of persons scrambling through the ruins of the old structure in search of the whole brick the past few days have just about as many answers. As you would suppose a majority have plans for a patio' or an outdoor fireplace, but one woman, sitting beside a growing stack of -neatly cleaned bricks said she was getting bricks to keep her husband, home. She didn't say whether he was going to build something with them or whether she was going to throw them at "him. One man planned a brick walk, another a brick wall, and a young matron with mortar dust on her face said book cases were in her brick plan. A greying grandmotherly . woman admitted shyly she just wanted one brick to keep her feet warm this winter. -A hardy pair . with a rented trailer expressed hopes of getting enough bricks for a full-fledged fireplace some day. They had some from the old courthouse and now some more from the school house. They'd still need some later, they said, City Hall maybe. , x Some prefer red bricks. Some prefer yellow bricks for their pet projects. But the proverbial brick outhouse must be passe, y " Bunclie to Speak At University X EUGENE m-Dr. Ralph Bunche, directoh of the United Nations trusteeship division,, will speak on the University of Oregon campus He had been scheduled for' an address here in May but cancelled it because of the press of U.N. business. v Help to Building No. ICS Hanoi Urged to By FORREST EDWARDS HANOI, Indochina W) The peo ple of this Northern Indochipa metropolis have begun the rush to get out ahead of the Reds and Ameri cans without urgent business were told Saturday to leave at once. The anti Communist Vietnam ese are leaving by the hundreds daily for the less - menaced South rather than face the keen possibil- . ty or we under the Vietminh here. Those leaving are fearful that ' the French may hand over this great industrial city to Ho Chi Minh. the Red leader of the Viet minh. U. S. Consul Turner Camron told American correspondents the sit- . uation in Hanoi is very serious and that he told Americans who have no urgent business here to leave while commercial planes are still available. Varies With Travel The Americans here include IS to 22 U. S. government officials and agency personnel, eight to 13 news correspondents, a teacher. a student and four to six missionaries. The number varies with travel movements. Plans have been made for evac uation of all Americans if it becomes necessary, but plans were not disclosed. All might have to fly because other transDort is either stopped or too risky. Camron said his warning was based on "all the information available to us" and not on any thing especially new. 1.000 Daily Crowds numbering up to 1,000 daily queue up uneasily to get government exit permits and air tickets. The latter, already are sold out through most of August. Tension that could quickly flare into panic or desperate revolt spread among thousands more' who cannot pay the price of a plane, ride over the surrounding jungles and mountains., : There are no safe roads leading south out of Hanoi to the relative safety of Saigon, 700 miles away. A mounting stream of refugees is pouring into Hanoi in front of the Vietminh attack. Between 75,-000 and 100,000 refugees have swelled the normal population of 300,000. These are the ones who fear the Communist-led rebels. . But for every Vietnamese here angry at the thought of a possible French retreat from this beleaguered city, there are uncounted others who have long nursed a deep hatred for their French colonial rulers. - '- . Incident Feared If they become convinced the French are pulling out, an unfortunate incident could fan that . smouldering resentment into ta "last chance"blood-letting. "The day I learn we have been sold out, I will take my gun, go into the streets, and shoot the first three French I see." one Vietnamese t old an American here. "It will make me feel better, and it will give me points with the Vietminh." Tell Plans to Stay , The French High Command is acutelv aware the situation could develop into a native uprising like the 1946 outbreak which killed hundreds of Europeans and Eur asians. In every possible way, the French seek to counteract the idea they plan to leave. - - But non - military r r e n c n agencies here are quietly moving their records and files to Hai-Dhong and Saigon. American and . British consulates have evacuation plans ready. A spokesman for Gen. Paul Ely, French commander . in Indochina, said in Saigon plans for evacua-Hnn of French women and chil dren from Hanoi hinge on whether or not an armistice results irora the talks at faraway Geneva. The spokesman denied Ely has ordered French families in North Viet Nam to lfeave. TRADE PACT SIGNED WASHINGTON W) - President Eisenhower Saturday signed a proclamation extending until January 1, 1956, the existing reciprocal duty-free trade relations between the United States and the, Philippines. Mix. Min. Prectp. Salem ' Portland ., Baker Medford . , North Bend Roseburg San Francisco Yanks Leave 71 JS M 70 58 .12 82 48. .00 79 56 JM M : 5S T 78 . 58 - .01 65 ,54 . T 7 68 .00 SI 65 M Chicago New "York Willamette River -1.8 feet. FORECAST (from U. S. weather bureau, McNary field, Salem): Cloudy this morning, becoming partly cloudy this afternoon and tonight; mostly sunny Monday; high ' today 72-74. low tonight 46-48; high Monday 76-78. Temperature at 12:01 a.m. today was 57. . ,. . .;. . ; . . . SALEM PRECIPITATION Since Start of Weather. Year Sept. I. This Year Last Year Normal 44.14 43 JS 33. 1

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