Herald and News from Klamath Falls, Oregon on May 30, 1953 · Page 1
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Klamath Falls, Oregon
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In The" Hay's Sews By FRANK JENKINS Th is the 3(Kh day ol May itoi. I have just one thought to oiler on this Memorial Dav: Devote a lew minutes out ot the Pleasures and the relaxations of uie wees-eno holiday to the memory ot all those who have gone be.ore us ana have helped to make this a better country and a better world to live In. We owe them a lot. We are coming to associate boll-y and traitic accidents in our minds. That brings up a bulletin "iai nas just been issued by the iraliic salety division of the secretary of s.ate's office in Oregon. .State traffic safety officials, the Bulletin relates, are becoming concerned about an Increase In non-coliision accidents In Oregon in recent months. These reports indicate that an unusually high number of drivers are losing control 01 autos and careening off the highway. In April, for example, mat of these non-collision mis-"aps resulted in death lor ten people. ' . Three Of these rleafllK took nlnrp In one vehicle when the driver reportedly "lost control on an Icy curve." An unavoidable accident, you say? , , listen: ' ' The Oregon traffic safety dirt S'on says: "TOO MUCH SPEED FOR CONDITIONS almost always is the cause of mishaps which end with cars going off the highway ur sinning uxed objects." I think that is correct. In this particular case the driver almost certainly approached the curve go ing too last for the conditions that are likely to prevail at a season of the year when Icy roads are a probability. As a result, he lost control of his car on the icy curve and three deaths followed. Most of us haven't yet realized the potentially deadly monster we have in our hands when we hold the wheel ol a high-powered car. If we did realize it, we'd be more careful. Here's a thought for this holiday week-end: When you drive, DRIVE I Put your whole attention on what you are doing. Keep completely aware at all times of the road ahead of you and drive at such a speed that you can keep your car under complete and easy con trol under any conditions that may arise. Concentrate on your Job. If you don't want to CONCENTRATE on the job of driving, pull down your speed to the point of smeiy unaer ALL CONDITIC38. Or turn the driver's Job over to somebody else. There are few traffic dangers on our nignways that better drlv ing won't eliminate. Weyerhaeuser Pact Hopes Up Hope for early agreement here between Weyerhaeuser Timber Company and CIO Woodworkers Union negotiators was held today following yesterday's agreement between Weyerhaeuser and the CIO In Portland. The Portland agreement, granting a S-cent hourly increase to some 6,000 Weyerhaeuser employes applied only to the fir areas. Klamath contracts, covering the pine belt here, are negotiated separ ately. The Associated Press In Port land said yesterday's increase was the first won by the 45fl00-member union since contract negotiations opened more than two months ago. The union at first sought a 36- liour week and 22'2-cent hourly boost with additional vacation and holiday grants. Later, the union scaled down its demands to a 12(i cent Increase. Wathef FORIK'AST Klamath Falls and jylcinKy: Tartly sunny through Sun-Stay with scattered afternoon showers. High Sunday 62; low Saturday nlrht 34 .-..49 il I High yesterday Low last night Country Honors Dead Of AH Battles By The Associated press The United States, mindful of prolonged and dreary fighting still going on in Korea, honored in Memorial Day ceremonies Saturday those who fought and died In past battles. . Big cities and small towns staged parades and memorial services while families of those still fighting prayed their men will be home for more thankful exercises another yenr. ' In Arlington National Cemetery president Elsenhower placed a wreath at the tomb of the unknown soldier. The President then attended Arlington National Cemetery memorial exercises but did not make a speech. Simllnr solemn service were the theme for the day in cemeteries throughout the land. There were signs that past bitterness of war is being forgotten. Individual confederate flags fluttered over Confederate graves for the first time at Rock Island Arsenal in Illinois. These Con-'"derate soldiers buried on North-urn soil died while held prisoners. It" Afaf-f 1 2i m Vut4 DONNA ANDERSON is the latest candidate for Roundup queen. She signed up yesterday. Tulelake Beauty Becomes 7th Roundup Candidate A Tulelako beauty, first entrant from that area In several years, yesterday became the seventh candidate for this year's Klamath Basin Roundup queen. Donna Anderson. 16 signed on yesterday at Charlie Read's Saddlery. She Is the daughter of Mrs. RRnce Stover, Tulelake, and the late Art Anderson, Eureka, Calif. Holiday Deaths Rising Slowly By The Associated Press The death toll from violent accidents rose slowly in the first hours of Memorial Day as millions of motorists prepared to head for the highways on the first holiday of the spring season. Traffic accidents took the heaviest toll, as expected. Thirty persons were killed in motor mishaps since 6 p. m. (local time) Friday. Three persons drowned and six others lost their lives In mishaps of miscellaneous causes. The traffic fatalities included six Maine Maritime Academy cadets killed in a head-on crash near South China, Me. It was one of the worst highway accidents in Maine's history. The National Safety. Council has estimated 240 persons win De Killed in traffic mishaps in the 54 hours between 6 p. m. Friday and Sunday midnight. There were 363 persons killed in traffic accidents in the three-day 1952 Memorial Day holiday. Drownings totaled 85 and 62 died from miscellaneous causes for a total of 510, one of the biggest death tolls lor the Memorial Day Holiday. 2,500 Pruned Off Payrolls WASHINGTON lP One day's pruning of the federal payroll has sent pink dismissal slips to 2,500 employes. The National Production Authority (NPA) said yesterday all 1.300 of its employes had received dismissal notices and the health education and welfare department disclosed 1,200 (notices had gone out to employes in that agency. Officials said some employes In both agencies might be returned to the payroll if congress makes more funds available or provides for continued operation of services now facing termination. AFL Egg-Workers Set Wage Strike PORTLAND tP) Officials of the AFL Egg and Poultry Workers union reported Friday that the union had authorized a strike to back up demands for a 10 per cent wage increase. The present contract, which ex pires Monday, provides for a base pay of $1.46 an hour for men and $1.32 an hour for women. Today In Battle Creek, Mich.. German flags were placed over 26 gruves of Germans who died as prisoners of war at Fort Custer during World War n. The flags were obtained from the West German government hv the Gen. George A. Custer Amcri-can Legion Post. In answering the post's appeal for German flags, chancellor Adenauer said his government was "deeply moved by your Intention to remember German soldiers' graves." Living war heroes shared Memorial Day honors. In Miami, Fla., the world's second leading MIG killer, 28-ycar-old Capt. Manuel J. Fernandez Jr., was In for a warm welcome from his home town. The program Included a parade, reception and the traditional presentation of the keys to the city. For many citizens the day also signals the start of the summer season. They headed for beaches, golf courses and ball parks. Holiday weekenders crowded trains and buses and jammed highways in their automobiles. This newest member of the Roundup Royalty Court Is a bru nette with medium brown hair and blue eves. If she can show horse manship to match her attractiveness she will rate front-runner odds in the queen sweepstakes. Donna came to Tulelake irom Eureka four years ago and next fall she will be a senior at Tulelake High School. . She has her own horse "Bartender," and divides most of her leisure time between the horse and popular music: she plays the piano and sings with a soft, husky alto voice. Yesterday, Donna was particularly excited about the queen candidates' trip to Redding. Girts entered by Jine 6 and their horses are to appear in the Shasta Rodeo parade June 7. The Klamath Sheriff's Posse is to lead the Oregon contingent in the parade. Several members ot the women's Klamath Saddle Club will also make the trip. All girls entered as queen candidates by June; wiU be taken to Redding. r Eisenhower Calls Parley WASHINGTON Wl President Eisenhower held a 'suddenly-called 20-mlnute conference on Korea Saturday with diplomatic, military and civilian defense cnieis. The White House declined to give mv details on the meeting, limit ing its announcement to the bare statement mat it aeaii wiin n.ui:. The meeting was called only Sat urday morning and the President received his visitors shortly after returiiimi from Memorial Day services in Arlington National Cemeterv. - - - He conferred with Secretary of State John Foster Dunes, secretary of Defense Charles E. Wllsoh, and Gen. J. Lawton Collins, Army chief of staff. Murray Snyder, assistant press secretary at the White House, made the announcement. He re fused to say whether tne discussion dealt with diplomatic or military events or both. . "All I can say is it was on Korea." Snyder said. Following the meeting the President had an early lunch preparatory to going to Burning Tree Country Club for a round of golf. Hot & Humid Day In East Rv The Associated Press A hot and humid Memorial Day was the outlook for wide areas in the eastern half of the nation. Mid-summer temperatures and muggy weather were, forecast for areas from Eastern Iowa to the Middle Atlantic states and over most of the South and Texas. 'mere were some wet spots In the. West, Western New York and .orth Central Pennsylvania. Tornadoes struck areas In North and South Dakota Friday, kill ing at least two persons and in jUniig a score. The twisters hit at McLaughlin, S. D., and roared hooui 100 m 'es south, striking heavy damage at Fort Rice and juiem. to. D., about 30 miles from Bismarck, N. D. itain tell in the Dako'.as but winds diminished after Friday's stormy weather. Rain also fell in Montana and there were showers in Washington. There was a general cooling west of the Continental Divide iron Western New Mexico to Montana and over Washington and Oregon. Skies were cloudy in the Pacific coastal regions from Northern Ca lifornia northward. Speedway's Roar For 5-Month Sleeper PHOENIX. Ariz. tfl-An hour-long tape recording of the Indianapolis Speedway race is to be made today in hopes that the roar of speeding cars may rouse an Injured driver from a five-month- long coma. The tape recording is to be played at the bedside of Bobby Ball of Phoenix, former Indianap. oils driver who was injured In a midget autd race at Gardens, Calif., Jan. 4 and has been uncon scious ever since. k2t KLAMATH Page -14 Miiies Blast 3 Red-Held Outposts Rv GEORGE A. McARTHIR SEOUL OP) Chinese Communists clung grimly to three battered outposts near Panmunjom today as Allied big guns and warplanes poured tons of explosives and blazing napalm on the smoking, shell-torn hills. The Reds wrested Outpost Ve gas, Carson Jand Elko from U. S. and Turkish infantrymen in a di vision - strength assault which opened Thursday night along a live-mile front only 30 miles norm of Seoul. Fighting continued on ttje East-Central Front where the Reds seized several outposts Wednesday night In a 8,500-man attack along a 20-mile front defended by South Korean infantrymen. There have been no official casualty reports from either battle yet but losses on notn sices were ue-lived high. Turkish officers estimated the Chinese lost 3,000 killed and wound ed in the 28-hour battle ior me low hills which guard the Invasion route to Seoul and the main Allied defense line. Lt. Gen. Maxwell D. Taylor. Eighth Army Commander, said Communist capture of the three outposts did not threaten the U. N. main line. He said the Red attacks so far were ' local engagements rather than a general offensive. British troops of the Duke of Wellington Regiment hurled back two Red battalions of about 1.600 men, which attacked The Hook, another strategic outpost about 12 miles east of Panmunjom. Fifth Air Force fighter-bombers and twin-engine B26 bombers roar-rf over th Western Front today. dropping almost 200,000 pounds of bombs ryefore noon. eh Sunerforts bombed a North Korean dam north of Pyongyang Friday night in an attempt to loose flood waters over main uoinmu nist suddIv routes. Fourteen Super- forts hit a big earth-fill dam at Kuwonga on the Hapcnang nvci but were unable to observe re. .nil, thp Air Force said. Sabre iets prowled Northwest Korea without spotting a Communist mto let willing to fight. An Eighth- Army briefing officer said fighting still raged around two outposts on tile lSHSHJannu South Korean soldiers counter attacked repeatedly In an attempt to drive Chinese soldiers off the strategic hills near Finger Ridge and Bloody Ridge. Jenkins Found Friday Clifford JenUns, more than 12 hours overdue at is home and un reported, was located early yester-uay evening in Grants Pass. He said he had been delayed by car trouble. Jenkins' wife in Gold Beach became alarmed when he did not arrive there as intended night before last. He had left here Thurs day afternoon to drive to Gold Beach. Business associates and members of the family sought aid irom police agencies in locating Jenkins. Jenkins, former farm agent in Curry County, is new manager of the Tulelake Growers Association. He left here Thursday for Gold Beach for loading of furniture for the move to Tulelake. v f '4 ' 1 j AFTER 29 YEARS, brothers Bill (left) and Jim (right) Cres-well finally got together again yesterday. The reunion was at Municipal Airport when Jim flew here from Los Angeles. The brothers parted in Ireland when Bill sailed for America in 1924. (Story on page 31. FALLS, OREGON, SATURDAY, ' Mystery-Veiled McCarthy Turns Up in Uullas DALLAS, Tex. uW Sen. Joseph McCarthy (R-Wis) prepared to leave here today, his 10-day ab-se'j:e . from Washington as much a mystery as ever. McCarthy turned up here yesterday and refused to talk to the press about his trip for his Senate investigations subcommittee. "He would like to," Francis D. Flanagan; his general counsel, said, "but you know how it is." Flanagan called the senator's trip "routine" but would not elaborate and would not say where he would go from here. The senator lunched yesterday with a group of Dallas men in the Swank Dallas Petroleum Club. His departure from Washington Wednesday caused a flurry of speculation and rumor aiter he would not divulge his destination. Results of Bull's Visit Not Held Fault of Owner MADISON, Wis. (A The owners of a bull that jumped fences to spoon and courted two heifers too soon were absolved from blame Friday. Raymond Uphoff, Dane County farmer, claimed he suffered financial loss when his heifers, Smokie and Nancy, were bred on an unauthorized visit by the bull from a neighboring farm. He said hecauso the heifers were courted prematurely their milk base bad been reduced. But Small Claims Court Judge Douglas Nelson held that Mary and Nancy Clark, owners of the amorous bull. Lowcowls Pearl Su- coulit not necessarily be held t'o blame. And he ruled that Uphoff had not proved he suf fered financially. Women Oppose Alien Entry WASHINGTON UR By a four -vote margin, the General Federation of Women's Clubs has refused io support President Eisenhower's plan to admit 240,000 Europeans io the U. S. in the next two years. Mrs. Oscar Ahlgren of Whiting, Ind., federation president and the daughter of Immigrants, pleaded in vain yesterday for the convention to "Join together in holding up the hands of the President in this great humanitarian act." There was a free-for-all debate on a resolution favoring the program, with delegates Ignoring parliamentary rulings for the most part. The decision, at the closing session of the convention here, was by a vote of 246 to 242. Registered delegates totaled 1,700. Russian Rouletrer -Holds Short Course: Gun Fully Loaded OKLAHOMA CITY A n-year-old youth, showing his 15-year-old bride of three days how to play Russian roulette, shot himself to death last night. Police said John Mel spun the cylinder of a .22 revolver, told his bride Rose Leona "This Is how you play Russian roulette" then fired a bullet Into his temple. Cxi MAY 30, 1953 Telephone 8111 No. 2548 McKay: US To Stay In Power Field PORTLAND W Interior Secretary Douglas McKay, who returned to Oregon Friday night for a brief visit, spoke confidently of the Eisenhower administration's program for Columbia Basin development. He told reporters who met bis plane that one of the major factors to be considered in locating a aam Is whether the upstream storage would firm up the power output of downstream dams. The proposed Llbbey Dam in Montana, for example, would firm up power for Grand Coulee," he said. The former Oregon governor brushed off criticism of his action in withdrawing Interior Department support of Hells Canyon Dam. "They say I'm a give-away secretary. All the giving we're planning to do is give it oacK io the Deonle." he said. He denied, as some critics have contended, that the government is KOimr out of the power business. He saia ne recently naa appeurea before a congressional committee to ask restoration oi cuts in appropriations for McNary, The Dalles and Chief Joseph Dams. There r,e three million kilo watts of power involved in those three dams, and we need the nower. At the rate the load is climbing, there won't be any power for private utilities in ten years because of the public preference clause If we don't get more dams." he said. Among plans being considered for financing future dams, he said, are development by state and lederal government co-operation and long-term revenue bonds. McKay said he Isn't bothered by attacks from Oregon's Sen. Wayne -MorseiVwho recently said McKay was a "stooge of the power com. panies." "I hardly ever see Morse, and he doesn't bother me," McKay said. Liquidation Seen Of MSA WASHINGTON Wl Two key members said today the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will study closely a recommendation to liquidate the Mutual Security Agency (MSA) and place all foreign aid within the State Department. A unanimous proposal to make the shift has come from 11 teams of businessmen who, at the request of MSA director Harold E. Stassen, surveyed first hand the U. S. foreign aid program in nine European and five Far Eastern nations. Sen. Wiley (R-Wls), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said after hearing testimony from three of the 11 teams that they made out "quite a case." He also said he thought Stassen could work as well with Secretary of State Dulles from the security agency as he could within the State Department. Dulles and Stassen returned to Washington yesterday from a 12-natlon tour of their own, reporting they had "laid a new foundation for friendship" between the U. S. and countries they visited. Few Inspect Welfare Rolls PORTLAND Ifl There have been only a few inquiries about inspection of state welfare rolls. Assistant Administrator Jeanne Je-wett told the Welfare Commission Friday. She said there were 28 Inquiries in Multnomah County and seven in Marion Countv between April 29 and May 27. Some ot these came from persons making inquiries about credit or unpaid accounts, she said. A law throwing the rolls open to public inspection was passed by the Tecent Legislature. Tne law forbids the use of the names for "commercial o r political purposes." Beginning In June the rolls will be open for inspection on the 10th of each month. In other action Friday, the com mission continued its present ruling which cutsoff dependent children aid to able-bodied children between the age of 14 and 17 during summer months when temporary jobs are availaoic. OPEN SWITCH AUGUSTA, Ga. UP) An open switch was blamed for the crash of a Southern Railway passenger train into a fremhl train on a siding at nearby Bath, S. C, yesterday. Five persons were slightly hurt. The first engine of the Aug'ista- Aiken Special, bound from Augusta to New York, and the caboose oi the freight train were derailed. 9 O'dack Spsricd lut--, iter v.. ' ' 5 EDWARD MAY, 432 N. 5th, and hit doggy pal, Montgomery Joe, took an early stand this morning for the Memorial Day parade. PEO Theme Announced "Reaching for the Stars" will be tne theme of the 42nd annual con- vention, Oregon State Chapter PEO Sisterhood, that officially opens here Monday, 2 p.m. with an Execu tive Board meeting. Arriving for the. sessions will be national and state dignitaries and delegates from Oregon's 95 chap ters. Headquarters will be in the Wll- lard Hotel with business meetings in the Mills School Auditorium. Host Chapters are AU and U, Klamath Falls, N Chapter, Port land and O Chapter. Albany. General chairmen are Lyravine Fish, Orpha Hudson and Mrs. Hen rv Perkins, Klamath Falls. A no-host dinner 6 p.m. win oe held in the Pelican Party Room for honor rruests. past state presi dents, convention chairmen of hos tess chapters and the state board, A reception at 8 o'clock m tne evening will be held at "The Pines" home of Mrs. Andrew Collier. Registration of delegates and vis itors is scheduled ior 8:30 a.m. Tuesday, In the Wlllard Hotel, followed by special meetings until the "Hour of Remembrance," Memorial service at 11 a.m. in the First Presbyterian Church. Chapter AC, with Mrs. Imogene Mc Coy, chairman, will be in charge. This service is open to the public. A luncheon Tuesday at jen-isa s, business sessions and a 6 p.m. din ner at Reames Country Club will be followed by an open meeting at 8 p.m. in Mills Auditorium. Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Gilmore, 1st vice president, presiding. The address of the evening. "Ed ucation for Life" will be given by Mrs. C. E. Rinehard, organizer Supreme Chapter, Chippewa Falls, Wis. Wednesday's program will in clude addresses, reports . of committees, announcements, work sessions, a 12:15 p.m. luncheon at Jen-Ed's, election of officers and the Starlight Round-Up, barbecue at Modoc field. New officers will be Installed during the lost session Wednesday morning by Mrs. Rinehard, Sup reme organizer, with tne formal adjournment at noon. State Optometric Association Elects BEND W The new president of the Oregon Optometric Associa tion Is Dr. carol Pratt or f orest Grove and Portland. He was elected Here Thursday night to succeed Dr. Harry Fredericks of Klamath Falls. Pratt Is a faculty member at Pacific University's school of optometry. Palmerton to be Split Into 2 Separate Firms Through an agreement announced late yesterday afternoon, the Palmerton Lumber Company is being Epllt Into two separate firms. Lor-en Palmerton is to be sole owner and operator of the sawmill. D. A. Weldlcr is to be sole owner and operator of the moulding plant. The two new firms are to be operated entirely Independent of one another with no Unking ties of any kind. Cy Cramer, Weidler's operations superintendent here, said this Go-lt-Alone Advocates 'Are Blind' By JACK BELL WASHINGTON WV In an indir ect thrust at Senate Republican Leader Taft of Ohio, Sen. Wiley (R-Wls) today condemned those "who would divide us from our allies and who are blind to the consequences ot the act." Wiley, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, did j. i.iention Tail's name in an ad-ress prepared for Memorial Day uervices in Arlington Cemetery. Nevertheless, it was the first strong criticism from Taft's Senate GOP colleagues of the views the Republican leader voiced this week in a speech read for him in Cincinnati.- . Taking direct issue with Taft's proposal that the U. 8. "abandon any idea of working with the Uni- -teu Nations in the (Far) East" Wiley pleaded for preservation of tne J. ti. "as the instrument for working out the Ills of a sick ' world." Two Democrats, Sens. Hill (Ala) and fellender (La), meanwhile, called on President Elsenhower to clarity his administration's stand on a closely related issue a proposal to cut off U. 8. fund pay ments to the U. N. If It seats Communist China. Eisenhower is reported to have discussed at a Cabinet meeting yesterday the explosive possibilities . of this amendment to the State Department appropriation bill, with some indications he might make a statement of his views. Hill and Ellender. alomr with Sens. Kilgore (D-W. Va) and Green (D-RI), voted against the uur-sponsored proposal when the .Senate Appropriations Committee approved it, in separate interviews, mil Ellender said the President ought io say whether he favors or rejects the action. Wiley took occasion in his speech to praise Eisenhower as "a great statesman and a great soldier who understands the changing natute of modern war and the changed world in whJch. we. are living." Elsenhower lias disagreed with Taft's proposal that the U. S. "forget the United Nations as far as the Korean War is concerned" if present, truce negotiations collapse. Wiley called on the nation to "reaffirm our faith in the D. N. not, of course, as a fetish but as an instrument for working out the ills of a sick world." He said Americans should not "aoandon our American convictions or position," but observed that the U. S. cad not "go it alone" in the 1940's. He said enemies of the U. S. "would like nothing better for us than to 'go lt alone.' " The Taft-Eisenhower statements, which got prominent play yesterday in Moscow newspapers without comment, continued to evoke observations from U. S. leaders. Sen. Mundt (R-SD) said on a CBS radio program last night he doubts the differences represent a foreign policy split between Eisenhower and Taft. Rather, Mundt said, they represent "a very honest difference of opinion as to how Best to get on" with truce nego-. tlatlons. In Bristol, England, last night. Gen. Omar Bradley, retiring chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, declared the U.; s. and Britain "need each other and we need nil the honorable allies we can rind and we need them for as long as Uie world faces the threat of aggression." ... Young Sentenced In RFC Case WASHINGTON (Pi Herschel Young received prison sentence of four months to two years yesterday for perjury in denying to a grand Jury he ever represented 'oan seekers before the Reconstruction Finance Corporation, .. This is the same penalty as was Imposed April 30 on E. Merl Young brother of Herschel and a former examiner for the government lending agency. E. Merl Young also had been convicted of perjury. U. 8. District Court Judge Alexander Holtzoff, In sentencing Herschel Young yesterday, denied a defense motion for an appeal bond and ordered Young to jail. morning the moulding plant would continue to work full time wlihout "the loss of an hour." Loren Palmerton said 'he sawmill would have to be shut down lor a few days while the changeover was being made. He added that the mill would resume full operation as soon as poslble. Palmerton said his sawmill firm would be known as the Eldorado Lumber Company. Name of the Weidler operation and other details of the business split are to be announced later. 4

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