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Mostly cloudy with occasion al light snow today and Sun day. Cooler Saturday. High to day, 26-34. Low tonight, 20-25 in south portion, and 10-20 in north. High Sunday 26-32. ' Vol. 'I. No. 1 Here are the newly elected officers in the llanlord Atomic Metal Trades council. They will he in stalled in oilice in January. From lett to right. seated. they are c. L. Williams. ,sheet metal work ers. tinancial secretary-treasurer: G. V. Collins. instrument craftsmen guild. president: 6. A. Poster. iormer president and new business agent and recording secretary. Standing. irom left to right. are 1.. x. Coon. painters. trustee: G. E. Cooper. boilermakers. trustee. and H. s. Thompson. mill wright union. vice president. Not present for the picture were Glen 1.. Siegner. machinists. ser geant-charms. and 'l'. W. Pease. trustee.—(llerald photo and engraving.) Santa Clauss Gets Flu I Santa Claus came down with the ﬂu yesterday and that, plus the inclement weather, caused last night’s Christmas party of the Pasco Retail Merchant asso ciation to be cancelled. The event" was to have been held at Fourth and Lewis streets in Pasco. Howard Moffett, sec retary of the chamber of com merce, was on hand to give out the names of the winners in the Santa coloring contest. He also announced that contest winners could receive authorization for gtheir prizes at the chamber of commerce beginning next week. Those who won prites ~tor col oring pictures in Santa’s family album are: James, Wendland John Maurice, Ann Clancy, Linda Smith. Gene Williams, Walter Maurice, Jennie Kingsburt, Pat ricia. Foley, Margie Black, Rhett - 9. Im. SﬁVia 318?; Charles Libby, Sharon Curren, Nikie De mitruk, Sharon Lee Odone, Anne Clanoy, Janis Moorla, Jack Quinn, Terry Hughes. Izetta Bowen, San dra Zier, Kathy Gayle, Linda Smith, Corrine Hanson, Sharon‘ Raymond, Darlene Baker, Jenni-t fer Scott, Sharon Chapman. , Fourteen Pasco merchants sponsored the contest. 1 Wﬁess' Gets Dough ' CHICAGO,‘ Dec. 16 (UPi—A ,retired 83-year-old businessman bequeathed his fortune of per haps $250,000 to the waitress who served him breakfast for 14 yealS. it was disclosed today. Records of the probate court showed that Lucien G. Walker, former head of a prosperous im port-export ‘firm, made Mrs. Leo na M. Smith, 40, his sole bene ficiary. Until a few weeks ago the at tractive Mrs. Smith was a vet eran waitress at the Morrison Hotel coffee shop. But she said she left her job to care for Walker in his final days “because he wanted me at his ‘ side.” _— F N Stowe Eleva'féa To WM Post ‘ ‘ Harold Stowe was elevated to preside as worshipful master of Pasco lodge 173, Free and Accepted Masons. at election ceremonies held during the reg ular order of business in the Pasco Masonic Temple Wednes day evening. Harry Barto was elected sen ior warden; Phil C. Mitchell, junior warden; Thomas Perry, treasurer; Charles 0. Erskin, secretary. A 7 o’clock Swiss steak dinner served by a committee or East ern Stars, headed by Mrs. Fran ces Whitemarsh, worthy matron, preceded the meeting. The love ly blue and silver table decora tions were the art work 0: Mrs. Karl Ericson. Slayer of Patrolman Faces Murder Count SEATTLE. Dec. 16—1m—Flrst degree murder charges were filo ed in superior court here today against Walter Peden, 59, for the death of state patrolman Paul Johnson in a mountain shooting spree Monday. Three neighbors or the World War I veteran who has twice been confined to mental institu. tions were wounded before Johnson, who was sent to inves tigate the shootings, was fatally wounded. KPKW To Air Game 7 _7 Radio station KPK\V will broadcast tonight’s basli‘tball "me between Pasco and Yaki ma. ‘ .119 game will be played on the Pasco courts. EHead Of. l'Welcome'. PITTSBURGH. Dec. 16 (UP)— Benjamin F. Fairless, president of U. S. Steel Corp., said tonight he would “welcome” congres sional investigations into the $4- a-ton price boost which is ex pected to lead to a $250,000,000 hike in the nation’s steel bill. ‘ Fairless said that “big steel" would “welcome the opportunity to appear and present the facts and figures establishing its in creased ‘costs, including those to result from its' new insurance and pension programs." NO ALTERNATIVE - - He said the increased costs, in cluding the ﬂoods-month pen sions won by 1,000,000 CIO United steelworkers, “give U. S. Steel no alternative other than to in crease its prices to this extent 'in ,'order=- "to cover such “higher- ‘ cost of operation." The- new bike in steel prices posed the problem of who was to foot the bill for the quarter of-a~billion-dollar annual in crease. ' 1 In Washington, congressmen termed U. S. Steel’s action “in flationary," “completely unjusti~ tied,” and “irresponsible.” the senate-housa economic affairs committee and the house judici }ary committee promised investi gations into the price hikes af iter congress convenes next year. ‘ REST TO FOLLOW ~ The rest of the basic steel industry was expected to follow “big steel’s" lead by the first of the year. But the steel-buying fabricators, automobile makers: Engineers Risklsben. . H. S. Isbin was elected chair man of the Richland Chemical Engineer’s club this week. Results were announced at the annual meeting. The elec tion had been conducted by letter-ballot. A. S. Mowry was named to the office or vice chairman, S. S. Jones as secre tary-treasurer, and to the exec utive committee were named B. E. Greffrath, C. E. Kent, B. Wei denbaum and G. Thayer. They will take office in Janu ary. ' The club has also received word that it will soon be recog nized as a local section of the American Institute of Chemical Engineers early next year. The members adopted a set or by laws which will become effec tive at that time. It will then be known as the Columbia Valley section of the A.I. Ch.E. ‘ The meeting was preceded byi a dinner at the Desert Inn. A technical motion picture, entith ed “Bridging San Francisco Bay’" was shown after the business meeting. New Yorkers F oreswear Bafhing, Shaving, Even Necking, On Their WaferleSS Day NEW YORK, Dec. 16 (UP)—The great unwashed millions of New Yorkers saved about 20 per cent 01' their average home consump tion of water today in the first “bathless Friday” in history. The beards sprouted, the bath tubs were dry, the dishes piled up in sinks, the clotheslines were empty as the overwhelming ma jority of the city’s B,OOQOOO peo ple joined gaily in a “water holi day" brought on by the grim fact that the metropolis was running dry. The official figures on how much New York saved this “bath less. shaveless" Friday were not to be announced until 11 a.m. tomorrow but a check of the rate or flow from one of the biggest Elbe ,élouricr~liicmlcl‘ U.S. Sfeel Probe and~ electrical equipment manu facturers hung on the dilemma of whether to absorb the increased costs or pass them on to the man in-th‘e-street. 17 Dead In Crash VERACRUZ, Mex., Dec. 16 (UP) A Compania Mexicana De Avi acion airliner crashed and burn ed today 50 miles northwest of here and early reports said all 17 persons aboard were killed. A party of Indian farmers, the first t'o'reach the wreck. report .ed by telephone jmm,_NaGlmco‘ (that the Wreckage was “com plely burned." They reported no survivors. ‘ , Authorities estimated the twin engined DC-3 crashed between 6:05 a.m. (CST) and 6:30 a.m. to-- day. The wreckage was found by the Indian farmers at about 4 p.m. The official 'said he saw some bodies, but could not get close enough to count them. It was doubted that rescue parties would be able to break through the rough terrain before morning. Noalinco is a village about 45 miles north of Veracruz and 15 miles inland from the gulf. Re ports from the scene said the plane crashed at about 5,000 feet altitude in the Coastal moun tains 25 miles inland, or 10 miles from Noalinco. Camp Fire Girls Have A Party The Ehawee Camp Fire Girls held their Christmas party Friday evening at the 10th Ave. school in Kennewick. They held a drawing for a doll and complete wardrobe. It was awarded to Wayrie Davis of 906 South 11th in Pasco. The Ehawee group is sponsored by the Ken~ newick Quota club. Play Presented By Freshmen The freshman class of River View high school staged a mys tery-comedy in three acts "Three Fingers in the Door,” last night. The cast included: Slyvia Long, Shirley Germaine, Gregory Long, Dick Mullins, William Heupel, Bill Thorpe, Hanna Heu pel, Betty Jane Davis, Aunt Tes sie Tingle, Shirley Larkin; Eliz abeth (Betsy) Brown, Betty Whit ney; Clara Heupel, Patty Thomas; Paul Harden, Eddie Palmer; An na, the cook, Marlene Cox: Clan cy, the police officer, Gary Mc- Dermott. reservoirs from midnight to 5 p. m. showed that the city was con suming less than 79 per cent of the amount of water it used last Friday. “The average figures for to day indicate that the drive is a huge success." City Commis sioner Stephen J. Carney said. From Wall Street to the United Nations, from the Bowery to Park Avenue, beards were the sign of the time. The commuters on trains coming in from suburban towns were mostly clean-shaven, but on the city subways the men stole glances at _each other and found bristles on all sides. The United Press made a spot telephone check of 165 homes and found that 83.2 per cent of Kennewick. lemon County. Washington Saturday Morning. Dec. 17. 1949 Five. Persons Injured °_|n Two-Car CrashOn‘ RiVer Road late; Friday Best ”Quits I As Editor 9! Village! Ted Best today announced his resignation as editor-manager of The Villager, Richland weekly newspaper. "' He said, in a prepared state ment, his action resulted from a desire not to embarass the board of Villagers, Inc., in any plans they might have to expand the newspaper. “I have 'no desire to continue as editor of the Richland Villager if it continues to operate as a weekly . . . for I feel that a truly representative newspaper for the residents must . come out more frequently.” ‘ PROPOSI'I‘IONS SUGGESTED He added that the board “will be glad” to consider proposi tions from “any qualified per sons or group of persons, quali fied to completely operate the newspaper.” ' Best succeeded Paul Nissen, first editor of the Villager, 21 months ago. The newspaper is published by. Villagers, Inc., a non-profit organization of Rich land residents. Profits from the paper help finance various com munity activities, such as a li brary. - Best, 33, a Seattle native, grad uated from Whitman college. He was advertising manager of the West Seattle Herald for about six years. In 1945 he’became editor of the Kent News-Journal, com ing to Richland inMarch, 194?. EXPANSION NEEDED . His statement also said: '1 “The time has come when The‘ Villager, to properly represent and reflect the opinions ”and news of theyillage must came out more trequently than a geek, Because all profitsﬂ= the newspaper have been t “ over to various community acn tivities, Villagers, Inc., does not; have the necessary capital for such a needed expansion. 1 “Therefore it was suggested by‘ the board of Villagers, Inc., that‘ persons in the newspaper, and publishing business who have; expressed interest in the news-‘ paper be contacted regarding their interest in completely op erating the newspaper as an age ent for Villagers, Inc.” Agricultural Meeting Ended ' Agricultural extension staffs from seven southeastern Wash ington counties concluded a three-day district conference yesterday at Pasco Recreational building. Everett J. Kreizinger, state agriculture extension agent, characterized the annual con ference as an informal get-to gether dedicated to the exchange of ideas. . “Throughout the year various counties originate new 'ideas which are worthwhile,” he said. “Once a year We get together and toss those ideas around. It usually results in an improved program throughout the entire district." , Besides a busy‘ schedule of round-table discussions. dele gates heard talks from state spe cialists in various fields. Coun ties represented at the confer enee were Benton, Franklin. Walla Walla. Columbia. Asotin, Garfield and Whitman. 50 Initiated Into Grange Fifty new candidates, nearly all from the Pasco pumping pro ject. were initiated into the Col umbia Valley Grange at the grange hall in Riverview last night. Besides the induction of the new members, visitors from sev eral other granges attended the meeting. the families checked said they were neither bathing nor shav ing—l4o homes were cooperating 25 admitted that someone had either shaved or taken a bath. Most of the men who shoved used electric roaon and a mo joxity of those who took both: were infants who had no vote ln'the matter. Elevator Opetctox Bill Jack sox; came up with the most umqge alibi for his mouth countenance. ‘ “I tell you." he explained ear nestly, “I wasn’t going to shave. Theh I went to the kitchen and my mother had boiled eggs for my breakfast. There was that nice hot water still in the pan. So I. used it to shave.” Pedestrian Hit, "’3 His Dad y MOUNTAIN IRON. Minn. Dec. 16 (m Gemld C. Have. 1 24. University of 'Minnesota ; student. drove into Mountain } Iron last night. happy to be ; home for Christmas. A man stepped into the street. Hoye slammed on the brakes. But it was too late. The pedestrian was hurled to the pavement. Hoye leaped out ohms car. He looked at the vic t . It was his lather. Clifford Hoye. 50. The elder Hoye was in critical condition today with multiple head injuries and fractured legs. To Move NP Office Robert S. MacFarlane, execu tive vice president of the North em Pacific railway, Will move his headquarters from Seattle to St. Paul Jan. 1. ‘ C. E. Denney, president of the line, announced me cnange ai ter a meeting of the board of directors in Chicago. MacFarlane joined the N. P. in 1934. He is a former King county superior court judge, past president of the school board, and director of the Pacific National Bank. Denney also announced that directors had approved construc tion of $3 million in new rolling stock. It will include 500 an steel 50-ton box cars and 50 cupola type steel cabooses. I" Tead‘lers lon snake. ASTORIA. ore., Dec; 16 (UP)—' Eighth grade students took over teaching chores at the Lewis and Clark consolidated grade school here today after 11 of the 13 teachers went out on strike. The teachers walked out to protest an alleged physical at tack by a member 0f the school board, Arthur Johnson, against the school’s principal, Dewey an. > Van and County Supt. E. D. Towler failed to stop the teach ers from their afternoon walk out. and the teachers, angry at the latest of a series of year long school disputes, said they planned further meetings, in cluding a public sess‘ion. Only witness to the alleged fracas was Afton Zundel, hus band of one of the two teachers not in sympathy with the strike movement. Escabéd Cons Get Terms VANCOUVER, BC, Dec. 16 (1?) —Two convicts who participated in a daring escape here last April were today sentenced to one year in prison. Kenneth O’Keefe, 23, and Leon ard Sparks, 25, broke out of the brig ot the Victoria Boat, shack led their police guard with his handcuffs and fled when the ves sel docked here. _ In passing sentence. Magis trate MacKenzie Metheson told them: “This was a particularly brutal attack on an officer who was carrying out a job in the line of duty.” ~ O’Keefe and Sparks were cap tured in Everett, Wash., several months ago by immigration of ficials. . Winds On Coast SEATI‘LE, Dec. 16 (ID—The weather Bureau predicted today that winds up to 40 miles an hour would be felt along the Washington coast tonight. Southeast storm warnings were issued for the coast, including the mouth of the Columbia. At Lake Success, UN Secretary- General Trygve Lie confessed that he shaved with an electric razor but announced that he had gone without! a bath. Actress Katherine Cornell revealed also that she went unwashed but has tened to add that she would get into the tub right after midnight when the 24-hour period of ab stinence ends. Army barracks in the New York area reversed the normal proced ure gave demerits at inspection to soldiers _who did not have stubb'ly beards. An unhappy blonde college girl gave a report er the woman’s angle: "Not a woman in New York is going out necking tonight." One-Time Bulgaria Rec! _anas. SOFIA, Bulgaria, Dec. lo M?) —Traicho Kostov, former D'Q‘u ty Premier who twice defied a Bulgarian court by protesting his innocence. was hanged today for treason, and espionage, and sabotage. _ _ Execution of the oneatime No. 2 Bulgarian Communist came just two days gter the court found htm guilty of the charges with 10 other defendants and sentenced him alone to death. The others confessed and got prison terms. ' The trial began on Dec. '1 with reading of a 20.000-word indict ment and examination of the de fendants. It was then Kostov jolted the court-by repudiating a confession made earlier in prison. ' SPEAKS DEFIANTLY Later, in his last speech before the tribunal. the 52-year-old for mer political leader repeated in a defiant voice that “I have nev er worked for foreign intelligence and I have never been a police informer.” . His words were drowned out by hisses and catcalls. The short and stocky Kostov twice had escaped death sen tences handed out by Fascist courts, but today he was hanged at Sofia Central Nisan near the center of town on orders of his Communist government. . He was accused specifically of conspiring with foreign agents to deliver Bulgaria to Marshal Tito of Yugoslavia. and of conspiring to assassinate leading govern ment officials. The names of American officials were brought into the trial. , EXECWQH ANNOUNCED . 3' . The execution had‘notggntlieen announced over the- ant radio to the Bulgarian populace shortly before midnight, but the official news agency confirmed his death sentence was carried out after the presidium of the National Assembly turned down an appeal for mercy. Earlier in the day, a crowd of 100,000 Bulgarians cheered and sang while Vassil Kolarov told them that Kostov's trial had wrecked Anglo-American plans to “enslave” the Balkans. Church Meet Is Scheduled The Richland Church of The Nazarene Missionary meeting will be held at the home of Con nie Gunderson, 518 Douglass. at 7:30 p.m. There will be a food shower for the Sweets. who are missionaries in China. . Work on the basement of the church is coming fine. There wil be a working at the church on Friday evening. Every man will be welcomed with a smile —if we all give of our time these evenings we won’t be Jong in getting the basement com pleted. The N.Y.P.S. members under the direction of Mrs. Dewey White are working hard on the pageant “On the Road to Beth lehem,” which will be presented at the church Dec. 23, at 7:30 p. m. ' Mrs. Wanamaker Named OLYMPIA, Dec. 16 UP) Mrs. Pearl A. Wanamaker, state su perintendent of public instruc tion. was named president of the National Council of Chief State School officers today. The coun cil is the official organization of all the state superintendents in the United States. - Mel Swain. Richland business man. tonight will be installed as first president of the Atomic City's newly-organized Rotary club. Santa’s Check Bounces Back NEWPORT. Ore.. Dec. 16 (31’) Santa Claus gave Willis ,Bruce (I grocer. S2OO (or Christmas. Dom Domnissee was Santa's helper. He asked Bruce what he wanted Christmas. Bruce said 3200. Domnissee wrote out a check for that amount. signed it Santa Claus. and gave it to Bruce. Bruce handed the check to a Swift 5 Co. salesman in pay ment of a shipment. The sales man accepted it and it went to the Portland Switt & Co. oft ice where the payment was creditgi to Bruce's account. The check then cleared through two Portland banks and was returned to the bank of Newport on which lt was drawn. Today the bank of Newport called Bruce and told him that as endorse: he'd have to make good: Santa had no account to meet it. . Bmoe gave the bank 8200. took the check and headed for a shop 'to have it framed. Grigg, Gets Promoted I. I. Grigg this week was elec ted chairman of the Pasco Plan ning commission. He succeeded Earl Ne an. who remained on the commssion. - E. T. Lindner was named vice chairman. Other members are Ray Rose and Earl Wattenberg er. Mayan John Beck and- City Attorney Orville Olson are ex— officlo members. Executed CANON CITY, Colo., Dec. 16 (U P)-—Paul J. Schneider died to night in Colorado's lethal gas chamber at 8:01 p.m. (MST) for the murder of a Denver filling station operator.. ~ Schneider walked briskly up Woodpecker Hill to the state's death chamber. flanked by War den Roy Best and guards. He sat down quickly in the black chair. said a prayer with the Rev. Sidney ﬂoadley,.and watch ed. unemolionally- as guards brought in a crock of acid. He remained without expression as the heavy chamber door clanged shut .and cyanide “eggs" were dropped in the acid. Police Guard Expectant Rita l. A ll S A N N E, Switzerland. Dee. lG—(m—A police guard was posted today outside the Montchoisl clinic. where Prin cees Aly Khan—movie actress Rita llayworth—is expectted to have a baby shortly. . The Prineess herself is still at the Palace hotel, here. The baby's expected date of birth is still being kept secret. but . Prof. RMo‘nh- lie-hat. who is attending Rita. announced yesterday that it is imminent." 'l'he Lausanne police depart ment said the nrofe'r-a' h'd re. auested a pollen guard for his clinic to prevent the patient being disturbed. . Truman, Ike Friends, Ross‘Emphasizes £ll EFEE'EP- $535539 KEY WEST, Fla.. Dec. 16 (1?) Political speculation linking Gen~ eral Dwight D. Eisenhower with the 1952 presidential campaign took another turn today as Pres ident Truman pointedly declared that he and his former Chief of Staff are “good friends and al ways.have been.” And his press secretary. Charles G. Ross. voiced displeasure over what he called “souped up" stories out of Key West nearly two weeks ago quoting “inti mates" as saying Mr. Truman re gards Eisenhower as a candidate. Mr. Truman sent word to White House reporters through Ross that he wanted his friendship for the General made a matter of record but he did not elaborate. A The stories, which brought from Eisenhower a denial that he is a candidate, were carried by the Associated Press, among others. The wﬂters game not at liberty toAdiscios‘e names. ‘ Ros's said he did not know who these intimates were. ' To the pointed question: “Does the President regard Eisenhower as} eanglidete?" Rgss repljed; _ “I don‘t know what ié in his mind. The President is not talk ing about it along those lines." Inside Today Church news, pages 2-3; edi torials, columnists, page 4; Co lumbia Basin news, page 11; amusements, page 7, sports, page 6. All Taken. To Hospital In Pasco Five persons were hospitalized as a result of a twmcar smash up on the Columbia highway. near the Kennewick city limits. _at about 6:20 p. m. Friday even mg. Most seriously injux-ed was L. B. Christion. Pullman. State high way patrolmen reported that part of the front seat of the car jn which he was riding as a pas. senger had to be removed to ex tricate the 67-year-old man. The victims were still under going hospital treatment late Friday night. One of them. Lloyd M. McLain, 4343 Columbia ave nue. Kennewick. was reported to be in surgery for a puncture in his abdominal wall. CROSSED CENTER LINE Patrolmen gave this version of the accident: James Anderson, 33, Pasco, ac companied by Everett M. Ander son, also Pasco, was going west. Near the Riverside market on the west city limits of Kenne wick, the car apparently swerv ed across the double line into the path of_ oncoming traffic. . In attemnting to swing back to the right-hand side of the road, Anderson’s car struck an other driven by Ray Kamerrer. Pullran. coming from the west. The Kamerrer auto was struck on the right-front side. where Christian was sitting. The crash rolled back the tender of the Kamerrer auto and smashed in the door. necessitating the re movgl of part of the car to re move the lnjured man. . ' ‘th r n} :; ' 5 L. 3. Christian, 67. Pullman. Compound fracture of the right leg. dislocated left shoulder and mouth cuts. Ray Kamerrer, 30, Pullman. Four head lacerations. James. Anderson. 33, Pasco. A nearly severed lip and lacera tions pf the left knee. Everett M. Anderson, 34, Pas co. Multiple head cuts. Lloyd M. McLaln, 4343 Colum bla avenue, Kennewick. Cut llp andla puncture in the abdominal wa . China Red To Kremlin MOSCOW. Dec. 16—(UP)--Mao TzeTung. head of the Chinese communist government. arrived in Moscow today on a state visit —the first that a Chinese chief of state ever has paid to the Rus sian capital. . Mao will attend the ceiebra tion of Premier Josef ' Stalin’s birthday next Wednesday. The official announcement of Mao’s arrival did not specify the object of his visit. But it may be assumed that in addition to the social functions connected with the birthday celebration, Mao will take advantage of the op portunity to discuss with Soviet leaders a wide field of intimate Russian-Chinese relations. (The Moscow radio. in a b'roadcast recorded in London. said that Stalin received Mao Friday night.) ’ ‘ "Does the President object to Eisenhower running for ‘presi 'dent?" a reporter asked. “The President has no objec tion to anybody running for any thing." he replied. ‘ Ross had just concluded a re port : Mr. Truman’s routine ac }tiviti for the day. Then. his ‘ eye on a morning paper story out ’of Fort Worth quoting Eisenhow er as saying I o matter what any }one thinks. he is not a candidate for president. Ross asserted; 7 . “The President desires to take notice of the Eisenhower story from 'Fort Worth. It looks from Fort Worth that General Eisen hower is being heckled; possibly embarassed by some souped-up stories out of Key West to the ef fect that the President regards him as a contender for the pres idency. _ _ “I can’t imagine what founda tion there is for the alleged stories. The President wants it on the r;:ord that he and Gen~ eral Eisenhower are good friends and always have been." That this friendship is recip rocated was clear. Eisenhower told reporters at Fort Worth that he has always had “highest re spect and admiration" for Mr. Truman. Price: 5 Cents