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The Weafller
Cloudy with occasional snow
today and Sunday. Slowly ris
ing temperatures. High 20-30
today. Mostly 30-40 Sunday.
Low night, 5 below to 15 above.
Vol. I. No. 14
Of Spuds
- Secreta‘ry of Agriculture
Charles P. Brennan today auth
orized the “dumping" of up to
40,000,000 bushels of surplus po
tatoes which the government
will be forced to buy to support
He said that under the plan.
which is aimed at saving the
taxpayers about $20,000,000 on
their price support bill, the sur
plus spud will be used as far
as possible for fertilizer or live
stock feed. But he admitted
some simply will rot.
Brannan's announcement of
what could be the biggest food
dumping program since the de
pression 1930’s - coincided with
a new outburst of congressional
indignation over the potato sit--
Sen. Joseph R. McCarthy, R.,
Wis., said he is drafting legis
lation to create a food stamp
plan under which farm surpluses
could be given free to low in
come families. Senate Democra
tic Leader Scott W. Lucas said
it is time to quit supporting
growers “who won't cooperate."
Potato branch officials said
the dumping program will get
under way next week in Maine,
which produces about half the
nation's surplus. But Brennan
told a news conference the peak
will not be reached until April
or May.
He said the government now
estimates it will be forced to
buy 45,000,000 to 50,000,000 bush
els of the 1949 crop. Of these.
he said, not more than 5,000,000
to 10,000,000 can be disposed of
through the department’s “give
away" programs.
As a result, the department’s
field men have been ordered
to . buy surplus potatoes from
farmers and dealers who will
agree to buy them back for one
cent per 100-pounds. They also
must agree to use them for fer
tilizer-or livestock feed. .
'l'o forestall any possible at
tempt to resell them to the gov
ernment, the department will
dye them blue. This will cost
the taxpayers an additional one
or two cents a 100-pound sack.
The February potato support
price ranges from SI.BO to $2.40
a bushel.
Diapaenspfiomised the govern
ment ‘- ill ow allow" the po
tatoes to be stacked up, doused
with gasoline and destroyed out
right. But he admitted there was
nothing to keep, the farmer or
dealer from leaving them to rot.
PP&L Bid
Gets OK
The ’securities and exchange
commission today okayed the
sale of Pacific Power & Light Co.,
Portland, Ore.. to an investment
syndicate which has hinted it
may re-sell part or the utility
sygtem to public powei: districts.
SEC authorized American Pow
er and Light Co., New York hold
ing company, to accept an offer
of $16,125,000 cash for control of
the Portland corporation which
operates in 101 communities in
nghington ant! pregon. _
The successful bid was made
by a syndicate headed by A. C.
Allyn and Co. and Bear, Steams
and Co., Inc., both or New York,
who will purchase 500,000 shares
of Pacific Power common stock.
The block of securities represents
controlling intenest in Pacific
Power. _
By approving the deal with the
Allyn group, the government ag
ency ruled out a second offer
made by another syndicate head
ed by Herbert Allen and Co., also
of New York. The rejected bid
was for $15,525,000 cash plus
payments from the planned re
sale ot certain Pacific Power as
sets. \
Cain, Horan Asserf
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3 (19—
Two Republican congressmen as
serted today that an attempt has
been made to make partisan cap
ital of the Columbia Basin de
velopment program.
Presidential approval of the
program, with some reservations
was announced yesterday. Just
prior to official announcement of
the action Senator Magnuson (D.
Wash.) made known that he ex
pected this “shortly.”
Senator Cain and Rep. Horan.
of Washington Republicans. said
in a statement today that Cain
introduced a bill to authorize the
work “fully ten weeks” prior to
introduction of a similar bill by
Senator Magnuson.
They added that “virtually ev
ery senator and representative
from Northwest states has pub
licly joined in support of the pro
The program is “strictly an en
gineering plan." they said. and
its origin, development and sup
tort have been marked by “a
”Golqu The Polls Today And Exercise Your Vofing Privilegel
ls Suspended
The Courier-Herald. weekly
'publication servln Pasco and
Kennewick. is suspending pub
lication} with this issue.
The weekly paper cannot
compete successfully in an
area' now served by an ever
expanding daily.
The day of the country week
ly newspaper in the 'l'ri-City
area is over. The 60.000 and
more population is last mak
ing a metropolitan center of
this region. Readers and mer
chants require daily newspa
per service.
Vote Today
On Charter '
'l'ri-City voters today choose
school board members, Richland
councilmen and approve or re
fict a new charter for the Atomic
~ Polls will be open 1-8 p. m. in
Pasco and Kennewick and 8 a.
m. to 8 p. m. in Richland.
One' member will ‘be named
to the Pasco school board and
two each« to the Richland and
Kennewick boards.
The charter, which has been
accepted by the present Richland
cOuncil, was submitted by the
Atomic Energy Commission and
General Electric company.
Liquor stores in all three
cities will be closed because
of the election.
_A meet-the-candidates forum
last night in Richland was can
celled because only about six
people turned out.
Coal Still
In Supply
Although running Imm four
to five days behind in deliver
ing coal, Northwestern fuel com
pany in Richland has enough
coal to lost until about Wednes
day, Joe Nance, manager, said
today. _ - _ _
He added that chances for re
plenishment aren’t too good. He
said he thought he could carry
the schools along" for 10 ore
days, “and we surely MlO
get more in by that time.”
The company is still limiting
orders to a ton per customer.
A General Electric company
spokesman said the supply for
heating GE offices in the village
are “about normal.” Kadlec hos
pital is heated from the central
heating. plant so has no heat
ing- worries of its own.
N. Y. Student’s
Body Found
ITHACA, N. Y., Feb. 3 —(UP)
The body of Lawrence Wood.
worth, 21, Cornell University
honor student who disappeared
from a fraternity house party
last night, was found today be
low a bridge spanning a 125-
foot gorge near the campus.
An investigation was begun
immediately to determine whe
ther Woodward, or Los Angeles,
fell from the bridge or was
ls §i9ner
Iva Thornhill, who was one of
the signers of the contract with
Richland laundry and dry clean
ing company recently. was secre
tary of local 197 of the Laundry
Workers International union.
A story in Thursday’s Herald
erroneously said she represented
the Building Service employees
spirit of non-partisanship and
co-operation.” They added:
“Despite these facts, known to
all concerned—and every citizen
of the United States is concerned
—the President, the director of
the Bureau of the Budget, the
secretary of the Interior and
others in the administration par
ty have seen fit to create a pub
lic impression that this Columbia
River program is a Democrats
only plan and to tie it politically
to their partisan drive for estab
lishment of a Columbia Valley
Administration or Authority? ,
Cain and Horan described the
CVA proposal as “strictly a ve
hicle for administration or pro
jects and executing policies” and
said it is “the subject of tremend
ously important and violent con
“We deeply resent," they said,
“the attempt of the administra
tion to base approval of the pres
ent plan on a plea for acceptance
of the inflammatory CVA pro
an“? @Ouri’icravlfiemld
Clothes and food for Tri-,City
needy families will be collected
at the home of Mr. and Mrs. C.
A. Nyborg in Island View, it was
announced last night.
Persons wishing to give any,
thing may take their gifts of.
clothing, canned food, money,
etc., directly to the collection
point, 4838 Gillis, in Island View.
Richlanders without transpor
tation may call 8~5882 or 5-95887
and their gifts will be picked up
and delivered to the Nyborg
home. ‘
Gifts also may be left at the
Red Cross building in Richland.
They will be picked up from
there and taken to the collection
station. ‘
The clothes, food and money
will be distributed to needy fam
ilies of Benton and Franklin
counties. The drive is being con
ducted by a committee composed
of public spirited persons in Pas
co, Kennewick and Richland.
NAMES wrmrrzm
Members asked that their
names be withheld. -
The drive was launched after
John Rusk, Benton-Franklin wel
fare administratbr, appealed for
additional funds to state and
county agencies. He reported that
some 6,000 men in the area were
jobless and that nearly 4,000
families were seeking relief.
Pasco Chamber of Commerce
low-rental housing ballots must
be into the chamber office by 10
a.m. Monday for counting, Bill
Luhman, counting committee
chairman said today.
The ballots are on a resolution
to determine if the chamber fa
vors a proposed federal housing
project for Pasco. The resolution
is worded so that a “no” vote
means the member favors such
a project. '
Other members of the counting
committee are Wendell ~,Brown
and‘Cr‘L. Boothe" ~. »
VFW Post
In Prosser '
Among members of the Ken
newick Veterans of Foreign
Wars, Thomas Hembree Post Ifo.
6927, who visited the Prosser
Veterans of Foreign Wars last
Wednesday were Commander C.
B. Vinje, Kenney Christianson
and Donald McPherson. Purpose
of their visit was to ask the
help of the Prosser post in rais
ing funds for the Kennewick
Community hospital.
Not long ago Prosser had the
same problem of raising funds
for their present hospital. They
promised to aid the Kennewick
Post in any way they possibly
could. It was encouraging, to
the Kennewick members to re
ceive Wholehearted support
from a group in another com
A workman signals the crane operator to “lower away" the hooks
that will pull the steel girder for the new Richland railroad
bridge. off the flat car. 'l'wo cranes combined in this maneuver.
The steel sides and girders oi the bridge will be put in place as
soon as work on the bridge is completed. .(l-lerald photo)
Kenngwick. Benton County. Washing!” SE6I" Morning. February 4. 1950
TriiCin 'Mercury Rising;
Chinook Winds Blowing
Secrets 4 '
WASHINGTON, Feb. 3419-,-
Senators quoted FBI Chief .7. Ed!
gar Hoover tonight as saying ev-'
idence shows that a top British
scientist, under arrest in. London.
passed hydrogen bomb data as
well,as vital A-bomb secrets to
Moscow. ‘
Hoover was further quoted as
saying the scientist, Dr. Klaus
Fuchs, had confessed to Spying
activities. One senator said,
however, that the scientist may
be tried by British courts on a
relatively minor charge in order
to avoid airing some aspects of
the case which might touch on
still-retained atomic secrets. ‘.
Hoover testified for three hours
behind closed doors at a meet;
ing of a senate appropriations
subcommittee. 1
Committee members said Hoo
ver told them the London scien
tist, German-born Fuchs, 38,
came into possession of some in
formation about the projected
H-bomb which President Truman
has ordered American scientists
to develop.
Fuchs, who worked on wartime
atomic projects in the United
States. was seized by Scotland
Yard agents—acting on a tip
from the FBL—and jailed today
on charges of violating British
official secrets act.
Members of the senate commit
tee quoted Hoover as saying the
evidence indicates that Fuchs
gave Moscow the H-bomb infor'o
mation he had gleaned, as well
as key data about ‘the A-bomb.
But they said they did not get
a clear impression from Hoover
whether the H-bomb information
available to Fuchs whenahe was
last in this country, in 1947;";
was .vital enougluo help thong“
siamaterially. ' e ‘ 1
The senators, who told newsman
about Hoover’s testimony stipu
lated that their names Must not
be used. 1
They said Hoover gave them a
graphic account of the Fuchs
,case. He was reported to have
‘asked Congress for funds to hire
700 more employees—including
about 300 new FBI agents—as a
means of tightening security on
the nation's top secrets.
Senator Bridges (R-NH) told
newsman later that Hoover’s
story was “one of the most shock
ing things I, have ever listened
The FBI chief was said to have
given the committee extensive
information on the whole Com
munist spy setup in .the United
States. ,
HIGH POINT, N. C. Feb. 3
(AP) A terrhr dog attacked
a woman here today, ripped her
dress and bit her in the thigh.
The . victim was Mrs. Bud
Hines. ‘wife of High Point’s dag-
Buried to in headlight. this anowplow bucks huge snowsiide hiocking the Canadian National
Railway txanscontinentai line between Yale and Stout. 8.6. The line has been blocked by slides
in British Columbia's Fraser canyon since Jan. 19.
T rumanAsksG eneral
—The Truman administration to
day asked congress to tax‘ tele
vision sets 10 per cent, cut other
sales taxes and increase top
corporation income levies in a
great overhaul of revenue laws
figured to raise treasury income
$000,000,000 a year.
Secretary of the Treasury Sny
der took the administration's ex
itensive program to capitol Hill
Hwhere he immediately bumped
into strong demands that heavi
‘er slashes be made in the sales
and other federal excise taxes.
‘ From business circles also
came cries that the reductions
proposed were. not enough for
business health.
Snyder said the revenue loss
at this time must be limited and
should be aimed at the “most
harmful” excises. He pointed to
the President's insistence that
these tax cuts be made up else
where. And he asked for an in
crease from 38 to 42 per cent in
the upper level levy on corpora
tion income,.along with a sharp
rise in revenue from estate in
heritances and large gifts;
1. Cut taxes on retail sales
of furs, luggage, jewelry, and
toilet preparations from 20 to
10 per cent. The tax would be
removed entirely from baby
oils, powders and lotions. Esti
mated reductions: $190,000,000
a year. _ _ _
2. Long distance telephone
and telegraph taxes cut from 25
to 15 per cent. Estimated reduc
tion: $120,000,000.
3. Cut from 15 to 10 per cent
the tax on railroad, bus, air
plane and other transportation.
Saving: $75,000,000.
Ingrid Bergman Nurses Baby While Priesf
Discloses ThaiL RosSellin.i Is Its Fafher
£531.91". 0'! "92-5.51“!
ROME, .Feb. 3 (UP) l
ngrid Bergman, smiling happily,
nursed her blue-eyed baby boy
today in her sunny room at the
Villa Margherita hospital while
her sweetheart Roberto Rossel
lini looked on proudly.
Father Felix A. Morlion, di
rector of the Catholic University
of Rome, said definitely that
Rossellini was the father‘ of the
baby born to the glamorous
SwedishoAmerican movie star.
The baby is being breast-fed.
Father Morlion-said the baby
would be baptized and brought
up in the Catholic church.
Ingrid and Rossellini, brilliant
Italian movie director, plan to
marry as soon as she gets the
divorce decree she has asked at
Juarez, Mexico. _ _ _
It is. expected that the decree
will be_ issued between Feb. 10
4. Repeal the 3 per cent tax on
freight charges, figured to
knock off $310,000,000.
.- 5. Tax television sets 10 per
cent in line with present“ excise
taxes uni-adios, to bring' in S4O;
This would leave untouched
a number of excise taxes sharply
increased during the war, in
cluding theatre tickets. Attacks
in congress on the excises have
centered on the war tax pro
gram. ‘ -
Change Made
Over-all responsibility for un
ion relations of the General Elec
tric company at Richland has
been centered in the employee
and community relations divi
smn. '
George R. Prout, general man
ager at Hanford works for GE.
made the announcement. That
division will serve all other di
visions in handling union rela
tions and wage rate matters,
Prout said. H. E. Callahan, divi
sions manager, has announced
the appointment of C. C. Tall
man as manager of union rela
J. N. Dupuy and B. K. Phillips
have been named assistant un
ion relations managers. Dupuy
is in charge of union relations,
operations personnel. Phillips,
formerly a member of Design
and Construction Divisions, is
handling union relations. con
struction subcontractor person
and Feb. 20.
The baby's birth must be re
gistered under Italian law by
Feb. 12.
Friends said today that regis
tration will be delayed until the
last moment in hope that the
divorce decree will come through
before then and that, when the
birth is registered, Ingrid and
Rossellini may be recorded not
only as the parents but as man
and wife.
Rossellini spent the whole
day at the hospital. He left short
ly before 10 o'clock tonight, and
Miss Bergman, tired but in ex
cellent condition went to sleep
early. _
Rossellini, who remained at
the hospital until late last night.
was Ingrid’s first visitor today.
He abandoned, for the moment,
his work outside Rome on a film
depicting the life of St. Francis
Soft Coal
End Seen
Southern soft coal producers to
night agreed to resume full pro
duction Monday and John L.
Lewis may notify President Tru
man tomorrow he is willing to
put his miners back on a five
day week.
The Southern group notified
the White House that they. ac.
cept the president's first pro
posal for solving the. months-old
wage dispute. This called for
resumption of “normal" produc
tion while the operators and
Lewis’ United Mine Workers un
ion negotiate on a new contract.
The Southerners ignored for
the moment Mr. Truman’s second
proposal to resume work for 70
days while a special fact-finding
board investigate the controversy
and makes settlement recom
That runs counter to the ac
tion taken by Northern and
Western operators. who have ac
cepted Mr. Truman’s No. 2 pro
Phone Strike
Trouble Seen
PORTLAND, Feb. 3 (la—The
telephone strike called for Feb.
8 will disrupt Oregon and Wash
ington phone service, a union
official predicted today.‘
D. V. Harris, president of the
Oregon-Washington unit of tele
phone installers, said his union
plans to jam the phone lines in
this area. He did not give details
of Assisi.. Ascetic and Mystic.
Miss Bergman was awaken
ed at 6 a. m. for breakfast of
orgngg juice, toast and marma
la e.
“She had a good appetite."
attending physician Dr. Pier
Luigi Guidotti said.
“She is in excellent health.
She was very excited when we
took .her son to her this morn
ing and was overjoyed to hold
him. \
i'l’he baby, he said. weighed
seven pounds 11% ounces at
birth. 7 U
“He looks very much like his
mother.” said Prof. Raffaele Di
{witggiora director of the hospi
a .
Miss Bergman still is await
ing a divorce from Dr. Peter
Lindstrom. Hollywood brain sur
geon whom she married in
Sweden at the outset of her
Inside Today
Church News, page 2; edi
torials and columnists, page 4;
amusements, page 5; cross
word puzzle, page 5; comics,
page 6; wishing well, page 5;
sports, page 3.
3 Then the chinook moved on
northward, running into the cold
‘air mass which has clung over
the region. That brought trouble:
rain turned to ice or snow as it
fell throggh the cold layer of air.
A free ng rain struck Newport
on the Oregon coast and all the
Willamette valley. laying a blan
ket of ice on the streets. and
making traffic hazardous.
It began snowing in Portland.
The weatherman forecast snow
and freezing rain for western
Oregon and western Washington
Friday. night. turning to rain
Saturday as the chinook Warms
up the cold air. a
The change came after an icy
spell that has lasted—with brief
respites--since New Year’s Day.
Temperatures Friday had drop
ped as low as 32 below at Sene
ca, ore.. and 28 below at Ellens
burg. Wash. ‘ .
A 230-KV Bonneville line be
tween Midway and Ellensburg
failed before dawn Friday. and
was finally restored late in the
(In—A fire roared through a
morning house in the center of
the Klamath Falls business dis
trict today, fatally burning four
men and injuring 11 _oth_er_s. _
The fire burst out in 7 below
zero weather about 1 a.m., trap
ping three men inside. Others
ran, their clothes afire, to the
snow-covered street.
“As a Catholic priest I have
stressed that the duties of par
ents to the immortal soul in the
eyes of the church are no less
if the child is born outside of
a legitimate \midn."
Then. announcing that Russel
lini was the father, Father Mor
lion continued:
“Catholics will learn with
Christian satisfactiou that the
parents of the child born last
night have decided to give
Catholic baptism and education
to the child, which can consti
tute the first step toward obedi
ence to the laws of God."
Father Morlion disclosed that
he had been giving advice and
religious instructions to Rossel-
Lizii as one of the parents of the
Is snowed in the 'l‘ri-Cities last
night and thermometers regis
tered the warmest temperatures
in more than a week.
The forecast was for continued
rising temperatures today and
Sunday and _there was some hope
that the chinook wind which hit
southern Oregon Friday after
noon would drive winter com
pletely away.
The snow started about 6 p.m.
and continued intermittently
most of the evening.
It mm ness
The long-awaited chinook be
gan sweeping into the Pacific
Northwest yesterday, heralding
the end of one of the region's
most pfolonged cold spells.
But the warm wind brought
new troubles with it; sleet:
freezing rain; and the threat of
It stalled trains and tangled
highway traffic. A snowslide
blocked the Milwaukee road line
near Rockdale. five miles west
of the Snoqualmie summit. Un
ion Pacific trains got through
the Columbia Gorge only by fol
lowing snow plows. VThe Mil
waukee cancelled all ski trains
to the Milwaukee Ski Bowl.
A storm from the southeast
was expected to break the cold
spell in western Oregon and
Washington today, with rain
practically everywhere except in
the icy Columbia River Gorge.
Eastern Oregon and Washing
ton were forecast ,for less relief:
some snow, particularly: along
the Cascades, but temperatures
still below freezing.
The southeast wind struck
Medford. Ore., at midday. raising
the temlnrattuhre tran 14 to 41 de
m‘.-- - > '\mo. _, .. “at .. .- ...-nu
math memdw
to 30; above. At Grants Pass it
began snowing.
Four Die
In Blaze
career. Speaking of this angle,
Father Morlion said:
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