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    2 Tha Newi-Review, Roieburg, Ore Wed., May 11, 1949
Conditions In Philippine Islands
And On Okinawa Related To Kiwanis
Club By Major William A. Allison
Hague's Jersey City
Rule Ended At Election
(Continued from Pag One)
Filipinos believed themselves
ready ior independence, ana h is
probable uprisings would have
resulted, if their freedom had
not been granted when It was.
This was the personal opinion ex
pressed by Mayor William A. Al
lison of McMinnville, who has
just returned from two years In
the Far East.
Speaking before the Roseburg
Kiwanis Club Tuesday noon. Ma
jor Allison discussed his stay at
Clark Field In the Philippine Is
lands and later tour on Okinawa.
Because of a wave of thievery,
the road to Manila was closed at
night. He said the "Huks" were
increasingly active and are to be
reckoned with especially since
their recent bold move In killing
the ex-presider.t's daughter, 'the
Hucks are conccaea to De u
munlst-insDlred. he stated.
With the aviation engineers,
Major Allison was sent first to
Japan, then assigned to the Phil
ippine Islands, where he was
Joined by his family about three
months later. The temperature
he described as extremely warm
and the humidity high. Arriving
in July, he found both tempera
ture and humidity at about 90.
However, he said, Clark Field is
open to a slight breeze, which
cools tne temperature some.
His stay at Clark Field, which
will soon be the only major Army
base in the Islands, was quite In
teresting. The post is being Im
proved and accommodations are
ideal. New eartnquaKs ana ty-Dhoon-Droof
houses are being con-
structed for the officers and en
listed men.
He described a golf course,
which, he said, his colored unit
of engineers constructed while he
was there. Plenty of recreation
facilities were provided in offi
cer and non-commissioned officer
clubs. Radio programs, without
commercials, were beamed from
Los Angeles. "
Servioe Clubs Comfortable
Privates and privates first class
had no regular clubs, but did
have service clubs with Army
hostesses. Their use of liquor, he
said, was very much discouraged,
as most of the privates wern't
over 18 years old and, he humor
ously added, could easily be led
Bagglo, the Army rest camp
120 miles to the north and at a
5.000-foot elevation, was clean
and cool and a very enjoyable
While accommodations were
very nice at Clark Field, that was
not so on Okinawa, where he
spent his second year. He had
been told what to expect, and
found the conditions there to be
the lowest on the list.
The temperature on Okinawa,
Major Allison described as very
moderate, about like that of Los
Angeles, but cooler much of the
time because of a strong wind.
He and his family experienced
four typhoons while there, but
their quonset hut home had been
typhoonized, meaning tied down
with cables and wires, so was
well protected.-
Food was somewhat of a prob
lem on Okinawa. As it all had
to be shipped in, there was not
much variety. Things were real
ly "tough," he said, when the
commissary store was blown
away In a typhoon.
Oklnawans are somewhat dif
ferent from the Japs, In that they
are less Industrious, but more
trustworthy. They have , never
been self-supporting, and' must
have a great amount of rice ship
ped in. Each is a farmer, with
the wife doing most of the work.
Each family has a private
tomb, made of special cement,
and many take more pride in
their tombs ban in their homes.
These tombs were used as shel
ters during storms by the first
American occupation forces, he
Servants Inexpensive
Help for the women was al
most an essential, especially In
the hot Philippine climate, where
he and his wife paid a house elrl
50 pesos, about $25 a month, plus
ner Doara, Dut all she would eat
was rice and fish, said Maior Al
lison. They had two servants In
umnawa, where they were pro
vided without charge. It was fine
for the women, he said. About all
they had to do was sew a bit and
piny Bridge.
During the business session
George Luoma announced the di
rectors' monthly meeting for
weanesoay at eiau p. m. at tne
Rose Hotel. Dr. William F. Ami-
ot called attention to Hospital
uay next aunciay at tne veter
ans Hospital. Mrs. W. Sherman
served as mayor for 30 of these
Never had Hague, who at one
time was a city nan custodian,
tasted deieat in a city election.
During his tenure as leader he
kept Jersey uity ana surround
ing Hudson County under his po
litical thumb, always coming
through with staggering Demo
cratic majorities irom tne area
In city, state and national elec
Kenny's "freedom for all" slate
swept all five places on the City
Commission, now held by the
Hague regular Democratic forces,
Army Engineers, Bureau
Of Reclamation Blasted
(Continued from Page One)
"1. The two agencies are so
violently jealous of each other
that an extravagant and wholly
senseless competition has sprung
"2. In their Indecent zeal to
extend their empires, both agen
cies are guilty of underestimat
ing apparently deliberately
the cost of projects they propose
to build.
"3. Both agencies stoop to de.
ception in furtherance of their
efforts to stake out claims on
projects . . .
"4. Both agencies are guilty
or Drazen ana pernicious joDDy-
lng to achieve their ends.
School Tax Levy Carries
By Vote Of 327 To 58
(Continued from Page One)
Distributed In Roseburg by Bates Candy Co,
temporary administrative aide
to assist the superintendent dur
ing the construction of the new
buildings has been provided for.
The total operating budget Is
$672,122.19. The bond Interest
and sinking fund amount to $77.-
995, making a grand total budget
OI $7DU,11.1.
OREGON CITY, Ore., May 11.
UP) School district voters here
yesterday approved a $150,000
bond issue, 452 to 42, to erect a
ld-room grade school building.
The structure will replace the
ab-year-old E a s t h a m School
which .was built originally for
less than $9,000. ..-., i
Traffic Crash Kills Man
In Front Of Son's Home
11. W) Dr. Chester Bonoff
heard a violent traffic collision in
front of his home early today. J
He rushed out to aid and found
his own father, Dr. Karl Bonoff,
57, killed and his mother, Edna,
53, seriously Injured.
.Two other people were Injured
In the crash which involved four
Daylight Saving Plan
Turned, Down At Bend
BEND, Ore., May 11 m
Bend residents do not want day
light saving time.
Mayor T. D. Sexton said an ad
visory vote yesterday was 666 no
and 517 yes. The election was set
up by the City Management Com
mission with Mav 15 the effective
date if the clock shift had been
Plympton announced the Choral
Society's concert Tuesday of next
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Anna J. Haines,
Pioneer Elkton
Resident, Dies
Anna J. Haines, pioneer Elkton
resident, died at a Eugene Hos
nital Monday. Mav 9, from injur
ies due to a fall which broke her
hip, at her home In Eugene, Fri
day, May 6.
She was the daughter of the
late Gottfry and Nancy Schoon
over Rapp, early day pioneer
residents of Elkton. Her husband,
James A. Haines, and two daugh
ters, Myrta and Grace, preceded
her In death.
Mrs. Haines was born Novem
ber 9, 1860, at Muscatine, Iowa.
Surviving are one brother, H.
F. Rapp, Seattle; two nieces, Min
nie Bell, Roseburg; Gladys Rapp
Wilson, Coos Bay; seven nephews,
Fred G. Bell, Los Angeles; W. D.
(Dally) Bell, Coos Bay; Lester L.
Bell, Roseburg; Geary G. Rapp,
Dunsmuir, Calif.; Leo D. Rapp,
Bakersfieid, Calif.; Harry G. and
Wallace A. Rapp, Roseburg.
Mrs. Haines was a sister-in-law
of Jessie Rapp Vinson of Rose
burg. Services will be held at the
Veatch-Hollinsworth-England Fu
neral Home in Eugene at 3:30 p.
m. Friday, May 13. Rev. Vance
Webster of the First Baptist
Church of Eugene, will, officiate.
Interment will follow in the fam
ily plot at Pioneer Memorial
Cemetery, Eugene.
Spending Cut Objective
Indicated In Congress
(Continued from Page One)
trying now to force a five per
cent saving in appropriations to
run the Treasury and Postoffice
Departments In the year begin
ning July 1.
Dr. Edwin G. Nourse, chair
man of the President's Council
of Economic Advisers, is report
ed to be advising economy and
opposing a tax Increase as large
as the $4,000,000,000 Mr. Truman
The President asked the addi
tional taxes because, he said, it
appeared present levies would
not brine In . enough money to
cover all the government's pro
posed spending, i i i(t": :i
Three Choices Faced t- ,
Doughton said the administra
tion i and Congress face three
choices: i One, reduction in ex
penditures;! two. increased taxa
tion, or three, deficit spending.
. In deficit spending, the gov
ernment borrows money to pay
tor costs , .which exceed us in
Douehton said that In his opin
ion ''deficit snondlnp the worst
alternative of them all." ! '
In the Senate economy drive.
the big test of the moment is on
whether to write into an appro
priation bill a clause saying the
secretary of the Treasury and
the postmaster general must
save up to five percent of the
money appropriated for their
Senators Bridges (R.-N. H.)
and Ferguson (R.-MIch), authors
of the amendment, said efficient
administrators could cut that
much off operating costs without
hurting their departments.
U. Of Chicago Prexy,
Wife No. 2 Honeymooning
CHICAGO, May 11. (IP) Rob
ert Maynard Hutchins, chancel
lor of the University of Chicago,
went honeymooning today with
his bride, formerly his secre
tary. Hutchins, 50, and his bride, Mrs.
Vosla Sutton Orllck were mar
ried yesterday In a surprise cere
mony, tne candlelight ceremony
was performed by Hutchins' fa
ther, Dr. William J. Hutchins,
formerly president of Berea Col
lege In Kentucky.
Both the bride and Hutchins
have been divorced. Hutchins and
the former Maude Phelps Mc
Veigh were divorced last year
! after 27 years of marriage. They
naa two aaugnters.
Traffic Readied As
Berlin Siege Nears End
(Continued from Page One)
and food th? things that the 2,
000.000 Western Berliners have
gotten only through the might of
the American-British airlift in the
last 10 months. .
At. the same time the western
powers will relax their counter
blockade. Under that they kept
goods from flowing into Western
Germany from the Eastern (Russian-controlled)
zone. But it Is the
Russians who take a diplomatic
defeat out of the Berlin blockade;
Western leaders say the Russians,
not reckoning with the airlift,
thought they could squeeze the
west out of Berlin.
West Determination Cited
Gen. Lucius D. Clay commented
"The West's stand showed the
determination of the free nations
not to yield in the face of pres
sure. This undoubtedlv resulted in
renewed confidence of the people
seeding a aree way 01 me in
t,urope. "
The American militar" gover
nor declared the Germans, tested
by the blockade, had shown wil
lingness to fight for their free
doms for the first time since
Dismantling of brick and metal
barricades erected by the Commu
nists started today. Squads of Ger
man women, led by police, were
doing most of the work.
The Soviet headquarters an
nounced the long-severed electri
cal supply to West Berlin from
Russian Sector power plants
would be resumed, and that the
Western areas then could have as
much current as they need.
Post offices In both the western
and Soviet zones of Germany said
they were making fast progress
with plans to restore service dis
rupted by the blockades.
Soviet Zone canal locks have
been readied to handle barges
from the West "without friction,"
an announcement said.
Bonn Chosen as Capital
The Soviet army newspaper
Taegllche Rundschau described
the easing of restrictions as a
"contribution to peace." Practical
ly everyone in Berlin agreed.
At Bonn, the west German con
stituent assemble chose that city
as the capital of the new west
German Federal' "Republic being
set up with the Western Allies'
blessing. They hope that some day
It a'so will embrace the Soviet
zone under conditions guaran
teeing democratic government to
Its people,' too. , .. r
Even after the1 blockade ends,
however, the airlift will continue.
Nearly 400 plans will haul in sup
plies to build a stockpile of more
than 200,000 tons of food and fuel
for West Berlin..': r H ;
: The airlift in .11 months has
cost the lives of 51 airmen and
about $200,000,000. ..(.; .
Portland Site For New, State Office
Building Soon To Be Designated
i The first use of glass In win
' dows Is believed to have taken
place about the beginning of the which the tear gas bomb had
unnsuan era. rjeen attached
Curry County Spurns U. S.
Aid In Hospital Project
BROOKINGS, Ore., May 11
(P) Uncle Sam can keep his
high priced hospitals. Curry
County wants no part of federal
financial aid for its building.
Voters approved a $50,000 levy
to finance a 20-bed hospital. Then
someone thought of asking Uncle
Sam for a like amount.
But authorities in Washington,
D. C, figured it should cost $100,
000 and the county would have to
kick in $100,000. The whole sum
didn't include equipment, either.
It looked to county officials as i
though the final total would be
nearer $235,000. They said "no."
Directors of the hospital asso
ciation are planning to raise $50,
000 to match the county levy
and start working on their own
Burglars Thwart Tear
Gas With Electric Fan
GRESHAM, Ore., May 11. OP)
Tear gas didn't thwart burglars
at an automobile sales firm here.
They flipped on an electric fan
and poof the fumes were
whisked away.
Then they settled down to
taking $335 in cash and $418 in
checks from the strong box to
SALEM,' Ore., Mi.y 11 MP
The State Board of Control said
Tuesday It would decide as early
as possible on where to build the
proposed $2,500,000 state office
building in Portland.
The Board said it would In
spect sites in a few days, but
that if it is built on the east side
of the Willamette River, it prob
ably will be located in Holladay
The Board's statement came
after a delegation from the East
Side Commercial Club recom
mended Holladay Park because It
is In the center of the city, pro
vides plenty of parking space,
and because the population move
ment is to the East Side.
The Board Indicated It would
reject a request from the Astoria
Chamber of Commerce that the
state take over the Astoria Naval
Hospital for use as a state hos
pital. Board members said it
would be too expensive to oper
ate, and that the Board doesn't
have the authority or the money
to acquire the Hospital.
State Librarian Eleanor Ste
phens, who lives in a house
owned by the State, was given
30 days notice to move out. The
Board said the house is needed
for office space for the state
labor commissioner and the State
Department of Education. The
house is located on property
which eventually will be used for
another state building.
Death Decreed
For Boy Murder
UP) A tenant farmer was sen
tenced to death yesterday for
killing a three-year-old boy in a
lit ot anger.
W. R. Hobbs was sentenced to
die in the electric chair July 8
ior tne muraer of William An
derson last winter. The jury was
out less than half an hour.
Hobbs was arrested after a
carpenter called to the Ander
son home to build a casket
noticed large welts on the child s
body and notified the sheriff.
Police said Hobbs later con
fessed he had kicked, beaten and
finally bitten the youngster to
death in a fit of anger.
David Anderson 13, testified
his brother cried for water dur
ing the night. He said Hobbs be
came enraged and took the three-year-old
boy out of the house.
When Hobbs brought him back
he was dead, David said.
Vets' Service Offices
To Get Allowance Boost
SALEM, Ore, .May .11. m
The 20. Oregon counties which
hire veterans'" service., officers
will get a 10 percent increase to
finance these operations July 1,
William F. Oaarenstroom, State
Veterans Affairs Director, an
nounced today. 1 "' '' it
" The state now Da VS -80 percent
of the cost, up to a maximum of
$1,200 per county. On July 1,
tne amount win be raised to 40
percent and a. $1,600 maximum.
VERA CRUZ. Mcx.. May 11
(P) I One hundred unwerided
parents were married here yester
day in a mass ceremony celebrat
ing Mothers Day." '
Their duo children attended the i
WRflrllnp at eilv hnll: -
Une couple said they had lived
together for 43 years.
Mongrel Dog Saves Boy
Attacked By Larger Dog
GILLESPIE. Pa., May 11 UP)
A little mongrel dog was the
toast of his neighborhood today
for performing the greatest hero
ism of its kind saving his mas
ter. The dog, Chubby, jumped Into
the fray when he saw his master,
Jackie Strickler, 4, being mauled
by a larger dog. Chubby fought
the dog until family members res
cued the child. Jackie is In fair
condition at a hospital where at
taches said one ear was torn off
The Weather
U. 8. Weather Bureau Office
Roseburg, Oregon
Generally fair today and Thurs
day. Not much change In tem
perature. :
Highest temp, for any May...
Lowest temp, for any May
Highest temp, yesterday.
Lowest temp, last 24 hrs...
Dr.rinitatlnn last 24 hrs -
Precipitation since May 1 1.33
Precipitation since Sept. 1...28.I4
Excess since May 1 - -53
and a facial nerve paralyzed. The
. i ,UA nj.4 tha lnt-aA
dog suddenly attacked the boy
while the two were playing in the
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Regular Meeting
Dean Perrine Chapter
Thursday May 12
Election of Officers
All members urged to attend
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