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    4 The News-Review, Roseburg, Ore. Sal., May 14, 1949
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Attaboy, Harry!
The League of Oregon Cities reports in its latest bulletin
that Oregon towns and cities will receive $3,445,446 as their
share of state-collected highway revenues and liquor fees
during the fiscal year 1949-50, while an additional $250,000
will be set aside from highway funds to be spent on city
streets by the State Highway Commission on the basis of
special need..
Allocations to cities from these same sources in the fiscal
year 1948-49 totalled $2,916,986, of which $388,896 came
from liquor fees and liquor taxes, and $2,538,090 was dis
tributed on a per capita basis from highway revenues.
Highway revenues include gasoline tax receipts, motor
vehicle license and registration fees, PUC fees and fines.
Highway revenues are distributed in accordance with motor
vehicle registrations and population. Liquor fees and taxes
are apportioned on a basis of population.
Douglas County and its various municipalities are losing
a very large sum of money from these sources of income
because neither motor vehicle registrations nor population
figures reflect accurate conditions.
The Dougias County Court is endeavoring to correct the
situation with regard to motor vehicle registations and is
asking help from chambers of commerce, city administra
tions and individuals.
Many cars and trucks are In use in Douglas County al
though registered in Multnomah County. These include
"fleet" trucks and cars used by corporations having state
headquarters in Portland.
Some oil companies, for instance, have large numbers of
cars and trucks operating in the various counties of the
state, yet these vehicles, for the most part, are registered
in Multnomah County, where a single check goes out from
the head office annually to pay license fees. Utilities, such
as the telephone company, some owners of fleets of logging
trucks, corporations sending out traveling salesmen, and
others could aid counties if they would register their vehicles
in the counties where they actually are in operation.
The County Court is contacting corporations urging that
registrations come from counties even though a blanket
check is made for annual licenses. Under the present set-up,
Multnomah County is collecting a large cut from highway
, revenues rightfully belonging to smaller counties.
Liquor revenues to towns and cities could be materially
increased if populations were accurately shown. For pur
poses of distribution, for example, Roseburg still is listed
as having a population of 4,924, as shown by the 1940 census,
although actual population is nearer 7,500. A new census
will be made in 1950. If all the suburban areas which should
be a part of the city were to be annexed prior to census time,
our share of liquor revenues would be more than three times
as much as at present, for population would approximate
15,000. Present indications are, however, that few, if any,
annexations will take place before 1950. We predict that
soon after that time all present abutting suburban areas will
join the municipality, which will mean that it will be an
other 10 years before we can obtain an increase in revenue
from liquor fees and taxes. Another case of "cutting off the
rose to spite the face."
Cities and towns under 2,500 population are able to secure
a census tabulation through the office of the Secretary of
State and most of them have taken advantage of this law,
passed at the 1939 session of the Legislature, to have their
census figures adjusted so that they might profit from dis-
tribtition of state funds. Many, however, are in need of a
second tabulation, because of growth since the first check
was made.
The importance of getting the most favorable population
count is further emphasized by the fact that the last Legis
lature doubled motor vehicle registration fees, added one
cent to gasoline taxes, and, in effect, upped PUC fees, ef fee
tive 1 1950. The League of Oregon Cities estimates that
highway revenue allocations to cities available for 1950-51
budgets will be upped more than $7 per capita.
Add 10,000 to Koseburg's population, as should be done,
and the money to be received from state sources would go
a long way to offset tax costs of annexation. But we have
little hope that reason will overcome prejudice in time to
prevent the loss of this money.
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By Viahnett S. Martini
Atomic Energy Board Aide to Avowed
Red Evokes Threat From Senator
Senator Hlckenlooper iK-iowai
threaten! to seek a change In the
law If the Atomic Energy Com
mission doesn't deny student aid
funds to Communists and Fellow
Hlckenlooper told a reporter
he sees "no excuse" for the Coin
mission's contributing about $3,
600 yearly toward science studies
by Hans Frelstadt, admitted Com
munist doing graduate work In
physios at the University of
North Carolina.
Frelstadt, described by Rep.
Cole (R-NY) In the House as a
friend of John Gates, Communist
under indictment in New York,
said In an Interview he became a
Communist after he was natural
ized as a citizen several years
aeo. He is a native of Austria.
He was awarded an Atomic En
ergy Commission fellowship for
study In the field of relativity,
not Involving work of a secret
"Nothing was said In the appll
I to drive,
cation for the scholarship about old quarry worker,
political affiliation," Frelstadt re
called. He also said:
"I consider myself a loyal citi
zen of the United States. I see
no conflict between my loyalty
to tm country and my memncr
ship in the Communist Partv."
Chairman David E. Mlienthal
told Senator Hoey fD-NC) in a
letter that it was the Commis
sion's policy to require security
clearance only of persons who
"have access to restricted data or
will work at classified projects."
Found Dollar BilTwins
Raffled Ford Sedan
ADA, Okla., May H.(.inJ.
J. Davia found a dollar bill In
a sack of cow feed here last
He used It to buy ticket for
an American Legion ranie. Yes
terdayFriday the 13th they
told him he'd won the new Ford
serin n.
I guess I'll have to learn how
said Davis, a year-
From the days when I first
glimpsed a tiny bit of the won
der of light and sound In physics
classes, successive Inventions
have been a source of wonder
and delight to, me. Not that I
ever understand any of them! I
just thrill at the step by step,
year by year, progress In modern
inventions. Because It always
seems to me that our modern
scientists are working earnestly,
giving everything they have In
faith, courage and work (doesn't
that add up to prayer?) In push
ing the door o knowledge a lit
tle further open.
And when the door Is finally
opened . . . they will know what
the words mean which were
spoken nearly 2,000 years ago:
"The things that I do shall ye
also do " No Ifs and ands and
buts. Just a simple statement
given with the same simplicity
with which He performed what
we call miracles.
Right now my thought Is filled
with the wonder of being air
borne. But however much I try
to understand just a little better
what the scientists are promising
and doing, it's just too much for
me. I can't understand all this
about supersonlcs, electronics and
all the rest of It.
I know that it Is possible now
for you to press a button In your
car, and the garage doors will
open. Supersonlcs! You can blow
a whistle that a dog will hear but
the one holding the whistle can't
I guess that's also supersonlcs.
The jet-propelled planes fly fast
er than sound, but they still need
a measurable time to get to the
destination. They don't arrive
"Immediately" do they? Yet once,
2,000 years ago, "immediately the
ship was at the land whither
they went," . , . . .
Horseback, ox-teams, carriages
and wagons; railroads, automo
biles, planes ... but we still can't
walk on water, can we? Yet
Peter did until he lost his nerve.
"I believe," said Charles Stein
mentz, the great electrical engi
neer, when asked about the next
50 years, "that the greatest dis
coveries of the next generation
will be made along spiritual lines.
Scientists must turn their labora
tories over to the study of spir
itual forces. Here Is the field
where miracles are going to oc
cur. Spiritual power is the great
est of undeveloped powers and
has the greatest future."
In the Day's News
(Continued from Page One)
butter wouldn't melt In his mouth.
What would you do?
You'd probably wonder what he
was up to, and might watch him
twice as closely as ever.
GERHARD Elsler, who is gen
erally described as the No. 1
communist In the U. S., skips the
country as a stowaway on a
Polish ship. He has been "posi
tively Identified," accordinj to
the U. S. immigration commis
sioner. Eisler has been convicted on
two charges: 1. Concealing com
munist -onneetlons in an appli
cation lor a permit to leave this
country and 2. Contempt of con
gress growing out of his refusal
to be sworn as a witness before
the house un-American activities
committee. (Hp was free on ball
pending appeal).
lion of federal spending means $7
to you as an Individual).
He says the money is needed If
the government is to avoid going
Into the red.
ANY a good little business
man has said, when the
money shoe begins to pinch:
"I just CAN'T give up my big
steaks, my big car, my fancy
house, my lovely (and costly)
weekends, my partying, my
"I Just GOTTA raise my prices
and stick my customers for It"
THE bimkers, who are a hard
boiled and realistic lot, will
tell you that the business man
who says that usually goes broke.
The SMART ones meet the situ
ation by fitting their expenses to
meet their lowered 'ncomes.
1 DON'T know how you feel
about It, but to me It looks like
good riddance of bad rubbish.
AMONG other things, he stuck
the "Civil Rights Congress"
for $23,000 when he Jumped his
bail and fled.
(I don't know what the "Civil
Rights Congress" Is, but we
shouldn't confuse It with the Civil
Liberties Union, whose sincere
mission is to see to It that human
liberties are respected. I suspect
that the "Civil Rights Congress"
is a communist set-up of tome
RESIDENT Truman stands pat
on his demand for a four bil
lion dollar up In federal taxes
(another $28 out of your pocket
on the assumption that each bit-
P In the Portland zone. tlie
smaller towns are coming
around o speededup time in or
der to keep the clocks In agree
ment In the Portland area. They
are more or less forced to do so.
Clocks that vary all over the place
are a po'sonous nuisance.
Deb Addison and I went to
Pirtland the other night for an
all-day meeting. Our watches
were o.. sun time. We got In ear
ly, thought we had time to burn
and burner' It over a leisurely
We were an hour late for the
meeting, which started on Port
land time, and got nicely kidded.
I had to come home the same
night, and my day was messed
in by trying to remember
whether the train left an hour
earlier or an hour later than the
Portland clocks said.
Speedup time would be all
right on a NATIONAL scale.
When It's done locally, It's a mess.
Home Extension
Units Contribute
To Azalea House
Douglas County home exten
sion units have now contributed
$310.28 to the state-wide Azalea
house fund for construction of a
cooperative house for women
students on. the Oregon State Col
lege campus, Mrs. John Bacon
Umpqua Azalea house committee
cnairman, announced today.
Mrs. Norman Lunde, Trout
dale, state Azalea house fund
chairman, has reported that al
most $19,000 has been received
from countv units. It is hoped to
have $20,000 or more by the time
of the annual state home exten
sion council meeting June 1 and
i in uorvains, Mrs. Hacon said.
Home extension unit members
expect to raise $45,000. When
completed, the house will provide
moderately priced housing for
50 to 60 women students, Those
who live In the cooperative unit
will be selected on recommenda
tions of county committees based
on Iinanciai need, scholarship,
leadership and character. Four-
H Club girls will be given prefer
ence. Funds are being raised by in
dividual members, extension
units and through county-wide
fund-raising projects. A promi
nent fornand Dusmess nrm con
tributed $2,500 toward the fund
last year, Mrs. Bacon Indicated.
Azalea house Is planned to be a
model cooperative house and will
also be used as headquarters for
home extension members at their
annual state council meetings on
the OSC campus.
A breakdown by units shows:
Camas Valley Unit, Mrs. Hazel
Thrush, chairman, $25; Rice Valley-Elk
Head Unit, Mrs. Minnie
Churchill, chairman, $21.80; Rid
dle Unit, Mrs Dee Clark, chair
man, $50; Olalla-Tenmile Unit,
Mrs. Pauline Gore, secretary
treasurer, $20; Days Creek, Can
yonvllle Unit, Mrs. Adah Brown,
chairman, S39.50; Riversdale
Unit, Mrs. Agnes Schmidt, chair
man, $16; Azalea Unit, Mrs. Syl
vlf Jantzer, chairman, $9; East
Duuglns-Glide Unit, Mrs. Char
lotte Bailey, chairman, $14.40;
Lookingglass Unit, Mrs. A. Roth,
chairman, $25; Hayhurst Unit,
Mrs. Ida Miller, chairman, $10;
Melrose Unit, Mrs. Margaret
Adelott, chairman, $17.50; Cala
pooia Ladies Club, Mrs. John
Bacon, chairman, $45; Smith
River Unit, Mrs. Jennie Andrews,
chairman, S17.
BLAKELEY Joan vs. Blllv
W. Blnkeley. Married in Rose
burg May 2, 1948. Cruel and In
human treatment charged.
RENHARD Marjorle A. vs.
Marcus H. Renhard. Married June
12, 1!)37, at Hoqulam, Wash.
Plaintiff asks custody of their
two children, $150 a month for
their support, $930 alimony in
gross, and property settlement.
Cruel and inhuman treatment
TRl'EAX Mar)' from Wlliiam
AUSTIN Cleo Maxine from
Robert A. Austin.
ALLEN Ruth E. from J.
Bruce Allen. Custody of their two
children granted defendant.
Property settlement ratified.
STONE Ralph from Betty
HELLER Iva E. from Ralph
G. Bellor. Plaintiff's former name
of Iva E. Conn restored.
DARTING Janet from Rnh.
ert Gordon Darting.
mcvuuL utcv D. from Jo
seph Letelle McCool Jr. Custody
of their three children, $150
monthly for their support, $400
alimony In crass rrnntH niain.
tiff. Property settlement ratified.
1RVIN Wyatt L. from Edith
P. Irvin. Custody of their one
child granted defendant, with
plaintiff to pay $100 a month support.
Sentiment to Be Polled on Proposal To
Broaden Scope of Community Chest
Plans for a "one package deal"
in the campaigns for local sup
port of worthwhile projects, fi
nanced by residents of this com
munity, were mapped at a meet
ing here Friday.
A Joint committee, represent
ing the Roseburg Chamber of
Commerce and Roseburg Com
munity Chest, agreed to immedi
ately recommend to their respec
tive organizations that a poll be
taken of Chamber of Commerce
members and those who donate
to the Community Chest to learn
their sentiment with regard to
broadening the Community Chest
scope to Include a number of
campaigns which now operate
Awards Are Presented
To Benson Cub Pack
At a recent meeting of Benson
Cub Scout Pack 334 the following
awards were presented:
uoDcat pins, Douglas Hansen,
Donald Sommerfijld, J 1 m m i e
Greenfield and Delmare LeBlue;
wolf bad?a, Loren Anderson; bear
badge. Frank Benson: Hon badpe.
Charl Post; silver and gold ar
row awards, Dean Lounsbury,
Floyd Biddington, Freddy Hargis,
Dale Gallop, Loren Anderson,
Barney Wimer, Jerry O'Brien,
Eugene Horn, Frank Benson and
Maurice Shultz: graduation certi
ficates, Bert Millard. Kenneth
Overtone and David Forester.
their drives apart from the Chest
Civic leaders, campaign chair
men and those who have borne
the burden of soliciting funds lo
cally realize that some plan must
be formulated that will accom
plish a successful fund-raising
campaign adequate to cover the
needs of the many worthwhile
projects without exhausting the
manpower available for that pur
pose. Donors protesting the number
of solicitations and campaigns
are asking for -relief. Because of
this Tom Pargeter, George Luo
ma, Earl Plummer and .Harold
J. Hickerson were appointed to
serve as representatives of the
Chamber of Commerce in cooper
ation with Wm. J. Adair, Roy
Catching and Art Lamka of the
Community Chest to study this
A questionnaire is being pre
pared, which, if approved by the
dirctors of the two organizations,
will be mailed to the members to
learn their sentiment in the matter.
Rosebura Girl Scours -Visit
at Myrtle Creek
Mrs. Irma Sanders took eight
members of her Roseburg Jun
ior High Girl Scout Troop 3 to
Myrtle Creek Saturday of last
week, where they Joined Myrtle
Creek and Sutherlin at Ever
green Park.
Picnic lunch at noon was fol
lowed by games, folk dances,
singing, and a hike to the grade
school grounds, where Myrtle
Creek girls played Softball against
a combined team of Rosebure
and Canyonville girls. Myrtle
ureeK was tne winner.
Roseburg girls attending were
Connie Dee Ayotte, Mary Lee
Baughman, Mona Rae Clark, Ra
Nae Cottrell, Violet Dodge, Anita
Jo Flora, Eileen Hilbert and Gin
ger Voeller.
Births at Mercy Hospital
FINNEY To Mr. and Mrs. Os
car Francis Finney, Idleyld Rt.,
May 12; a daughter, Carol Sue,
weight 8 pounds 13 ounces.
RAWDON To Mr. and Mrs.
Floyd A. Rawdon, Rt. 1, Rose
burg, May 11: a son. Thomas
Lester, weight eight pounds, four-ounces.
LEFFLER To Mr. and Mrs.
Ernest A. Leffler, Melrose Rt.,
Roseburg, May 11; a son, Richard
Arnold, weight six pounds.
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in plating silver a method of rolling silver sheet on sheet copper was developed.
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June 4th issue of
Across from Douglas
County State Bank