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CLENN WELLMAN, field man for the Douglas County Flour
Mills and editor of. The Feed Bag, weekly paper which that
company publishes in the News-Review, is giving some deep
thought to next week's edition.
Probably he's sizing up one of those jokes which appear in
The Feed Bag and now and then makes history.
Clenn is an expert on feed and poultry diseases and col
laborates with the mill's customers in solving their problems of
disease control and flock management. A disease condition of
course isn't always present, but the problem of management is,
you can bet your life. He has been with the mill in these
capacities for 16 years.
Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr. Battles
Tammany Nominee For Congress Seat
NEW YORK, May 17. UP) A bitter four-cornered fight for a
congressional seat has brought last minute counter-charges of
Irregularities from the camps of Tammany Hall and Franklin D.
Roosevelt Jr. '
In the Days News
By FRANK JENKINS
THE iiational military establish-
I ment (our new Army-Navy-
Air Force set-up);. estimates that
the Berlin airlift cost the United
States about 190 million dollars.
On a per capita basis, your
share of that sum 1 somewhere
between $1.35 and $1.40.
THE Berlin airlift seems to have
convinced the Communists in
the Kremlin that we're in no
mood to be shoved around asy
more and that for the present at
least we're a little too tough to be
So far as this writer is con
cerned, the airlift Is worth the
$1.40 it costs him personally.
THE news these days deals In
creasingly with the problem of
national finance. The profes
sional experts of the staff of the
joint Senate-House Tax Commit
tee estimate, for example, that
the Government of the United
States will go Into the red about
three billion dollars in the fiscal
year starting on July 1.
That Is to say, we'll add about
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DRUNKEN DRIVER FINED
Woodrow Severns, 34, of Rose
burg, pleaded guilty in Municipal
Court Monday, to a charge of
driving while under the influence
of intoxicating liquor. He was
fined $100 and given a suspended
30-day jail sentence, Judge Ira B.
Riddie reported. Severns' opera
tor's license was revoked one
SPENDING CUT, SAVINGS UPPED
American People's Tactic
Accounts For Biggest Sag
In Production Since War
By CHARLES MOLONY
WASHINGTON, May 17. UP) The American people, con
', fronted with shrinking income, cut their spending so sharply in
the first three months of 1949 that their total savings went up.
This tactic of saving more while taking In less was held ac
countable in large part today for this early 1949 development: The
biggest slump in gross national product since the war.
Gross national product Is the
total output of goods and services
at market value or going price.
On the basis of Commerce De
partment estimates, it slacked to
a $255,900,000.000-a-year rate in
the first quarter, off $9,000,000.
000 from the peak pace. In the
fourth quarter of last year, al
though still $1,000,000,000 above
1948 s quarterly average.
There was a twofold explana
tion: (1) less goods and services
were produced and provided,
since willingness to spend on
them was down; and (2) price
tags and charges were lower for
those that were furnished.
Commerce Department ana
lysts said lower prices had as
much or more to do with cutting
the consumer spending total than
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The campaigning will continue
late tonight for tomorrow's
special election in the 20th Con
gressional District on Manhat
tan's west side.
Benjamin Gassman, Liberal
Party Law Committee chairman,
charged yesterday that Tam
many was planning to steal. the
election for Municipal Court Jus
tice Benjamin Shalleck by using
Abraham Kaplan, Shalleck's
campaign manager, answered
that Roosevelt backers planned a
mass invasion of the district by
workers from outside the city
Roosevelt. ' who was turned
down by Tammany for the Demo
cratic nomination which went to
Shalleck. Is running as the candi
date of the Liberal and Four
Kaplan said Roosevelt support
ers are spending almost $2dO,000
on the campaign to elect tne late
president's 35-year-old lawyer son
by "force of money."
William H. Mclntyre, Republi
can, and Dr. Annette T. Rubin
stein, American Labor Party, are
fighting It out with Roosevelt
and Shalleck for the late Rep.
Sol Bloom's seat in the normally
While the contest between
Roosevelt and Shalleck has
drawn the most attention, and is
looked on by most voters as the
real fight, representatives of all
four candidates continued to pre
OFFICES GO BEGGING
ROME, May 17. (JP) The citi
zens of Telgate, Italy, have no
The elections for the maypr and
the municipal council had to be
postponed for the third time, be
cause there were no candidates.
Telgate Is a village near Ber
gamo, Northern Italy, with a
population of 2,000.
decisions to get along with less,
so it wasn't just a case of public
Business acted like consumers;
eased up sharply on outlays to
build up stocks of goods to sell
and went a little lighter on out
lays for plants and machines to
increase productive capacity.
Federal Spending Upped
Government spending on goods
and services Increased, however,
as a result of higher foreign aid
outlays. The Department said
the government provided "a
further supporting influence on
The national product had dip
ped a couple of times before in
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Mostly cloudy today with few
light showers. Partly cloudy
tonight and Wednesday.
Sunset today 7:32 p.m.
Sunrise tomorrow 7:46 a.m.
Arguments On Rezoning
Of Block 47 Referred To
WHAT THE COUNCIL DIDl
Decided to follow Eugene on
daylight saving time.
Named committee te study
Block 47 rezoning.
Heard report on airport sur
vey. Denied Dr. Parkinson's park
Approved 30-foot street width
for So. Hamilton.
Asked city attorney to in
vestigate Block 29 alleyway.
Approved committee's rec
ommendation to study garbage
Defined new parking regu
lations on Vista, Overlook and
East Cass Streets.
Heard petitions on rest
Accepted certificate of ap
proval on Corey and Harvard
"As Eugene goes, so goes Rose-
burg." The daylight saving issue
was that much closer" to being
solved after the City Council
meeting Monday night.
A query from a Roseburg citi
zen prompted Mayor Albert G.
Flegel to poll the council. After
some discussion, it was decided
that should Eugene vote for day
light saving, Roseburg would al
most assuredly follow suit.
The Council appointed George
West to head a special commit
tee, consisting of H. T. Carstens
and Chester Morgan, to investi
gate further a proposal to rezone
block 47 from Class 2 residential
status to Class 3 business. The
block Is bounded by S. Main, S.
Kane Sts., E. Cass and E. Lane.
At a nearing on tne proposea
rezoning, Bruce Mellis, represent
ing the American Legion, review
ed that organization's argument
favoring the rezoning of the
block to business. He pointed
out a proposed American Legion
building would serve tne puDiic.
He also pointed out the Legion
has a $1,500 investment in the
building, in the form of archi
Roland Dunsden, speaking in
behalf of the Methodist Church,
said his organization "must have
available the full limit of the lot"
in order to build a new structure.
Bill Evans, 225 E. Cass St., said
the construction of a building
"two feet away from his $10,000
home," would lower the value of
his property and would put his
home in perpetual shade.
Petitions both pro and con had
been submitted for the Council's
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More Men Join
Beaver Creek Fire
East winds yesterday afternoon
spread the 600-acre forest fire in
the old Beaver Creek burn far
ther to the west, while the five
camps along the perimeter of the
fire were reinforced with addi
tional men from Medford and
William Benecke, of the Ump
qua National Forest staff In Rose
burg, who returned from the
scene of operations this morning,
said it is estimated the fire will
not be brought under control be
The 200 loggers and Forest
Service men are working with
power saws and tractors to cut
down the snags along the five
mile outer perimeter of the fire.
They have now worked about half
way around, said Benecke.
The fire fighters are using 30
sets of power saws and 14,000
feet of hose lines brought from
other national forests in the re
gion. Ranger Milton Andrews, In
charge of over-all operations, is
being assisted by Rangers Bert
Hoi thy and Este! Brown and As
sistant Ranger Hardy, ail of the
Mt. Hoed National Forest.
The fire is located In a rugged,
mountainous area. Supplies to the
men are transported by pack
horses along trails from the base
camp, about 15 miles east of
Utah Governor, Highway
Official Stop Over Here
En route to Gold Beach for
flshinff. the pnwrnnr nl TT.oh
and his party stopped over in
Roseburg Saturday and Sunday
as the guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Andrew Broaddus, 105 Roberts
St.. formerlv of Prnvn tliah
Governor J. Hrnrkpn u'a.
accompanied here by Utah State
Senator Mel Gibson and Utah
State Highway Commissioner H.
J. Carleisaen. They visited the
Roseburff Rod and Citn PlnK
grounds at Winchester and ex-
pressea appreciation for the hos
pitality mey received.
TAKES CLAY'S JOB Lt.-Sen.
Clarence Huebner, above, re
places Gen. Lucius D. Clay in
Cermany. He will be acting U.S.
military governor and acting
commander of U. S. armed
forces in Europe. General Hueb
ner, deputy end chief of staff
to General Clay, is veteran of
both World Wars, rising from
private to general. He com
manded the famous First Divi
sion in invasion of Normandy.
Flying Blade Of
Axe Cuts Chest
Of Tree Faller
Howard Cannlon, a tree faller
for Copeland Bros., Oakland,
knows now what a tree feels
when it is being cut, so he de
clares he is going back to his
former job of punching cows In
Cannlon was at work Monday
morning and was standing near
by while his companion faller
was notching the undercut. As
the axe wielder made a hard
swing, the blade came off the
handle, sailed six feet through
the air and struck Cannlon on
the chest, directly over the heart.
The razor sharp blade slashed
through clothing and flesh, bar
ing two ribs and inflicting a
gaping 10-inch gash, which bare
ly missed penetrating into the
The injured man, after receiv
ing first aid in the woods, was
rushed to Mercy hospital In Rose
burg where, despite loss of blood
and shock, he was reported to be
in satisfactory condition today.
Assembly Of God Church
Target Of Bomb Attempt
EUGENE, Ore., May 17 (PI
An attempt to'bomb the Assem
bly of God Church In nearby
Cresswell was under investigation
today Dy tne state ponce arson
A burned-out candle In a bollle
containing a white fluid was dis
covered In the newl built church
early Sunday by the pastor and a
Police said the mixture found in
the bottle had also been spilled
around the room. The bottle, set
in a coffee can full of a "dirt col
ored powder," was placed at the
The Rev. Ward Wood was pre
paring for the dedication service
when he found the bomb. Ben C.
Greer was with the pastor.
Members of tne cnurcn built
the structure after receiving an
unsigned note warning them to
cease holding meetings in a
Their Trap On Shanghai
CANTON, May 17 UP) The
Communists were reported today
walking one army into the evacu
ated Central China Industrial cen
ter of Hankow and plunging an
other wilhin 225 miles of Canton,
nationalist refugee capilal.
(The reds were building up a
new threat to embattled Shang
hai, striking Into Pootung, dork
and warehouse area facing the
famed bund across the Whangpoo
River. A nationalistic communi
que said the reds were concentrat
ing on the Pootung area after as
saults on the Woosung ship chan
nel and Lunghwa airport had been
Siamese Twins Born
With Heads Connected
LOS ANGELES, May n.-lP)
Little Siamese twin girls, born
Salurday, are given a good chance
to live today, although joined at
the head, top-to-lop.
The infants were born to Mrs.
John B. Jones, 35, a Negro. Only
a few similar cases have been
Physicians say the babies are
doing well and have a good
chance to survive. Dr. Phoebus
Berman, hospital medical direc
tor, said a study will be made to
determine If it would be possible
to separate the twins by surgery.
ROSEBURG, OREGON TUESDAY, MAY
Mrs. Syble F. Nichols
Found Dead In Ditch Near
Her Home At Union Gap
The body of Mrs. Syble Florlne
Nichols, 35, was found in the ditch
at the side of the road near her
home at Union Gap at 6:30 p. m.
yesterday the victim of a hit and
State Police Sgt. Lyle Harrell
reported today that Mrs. Nichols
was last seen walking along the
highway on the east shoulder
about 12:30 p. m. yesterday. She
was found by S. G. Holder, owner
of the Union Gap cottages be
tween Sutherlln ard Oakland.
Mrs. Nichols' body was found
in a rather deep ditch almost di
rectly in front of the cabins.
Body Badly Battered
The cause of her death was not
determined until an autopsy had
been performed by Dr. Richard
Williams, The conclusion follow
ing the autopsy was that she had
been struck by a car. or possibly
a trailer. The body was badly bat
tered from the impact.
Sgt. Harrell stated that an In
tensive search Is underway,- and
that some clues have been found
which may lead to the identity of
the responsible party or parties.
Mrs. Nichols' husband, William
Troy Nichols, was at work. When
she'did not return home when ex
pected, a search was begun by her
two children, a son, William Ter
ry, 13, and daughter Mary Ann,
A native of Texas, Mrs. Nichols
was born May 4, 1914. She and
her husband were married at Flor
ence, Texas, Dec. 3, 1932. They
had resided at Union Gap for the
past year. Previously they had
lived a year at Sunnyslde, Wash.,
nflAr mmlnff from Texas. .
She was active in the Union
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New Eating House
To Be Opened On
N. Umpqua River
Crystal Johnson-Freeman and
Vivian Padelford announce open
ing of The Red Barn, new North
Umpqua eating house, Friday,
The Red Barn, with rustic in
terior, has been constructed ad
joining the Lone Rock Motel just
beyond the Lone Rock bridge
crossing the North Umpqua river,
17 miles east of Roseburg.
The eating house will be equip
ped to serve meals from 7 a.m.
to 10 p.m. daily, catering to fish
ermen at all times, and will
specialize in dinners. A family
style dinner will be featured each
Sunday. Dinners will be served
until midnight each Saturday.
Dinners will be served, If de
sired, on the spacious veranda
overlooking the river, it was an
nounced. Mrs. Freeman Is owner of the
Valley Hotel building In Rose
burg, and formerly operated the
hotel and a coffee shop, the latter
since replaced by business quar
ters. Mrs. Padelford has been Identi
fied with eating houses In the
Roseburg area for the past 20
years, having operated several
restaurants, the Rainbow Cafe,
Club 99 and Country Club In
former years, as well as being
associated with her brother for a
short time at The Silver Nook,
prior to its sale to the present
owners, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. Dame
wood. Mrs. Padelford will be In
charge of the culinary depart
ment at The Red Barn.
GAS RATES NOT TOO HIGH
Roseburg Service In 194&
Entailed Loss To Utility,
State Commissioner Says
California-Pacific Utilities Company showed a net operating
loss In Roseburg of $857.29 for the year 1949, regardless of the
application of a fuel oil adjustment clause on July 1, 1948.
This Information was contained
In a letter from Public Utilities
Commissioner George H. Flagg to
City Recorder William D. Boll
man. The letter was In reply to
the Clly Council's request for In
formation relative to alleged high
rates charged for gas supplied by
the company In Roseburg.
The commissioner staled a de
tailed study has been made of
various charges for gas service
throughout the stale of Oregon,
and Roseburg's rates are found to
be comparable to, or lower than,
service provided bv the other gas
utilities operating in Oregon.
"It might be well to outline . . .
the difficulties experienced by the
utility furnlohing service to your
community covering the cost of
butane," says the letter. "On July
WALLGREN LOSES OUT
Nomination For Head Of
Security Resources Body
Withdrawn By Truman
WASHINGTON. May 17. (API President Truman today
withdrew Mon C. Wallgren's nomination to be chairman of the
National Security Resources board.
The president withdrew the nomination at the request of
Wallgren, former governor of Washington state.
At the same time he. wrote his warm personal friend and
former associate in the senate:
"I want you to. know that my faith in you is undiminished."
waiigren s nomination was
tabled many weeks ago bv the
Senate Armed Services Commit
tee under a procedure which did
not permit a vote on confirma
tion by the entire Senate. Sena
tor Byrd (D-Va) cast the only
Democratic vote against Wall
gren in Committee, assuring bot
tling up of the nomination.
It was the second Important
nomination Mr. Truman has with
drawn at the request of an ap
pointee. He took a similar action
in the case of Edwin Pauley aft
er naming the latter as under
secretary of the Navy early in
his administration. Pauley, like
Wallgren, ran into stiff opposi
tion In the Senate.
There was no immediate Indi
cation whether the President
might name Wallgren for some
other post which would not re
quire Senate confirmation.
Like vou. I am convinced that
had your name been permitted
to go before the whole Senate,
the nomination would have been
confirmed," the President wrote
National Security First
Wallgren wrote that his nat
ural inclination was to "fight this
battle to a finish and prove to
the nation by successful service
as chairman that your confidence
Is entirely justified."
However, he added:
"I am convinced that even
were-we to go on and win this
battle, the evident political op
position to my appointment would
work to the detriment of na
tional security. The interest of
national security requires total
support of the Congress, all gov
ernment agencies, Industry, busi
ness, agriculture and labor. With
out full confidence and coopera
tion and If Impeded by politics,
the National Security Resources
Board cannot adequately perform
its tremendous and vital mobili
zation planning assignment." The
board is responsible for keeping
tab on the production and stock
piling of critical materials.
May Qet Another Job
Wallgren referred to the "politl-
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India Approves British
NEW DELHI. India, May 17.
(VP) With only two dissenting
votes, the constituent assembfy
today approved the agreement
under which India is to remain
in the British commonwealth of
The 156 to 2 vote endorsed the
agreement reached with Britain
which permits India to become
a sovereign republic and still
maintain a tie to the British
Air Force Transport
Crash Kills 6 Persons
ROSWELL, N. M.. May 18.
IIP) Six persons were killed on
Monday when an Air Force C-47
transport crashed and burned 12
miles northeast of Walker Air
Staff Sgt. Chris Wentzel, Coot
', Mo., balled out. He is be
ing treated for a back injury.
Col. John P. Randolph, act
ing commanding officer, said an
engine fire caused the crash.
1, 1948, It was necessary to apply
the provisions of the comnany s
tariff with reference to tne oil
fuel adjustment clause as the cost
of butane advanced from 2'k
cents per gallon to 6.8 cenls per
gallon at the refinery at Ventura,
Calif., and from 6.015 cents to
10.608 cenls per gallon delivered
to the company's plant at Rose
burg. The California-Pacific Utili
ties Company's contract expired
July 1, 1918; they had enjoyed the
lowest butane cost to any utility
In the state because of that agree
ment. Forced to Meet Expenses
"In virw of the large percent,
age of the company's operating
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MON C. WALLGREN
Truman's boost falls.
Highway Jobs In
Construction of an addition to
the Slate Highway Department
offices In Roseburg will be start
ed soon by E. A. Shannon, Rose
burg contractor, who was award
ed a contract by the State High
way Commission Monday.' He
submitted a low bid of $15,644.
The addition will adjoin the
north side of the building on
Cobb St., used jointly by the
State Highway Department and
the State Police. The addition
will be of wood frame construc
tion, providing additional office
space to the structure.
It was not known locally when
construction of the building addi
tion will start.
The .State Highway Commis
sion also awarded a contract
Monday to Mill Electric Co. of
Salem, for the installation of
lights In the Elkton tunnel, on
the Draln-Reedsport Highway.
The company submitted a low
bid of $9,786.
Funds Allocated To
Repair Highway Damage
PORTLAND, May 17. UP)
Winter highway damage has
drawn a $1,671,000 repair alloca
tion from the State Highway
The commission refused to ap
propriate the full amount of the
estimated $2,580,000 damage. This
total Is one-bait million dollars
more than previous estimates.
Work under the special repair
fund will be by contract, the com
mission said. Regular mainten
ance funds will be used for re
pairs handled by state work
Widening the East Pacific
highway (99-E) to four lanes
from Portland to Eugene cannot
be planned lor at least two years,
but Is being considered for the
future, the commission said.
Log hauling on Saturday after
noons was banned from the high
ways from now until Sept. 15,
Past Commander Of
GAR Passes At 104
RIPLEY, N. Y., May 17. UP)
Robert M. Rownd, 101-year-old
past commander of the Grand
Army of the Republic, died to
day. There now are only 19 mem
bers surviving In the nation, but
there are a lew more Union Ar
my veterans who are not mem
bers of the GAR.
The surviving members, now
headed by Theodore R. Penland,
100-year-old commander In chief,
of Vancouver, Wash., are to hold
their final national encampment
in Indianapolis August 28 to
Escaped Oregon Prison
SALEM, May 17. UP) The
two State Prison trusties who
escaped Sunday were recaptured
this afternoon by police at Prlne
ville, Slate Police Headquarters
Itie two convicts, one of whom
was ready for parole, sawed
dormitory wlndew ban and es
caped ovr an unguarded wall
Third Of Vote
WB , W
Pro-Red Press Blames
'I ulnn PrAHflnHHfifl' Em
Amazing 'No' Votes .
BERLIN, May 17. UP) East,
em Germany has dealt Commu
nism a smashing blow in Soviet
controlled territory. Official fig
ures in the people's Congress
election showed today a surpris
ing snub by a third of the
Of 12,024,221 valid ballots, 4
080,272 were marked "no."
The Communists had hoped to
roll up a virtually solid "yes"
vote for their hand-picked single
slate of candidates, so that they
could go to the foreign ministers'
conference In Paris next week
with a government for Eastern
Germany which would match
that of the West.
So shocked were the Commu
nist officials that election returns
were withheld 20 hours after the
polls closed, and the .Soviet-controlled
press cried double cross
at their political allies In the
There were 13,533,071 persons
eligible to vote. Of these 12,
887,234 cast ballots, or 95.2 per
cent. The valid ballots totallect
This was the vote:
Yes: (in favor of the hand-
picked single slate) 7,943,949, or
No: 4,080,272,' or 33.9 percent.
1 he Soviet s one election bu
reau announced the figures.
Red Bitterness Manifest
The Communists, nlavinp nnnn
German nationalism, had thrown
heavy propaganda artillery into
the campaign to give them a
virtually unanimous endorse
ment in the "yes or no" vote
for the screened slate of 2,000
delegates to the Congress.
The bitter' disappointment of
the Russians and their Commu
nist leaders were reflected in
Taeglische Rundschau, newspap
er or the Soviet military admin-
laiimiuu, wuiuii ummeu lying
propaganda" for the big "no"
vote. , ..
Soviet policy was the only Is
sue In the election. All the can
didates had been chosen by the
Cntnl .TTI... - Vi...
ann splinter elements oe tne
Christian Democrats and Liberal
Democrats, all welded into a
"popular front" with Russian
. The Russians event set aside
denazilicHllon laws In order to
let former Nazis vote and swell
the total, and the Nazis, hot for
a strong, central unified Ger-
The vote in the Soviet sector
of Berlin, center of the East
West political war, still was be
ing tallied. Only the Soviet sector
of Berlin and the Soviet zone
of Germany took part In the
elections. The Western Powers
forbade voting foi the People'
Congress In their zones.
By contrast the Western see
tors last December, In an elec
tion In which antl-Communlsm
was an issue, rolled up an 86.4
percent vote m support ot west
Dallas Says Yes
To Faster Time;
DALLAS. Ore.. May 17.
This city Is on daylight saving
time today, out tne Folk county
court hasn't decided about a time
Mayor Hollls Smith said coun
cil members voted last night to
set the city clocks ahead at 12:01
uounty court Judge Jack
Hayes said he had asked, through
the district attorney's office, for
a ruling on whether the Court
house could change also. He said
the request for a ruling was
directed to the state attorney
Salem and other mid-Willamette
valley towns made the
change yesterday. Marlon county
offices stayed on standard time,
CORVALLIS, May 17. -fB
This city won't go on daylight
saving time until next month, If
The city council discussed a
change last night and voted not
to do anything until after June
7, with no definite plans for that
Cotincllmen expressed fear
that two city elections, one on
May 24 and the other on June 7,
mlRht be open to legal attack If
they were conducted on daylight
Instead of standard time since
the ordinances setting them have
been drawn for some time.
FINED FOR SPREE
Don D. Mobley, Umatilla, ar
rested by city police last night on
a drunk charge, pleaded guilty
upon arraignment in Municipal
Court and was fined $30 by
Judge Ira B. Riddle. He was com
muted to the city jail for 15
days, or until his fine Is paid, said
Lvity Fact Rant
By L. T. Releenstem
The East Cermany election
result advises Russia the an at
tempt to starve people Into
submission, a wot tried In the
Berlin blockade, I fetllo way
to angle for vote.