The news-review. (Roseburg, Or.) 1948-1994, May 18, 1949, Page 1, Image 1

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HI HAShJ is publisher of en advertising sheet in Canyonville.
"I started it a little over a year ago," Hi told me, "largely out
of consideration for Rose, my daughter. She was something of
an artist and illustrated the ads and in the beginning, before we
used a typewriter, she hand-printed the copy for the mimeograph.
But she got married and now I'm married to the publishing
I think he does real well at it, too. Before starting his
paper, Hi was city recorder for 12 years. Long before that, at
the present time and extending into the forseeable future, he
was, is and will be an inveterate fisherman.
When the fish aren't biting, he thinks he'll quit and never
go fishing again. But presently ... I reckon he's like all fish
ermen. .
Mrs. Hash, Hi's wife, is acting postmistress at Canyonville.
She accepted the post upon the recent retirement of Mrs. Fred
Elliott, but doesn't intend to apply for the job for a regular
term, she says.
Two Local Couples Will
Be On Continental Tour
Starting From Portland
Two Roseburg couples are taking otf Saturday in a mass flight
of 60 light planes, which" will take them on a nation-wide good will
tour sponsored by the Portland Chamber of Commerce. The planes
will fly from Portland, Ore, to Portland, Me, with several stops
en route.
In the Day s News
THE Communists held three
elections in Europe Sunday
in Hungary, in Bulgaria and in
the eastern (Russian) zone of
They won aU three.
IN Hungary, where the people
were voting for a new parlia
ment, it appears from the figures
available that 97.3 percent of
them votd for the Communist
In Bulgaria, the figures aren't
quoted, but a dispatch from Sofia
(Bulgaria's capital) says: "The
official tally made it appear that
virtually every voter turned out
to mark his ballot for the
The reports from Eastern Ger
many are even sketchier as to
actual black and white figures,
but the clicking teletypes tell us
that "the Communist-controlled
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600 Students Of Roseburg
Schools Will Present Gay
Program To Public Tonight
Nearly 600 students of Senior High and Roseburg grade schools
will participate In a gigantic May Fete tonight at Finlay Field.
The Fete, which starts at 8 o'clock, will be free to the public.
The show, the first of its kind
in Roseburg, is being produced
Jointly by the music and physi
cal education departments of
Senior High, and the physical
education classes at the Rose
burg elementary schools.
Cece Sherwood, athletic direc
tor for School District 4, and
C. A. Ricketts, music director of
the Roseburg school system, are
In charge of production. Assist
ing them are Mi-ss Lois Fitzgib
bons and Mrs. Shirley Toman,
girls' physical training instruc
tors at Senior High, in charge
ot the high-school girls; Jack
Newby, coach, in charge of high
school bovs; Mrs. Nel Fisher, in
charge of' Edenbower pupils; Roy
Crane, in charge of Benson pu
pils; Lvle Eddy, in charge of
Riverside pupils; and Ell Hall.
In charge of the third and fourth
grade teachers at Rose, who in
turn are directing the children
Harrison Winston and Paul
Hult were initiated as honorary
members of the Roseburg Paul
Bunyan Tuesday, to act as good
will messengers for this area on
the tour. Winston and Hult and
their wives, Dorothy and Mona,
will Join the mass flight with
the Hults' plane, a Navion.
Taking off from Portland at 6
o'clock Saturday morning, the
E lanes will head east for Salt
.ake City. A short stop will be
made at Pendleton. Other stops
will be at Cheyenne, Wichita, In
dianapolis, Akron, Lockhaven and
Portland, Me., where they will
arrive May 28.
Before the flight breaks up and
the planes return individually to
Oregon, the 150 persons in the
party have been invited to be the
guests of Oregon's congressional
delegation in Washington, D. C,
May 31.
The mass flight will be led by
L. S. (Doc) White, who has been
the leader of similar flights in
the past. A majority of the fliers
taking part have had six other
such flights in the Northwest, log
ging 18,500 miles and represent
ing 1,600,000 passenger miles,
with "only a cracked propellor."
Safety Precautions Made
Planes will take off In nine
flight formations, the slower
planes first. Proper percautions
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The two-hour program will In
clude five-minute demonstrations
by each of the grade schools, de
picting different phases of physi
cal education; mass calisthenics
by Senior High School boys, spe
cialty numbers, choral numbers
and the May pole by Senior High
The production is being sched
uled in lieu of the all-girl May
Fete, which heretofore was pre
sented in the Senior High gym
nasium. A feature of the Fete will be
the coronation of the May queen
and the selection of her court
Queen candidates include ell sen
ior girls at the High School. A
vote of the student body indicates
who will be chosen to reigii. Two
runners-up become a part of the
queen's court. The queen selects
two Junior girls and two sopho-
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The Weather
Fair with some cloudiness to
day, tonight and Thursday.
Wanner afternoons.
Sunset today 7:33 p.m.
Sunrise tomorrow 4:45 a.m.
Established 1873
Fort Worth
Awash; Seven
Persons Dead
Water Supply Serious
Problem; Oklahoma Hit
By Damaging Storms
FORT WORTH, Tex . May 18
UP) Flood waters that inun
dated great sections of Fort
Worth receded today, leaving be
hind the body of a seventh vic
tim and a crippled drinking wa
ter supply.
The swirling flood that cov
ered residential, business and in
dustrial areas in the Trinity Val
leys' Areas here injured 30 per
sons and left an estimated 13,000
homeless. The homeless spent
last night in public shelters or
with relatives and friends.
At dawn, weary searchers,
working the flooded area in
boats and afoot, found the body
of a man identified by police as
John B. Fawks near the animal
cages in Forest Park.
The newest drowning in
creased the toll for three days of
turbulent weather in Texas and
Oklahoma to 14 dead and more
than '138 injured.
The count was seven drowned
and 30 treated at hospitals here,
mostly for shock and exposure;
five dead and 83 injured from a
tornado at Amariuo iunaay
nipht: one dead and more than
38 injured from' twisters in Ok
lahoma, and one aeaa ana at
least 12 injured in West Texas
Oklahoma Area Lashed
A violent electrical storm, mov
ing north from Texas, struck
central Oklahoma last night
with cloudbursts and four small
tornadoes. There were no deaths
from the twisters but two were
hospitalized and more than three
dozen treated for lesser injuries
when one tornado lashed a high
school crowd at Meeker, 36 miles
east of Oklahoma City. Another
twister did scattered damage in
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Truman Apt To
Ease Demand For
T-H Act Repeal
President Truman's surrender
on the Wallgren appointment
started speculation today that he
may soften his demand for out
right repeal of the Taft-Hartley
Three things Mr. Truman has
been standing for steadfastly
or stubbornly, according to the
varying political descriptions:
1. He repeated again and again
that he wanted Mon C. Wallgren,
former Washington governor, to
head the National Security Re
sources Board.
2. He said over and over he
wants all-the-way repeal of the
Taft-Hartley labor law.
3. He reiterated Dut once or
twice hedged slightly that
congress ought to vote $4,000,
000,000 in new taxes.
Wallgren went overboard with
the president's withdrawal yester
day of his bottled-up nomination.
Taxes seemingly are going to
have to wait until next year.
But the president has made it
clear he wants a substitute for
the Taft-Hartley act in this ses
sion of Congress.
Democratic leaders have told
him he' probably will have to
compromise to get it in other
words, he can get part, but not
all, of Taft-Hartley repealed.
The fact that the president
could give up on Wallgren, one
of his closest personal friends,
convinced some lawmakers that
Mr. Truman may not find it too
difficult to compromise on the
Labor Act.
Car In Accident Hits
Salvation Army Bldg.
Two cars were involved In an
accident Monday evening, which
sent one crashing into the side
of the Salvation Army building
on Winchester Street, Chief of
Police Calvin H. Baird reported.
He named drivers of the cars in
volved as Archie Elliott, 1022 W.
2nd St., and James Wilkie Grif
fin, Riverside Addition.
Both .ars were traveling north
on Winchester St., according to
the report ot an Investigation,
the chief said. They were involv
ed in the accident at the Inter
section of Winchester St. and
Wright St. Elliott's car was
damaged when it struck the
Salvation Army building, said
Industrial Payrolls
Of Oregon Increase
SALEM. Ore.. May 18. UP)
Oregon's industrial payrolls are
running much higher than those
of a year ago, the state Indus
trial accident commission reports.
The Commission said today
that industrial payrolls during
April totaled $48,254,896. This
was 13,000.000 more than during
March, and 35,600,000 more than
in April, 1948.
Wallops Tammany At Election
Roseburg Man's Grandson
Accused Of
Of Home Of His Parents
Washington sophomore was arraigned before the U. S. district
commissioner last night on charges of blowing up his parents'
Vancouver, Wash., housing development home.
Because the house was in a federal housing project
McLoughlin Heights the technical charge against Lawrence
Jean Sharp was destruction of
Committee At
Work On County
Budget Draft
The Douglas County budget
committee is meeting today to
draft the 1949-50 county budget.
. The committee consists of
Arthur H. Marsh, Lookingglass
route; Jack Diehl, Reedsport, and
H. W. Clough, Canyonville, in
addition to members or the
County Court, including Judge
D. N. Busenbark and Commis
sioners Lynn V. Beckley and Dick
Judge Busenbark would not
venture an estimate on this
year's figures until they had
been considered by the Commit
The various County depart
ments have prepared their re
quests and have submitted them
in advance. These figures will
be compiled and adjusted as the
Committee sees fit to meet de
partment needs. The session will
probably take all of today and
possibly some of tomorrow, said
the judge.
Drunk Driving Charge
Filed After Accident
Roland Ray McDaniel, 23,
Umpqua, pleaded guilty to a
drunk driving charge in Munici
pal Court today. Judge Ira B.
Riddle reported he imposed a
fine of $100 or 30 days in the
citv tail, the tail sentence to be
suspended upon payment of the
fine. McDaniels' driver's license
was revoked for one year.
McDaniel was arrested by city
police on a complaint filed by
Bernice E. Shriner, 311 W. Wash
ington St., Roseburg, following
an accident at 4:30 p. m. yester
day in which her car was in
volved with McDaniel's car on
South Stephens. Damage to the
vehicles was minor.
Storm-Caused Wreck
Injures Eugene Man
18. P) Three inches of hail on
U. S. Highway 97 north of Chilo-
quin last night brought near
disaster to Neil Clare Justensen,
23, a vacuum cleaner salesman
of Eugene and Portland.
Justensen s nortnnounfl car
struck the slick spot on the high
way, turned over three times in
the right hand dtlcn, and came
to rest on lis wheels. Justensen
was brought to a Klamath
Falls hospital with a dislocated
shoulder, back injury and possi
bly internal hurts.
CIO Union Attempts To
Reverse Big Judgment
JUNEAU, Alaska, May 18. OP)
Seeking to reverse a judgment
against them fov three-quarters
of a million dolIt:s, the CIO Long
shoremen's and Warehousemen's
Union and its Juneau local filed a
motion for a new trial yesterday
In District Court.
The union was assessed $750.-
000 by a jury last week on behalf
of the Juneau Spruce Corp., be
cause oi picKetlng at the com
pany's mill.
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FLATTENED BY TORNADO Five persons were killed and 83 others injurtd when a tornado
Sunday night struck Amarillo, Texas, with the remit pictured above. An estimated 350 homes
in a 35-block area wera aither demoliihed or manqled. The tornado was tht first of a series
of storms that struck portions of Texas and Oklahoma, leaving 14 dead, 138 injurtd, thouiands
homeless, and inflicting several million dollars damage.
In Texas Flood
A 20-year-old University of
government property.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence L,
Sharp were injured in the blast,
which occurred in the early
morning of April 1. The explo
sion damaged 28 other houses in
the area, the Federal Bureau of
Investigation reported.
The father was critically In
jured, but is now reported to be
recovering. The Sharps have
moved to a secret address in
Portland to escape bombing at
tempts. Their home also had
been blasted on March 1. The
Sharps came to Vancouver from
Evidence Found
J. B. Wilcox, special agent In
charge of the FBI investigation
office in Seattle, said the pur
chase of wire and explosives had
been traced to young Sharp.
Wilcox said the youth had
driven to Vancouver in a car
rented from a Seattle agency the
afternoon preceding the second
bombing, and had returned here
after the bomb was set. The FBI
official said wire of the type
used in the bombing was found
in the auto.
The bomb set off in the first
explosion was detonated when
the elder Sharp flicked a light
switch. The second bomb was
rigged with a timing device. .
Wilcox said the FBI had not
attempted to learn the motive
for the blasts.
Sham was remanded to the
U. S. Marshal and placed In King
County jail under $5,000 bond.
Lawrence L. Sharp, injured fa
ther of the accused youth, is a
native of Roseburg. His father,
E, W. Sharp, a -retired Southern
Pacific locomotive engineer, lives
in the Broccoli Lane district, near
West Roseburg. Lawrence Sharp
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M'Cloy Gets Top
Post In Germany
President Truman today ap
pointed John J. McCloy to be
United States high commissioner
for Germany.
McCloy is resigning as presi
dent of the World Bank to take
on the assignment.
Directors ot tne world Bamt
elected Eueene Black, now a
director, as president to succeed
The White House said that
McCloy will take under "early
advisement" development ot
plans for the transfer of res
Donsibilitv for non-military as
pects of United States occupation
of Germany from the Army to
the S'ate Department and the
Economic Cooperation Adminis
tration. The White House announce
ment said that McCloy will be
"the supreme United States auth
ority in Germany."
Oregon War Vets Have
Chance At Homesteads
SALEM, Ore., May 18. UP)
Oregon war veterans were ad
vised today they can apply for
the 50 homesteads in Central
Wyoming which will be given by
the U. S. Bureau of Reclamation.
The 5,912 acres of raw land are
located in the Riverton Reclama
tion Project. Applications should
be filed with the Bureau at River
ton. vow. . .
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Russian Plans
Upset By Large
Negative Vote
Election Rebuff Calls
For Revised Strategy
At Four-Power Huddle
BERLIN, May 18 UP)
Eastern Germany's 4,000,000
votes against Communism may
have thrown gravel into the
gears of Soviet strategy at the
four-power talks In Paris open
ing Monday.
The Communists claimed a
"tremendous victory" in the East
German election, but the fact
that one-third of the voters went
against them clearly was as stag
gering a blow to them as It was
a surprise to everybody else. .
as a result the Soviet union
may pause, now. and reappraise
its plans of action in the Paris
conference. For Instance, she
must weigh new factors in decid
ing what position to take on any
proposal for withdrawal of all
armies of occupation from Ger
many. Before the election, the Rus
sians had been reported as favor
ing withdrawal by both East and
West occupation forces, presum
ably with the idea that East Ger
man communists were strong
enough to seize control of any
central German government em
bracing all zones, either at once
or later.
Sharp Question Raised
But in the voting Sunday and
Monday in the Russian Zone, 12,
024,221 voters cast valid ballots.
They had the choice of voting
lor a hand-picked slate or candi
dates for election to a "People's
Congress" (Soviet-style parlia
ment) for Eastern Germany, or
voting against the ticket. Yet
4,080,272 persons voted "no" as
evidence that they didn t want
Communist rule.
There arises, then, this obvi
ous question: In an area swarm
ing with Soviet troops and Com
munist spies, how many voted
for the Communist slate, al
though actually wishing they had
the courage to vote against it.
The one-third no" vote enor
mously strengthens the hands of
the United States, Britain and
France in the Paris meetings.
They now will face the Russian
strategists knowing that West
Germany's 46,000,000 inhabitants
art solidly opposing Communism,
and at least a third of those un
der Russian rule don't like It any
Sting Is Reflected
Walter Ulbricht, a top Jiast
(Co-itinued on Page Two)
U. N. Votes Down
Colonies Split
NEW YORK, May 18. UP)
The Bevin-Sforza plan to split up
Italy's pre-war colonies among
four nations lalled today in tne
U. N. General Assembly.
A last-minute Latin American
revolt brought a thumping re
jection of the American-sponsored
measure which had been de
nounced by Slavs and Arabs as
a deal to strongmen Anglo
American control of the Medi
Defeat of the bitterly debated
compromise plan leaves the
strategic area In the hands of
British military forces who have
been occupying the colonies since
they chased the Germans and
Italians out during the war.
A sharp split among tne 39
nations on the controversial
question of restoring Italy to
control of part of Mussolini's one
time African empire brought de-
teat oi the compromise plan.
The final vote on the Bevin
Sforza plan was 14 for and 37
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In his father's footsteps.
Flood Hazard
In Columbia
Area Easing
(By the Associated Press)
Flood hazard eased on the
Columbia today but dike patrols
and sandbagging continued
against the river's powerful
A fall In the Snake .6 df a
foot at Lewiston, Idaho prompt
ed forecasters at the Portland
weather bureau to foresee at
least a temporary lower river
crest on Friday. A fall starting
Saturday is expected to continue
Whether the 22.9 feet now fore
cast for Vancouver on Friday Is
the spring freshet crest or wheth
er the river will rise again is
uncertain. But forecasters said
Friday's level should be the
highest for at least a week. The
level alter that will depend on
weather heat to melt more
mountain snow, or heavy rains in
tributary valleys could bring it
up again.
Bonners Ferry, Ida., residents
on the surging Kootenai, believ
ed today they had passed tne
danger point unless dikes should
crumble. The Kootenai was
down to 29.9 feet today from a
peak of 30.b yesterday. A con
tinued slow fall was in prospect
with a forecast for clear and
cooler weather.
Lake Pend Oreille began to
flood a few basements at Farra-
gut, Idaho. It was up ,7 of a
foot since yesterday.
At another tributary river
dancer point, Okanogan, Wash,
basements were flooded by the
risine ukanoean river .mat was
hazardously close to last year's
Canal Is Closed
Along the middle Colurribia,
the corps of engineers closed The
Dalles-Celllo canal today because
of high water.
Waterfront residents on both
the Oregon and Washington
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Apartment House
Building Started
Todd Building Co. has started
construction of a $151,000 apart
ment house project at W. 3rd
St. and W. 1st Ave., it was an
nounced by John D. Todd. The
new project Is located just cast
of Vista Homes, also built by
Todd, at the upper end of Win
chester St.
The new apartment house
group will include 32 units of
one- and two-bedroom size. The
apartment house group will in
clude four buildings with eight
apartments to each unit. The
buildings will be of wood frame
construction, two stories high,
similar to Todd's Winchester
Court group located at the lower
end of Winchester St.
A city building permit for
$151.000'was issued to the Todd
Building Co. and construction of
the buildings was started Tues
day. Name of the new group
will be Terrace Apartments,
Todd said.
Shanghai Resistance
Thus Far Balks Reds
The Communists drove a spear
head through Shanghai's "back
door" almost to the Whangpoo
river today. In South China the
Reds lunged to within 31 miles
of the port of Foochow.
A Shanghai garrison communi
que acknowledged the Shanghai
thrust but said it had been wiped
out In fierce fighting.
The advance oh Foochow,
Fuklcn provincial capital almost
midway between Shanghai and
the provisional capital of Canton,
was reported by the nationalists'
official Central News Agency.
It Is not easy to assay accurate
ly the situation around Shanghai
but no longer is there any ques
tion that the Reds are getting a
run for their money here. Thpy
are not much closer than they
were live days ago.
Unidentified Man Dies
In Burning Automobile
TACOMA, Wash., May 18 (IP)
A Pierce County special deputy
coroner today was seeking the
Identity of a man burned to
death In a car near Carbonado
last night.
The fatality occurred on the
Falrlax-Carbonado road at the
entrance of Carbonado. The car
was described as being a 1922
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Congress Seat
Won By Son Of
Late President
Vote In New York City
District Greater Than
Total For Three Rivals
' NEW YORK, May 18 UP)
Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr., first
of the late president's five chil
dren to seek elective office, ha
launched his political career by
giving Tammany Hall a sound
The 34-year-old lawyer, bear
ing one of the most potent politi
cal names in the nation's history,
captured more votes than alt
three of his opponents in win.
ning yesterday's 20th Congression
al uisincc special election.
Roosevelt collected 41,146 votes
31,037 on the Liberal Party
ticket and 10,109 under the Four
Freedoms Party banner.
His three opponents got 39,726
distributed this way: municipal
Court Justice Benjamin Shalleck,
Democrat, 24,352; William H. Mc
Intyre, Republican, 10,026; Dr.
Annette T. Rubinstein. ALP. 5.-
Sources close to Roosevelt said
he would leave by plane tomor
row for abroad, going to Paris and
Palestine. It was not known how
long he planned to remain abroad.
He was not Immediately availa
ble for comment on his plans.
Governor Next Job?
His iubllant supporters, toast
ing him at rallies throughout the
district last night, chanted "next
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Beaver Creek Fire
On 1,000 Acres
Believed Stopped
Now covering an estimated
1,000 acres, the spread of the
Beaver Creek burn forest fire
fanned by east winds is believed
to have been stopped, radio re
ports received at Umpqua. Na
tional Forest headquarters indi
cated this morning.
An additional 60 men were
added to the fire fighting force
Tuesday. Now there are approxi
mately 250 men exclusive of For
est Service personnel on the fire.
Clarence K. Rand, administra
tive officer of the forest, said,
here today.
Fire fighters were hampered
Tuesday by the breakdown ot
the road over which supplies are
camp, said Rand. Only four-wheel-drive
vehicles are able to
get over the road. Road repair
equipment is being contracted
The base camp is reached from
Drew over Devil's Knob. From
there, four strings of pack ani
mals, one horse and five mules
each, are transporting subsist
ence and tools to the men in the
five camps around the outer per
imeter of the fire.
Rand said six additional sets
of rower saws were added to the
30 now in use. The fire fighters
are using the saws to cut down
old snags around the outer edge
of the fire area, in order to
break the spread.
Rand said fire fighters believed
they have checked the spread of
the flames unless there should be
a change in the winds.
Boy Has Tough Ordeal
On Railroad Trestle
SEATTLE. May 18. UP)
Seven-year-old Jimmy Albright
climbed up under a railroad
trestle last nignt ana siuck nis
head In a gap ' between two
Here is wnat ronowea:
A Great Northern mall train
was flagged to a atop down the
tracks. A flretruck screamed to
the scene. Police cars and am
bulances wailed to a halt. Rail
road crews rushed to the bridge.
Traffic Jammed on the highway
below. Hydraulio Jacks grunted
and strained. An acetylene torch
showered sparks.
. . . and u minutes alter ne
stuck his head in, Jimmy pulled
it out. His ears were swollen.
There were tears on his face.
There was lard on his head. And
In his heart was a solemn vow
never to go under another bridge
unless he had his mother along.
Appeal From Sentence
To Prison Turned Down
Coibett Downing, Roseburg,
has lost an appeal to the Supreme
Court of Oregon, and has been
taken into custody to serve out a
three-year sentence on a charge
of assault and robbery, not being
armed with a dangerous weapon,
reports Sheriff O. T. "Bud'f
Downing was convicted of the
charge Dec. 3, 1947, and was sen
tenced by Circuit Judge Carl E.
Wlmberly to the throe-year term.
He annealed the case, but the
Supreme Court upheld the Judg
ment of the lower court. Downing,
who has been out on bail pending
action on his iippeal, has been re
arrested and will be taken to
Levity Fact Rant
By L. F. Relaenstctn
Russia comes forth today
with still mora claims for credit
for Inventions. For all those
prevarications she would earn
forgiveness by devising softie
remedy for danaVllom not re
quiring manual exertion,