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By CHARLES V. STANTON
The old adage that "familiarity breeds contempt" finds
supporting evidence in accident statistics.
A study of automobile wrecks will show that, eliminating
from comparison the reckless, squirrely, hot rod fools, vet
eran drivers rather than tyros were at the wheel. In the
logging and sawmill business it is usually the old logger or
experienced mill hand who gets careless.
Another example is found in a report from the Oregon
State Board of Aeronautics which, reporting on an investi
gation of a plane crash on Odell Lake recently, states that
"the cause of the accident was pilot error in that the pilot
did not use nearly half of the available takeoff area."
The accident was one in which a pilot with plenty. of ex
perience tried to lift his amphibian plane from the waters
of Odell Lake, where he was conferring with Forest. Service
officials relative to instituting a flying service for vacation
ists. He used a short runway instead of an available longer
takeoff course. Three Forest Service men, passengers in the
plane, were hospitalized with injuries, barely escaping with
How often we have seen veteran fliers do things with
airplanes that would call down their immediate wrath upon
a student flier attempting the same maneuvers. For instance,
a student flier is taught he should never make a climbing
turn until he has gained altitude. He is directed to fly in a
straight line, or to make a level turn, until he has climbed
to at least 500 feet.
But time and again we have seen experienced fliers, who
should, and do, know better, cutting around in a climbing
bank as soon as their wheels have cleared the ground. And,
for some of them, it was their last turn.
Several airplane fatalities occurred in Oregon in recent
months because fliers who knew better took off in weather
unfit for flying. They would never have permitted another
flier for whom they might have been responsible to leave
the ground under such conditions but, relying on their own
skill, they took the risk.
A major classification of automobile accidents is charged
against youthful drivers who treat the motor car as a play
thing rather than a lethal weapon. But, if you watch acci
dent reports, you will observe that a great many wrecks,
other than those due to pure recklessness, result from care
lessness on the part of experienced drivers. The novice is
far less in danger of causing an accident than the veteran
driver who places too much reliance on his skill and permits
his attention to stray from cautious operation of his vehicle.
Each year during hunting season we read of hunters
being shot for deer. By far the majority of these hunting
tragedies are due to the carelessness of an experienced
rather than a novice hunter.
Because of long experience with firearms, the veteran
hunter grows careless. He usually is an expert marksman
and his bullet is more apt to find its mark than is the one
fired by a more timid and unsure beginner.
The veteran hunter, who' has pulled his shotgun through
the fence behind him 99 times, doesn't expect that the 100th
time will be any different. Perhaps it -won't but too often
Statistics prove that the average American home is the
No. 1 danger spot the place where the most accidents
occur. People are forever tumbling down basement stairs,
falling in or out of bathtubs, getting themselves electro
cuted, or suffering fatal or critical burns. All because of the
fact that they grow careless in a familiar environment.
Scanning the list of accidents in the daily newspaper is
conducive to longer life if one gives heed to what he reads.
... aWfjF - -&3
Viahnett S. Martin I
From The Oregon Press
'McKAY DAM' PROPOSED.
(Oregon City Kntorprise)
The Associated Press has ear.
rled on the wires throughout tflo
coast the proposal that Itetro'.t
Dam, Just getting under con
struction on the North Santlatn
River, bp named "McKay Pain"
in honor of the Governor of Ore
gon. The proposal has been made
Jointly by the Willamette Hiver
Project Committee, the volunteer
organization and the Willamette
Basin Commission, thp official
body, steering the valley devel
opment for the state.
The proposal Is timely and
proper. "Detroit Dam" means
nothing and to the public is coil
fusing. The "Detroit1' best known
is in Michigan and there Is no
historic importance to Oregon in
the name In that community.
Senator Guy Cordon has been
urged to press the suggestion In
Congress as Governor McKav,
long before he was elected Gov
envir bad been active in spon
soring the prolect and did murn
to arouse public interest In the
entire valley project, and his
family name has long been Iden
tified with Oregon.
NEW LAW MAY BE THE
On the Oregon statute books is
a new law which should help in
solve some of the problems that
have grown out of the concen
tration of homes In unlncoi poi
nted areas such as suburban set
tlements and "fringe" districts.
One of the most serious of
these problems Is that of sanita
tion. Isolated residences aoe
served well by septic tanks In the
disposal of sewage, provided the
tanks are well maintained, but
when they are constructed too
close together they give trouble,
even when they are working well.
Until now residents of such set
tlements have been unable to do
much about remedying sanita
tion problems but the governor
has signed a senate measure re
placing the old slate sanitary
code with one which is much
Under the new law sanitary
districts may be set up much like
municipal corporations, subject
to approval of a majority of resi
dents In the newly organized dis
trict, with tax levying and
budgetary powers, financed by
general obligation or revenue
bonds or both and governed by
The old law was so unsatisfac
tory that no sanitary districts
were organized under it. The
new law is designed to avert what
threaten to ln-come serious situa
tions as population outside of nut
nlclpal coi potations Increases.
WIFE'S OVERSIGHT COSTLY
ONTARIO, Ore., May LD.-t.Vl
He (ore you let your wife shift the
furniture, lie sure she knows
I w here the furnace pours out Its
.Mrs. Gene Stewart didn't know
about their new automatic heat
ing system and moved a daven
port. The register directly under
It got a little hot. So did the
Kite damage was $1,000.
The word Roseburg will always
have a thrill tucked In It for me.
A while after we left Eugene
in the DC-3 the pretty stewardess,
Miss Flanagan, came back
through the door from the for
ward part of the plane, and stop
ped by my seat. She dropped
gracefully to a squattingon-heels
position and smiled at me.
"The flight captain (Capt. H. L.
Taylor) said to tell you that we
are flying a little off our course
so you can have a closer view of
Roseburg. Look out In 7 minutes
and the city will be there below
on your aide."
She laughed at my surprise!
My question "How did he know?"
"Well, the station manager at
Eugene told him you had a spe
cial interest in Roseburg. We
don't fly this close on our usual
Sure enough, In a Jiffy, there
was Winchester Dam. It looked
like a white comb with uneven
teeth, the "teeth" being the dow n
stream part white water.
Remember how the little
"houses" looked on the "Monop
oly" game-board? There were
lots of them on the green hoard
now. That was Roseburg from
8,000 feet up, a minute or two be
fore 12 noon on May 12.
When the plane closed up at
Eugene there was a momentary
wish well, that EJ was with me!
Then, as we 'crept' upward (no
sense of speed!) the country lay
below us. I thrilled at the beauty
of It the wonder of it the joy
of being 'winged' after all these
years, earth-bound! That first
flight, at least, had In It a spiritu
al experience. You will under
stand when you are 'winged' too
if you have not already flown.
One elderly lady, on her first
flight, was looking well, she
looked peeved! Suddenly she said
across the aisle to me:
"What a fool I've been! I never
would let them put me on a plane
before! I've made this trip out
here five times. Oh," and she
looked peeved (at herself) again,
"what a fool I've been! Five days
and five nights and this time I
make It In nine hours!"
Well Long Beach Is lovely and
I enjoy this round of "visiting"
hut how glad I shall be to step
out of the third plene, Wednes-:
day, and see EJ there, waiting!
In the Day's News
(Continued from Page One)
Plastic Surgery, Once Secret, Now
Regarded As Economic Investment
By HAL BOYLE
NEW YORK (.f) More men than women are giving them
selves a change of pace today Uy getting themselves a change of
They get a new outlook on life by going to a plastic surgeon to
have an objectionable facial feature remodeled.
"Since the war we have more
men than women patients," said
Dr. Gregory L. Pollock, a pioneer
specialist In this form of human
In the last 30 years he has op
erated on some 5.000 persons.
Among theme were the widow of
a U. S. president -she had her
face lifted and scores of society,
theatrical and movie celebrities.
Dr. Pollock is something of a
Broadway notable himself. He
went from booking to bobbing.
As a youth, before he went to
medical school to learn the art
of how to bob noses, ears and
bosoms, he worked as an enter
tainment hooking agent. Many of
his old clients later became his
Profession Grows Rapidly
The science q plastic surgerv
has undergone signicant change
in three decades. At present It is
a mushrooming branch of medi
cine, allied In some ways to psy
chiatry. "W hen I began there were only
a handful In the field," recalled
Dr. Pollock. "Now there are more
plastic surgeons than you can
"It used to lie a hush-hush mat
Incomes suffer from facial dis
figurements. So they have them
"The Improvement of their fea
tures also helps them in person
ality ways. They lose lifelong
feelings of inferiority and regain
The feature most people find
fault with about their anatomy
Is the nose. Then come the ears
too much like Peter Rabbit or
a pair of swinging doors. And
then, in order, are wrinkles, over
sized bosoms and weak chins.
Paraffin was abandoned years
ago as a subsurface .stuffing to
iron out wrinkles. Doctors found
it tended to melt and collect in
lumps beneath the skin. And It
was an incipient agent of mnllg
One of the great developments
In plastic surgery has been the
creation o' cartilage hanks.
"With cartilage we can take a
patient worried over his receding
chin and make him look like a
bulldog If he wants to," smiled
Plastic surgeons now operate
on babies two (lavs old (cleft pal
ate I or women and men past
and ten t wrinkles
ter. Done In strictest privacy. three scot
People were ashamed to admit ; that rankle)
they wanted to try to Improve on j one of their problems is to
the face that their parents or
life - had given them.
"Today they want to brag
about It. They even throw cock
tail parties to unveil their new
And the patients are no longer
merely the Idle wealthy, seeking
to hide the traces of age. Most
are working people.
"Plastic surgery isn't a foolish
luxury," said Dr. Pollock. "In .in
overwhelming number of cases It
is an economic Investment. It
Isn't just vanity that impels them
to want ineir laces changed
turn down people who come to
them with imaginary facial de
tects. Dr. Pollock rejected an si.
year-old woman who wanted her
face lifted. Her age made the
operation too risky for any bene
fits she would gain.
One of his oddest callers was
a handsome young man who
came to him 'shortly after the
death of Lon Chancy, the movie
"He had a suitcase stuffed with
hundreds of Chaney's pictures."
said Dr. Pollock. "He wanted me
to operate on him so he would
Work Party Scheduled
Sunday At Camp Tyee
Parents of Camp Fire Girls
and Bluebirds whose daughters
are planning to attend camp dur
ing the summer sessions, which
begin In July, are asked to join in
a work party tomorrow at Camp
Tyee. Purpose o; iiie work party
is to lay the water pipe for the
water supply, begin construction
of two sleeping quarters and the
handcraft house and continue
clearance of underbrush.
At a camp committee meeting
Friday night at the home of the
camp chairman, Mrs. Tom Par
peter, members outlined work for
the day and urged parents to co
operate in the schedule. Families
are asked to come also and enjoy
a picnic lunch at nog p..
A group headed by Bill Henson,
building chairman, plans to leave
early in the morning for the
camp area.' Others will motor to
Camp Tyee after church services.
It is hoped a good group will be
on hand to hasten the construc
tion scheduled for the coming
Under the department of the
Army Organized Reserve Corps
program, Headquarters and Head
quarters Battery of the 6416th
Field Artillery Training uaiaiii
on have been activated In the
Ten field artillery reserve of
iHinp in Dnuelas Coun
ty have been assigned to the new
,,nt inrl i ia ottonriincr lie rppll.
larly scheduled meetings, Major
rtpbert nienier, oauauun t-um-mander,
Ttio l1Kth Fiplrt Artillerv
Training Battalion meets at 8
p.m. the secona anu iuui in i utf-Ant,r-
nf agph month in the Rose.
burg National Guard Armory for
two-hour perioas. neservo anu
lervmen in this area, who are
Adult Tailoring Class
To Hold Final Session
The last session for the Adult
Tailoring Class, meetinp at the
Roseburg Junior High School,
under the leadership of Mrs. Alta
Simonson, will be held Monday
at 7 p. m.
A new class on upholstering
and making of slip covers will
start June 13, with Mrs. Fry, Eu
gene, as instructor. All women
interested in taking the new
course of study are ajked to at
tend the first and planning meet
ing when organization will be
perfected and materials listed.
Statue of Llbtrty
The Statue of Liberty was pre
sented to America by France. ...
interested In the Department of
Army Reserve program, are in
vited to attend these meetings.
Youth For Christ Rally
Scheduled For Tonight
A well diversified program of
music is scheduled for the Rose
burg Youth for Christ rally to be
held Saturday at 7:45 p. m. at the
Open Bible Standard Church.
Featured talent will include J.
Stanley Krantz and Eleanor C.
Krantz, who will offer sacred
music including vocal and instru
mental solos, duets, novelty and
request numbers. Mr. Krantz, a
baritone, plays the Solovox. Mrs.
Krantz is a soprano and pianist.
The program will be directed
by the Rev. Al Huegli, Kelso.
Wash., new fulltime director for
the Roseburg Youth for Christ
All young people are invited to
attend the program and the gen
eral public will be welcomed.
MEN'S HALF SOLES . . . $1.75
Will not mark floors
Ask for them
340 N. Jackson
his biggest argument was that
having been defeated for gover
nor of Washington and .senator
from Washington he needs the
It has never seemed to me that
that is sufficient qualification for
a big national post.
SPEAKING of qualifications:
The National Fathers Day
committee (whatever that may
be) has chosen a 78-year-old
farmer of Lock Haven, Pa., fa
ther of 18 children and grand
father of 80, as the "American
father of 1948." In naming him,
the committee cites proudly the
fact that at 78 he "splits logs to
blow off steam."
IT'S all right, of course. But it
occurs to me that It might be
better if he dug post-holes to build
fences to handle cattle to produce
food for us all and make money
Log-splitting was once a great
job, but It's rather out-dated now.
VIEW development In the Wei
ll fare (Insure everybody against
Lloyd's of London will now in
sure a golfer AGAINST a hole
WHY should a golfer pay good i
hard money to be Insured 1
against a hole in one? !
Well, In Britain these days,
with cash none too plentiful, mak
ing a hole in one is apt to be
something of a calamity. It in
volves heavy celebration at the
19th hole, and with the price of
firewater what it is celebrations
Under the new Lloyd's policy, ,
the prudent golfer will pay a
premium of 12 shillings sixpence
(two bucks and a half) and if the
little white ball bounces into the
hole in one stroke he'll get ten ,
pounds, or forty iron men.
That, the London dispatch says,
will about cover the cost of the
ensuing high Jinks. j
NEWEST Russian Ideology note:
The Moscow radio says the
naval torpedo was Invented in the j
early IStiO's by a Russian named
Alexandrovsky; the farm tractor
was Invented In 17S5 by a Musco
vite by he name of Vankomov, I
and the process of rolling armor
plate was thought up by one
Vaslli Pyatov (date not men
Previously Moscow has claimed
for Russians tne honor of invent
ing the electric light, radio, peni
cillin and the airplane. j
WELL, if the Russians want to
kid themselves, we shouldn't
object. Kidding himself never did .
anybody anything but harm. I
SADDLE CLUB PLANS
The Trail Dust Saddle Club
at an Informal meeting last Sun
day voted in as a new member
Howard L. Simonton.
Warren Wilson was elected to
act as assistant drill master to
Jack Rowall. Members discussed
having racing or some other pro
gram on the afternoon of the
Douglas County Fair, in con
junction with other saddle clubs.
RELEASED FROM JAIL
Billy Roy Jones, 20, of Myrtle
Creek has been released from the
Douglas County Jail upon pay
ment of the balance of a S50 fine i
imposed on a charge of peddling I
without a license, reported Sher
iff O. T. "Bud" Carter. He was
committed to jail May 7, and
released May 19. I
Douglas County State Bank
Deposit Iniuranoe Corp.
Make This Douglos County Institution
Home Owned Home Operated
Ijiwyers, entertainers, school-' look like a composite of Chancy
teachers, beauty parlor operators,
salesgirls, waitresses any people
who meet the public find their
In all his grotesque roles.
1 threw him out. Then
threw out his suitcase."
If you do not receive
your News-Review by
:15 P. M. call Mr.
Waters before 7:00
A WATCH HAS MORE THAN
The fact that anyone can buy a dozen watch jewels for a dollar seems
to indicate that the jewels in a watch do not represent the majority of the ex
pense. All the jewels in a seventeen jewel watch are worth about 1.50.
Upon what, then, does the price of a watch depend?
Until watch companies and advertising agents found out that to most
people the grade of a watch depended upon the number of jewels; jewels
were installed in watches according to the grade of the movement. That is,
the better the grade (finish and precision of the movement), the more jewels
would be installed.
Of late, however, this jewel installation has been carried to ridiculous
ends. Swiss 17-jewel watches of a medium or low grade are now being "up
jeweled" in this country into the 19 or 21 -jewel class by adding jewels to
bearings that do not utilize them to any mechanical advantage. Since ruby
or sapphire jewels are used ir watches for bearings, the addition of extra
jewels which serve no purpose, gives only the illusion of a superior product.
All international records for timekeeping are held by 17 jewel Swiss
The fineness and precision of a timepiece depends, then, not only upon
the number of jewels but on the precision and grade of finish of all the parts.
Seventeen jewel watches are on the market now that sell for as little as 21 .75.
Naturally, they will not be as fine as 17-jewel watches with more finely mode
parts for 52.50.
Quality should be the primary consideration in buying a watch.
Among our stock of Gruen, Hamilton, Wyler, Longines and other
watches we have 17-jewel watches for 47.50 and up.
Hand in hand with the quality of the watch bought at Knudtson's qoes
the guarantee of the finest service for that watch.
Shop around for your watch, yes, but be sure to come to Knudtson's to
compare before you buy. Knudtson's have a large selection of watches in the
low price field.
Watch for our Ad in the
June 4th Issue of
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