The news-review. (Roseburg, Or.) 1948-1994, May 25, 1949, Page 1, Image 1

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Thousands In
High Buildings
Watch Combat
Tht Weather
Fair ant warmer today and
Sunset today 7:40 p. m.
Sunrise tomorrow 4:39 a. m.
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J. ROLAND PARKER Is Douglas County Agricultural Agent.
At the time the picture appearing above was taken he was
leaning against a machine which picks hay from the swath or
windrow, chops, elevates and blows the cuttings into an accom
panying trailer for delivery to a
with others ot similar type, had just completed a demonstration
of its abilities at the Busenbark farm on the Melrose Road Mon
day morning at field trial arranged by Mr. Parker.
When he saw me appearing on the scene I'll bet Roland
wouldn't have given a plugged
day; the reason therefore being that, during a sequence of years,
many years ago he had arranged a number of irrigation tours
and on each and every occasion I accompanied the tour the
heavens opened and the rain poured until no more artificial irri
gation, such as he was demonstrating, was needed for weeks.
What I ought to have demanded
. Or for staying away, whichever
Much Of Truman Program Slated
For Sidetrack At Present Session
WASHINGTON, May 24. UP) Congress seemed ready today to
shelve until 1950 most of the political hot potatoes of President
Truman's program.
Marked for delay until next year when most of the members
will be beating the bushes for re-election are measures involving
civil rights, farm subsidies, health insurance, tax increases and social
security expansion.
In the Day's News
Jim to all who knew him even
reasonably well) leaps to his
death from the 16th floor of a
naval hospital.
No one will ever KNOW. He
served his country during nine
of the most nerve-wracking years
of its history. He broke eventually
under the strain of responsibility.
Making decisions that affect the
welfare of 140 million people is a
Perhaps he preferred death to
a life in which he might not be
wholly his own clear-headed self.
Such things can be.
FORRESTAL, after making a
fortune by his own efforts,
gave nine years of his life to the
service of his country. It is good
to know that men of his kind do
things like that. The cynics (and
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MULL, Eng., May 25. (.)
Mrs. Mary Hannah Walker, In
a hospital, sang a song, smoked
a cigaret, drank a bottle of stout
ard wouldn't get back into bed
when the party was over.
It was her birthday. She was
Demonstration By Red Cross Team
To Highlight Swim Pool Dedication
An aquatic demonstration by a Red Cross swimming team from
Medford will provide the highlight of Friday's dedication of Rose
burg's new swimming pool.
Mrs. Betty Smith, water safety
chairman of the Douglas County
Chapter, American Red Cross,
said the aquatic team will demon
strate life saving techniques as
well as diving and swimming
The team, graduates of a Red
Cross aquatic school, will show
how a rescue is made from the
water and how to revive a drown
ing person by means of artificial
Also on the program will be a
swimming and diving demonstra
tion by a group of students of
Rose SchooC Mrs. Smith said.
The demonstrations will close
the dedication program, which
silo. This machine, in company
nickel for prospects of a sunny
was a subsidy for going along
way you look at it.
Congress may be voting on
some of these while primary cam
paigns are under way. It probably
will have written its record one
way or the other on all of them
by the time the voters decide in
November of next year whether
to keep the Democrats in power
or give the Republicans control of
one or both Houses.
Senator Lucas of Illinois, the
Democratic leader, indicated to re
porters that the administration
will consider it a job well done if
Senate action can be finished by
July 31 on three major items:
House-approved reciprocal trade
legislation, a substitute for the
Taft-Hartley Labor Law and the
North Atlantic Treaty.
House leaders are trying to
round this program out with ap
proval of long range housing and
aid to education bills already ap
proved by the Senate, as well as
Taft-Hartley repealer.
Lucas left room for Senate ac
tion on some other important is
sues, including an increase in the
minimum wage level, the Interna
tional wheat agreement and a pro
posed $1,450,000,000 foreign arms
But he made It clear that he
won't be disappointed personally
if the Democrats have something
fresh to talk to the voters about
next year.
"We had a program that
couldn't possibly be enacted by
any Congress in seven months,"
he said. "We have to leave a few
good things until next year."
Chairman Lesinski (D-Mich)
said the House Labor Committee
will have another repealer ready
for floor action In two or three
begins at 7 p. m. Friday.
Arrangements for the dedica
tion have been made by Alio
Jacklin, chairman of a commit
tee of Rosehurg service clubs.
Speakers will be Mayor Albert
G. Flegel, City Manager M. W
Slankard. Percy Croft, chairman
ot the Park Commission, and Hal
Ayotte, exalted ruler of the Elks
Roseburg's new swimming pool
is located directly south of Roe
School, between S. Jackson and
Hamilton Sts.
(Set story, page 1, second sec
tion, today.)
Established 1873
Gunman Fires
Into Home Of
CIO Official
Attack Like That On His
Brother, Walter; Victim
May Lose His Right Eye
stealthy gunman, firing through a
window, snot and wounded victor
Reuther of the CIO United Auto
Workers union at his home last
Badlv hurt, the 37-year-old
unionist faces the possible loss of
nis ngnt eye, pierced Dy a snotgun
Dr. C. R. Lam, surgeon attend
ing Reuther, said that his condi
tion was "eood." There were in
juries of the face and neck as well
as the eye from six pellets.
Several blood transfusions had
been made.
Thus, lor a second time within
13 months, police today sought a
man. or men, apparently bent on
murder In the UAW-CIO's Reuther
The union's president, Walter
Reuther, escaped death at the
hands of a mysterious assailant
the night of April 20 last year.
That attack remains unsolved
desDlte one of the most painstak-
ing investigations In Detroit's po
nce records.
Walter called his brother's
shooting "another dastardly and
un-American trick."
Like his brother, Victor holds
hieh office in the UAW. He is the
1,000,000-member union's educa
tional director.
Assaults Art Similar
The assault on Victor was
strangely similar to that on Wal
ter.- .
In each, the gunman crept to a
window and fired a shotgun blast
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Myrtle Creek
Woman Bitten
By Rattlesnake
Mrs. Portia Schiltz, wife of
Hal W. Schiltz, editor of the
Myrtle Creek Mall is in Myrtle
Creek hospital suffering from
a rattlesnake bite. She was bit
ten on the ankle Sunday while
fishing with her husband on
Jackson creek, a tributary of the
South Umpqua river.
Mr. and Mrs. Schiltz had driven
up the new Jackson creek road,
hiked In about four miles and
were fishing on a gravel bar.
Mr. Schiltz heard his wife
scream and while going to her
assistance narrowly missed an
other snake.
He gave first aid and they
were then compelled to hike out
to their car.
Snake bite scrum was flown
to Myrtle Creek from Portland.
Her condition was reported to
day to be improving and re
covery is expected.
Paternity Suit Faced
By Family Physician
BUTLER. Pa.. Ms y 25. (P)
Clair W. Hutzler fi'ed suit for
$50,000 damages charging his
family phvsician fathered a child
by Mrs. Hutzler and then sent
him a Dill lor delivery care.
The action, known under Penn
sylvania law as a criminal con
versation suit, names as de
fendant Dr. Paul A. Hinchberger.
The Dhvsician, the suit charges,
attended Mrs. Hutzler during the
child's birth and later sent Hutz
ler a bill for $122.50. Hutzler
also claims he had to pay an $84
hospital bill.
Dr. Hincnnerger, wno is mar
ried, was not available for im
mediate comment.
Accident Near Axalea
Fatal To Log Bucker
Julius Lee Harold, 30, employed
as a bucker by the Mountain Side
Logging Co. at Azalea, was Killed
in a woods accident Tuesday aft
ernoon, County Coroner H. C.
Stearns reported today.
Details of the death were not
available. The body was removed
to Stearns Mortuary at Glendale,
where funeral arrangements will
be announced later.
Stearns said Harold recently
came to Azalea Irom bweet
Home, where his widow and
three children reside.
Melvln Carl Quinett, charged
with drunk driving, has been
released from the eountv jail
upon posting of $150 ball, re
ported Shenir u. i . "uua carter.
Arraigned before Justice of Peace
Nina Pietzold at Canyonvllle,
Qulntett pleaded Innocent, and
was committed to au tempo
rarily pending posting of hall.
Reuther Shotgun Victim
Harry Bridges
Indictment Set,
Union Charges
UP) The CIO Longshore Union
charged today "the administra
tion has ordered" the indictment
of Harry- Bridges, the union
U. S. Attorney Frank Hennes
sey said a tederai grand jury to
day would consider an "important
He declined further comment
except to say, "I have strict or
ders from Washington not to say
anything about this."
The statement issued by the In
ternational Longshoremen s and
Warehousemen's Union Head
quarters did not say on what
grounds Indictment of Bridges
had been "ordered."
One of the key figures in the
1939 Bridges deportation hearing
arrived here from Washington.
He is J.ohn P. Boyd, special as
sistant to Attorney General Tom
Clark. He declined comment on
his mission.
Bridges, an Australian, was
termed an "energetic radical" but
not a Commmunist in finding sub
mitted to the then Secretary of
Labor Frances Perkins after the
1939 hearing. He became a U. S.
citizen in 1945.
Ultimate Degrees For
Grade Teachers Urged
Grade school teachers should be
required to have bachelor's, de
grees after 1955. That is the rec
ommendation of the Oregon Edu
cation Association Commission on
nrofessional standards.
Walter E. Snyder, Salem, a
State Department of Education
assistant supervisor, is chairman
of the newly formed Oregon Com
mission on Teacher Education
and Professional Standards, a
branch of the Association.
He noted there are too many
trainees planning teaching ca
reers in nigh schools compared
with the number preparing for
grade school work.
Island Sinking Perils
Navy's $180 Million Yard
LOS ANGELES, May 25. (P)
Unless Terminal Island stops
sinking, the Navy may have to
close its $180,000,000 shipyard
The announcement was made
yesterday bv Rear Adm. Grover
C. Klein.
During an Inspection of the fa
cility, engineers told him parts
of the island have dropped four
leet and tnat the portion on which
the yard is located is subsiding
at least three inches a year.
Some naval engineers blame
nearby oil pumping for the sink
ing, tne laciuty employes 7,500
Educator Dies In Drop
Of 14 Stories At Clinic
ROCHESTER. Minn.. Mav 25
UP) A man identified as Samuel
Lyle Mayne, 29, a professor at
Texas Christian University, Fort
Worth, died Tuesday in a plunge
from the 14th floor of the Mayo
Dr. T. O. Wellner, Olmsted
County Coroner, said the death
apparently was a suicide although
no note was found Immediately.
i Equipment Co.
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liminary step to street paving.
N. Jackson St. to the eat city
Coalition In
House Readies
Economy Axe
Military Pay Raise Bill
Halted; Housing, Foreign
Aid Plans Imperilled
The administration's housing and
foreign aid programs were im
perilled today by a House econ
omy drive which yesterday help
ed bowl over a military pay raise
The storm signals were up for
all pending measures involving
Dig money.
Impressed by the 227-tol63
vote that sent the $400,000,000-a-year
military pay bill back to
committee to the accompaniment
of demands for economy, admin
istration leaders came up with
a compromise in the hope they
may save their foreign aid bill.
The aid measure, financing the
European recovery work on the
Economic Cooperation Adminis
tration, faces its big test In the
House tomorrow.
It already has been chopped
up by the Appropriations Com
mittee, which whacked $629,730,
000 from the $4,198,200,000 Presi-
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Training School
Escapees Nabbed
As Car Thieves
Two alleged ear" thieves,' both
escapees from the state training
scnool at Woodburn, were taKen
into custody here about 8 a. m.
today, foilowing a chase at high
speed, reported State Police Sgt.
Lyle Harrell.
Officer Marvin Fredericks ar
rested the pair, both 16-ycar-olds,
after pursuing them from Rose-
ourg soutn to uinard. rney fi
nally stopped after the officer
fired Into the air.
The runaways were In posses
sion of a 1948 Poiitiac," reported
ly stolen at Gervais, and they are
alleged to have committed a
burglary in Marion County, said
Sgt. Harrell.
Police were on the lookout for
the two, alter they had evaded
a similar chase by officers from
Eugene at a reported 90 miles
per hour speed.
Aged Woman Victim
Of Kicking Assault
A vicious kicking assault by a
young man on an 80-year-old
woman was under police investi
gation today.
Detectives said there appeared
to be no obvious motive for the at
tack on Marie A. Soule, a piano
music instructor at her home
The woman, In a hospital today,
said she found the stranger in her
hallway, and, mistaking him for
a prospective student, invited the
youth to her living room. There he
knocked her down and kicked her
about the face and body.
She lost several teeth, had lace
bruises and a jaw Injury.
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Traffic her movas slowlv ovtr E.
As part of the North Umpqua Highway, E. 2nd Ave. S. will be paved with asphalt! concrete from
limits. Work is expected to gat
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Burn, Ind., and their children, Kenneth, 4, and Bonnie Bell, 2, sit
at spot whera their homt stood before it was hit by a tornado
which thundered through four Mid-western states. Forty-six per
sons were killed, nearly 400 injured, and property damage ran
at least to $5,000,000. INcA
Memories! Day Observance
Set At Veterans Hospital
Annual Memorial. .Day gbservmice .will be hcldiby Bosoburg'
veterans organizations and palriotlc societies Monday at the Rose.
burg Veterans Hospital. '
The Rev. Hugh N. McCallum, pastor of the First Christian
Church of Eugene and chaplain
and American Legion posts here,
a service at 9:30 a. m.
Last Of Dry Era
Gang Shot Down
FAIRFIELD, 111., May 25. UP)
Ambush guns have taken a third,
this lime probably unsuccessful,
crack at the Shelton gang of pro
hibition days.
The latest victim Is big Earl
Shelton, who succeeded to the
chieftainship when his two older
brothers were cut down from
ambushes. Big Earl was taken
to an Evansvllle, Ind., hospital
last night with a bullet in his
He was shot shortly before mid
night while in a night club. Dr.
Donald B. Frankel said he felt
certain Shelton would live.
Two older brothers, Carl and
Bernie, both were shot from am
bush. Carl, considered to have
been the brains of the gang,
notorious In the twenties, was
killed on a road near his farm
In October, 1947. Bernie, the
strong man of the outfit, died
as he was leaving a madhouse
near Peoria on July 2(i, 19-18.
Their killers have not been cap
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2nd Ave. S. as workman spread
underway this summer. (Picture
and Mrs. Stanley Brooks of She
of the Veterans of Foreign Wars
will give the address of the day In
Mayor Albert G. Flegel will
preside at the service, to be held
in the recreation building t the
Hospital, other speakers win Be
Dr. Kenneth W. Kinney, chief of
professional services at the Hos
pital, and Robert W. Helliwell,
who will read General John A.
Logan's orders setting the date
of May 30 as Memorial Day, and
Lincoln's Gettysburg Address.
The Rev. A. S. Feller, chap
lain of the Roseburg Veterans
Hojpltal, and the Rev. Levi
White, chaplain of the Disabled
American Veterans In Roseburg,
will also take part In the service.
A vocal solo, "Sleep, Soldier
Boy," an official song of the
Veterans of Foreign Wars, will
be sung by Maurice Hart.
Following this service, a me
morial service for soldiers, sail
ors, and marines lost at sea will
be hold at the Veterans Bridge,
by members of the Gold Star
Mothers and Auxiliary of the
Patrick W. Kelly Post No. 2408,
Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Services at the grave of the
unknown soldier in the Veterans
Cemetery will he under auspices
of Umpqua Post No. 16. Ameri
can Legion, and Its Auxiliary.
There will be participation in
Ihese services by the Roseburg
Municipal Hand and Co. D, 18(ith
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Nationalists Blow Up
Materiel In Retreat To
Woosung Escape Route
Communists marched into Shane-
iihi luuay, ana a roaring Dattie
far worse than the siege devel
oped. Retreating Nationalists, trying
to fight their way back to Woo
sung and escape, were blowing
up everytning tney could. At 9
p. m. the whole horizon to the
north seemed to explode.
Apparently the government
soldiers, pulling back before the
advancing Communists, blew up
the fuel dumps, bombs and am
munition installations at Kiang
wan Airfield.
All the while cannonading
shook the city as the Reds
smashed with everything avail-
able at Woosung fortress. The
Communists were determined to
make the Nationalist escape cor--ridor
a bloody avenue if they can
not close it.
The Reds, overrunning the
world's rnott Donulous country.
gave Communism Its largest city
by occupying almost all of
Shanghai. . .
stubborn Nationalist rear
guards held fast at bridges across
Soochow Creek. Red mortars
smashed up the main city post
office near the Szechuan Road
Towering Broadway Mansion,
an apartment building where
several Americans and British
are trapped behind the Nation-'
allst lines, was shaken up.
Even in the old international
settlement in the downtown area
small arms fire crackled as the
Reds hunted down small groups
of Nationalists still holed up in
Obviously the Nationalist rear,
guard was buying time in last-,
stand fights. They want the bulk
of their comrades to deploy on
me outer eages oi tne city lor
another fight or reach ships wait
ing in tne xangtze to take them
Battle at Bridges
The Reds came Into the city
from the west. They came down
broad Avenue Foche and Edward
VII Avenue on the double. It waa
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$25,000 Contract
Given To Paint
County Bridges
Contract for painting all of
Douglas County's steel bridges,
except Oak Street bridge, was
let on a single bid to Antonsen
Painting Company, Tacoma,
Wash., for $25,000, the County
Court members reported Tues
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Other bids were submitted on
an overall basis for the 12 bridges
maintained by the county as fol
lows: Larsen Brothers, Tacoma,
$31,238; Industrial Painters, Ta
coma, $28,700, and Paul E. Ander
son, Portland, $43,401. Douglas
Paint and Hardware Company,
Roseburg, submitted a bid on
three bridges only at a total price
of $7340.
The 12 steel bridges are Brown,
located six miles northwest of
Roseburg on Garden Valley
Road: Bacon, one-half mile east
of Umpqua; Umpqua at Umpqua;
Beckley at Elkton; Glendale at
Glendale; Round Prairie, three
and one-half miles south of Dil
lard! Pruner, one and one half
mile north of Riddle; Riddle at
Riddle: Gazley. one mile north
of Canyonvllle; Olalla at Olalla,;
Dlllard at Dlliaro, and miiioctt, U
miles northwest at Sutherlin.
Oak Street bridge, Roseburg, re
cently painted, was excluded.
Members oi tne court reported
that they were successful in ob
taining $100,000 as an advance,
from the state for repairing road
damages caused by the freezing
weather last year. This money,
a loan to the counties, will be de
ducted from the counties' share
of future gasoline tax revenues.
The County Court members ap
peared before the State Hignway
Commission last week to present
their request.
Presbyterian Groups Te
Vote On Merger Plan
25 UP) Unification of the
United Presbyterian and the Re
formed Church in America will
he placed before the Presbyteries
of the two groups.
Meeting together yesterday ac
the close of their annual conven
tions, the two groups approved
union into one body of some
425.000 members.
Delegates to the United Presby
terian Assembly approved 241-9.
The Reformed group favored
union 147 to 6.
Three-fourths favorable vote of
the Presbyteries, of which United
has 51 and the Reformed 47, Is
necessary for final approval. The
Presbyteries are expected to start
voting earlv next year.
Lvlty Fact Rant
By L. F. Reisenatein
Tht 4-powtr council of mill
liters in Paris seems te have de
veloped on agreement on now
fthlngs m which to disagree.