The news-review. (Roseburg, Or.) 1948-1994, May 26, 1949, Page 2, Image 2

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    2 The Newi-Review, Roieburg, Ore. Thur., Moy 26, 1949
Teams Of Active
Club To Vie In
Girls' Camp Job
Two competitive teams, cap
tained by Ken Atterbury and Roy
Barnhart, were selected by the
Roseburg Active Club at its
meeting this morning in the
Shallmar to comprise work par
ties at Camp Tyee Sunday,
June 5.
Three shelter remain to be
constructed prior to opening of
the Camp Fire Girls' summer en
campment. The teams will each start work
on a cabin and the one to com
plete the job first will receive
free treats from the losing team.
Thev will combine to construct
the third cabin. The shelters are
easily built it was reported, and
if a good turnout is present the
three should be completed in one
Any other persons interested,
whether or not members of the
club, are urged to be on hand, and
they will be readily put to work,
it was announced.
Last Sunday, five club mem
bers, Clarson Chitwood, Roy
Barnhart, Norm Atterbury, Bill
Henson and Glenn Jones, did
considerable clearing work at
the site by means of a small
"cat" donated by Stearns Hard
war and Implement Co. Sites
for the cabins and a Softball
lield were cleared.
Report was made by members
who attended a social meeting of
the Eugene Active Club at Eu
gen last Saturday. Ten mcmberi
and their wives attended. There
were also visitors from Coos Bay.
A very enjoyable time was re
ported. Arlo Jacklln reported on plans
for the Municipal Swimming
Pool dedication, of which he is
chairman of service club repre
sentatives making arrangements,
1-eroy Inman was appointed as
Club representative for the "Op
portunity" bond sales campaign.
Harry Bridges, 2 Aides
Accused Of Conspiracy
(Continued from Page One)
charged Bridges with perjury In
denying that he was then, or
ever had been, a member of the
Communist Party. The third
count charged Schmidt and Rob
ertson with perjury. It accused
them of testifying falsely that
Bridges had not been a member
of the Communist party.
Bridges was in New York. He
went there after a recent stormy
session of the CIO executive
council In Washington at which
he and other left wing leaders
were told to get In line with CIO
policies or get out.
Robertson was reported In San
Francisco and a union attorney
said he would surrender today.
Schmidt, who has been directing
the Hawaiian waterfront strike,
surrendered to the U. S. Marshal
at Honolulu. He was accompa
nied by alx beefy stevedores who
shielded him from news camera
men. He failed the Indictment
"Just another attempt by the
employers to wreck the ILWU.
Conviction on the charges car
ries a possible maximum penal
ty of seven years in prison and
$15,000 fine.
Government men taking part
In the grand jury presentation in
cluded F. Joseph' Donohue, spe
cial assistant attorney general
from Washington, and John P.
Boyd, deputy commissioner of
the Immigration and Naturaliza
tion Service. Boyd helped pre
pare the first deportation case
against. Bridges in 1939.
New Evidence Claimed
Boyd said the move to revoke
Bridges' citizenship culminated
a long Investigation. We have
new evidence which has never
been presented before," he said.
"We feel reasonably certain of
our case." He added that some
prominent labor leaders had been
helptul In developing the case.
After Bridges' first deportation
heating in V.W, James M. Lan
dis, then dean of the Harvard
Law School, ruled the evidence
failed to establish that Bridges
was, at that time, a memlier of,
or affiliated with, the Commu
nist party.
A second heating was held In
1941. Judge Charles H. Sears of
New York recommended Bridges'
deportation on the ground f,c
"has been affiliated" with the
Communists. Rut the United
States Supreme Court held there
wan no evidence to support the
findings and reversed Sears.
Slim, tough-talking Bridges be
came president of the Longshore
men in 1934, year of a bloody,
98-day waterfront strike, lie has
been the driving force in the
Longshoremen's long series of
strikes since, and only this week
was returned to office.
Noose's Shadow Closing
In On Murderer Jake Bird
(Continued from Page One)
months: Undersheriff Joe Kar
pach, Chief Court Clerk Ray
Scott, Detective Sherman Lyons
and Atty. J. W. Selden, who de
fended Bird.
Bird declared yesterday, how
ever, that the hex "Is a lot of
The condemned man mailed his
petition to the San Francisco
court Tuesday night after he fail
ed to win a stay of execution
through a petition and two
hours of arguing in his own be
half in U. S. District Court
Bird's plea for clemency Is
based on his contention that he
was forced to confess to the
Kludt slaying because of third-
degree methods by Tacoma police.
warden Haiti TalKfest
Jake awoke in his prison cell
yesterday with a yen to talk with
all who would listen. He wanted
to talk, in particular, about two
cases one which he claims took
place in Iowa 20 years ago and
another In Chicago. Warden Tom
Smith told Bird to put It on paper
and tne document would he turn
ed over to the proper officials and
the press alter the execution.
Bird spent most of the day
writing. He penned two appeals
to Governor Langlie along with
the "important information" he
wanted to get otf his chest.
Today Bird moves from his cell
In death row to the cell next to
the execution chamber and from
that time on no one except War.
den Smith and a minister will be
allowed to see him.
Warden Smith said that 800
persons have submitted requests
to see Bird hang. Most have been
Indian Woman
Quits Prison With
$102Taxicab Ride
SALEM, Ore., May 26. (F) An
attractive 42 year-old Indian wo
man finished her slate prison
sentence today with a 5102 taxi
cab ride home to Klamath Falls.
She said she took the taxi be
cause she couldn't get her moun-
mm or luggage on a tram or bus.
The dozen pieces of luggage filled
the back seat and rear trunk com
partment of the taxi.
The woman, Mrs. imogene Fish
er, entered prison in 19-14 to serve
seven years lor killing another
Indian during a drinking party.
But good prison behavior enabled
her to get out after serving 4'i
lhe big pile or luggage was
the accumulation of her busy days
in prison. She is a good musician.
a painter and a silver worker.
Besides pieces of her artistic
work, she took home a mandolin,
guitar and banjo.
She left her while husband,
Tom Fisher, behind today. He en
tered uie prison In 1941 to serve
20 years for assault with intent
to kill an Indian.
Sho didn't see her husband In
prison. In fact, she said todav she
wasn't married.
While posing for pictures In
front of lhe prison, Mrs. Fisher
said her goodbyes to the 25 wo
men convicts who were shouting
at her through the barred windows.
Two Timber Auctions
Slated In Roseburg
(Continued from Page One)
Oregon's 1948 Payroll
Posts State Record
SALEM, Mav 26 f.T) Ore
gon's total 19-18 payroll of $972,
000.000 was the biggest In his
tory, the Slate Unemployment
Compensation Commission said
It was 22 per cent greater than
the wartime peak of $799,000,000
In 1944, and was $100,000,000
more than In 1947.
Of last year's $972,000,000 pay
roll, lumber and logging work
ers got $;'72,0O0.O00, which was
an 1H per cent gain over iii.
Construction and trade pay
rolls were up 12 per cent, while
food processing was about the
SO-ncre cutting unit near Little
Total value of the sale Is S 12.-
078. with Shelton and Burr to pay
$7.45 per thousand for Douglas fir
and $1.80 pe rlhousand for other
Another Auction Dated
Anolher limber nut-lion. Involv
ing 15.000.000 feet of Douglas fir,
1,000.000 feet of sugar pine, and
l.MXMXX) feet of oilier species, lo
cated on Dug Creek. 25 miles east
of Cottage (".rove, will be held in
Roseburg Mav .'U. Tolal appraised
value of the timber is S-'.'t7,0(0.
Minimum prices are $l.'l.(i0 for
Douglas fir; $19.(i0 for sugar pine,
and $4 for other species.
Good Will Fliers Off
For New Destination
YOI'NCiSTOW.V. O.. Mv 20
(.Ti -The Portland. Ore., to Port
land. Me., goodwill air lour of 5.
light planes begun leaving
Youngstown municipal ait pol l al
noon todav for l'hillipsbnrg. Pa.,
afler an hour and a hlf delav
caused by weather, lickhaven.
Pa., is their destination for to
"The fact that we are still alive
afler flying 2.500 miles," said
tour lender L. S. While, "provides
an answer to a recent magalne
article which called all private
flyers stupid damn fools."
None of the Orcgnntans are pro
fessional pilots. Their average
age is 46.
ruhllc libraries In 94 large Unit
ed Slates cities house more than
41 million volumes.
Officers of the French Acad
emy compute there are 2.796 lan
guages In the world.
Apprentices In
Carpentry Get
Papers Tonight
Seven carpenter apprentices
will receive journeymen papers
In a "graduation" ceremony at
the Senior High School at 7
o'clock tonight, while 11 electri
cal apprentices win become
journeymen in a ceremony at
the School tomorrow night.
Tonight's program will be ar
ranged by the carpenters' sub
council of the Roseburg Appren
ticeship council, tomorrow s pro
gram is being arranged by the
electricians' sub-council.
The carpenters' apprenticeship
class, organized in January, has
been instruced by Charles Poirot,
with assistance of sub-council
members, R. G. Phillips, Roy
Horton, Gordon Todd and Buck
ley Boll. Sam Reed was the elec
tricians' apprentice instructor,
who had the assistance of C. R.
Smith, J. J. Pinard, and Joe Don
nelly, sub-council members.
To be journeymen carpenters:
Paul Gibby, James W. Hanlin,
Richard E. Lawrence, Melvin Mil
ler, Joseph R. Bagshaw, Rodney
D. Trotter; to be journeymen
mill men: Francis E. Brown and
James D. Medford; others com
pleting apprentice carpenter
course: John Crumpacker, Clif
ford Cudaback, Jack Michaels,
Jack Pennie, Lloyd Oldfleld, Al
bert Roy Tritt, E. C. Leverton,
and Robert Potter.
To be Journeymen electricians:
Richard Dale Buswell, Eugene
Cherry, David Lee Daniels, Arthur
E. Hammond, Tate L. Keith, Tom
my Kimbrell, Francis S. Lansing,
Charles W. Swift Jr., Clark R.
Taylor, Donald C. Taylor, and
Willard M. Timm.
Azalea Motorist Dies
In Crash At Wolf Creek
GRANTS PASS, May 26. (.P)
Chester Alvin Miller, 45. of Aza
lea, formerly of Coos Bay, was
killed almost instantly when he
lost control of his autmobile on
a turn and crashed against an
embankment on Pacific High
way near Wolf Creek last night.
Coroner Virgil Hull of Grants
Pass attributed the accident to
excessive speed.
Gunmen Hold Up Service
Station At Coos Bay
COOS BAY, May 26 P Two
armed men held up Rex Young,
service station attendant, at 4:15
a. m. Wednesday and made off
with $.375, he reported to police.
He said one of them had an
automatic pistol and, before leav
ing, directed him to cut the tele
phone wires. They drove away
south on Highway 101.
Fort Worth Hit
By Fresh Flood
FORT WORTH, Tex., May 26.
()The Clear Fork of the Trin
ity River, swollen by torrential
overnight rains, surged out of
its banks and poured through
broken, levees to hit Fort Worth
again today.
Three arterial streets were cov
ered and the floodwaters lapped
ominously up toward the resi
dential and business area which
was inundated by the extensive
flood early last week.
The Clear Fork was on an
eight-foot rise today. Rains last
night totalled two inches.
Rains deluged north and west
Texas last night, causing at least
one death and considerable prop
erty damage.
A 46-car freight train plunged
Into a washout in Johnson
Lincoln County Splits On
Daylight Saving Issue
TOLEDO, May 26. lP Lin
coln county's mayors failed to
reach agreement last night on
getting all cities on either day
light or standard time.
Toledo and the north Lincoln
Beach towns are on daylight time
most of their business comes
from Portland, Salem and Mc
Minnville which are on fast time.
But Newport, Waldport, Yachats
and Siletz, less closely tied to the
fast-time cities, are on standard
Apparently there will be no
change. The mayors talked about
one time for the county, but none
was willing to commit his city to
a change.
A woman was swept to her
death by a rampaging creek at
The Weather
U. S. Weather Bureau Office
Roseburg, Oregon
Fair and continued warm to
day. Increasing cloudiness Fri
day. Highest temp, for any May.... 102
Lowest temp, for any May.... 30
Highest temp, yesterday 34
Lowest temp, last 24 hre 45
Precipitation last 24 hn 0
Precipitation since May 1 1.45
Precipitation since Sept. 1.. .26.26
Deficiency since May 1 19
N. Y. Mayor Won't Re-run;
Big Scramble Follows
NEW YORK, May 26. OPy-A
free-for-all scramble for the job
of running the world's biggest
city was touched off today by
Mayor William O'Dwyer's an-
Negro Declines Post As
Asst. Secretary Of State
Dr. Ralph J. Bunche, Negro
acting U. N. mediator for Pales
tine, Wednesday declined an of
fer from President Truman of
appointment as an assistant
secretary of state.
Bunche said he wanted to con
tinue his work with the United
Nations, and also was concerned
about the high cost of living in
Washington and the salary cut
that taking the post would mean.
nouncement that he will not seek
O'Dwyer had been expected to
seek a second term next Novem
ber and his surprise withdrawal
threw the race for the Demo
cratic nomination wide open.
Republicans and Fusion forces
as well as Democrats had poten
tial candidates galore.
Youth Admits He
Set Fire That
Razed City Hall
TACOMA, May 26 fP)
Ronald Elvin Tollefson, 2-year-old
local college student and son
of a Lutheran minister, has con
fessed firing the Puyallup City
Hall May 15, Prosecutor Patrick
Steele's office announced today.
Tollefson, a graduate of Sum
ner High School but more re
cently from Livingston, Mont.,
has been charged with second de
gree arson but released on his
personal recognizance by Steele.
The youth told the prosecutor
that he had entered the three
story frame structure and "had
an impulse to have some excite
ment so I set fire to some paper
piled in a stairway."
He said he had had five bot
tles of beer before entering the
building. Afler lighting the blaze
he entered a nearby church and
was there when fire engines came
to fight the fire.
He ran from the church and
attempted to assist the firemen,
being partially overcome by
smoke at one time. The building
was virtually destroyed.
His proximity and interest ex
cited the curiosity of slate fire
marshals and they began an In
vestigation which culminated in
Tollefson' confession.
Tollefson was studying to be
an optometrist and was in his
first year at college. He Is a
former soldier, entering the Army
near the close of World War il.
Shanghai Resistance
Reported Collapsing
(Continued from Page One)
Embankment Building's lower
floor was continuing but tenants,
including some 500 foreigners,
were trying to get the National
ists there lo'quit fighting.
Three persons in the Broadway
Mansions said they saw a Nation
alist machine gunner filing from
the Red Cross marked entrance
to the Shanghai General Hospi
tal on the north hank of the
creek at the Hunan Bridge.
Afler the while flag was raised
at the (Mist office, occupants
tried unsuccessfully to call the
attention of the gunner to the
Civilians Breathe Easier
The whole city breathed a sigh
of relief for the thousands of
Chinese civilians on the bund
and north of Soochow Creek who
had been trapped since early yes
terday. They had endured ' all
sorts of fire.
The United States and British
Consulates were trying to inter
cede with both sides for a cease
fire order to enable trapxd for
eigners and other non-combat-mils
to cscaie from the Embank
ment Building.
One report said that foreign
and Chinese residents of the
Building had offered Chinese Na
tionalist soldiers money to evac
uate the building and eliminate
It as prime target. The soldiers
replied that if they left they
would le shot bv eanison troops
and If they stayed they would
tie stiot ny Red troops.
There were Nationalist guns
atop and on various floors of the
Embankment Building. Civilians
v ere barricading hemselves
against bullets and shrapnel as
best they could.
A few blocks awav the Broad
way Mansions apartment build
ing received small arms fire
Horn the Iteds. Mortar blasts
have shatteivd some of the win
dows In the building.
Tank Explosion Kills
One Man, Injures Two
(Continued from Page One)
of the blast, asphalt was caked
on the sides and back of the ve
hicle. Tires on the heavy tanker,
melted by the Intense heat, were
squashed into murky pools of as
phalt and water. Ordnance and
McNary City Fire Departments
sped equipment to the blaze, but
the Ilermiston department was
able to quell the fire.
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