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I WHO DOES WHAT j
JACK PATTERSON is manager of the aufo accessories depart
ment at Montgomery Ward, having been with this firm for the
He has just won an inter-regional contest, held by the Mont
gomery Ward stores, for having sold the most rebuilt motors for
the months of March and April. Twice during his service with
the company he has been cited as being one of the top 80 sales
men in the entire organiiation.
Jack is married; he and his wife have four children and they
live at Looltingglass.
Baccalaureate Dated Sunday For
Record Class Of R. H. S. Graduates
Roseburg Senior High School's graduating class of 1949 num
bers 182 this year, again a record list of students to complete their
schooling in this city.
In the Days News
By FRANK JENKINS
THE news from Paris ( makes it
rather plain that the Russian
objective is FOUR-POWER con
trol of ALL Germany. Four
power control of Germany would
mean chaos and confusion
which is what Russia wants.
TAKE any town. Split It up into
four irreconcilable factions.
Each cock of its own walk. No co
ordinating authority at the top.
What would happen?
You know what would happen.
The town would go to pot and
IF that situation could be brought
about in Germany as a whole,
it would suit the Kremlin to a T.
AS to Germany, Russia has two
The first, and all-Important, one
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Rita Hayworth Becomes
Bride Of Aly Khan
VALLAURIS, France, Mav 27
(P) Radiant Rita Hayworth of
the movies became the princess
bride of Aly Khan today in a
ceremony performed by this
town's Communist mayor. It was
a town hall ceremony spangled
with some of Hollywood's tinsel
and the riches of the East.
The ceremony climaxed a 10
month courtship some called it
a lUdL'suuw luiniine- nil rum,
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roadshow romance lor Kita
ui, eiuu lilt oo-yrfli uiu 111 i
millions. She has been a Roman 1
Catholic; he is a Moslem.
NEW MUNICIPAL BUILDING URGED
City Hall, 68 Years Old,
Assertion Of Carl Permin
Asserting that even a minor earthquake would destroy the
Roseburg City Hall and render useless fire fighting equipment
housed there, Carl Permin, speaking at the Toasfmasters Club
meeting Tuesday night, strongly presented the need for con.
sldering construction of a new municipal building.
Permin made the claim that i
an earthquake simiiiar to that ;
recently experienced in Seattle.
Tacoma and Portland would ruin
"Actually." he stated, "the
building is'held together with iron
rods, anchored to the walls. Imag
ine having an earthquake and
one knows that many fires can
be started bv earthquakes-what leaking through the ceiling, and
would we do? What would we plaster is loose.
use for fire equipment if those As many as Z prisoners, he as
fire engines were buried beneath I seried. are eyed for overnight
the wieckaEe9" 1 ln a Jal' hm,t ,f accommodate
, ', ,. . ! three, then change to accommo-
He referred to a new firehose, fiv(1 ..,maKine crow(inR 25
dryer costing a lillle over .). M ,.isnPrs or wnal.
lie questioned the advisability of pvpr ,h,v mj , in )ace
buying any item that would be , was meant to accommodate
put inside those walls and under : onv g
the roof of our City Hall." J Tnp',.'e is onfv onP toilet to ac-
' "The Citv Fire Hall was built : commodate both men and women,
'in 1S81." he said. 'The bricks ;an(j there is no wash bowl in it.
In the walls on this building can TnP 0nlv wash bowl is in the
be picked out by hand. The mor-lcjty jail he said.
tar has given vriv and deteriorate I -
ed In many parts of the walls. The 1 (Continued on Page Two)
Baccaleaureate services are an
nounced for Sunday at 8 p. m.,
in the Roseburg Junior High
School. The sermon this year will
be delivered by Rev. Waller A.
The program vill open with the
processional, "Pomp and Circum
stance," plaed by Mrs. Homer
Grow. Rev. Forrest Hill will de
liver the invocation, followed by
a violin solo, "Romanze," by Wag
ner, played by Wendell Johnson.
Rev.-Kenneth Knox will give the
prayer and scripture, followed by
the singing of Mendel's "The
Lord's Prayer" by Ray Shore. .
Following the evening sermon,
the Girls Chorus will sing Han
del's "Hope Thou in God." Rev.
Hill will pronounce the benedic
tion, and Mrs. Grow will con
clude the recessional.
With Memorial Day a holiday,
final examinations are planned in
the Roseburg schools Tuesday and
Wednesday of next week. The Jun
ior and Senior High schools will
have honor award assemblies
Wednesday afternoon. Thursday
will he given over to the teachers
in preparing final reports, and
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Ford Auto Strikers
Reject Peace Offer
DETROIT, May 27. (? A
company peace hid to settle the
23-day Ford strike was rejected
today by the ClOUnited Auto
Ford's proposal covered arbi
tration of work standards on
disputed assembly lines in two
It was concerned only with
whether work standards impair
the . "health or safety" of em
ployes, in line with the Ford
UAW contract. .
The union has insisted that
the powers of the arbitrator be
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in excess of 100 percent of "nor
'mal work standards."
baseboards are up in the air about
2'i inches. The bricks in thp base
ment are deteriorating. The hall
floor upstairs is settling in such a
way that it has pulled out away
from the wall. The hall floor has
seltled 2'm inches.
He claimed redecorations last
fall are already damaged by rain
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Fire Razes Long Bell Yard At Eugene
Tht Weather ,
Partly cloudy today end to
night. Saturday moitly cloudy
with scattered shower.
Sunsot today 7:42 p. m.
Sunrlst tomorrow 4:38 a. m.
Jake Bird, Slayer,
Appeals Court Acts On
Claim That Confession
Forced By Third Degree
WALLA WALLA. Wash., Mav
27. UP Jake Bird didn't awing
Twelve hours before he was
to die on the gallows at the
Washington State Penitentiary,
the fabulous Negro received word
that the Ninth Circuit Court of
Appeals at San Francisco had
granted a 30-day stay for a hear
ing on whether, an appeal can be
This Is the third time since his
conviction a year and a half
ago that Jake has left the hang
man holding the hemp. He is
under sentence to hang for the
ax-slaving of Mrs. Bertha Kludt,
of Tacoma, Oct. 31, 1947. Her
daughter was also killed.
Previously postponed execution
dates were Jan. 16, 1948, and
Jan. 14, 1949.
Judge William Denman of the
Ninth Circuit Court granted the
stay after receiving a petition
from Bird. The brawny Negro
contends his confession in the
Tacoma slaying was forced from
him by third-degree tactics.
Judge Denman said the Circuit
Court will hold a hearing in 10
days to determine whether a
certificate of probable cause shall
be issv.ed. Such a certificate must
be issued before the court can
entertain an appeal.
Previously Bird had steered his
case to a dozen courts, including
the United State Supreme Court
twice in an effort to gain an
Since his arrest, the 48-year-old
transient has admitted tak
ing part in or having knowl
edge of more than two score
killings in several states.
And on the day he was sen
tenced, Bird pronounced on those
involved in his conviction a
"hex" which has followed! over
a period of months, by the death
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Ends; Reds Rule
SHANGHAI, May 27.-f) The
Red blanket of Communism
quietly enveloped all of Shanghai
The gunfire ceased. The last
Nationalist holdouts surrendered.
Veteran troopers peacefully car
ried Red rule into the northern
part of the world's fourth largest
I he Communist occupation was
complete three days after it be
gan. Red political officers began
taking over the government of
the greatest Asian commercial
center and its 6.000,000 people.
The Nationalist garrison of
Woosung Fortress folded up. The
government evacuation fleet pull
ed out, down the Yangtze and
into the East China Sea.
Ex-Marine General Dies
Of Auto Accident Injury
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.,
May 26 p Maj. Gen. Jo
seph C. Fegan, 62, USMC, ret.,
died today in a hospital at Camp
Pendleton from injuries received
Saturday in an automobile acci
dent at Carlsbad, Calif.
He was the first commanding
general of this vast Marine es
tablishment, in 1942. Before the
War, he was an aide to Presi
dent Roosevelt. After leaving
Camp Pendleton he became com
manding general, department of
tht Pacific, of the Marine Corps.
He joined the marines in 1909.
His widow survives.
Memorial Holiday Death
Toll Of 215 Forecast
CHICAGO, May 26. P The
National Safety Council estimat
ed today that 215 persons will die
in traffic mishaps over the na
tion during the three-day Me
The council's estimate applies
only to immediate traffic fatali
ties and does not include persons
who may die later from Injuries.
Nor does it Include deaths occur
ring from accidents other than
If good weather prevails, the
council said it expected more
than 30.000.000 vehicles to be on
the move over the weekend.
Rent Controls At Issue
In Jackson County
MEDFORD, May 2H.-JjP The
Medford Rent Advisory Board
had a new chairman today and
Waller C. Iverson was elected
chairman to replace Ben E. Hard
er, who resigned after a disagree
ment with the local rent repre
sentative. Ray Cook.
Meanwhile 17 landlords organiz
ed the "Jackson County Land
lords Association," to battle for
removal of rent controls.
WOUNDED Victor C. Reuther,
above, educational director of
the ClO-Auto Workers Union,
is in a Detroit hospital, victim
of a shotgun attack that has al
ready cost him an eye. The as
sailant, so far unknown, shot
through a window as Reuther
sat in his home in Detroit. Vic
tor is the brother of Walfer
Reuther, president of the U, A.
W., who was shot in a similar
assassination attempt 1 3
months ago. The attacker was
never caught. (NEA Telephoto)
Rail Union Heads Sign
CLEVELAND, May 27 WP)
Remarking "we are eating hum
ble pie," rail brotherhood chief
A. F. Whitney disclosed today he
and his officers had signed non
Communist affidavits required
by the Taft-Hartley Act.
Long a foe of that law, Whit
ney had criticized its provisions
that unions could not use the
services of the National Labor
Relations Board unless their of
ficers had signed. ,
. .."We are furcert to stultify our
selves by signing the affidavits
in order to protect the interests
of 16,000 members now working
on bus lines," he said. "But we're
still opposing the Taft-Hartley
Excess School Budgets
Approved In Josephine
GRANTS PASS, May 27 UP)
Voters in both the Josephine
and the Grants Pass School Dis
tricts approved fiscal year budg
ets in excess of the six percent
limitation Thursday. A light vote
was cast in both districts.
The County District budget,
$763,905.75, is $295,860.21 in ex
cess of the six percent. The vote
was 342 to 262 out of a registra
tion of more than 7,000.
The City District voted a $720.
704.31 budget, in excess of the
six percent by S199.793.34. The
vote was 481 to 86 out of a reg
istration exceeding 5,000.
Fire At Oil Refinery
Subdued In Long Battle
ABILENE, Tex., May 27 (Pi
Six fire departments using chem
ical foam extinguished a refin
ery fire at Rotan, Tex., at 5 a. m.
today after a 12 hour and 45
Approximately one-fourth of
the $200,000 Patton Oil Refinery
and almost a million and a half
gallons of oil and oil products
were destroyed, Ed Patton, one
of the two brothers who own the
AWAITS DIDICATION Roseburq's Municipal Swimminq Pool,
ture will change immeasurably ionight when hundreds of townspeople will assemble to witness the dedication ceremony. A mon
ument to the construction supervision of City Manager Matt Slankard, the pool's completion brings ts reality the long years of
planning by civic-minded persons and civic organizations. Constructed at a cost of only $67,000 where estimates were con
sidered much higher, the completed project will provide supervised recreation for hundreds ef Reieburg's youth throughout the
summer months this year and in years to come. IPieturo by Paul Jenkins.!
ROSEBURG, OREGON FRIDAY, MAY
Truman Asks Action On
Major Program Phases
Before Session Closes
WASHINGTON, May 27. ?)
Congress may be asked to work
well into the sizzling Washing
ton summer to put through more
of President Trumans broad leg
Mr. Truman said as much yes
terday. He told a news confer
ence he hopes to see a major
pari oi nis program enacted be
fore Congress quits and then
added flatly that this doesn't
mean Congress will adjourn July
31. Some members have talked
about such a quitting date.
House Speaker Rayburn (D
"Before Congress adjourns it
is going to enact a very full and
constructive program. There has
been no agreement among lead
ers of Congress and the White
House for the exclusion of any
Newsmen generally got the
impression from Senator Lucas
ID-Ill), in talking with him Tues
day, that only three major mea
sures remain on the Senate's
"must" list for this session. But
both Lucas, who is the Demq
cratic leader in the Senate, and
the President said yesterday that
was the wrong impression.
Mr. Truman said he still stands
for everything In the program
he presented in January. And he
said some news accounts of the
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Bakery Executive Found
Guilty Of Tax Evasion
TACOMA, May 27. UP) A
federal court jury yesterday con
victed Leslie L. Francis on six
counts of income tax evasion.
The Spokane baking company
executive was accused of evad
ing more than $61,000 in income
Defense Attorney B. Gray
Warner said he will move for a
Francis faces a maximum sen
tence of 30 years in the peniten
tiary and possible fines of $60.-
000, Asst. 0. S. Dist. Atty. Harry
Internal revenue agents said he
also faces liability for the unpaid
taxes and a SO per cent penalty
and Interest on the principal,
Cafe At Riddle Purchased
By Mrs. Cora Cloud
The Cozy Cafe opposite the
schoolhouse on Main Street in
Riddle was sold this week to
Mrs. Cora Cloud of Roseburg,
who takes possession immedi
ately. The name will be cnangea to
Lynn's Cafe and will be under
the management of Mrs. Cloud's
son, L. L. Cloud, who is a restau
rant man of many years expe
rience. He has operated eating
houses along Highway 99 from
the California line to Roseburg
for the last 25 years.
The Cozv Is a modern cafe,
erected and equipped about a
year ago by Mrs. Thelma Hall.
It has a seating capacity ot .
and has just been completely
renovated. Mrs. Cloud was a resi
dent of Riddle for many year.'
Noose Third Time
1 1 , T nt
FATHER OF YEAR Dr. Ralph
Bunche, above, has been named
father of the year by the Na
tion Fathers Day Committee,
for his mediation that brought
peace in Palestine. Bunche, 44-year-old
Negro and father of
three children, is a graduate of
the University of California and
Harvard University. This week
he declined President Truman's
offer to become assistant secre
tary of state.
Eisler To U, S. -
LONDON, May 27. ' UP)
Britain refused today to send Ger
heart Eisler back to the United
Stales to serve out two prison sen
tences he drew during investiga
tion of his Communist activities
A court relected the American
demand that Eisler be extradited.
That left Eisler called America's
No. 1 Communist agent by a con
gressional committee free to go
on to the Soviet Zone of Germany
permanently out of American
"I am eoine to Germany as
quickly as possible," Eisler said."
1 am very glad the American re
actionaries have been defeated
and I hope they will be defeated
many times more."
Eisler has been offered a pro
fessorship In the Unlverslly of
Leipzig, in the Soviet Zone' of
Germany. Presumably that is
where he is going.
The United States had contend
ed that Eisler's conviction of fal
sification of passport information
was tantamount to perjury, which
is an extraditable offense In Brit
ain. Eisler's counsel declared he
was a political refugee, and iot
extraditable. The court held that
Eisler's offense was not the same
as perjury, and that he could not
be extradited for the offense he
Eisler's other conviction was
for "wilful and deliberate" refusal
to be sworn and testify before the
Hounse Un-American Activities
filled with water, standi Idly waitinq te be dedicated. The pic
Dedication To .
Program WiH Include
Speeches, Flag Raising,
With speechmaklng and aquatic
demonstrations, Roseburg's new
swimming pool will be dedicated
tonight. The program, arranged
by a committee representing sev
eral civic groups, will start at 7
Prior to the program, from 5 to
7, the pool, dressing rooms, and
equipment will be open for pub
lic inspection marking comple
tion of a project started a little
more than a year ago.
Alio Jacklin, chairman of the
Inter-Service Club Committee, an
nounced that the formal dedica
tion will begin with a flag raising
ceremony at 7, with an honor
guard representing Co. D, 186th
Infantry, Oregon National Guard,
and the Roseburg Municipal Band
Speakers in the brief program
are to include Mayor Albert G.
Hegel, Percy Crott, chairman of
the Park Commission; Hal Ay.
otte, exalted ruler of the Elks
Lodge, and City Manager M, W.
Climax of the evening will be
an aquatic demonstration ar
ranged by Mrs. Betty Smith,
water safety chairman of the
Douglas County Chapter, Ameri
can Red Cross. Swimmers are to
come here from Medford to pre
sent a swimming and diving ex
hibition. A group ot local swim
mers will also participate.
Monument to Manager
Construction of the pool repre
sents culmination of several years
of striving by many groups in
Roseburg. Funds amounting to
$67,000. cost of the pool and dres
sing rooms, have been collected
over a long period by various
civic and fraternal organizations,
as well as from tax levies.
The pool is now regarded as a
monument to the energies of the
city manager, who during the
past year has spent much of his
time supervising work on the
pool and effecting malerial fi
nancial savings to the city.
Slankard announced this week
the pool will be open to general
public use June 1. Ray Brown,
athletic Instructor at Roseburg
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Teen-Age Ball Players
Accused Of Gang Murder
NEW YORK, May 27. UP)
Seven teenage members of a
stick-ball team called "The Rock
ets" were arrested today ln the
gang slaying of a rival ball
Police said the seven ambushed
Teddy Segarra, 17, a member of
me Lightnings stick-nan team,
on a dark Bronx Street Wednes
day night, beat him and then
fatally siannen mm.
Trouble between the teams be
gan Wednesday at a stick-ball
game a form of baseball played
with ' broomsticks and rubber
balls when a ball batted by a
"Rocket" player hit a "Light
ning" member in the face, police
During the street scuffle later
that night, police said, at least
five shots were fired. One bullet
hit a distant passerby, Mario
Pardo, 15, In the neck. He Is In
a serious condition In a hospital.
In 5-Hr. Battle
Fire Starts In Empty
2 Suspects Arrested
EUGENE. May 21. UP) Ons
of the worst firea in Eugene'i
history completely destroyed the
S250.000 Lnnir Rell tnmlui. "
wholesale and retail yard in the
ui uit-tijfi Kecuun oi me city tnis
morning. The entire Eugene fire
crew and volunteers fought the
blaze for over five hours while
the Snrinefield crew stnnH hv fn
ine lire ts said to have started
in an empty excelsior manufae
turlng plant owned by the state
and the flnmM lnmnAJ
railroad spur into the lumber
yard. City police have two sus-
...j in tusiooy wno are thought
tO haVe heen Cloanlnn 1. ..u-
emptv plant at the time the fire
. ito, a ponce otiiclal said. One
of them has burns on his left
The area destroyed covered a
c-tv block right In the heart of
the industrial district. Firemen
succeeded In preventing the
i ,ajrs from Priding to another
lumber yard equally as large
alongside Long Bell. Ashes from
l.,t.,n covered city streets
within a one-mile radius of the
blaze. Flames nnri Bmni. j
several thousand feet into the
ail Qnt .., n . .1-11.1- r - - ..
c- .i ior 13 miles.
Southern Pacific estimates that
several thousand dollars damage -may
have been done to their
electr cal 1 no. ..j i..,,: '
close by. ","""au'
Hundreds of persons on their
ThJ ,WO,rK stPIl to watch
"J" 'PPCtacle but police had little
Uirilftlltl ftnnt nlltn .1
Tv-rri ui mis ine crowd.
Traffic was lined up for several
Ilia it, y "any oniciais said that
tile ll mher vni-H ..n..
j K . , n.- iuny cover
ed by Insurance and that It will
be replaced but probably not at
..... a.,, hit auc.
Lost May Reach $500,000
Power llnaa ln U
... lu tIle Iea were
burned out and service was in-
icnupiea oneny before the cur
rent was re routed.
Snlithoi-n Pnnifl. -- ,
v.ii a wL-aae ana
Bpayer moved by on slow bell.
jiuuiai loss estimate will await
arrival or company officials from
Longview today. But $2S,000 is
regarded by lumbermen as a conservative-figure.
Fire Chief Ed
Sulfas said while his men were
st HI battling the flames that It
anneared to he n snn nnn
About the only thing not leveled
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Slain In Attack
On Yanks, Girls
MANILA Muu 07 tm At
, .....j f i
least Seven Fillnlnna u,Aa L-I1IAJ
last night In an ambush near the
umieu o mien i,iarK Air ijase.
One Amerienn nil-man anrl lh,u
other persons were wounded In
the holdup of five automobiles
near the airfield, 50 miles north
west of Manila.
The airmen nnH Pvf TJIIU, nam.
ron of Huntington, W. Vs., were
anving iwo Filipino girls home
mim i ne town oi Angeies wnen
thev were RlnnneH hu oitnftr
from seven men In a Jeep.
One Filipino .girl was killed.
The Americans were robbed be-
lore neing allowed to proceed.
Damrnn nnri lha eeennrt STlllnlnn
girl escaped injury.
l ne amnusn ot lour otner auto-
mnhil fnlliuAl Civ trill r.1 .,.
were killed and three wounded.
Damages Of $41,400
Asked In Traffic Crash :
General damages of $35,000 are
asked ln a suit filed in Circuit
Court by Mrs. Fannie Mae Pat
ton against M. F. Canova, as
the result of a car-truck accident
which allegedly took place south
of Wilbur Jan. 19, 1919.
The plaintiff also seeks hos
pital and medical costs, which
she claims has amounted to $3.-
875 and will require an estimated
S.,(KM), and also $L,wu car dam
Mrs. patton alleges mat ine de
fendant's truck was parked ln the
west lane of the paved and travel
ed portion of the highway, when
her car coinnen wun ine True.
She lists nhvsical Injuries, some
of which she alleges are of a
Mere Bonds Sold To
Finance Loans To Vets
SALEM, May 27.-.T) The
State Department of Veterans
Affairs has sold $6,000,000 worth
of bonds to finance farm and
home loans to veterans of World
That brings to $18,000,000 the
total amount of bonds sold since
the end of the war when the
program was started.
Low bidder among seven iirma
competing for the bonds was
Halsey, Stuart & Co., Chicago, of
fering 1.812 percent interest. Next
low was National City Bank of
New York, with a figure of 1.823
Livity Fact Rant
By L. F. Relaerwtevn
If you art one of those ln
elintd to pray for rain, kindly
restrain tho Impulse until after
tonight's dedication ef the