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HARRY MAHONEY is postmaster at Oakland. With the ex
ception of three national administrations those of Harding,
Coolidge and Hoover he has been postmaster since 1913, when
he was appointed by President Wilson.
During the Republican intermissions the postmastership nested
right in the family, as Mrs. Mahoney, a Republican, was given
the appointment. If a family ever hit a political jackpot I reckon
Harry and the Missus did. The answer, as of course you may
surmise, is that both not only gave mighty efficient service but
are liked mighty well by the people of Oakland.
The postoffice was advanced to second class last July. It
now has 2,000 patrons and operates two star routes and one
R. F. D., embracing a total length of 164 miles.
DECONTROLLED RENTS SPOTTY
Scattered Boosts Range Up To
100 Percent; Four States Stick
To Control, Others Deliberate
WASHINGTON, June 3. UP) In the two months since It be
came law, "home rule" rent control has brought results ranging
from rninpr increases in some places to a few rent boosts of up to
100 per cent. .... ...... ,,. - , -
Under the bill passed March 29, communities could be decon
trolled by their local governing bodies with the state governor's
okay and whole states could he
In the Day's News
By FRANK JENKINS
LIFE has its rugged aspects
In London, a Mrs. Catherine
Jane Allabakhsh tells a divorce
court that her Pakistani husband,
-Eli, had a nasty habit of "sicking"
theif four-year-old son on her
every now and tnen- she said EU
would hold her down while the
child pinched, bit and kicked her
as he had been taught to do. Eli,
she testified, would cheer the tot
on in these words: "Go on, son;
Eli claimed it was a wicked
tissue of lies, but the court gave
Mrs. Allabakhsh her divorce
AND CUSTODY OF THE SON.
ASSUMING that her allegations
were founded on fact, I can't
help thinking it might be well for
all concerned if Mrs. Allabakhsh,
as one of the first acts of her new
life, took the young sprout out
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Fine, Jail Sentence
Imposed For Larceny
Delphard Charles Norman, 402
' W. Lane, was senlenced to 30
days in the county jail and fined
S50 on a charge of larceny under
$35, reported Justice of Peace A.
J. Geddes. ' i
Norman, arrested by city police,
pleaded guilty to a shoplifting
charge from Henninger's Mart
No. 2, upon his arraignment in
Justice Court Thursday.
WELFARE EXPENDITURES SHOWN
County Commission Reports On
Assistance For Various Groups
Tentative grants totaling $34,635 for the month of June were
made at the recent meeting of the Douglas County Public Welfare
Commission, reported Mrs. Claude Baker, supervisor. The Commis
sion allotted $26,336 for aid age assistance, $7,964 for aid to depend
ent children, and $315 for aid to the blind.
Requests were made at the
meeting for July expenditures
which would total S44,fi65. The
figure for July is less than ex
penditures for assistance cases
during April, for which final fig
ures have been received, said
Mrs. Baker. April's expenditures
oi $47,399.72 covered 1,106 assist
In that month, the Douglas
County Public Welfare Commis
sion also performed services on
28 intercity letters, one vocation
al rehabilitation referral, 36 chil
dren's c-""- ' - services,
making a total of 183.
Book; .ii. ..3. .-losed for
the month of May. but tentative
figure follow: General assist
ance, $9,309.90; old age assist
ance, $26,195; aid t dependent
By Paul Jenkint g
Mfcltfftiii , fagCTy:r,VWji.i;.rcJ
decontrolled by their legislatures.
An Associated Press survey
showed today that 16 cities and
towns, Including Knoxville,
Tenn., Amarillo, Tex., and Mc
Alester, Okla., have lifted their
own rent controls, with the ap
proval of state governors. Only
Nebraska has thus far voted
The bill also gave the federal
government power to re-impose
controls where it had lifted them
power which prompted Hous
ing Expediter Tighe Woods to
decontrol more than 100 areas.
Landlord reaction to commu
nity, state and federal decontrol
has varied greatly. Some areas
reported practically no boosts.
But in Amcricus. Ga., decon
trolled from Washington, rents
rose so sharply that the town is
being recontrolled today.
In Nebraska, with statewide
decontrol, the leading real estate
figure has announced 10 percent
increases and has asked his fel
low landlords to show similar
"restraint" lest they hurt the
cause of decontrol.
In Amarillo, which decon
trolled itself, the Globe-News
says rent boosts generally have
been "a conservative 20 to 25 per
cent" but adds that some rents
. In McAlester these among
other early increases were noted:
A house went from $35 to $50 a
month; an apartment house went
up $5 on each apartment'.
Decontrol Generally Holds
In most of the areas decon
trolled from Washington in early
April, rent rises have been mod
erate. Generally, decontrol is
But the rent advisory board at
Americus reported boosts rang
ing up to 100 percent in the two
control-free months. The local
citizens' board was unanimous in
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children, $8,012; aid to the blind.
$315. In May, services num
bered 157, including 37 intercity
services; six counselling, five
adoptions, one crippled children's
division, 15 supervisions of foster
homes, 59 children' services, 10
Selective Service claims for Lo
cal Eoard No. 14.
During May, said Mrs. Baker,
Dr. Herbert Chamberlain, psy
chiatrist, conducted another In
the series of clinics for staff
members of Lane, Coos, Curry,
and Douglas Counties. Andrew
Jura, child welfare director of
the State Public Welfare Com
mission, accompanied Dr. Cham
berlain to Roseburg. The clinic
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Fair today, tonight and Sat
urday; decreasing cloudiness
and warmer Saturday.
Sunset today 7:48 p. m.
Sunrise tomorrow 4:34 a. m.
Harry Dorman New State
In Business Affairs
SALEM, June 3. (JP) Harry
Dorman, 58 year - old Portland
business man, was appointed
state budget director and exec
utive secretary to the Governor
Governor Douglas -McKay
named Dorman to succeed George
K. Aiken, who died a month
and a half ago.
Dorman was active during Mc
Kay's campaign for Governor
last year, and has been work
ing closely with McKay since
the Governor took office last
Dorman was Portland traffic
manager of the McCormick
steamship company from 1923 to
1929, and then he ran his own
insurance business for five years.
in ihjo ne Became secretary-
treasurer of the Knight Pack
ing Company, and was made
president of the same company
Dorman sold his interest in
the company in 1942, entering
tne Army as procurement offi
cer for the State of Oregon.
was Eisenhower's Aide
He served 19 months as a
lieutenant colonel on the staff
of General Eisenhower in Eng
land, a ranee, Holland and Bel
gium. He was Eisenhower's rep
resentative lor ports and Inland
waterways of Belgium.
Dorman was born in Minne
sota Nov. 27, 1890. He was edu
cated in Everett, Wash., public
schools at,i' the I'-uvei.ily , oi
we served in world War I as
an artillery captain and also saw
service on the Mexican border.
Afler the war he sold logging
Last Son In War
He is married and had three
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Five Land In Crippled
Bomber After 8 Bail Out
OROFINO, Idaho, June 3-(.TJ
Eight airmen were on their
way out of the wilderness this
morning after parachuting into
the northern Idaho mountains
from a limping bomber.
The crewmen parachuted from
their crippled bomber after one
engine cut out. The pjlot, Capt.
R. W. Schroeder of Los Angeles
said, "sparks started flying from
the No. 4 engine. It looked as if
flames wouid get into the gas
tanks and blow up so we started
Schoeder said by the time eight
men had bailed out the fire was
nearly out and the remaining
five crew members decided to
stay with the plane.
They landed safely at the Spo
kane Air Force base on two en
ginesboth on the left wing. The
propeller of the burned out en
gine twisted off and knocked the
inboard engine on the right side
out of commission.
City's Polio Epidemic
Shuts All Public Places
SAN ANGELO. Tex.. June 3.
UP) Mounting polio cases prompt
ed officials to close schools, swim
ming pools and movie houses in
this West Texas city yesterday.
The number of polio cases
reached 61. There have been four
deaths. Dr. R. E. Elvins, city
health officer, has declared polio
Is at an epidemic stage here in
this city of 54,600 people.
Closing of the public places, in
cluding churches, was oitlered by
ine my commission yesterday.
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HONOR STUDENTS These students at Roseburg High School received distinctive honors at the annual final school assembly
Wednesday. Left to right era Dona Mean, senior class valedictorian, whs received the girls' achievement cup for outstanding
services to the school; Gene Henry, a sophomore, was awarded the boys' achievement award; Joyce Morgan, the girls' sports
manship, girls' physical education and Girls League awards, and Don Hubbard, tha boys' sportsmanship award, the Kiwtnis
inspirational trophy and several athletic letters.
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CVA Bill Gives Control
Of All Water Save That
For Irrigation Neuner
SALEM, June 3. (VP) Attor
ney General George Neuner
aid today that the administra
tion's bill to create a Columbia
Valley Authority would give the
federal government oontrol
over all water rights except
those granted for Irrigation.
In an opinion for State En
gineer Charles E. Stricklin,
Neuner held that water rights
granted by the state for power
purposes wouldn't be worth
anything under the proposed
To Walk Out
OAK RIDGE. Tenn.. June 3.
(IP) A strike of 2.000 workers
in a huge atomic production
plant is planned for next Thurs
day. If the strike comes off. It
will stop production of uranium
235 in one of the largest in
dustrial plants in the world. U
235 is the fissionable element
that goes into atomic bombs.
A CIO union voted last night
to strike and asked its inter
national headquarters for authori
zation. At Washington, president Mar
tin Wagner, of the United Gas,
Coke and Chemical Workers
(CIO), said the union's officers
would take up the Oak Ridge
local's strike resolution today.
Wagner indicated a decision
would be announced after the
meeting.,... ...j. ,, . .. ..
Tho union 'cJked a 15-cent hour
ly wage increase when negotia
tions began seven weeks ago for
a new contract to begin June 9.
A counler-proposal that wages
be reduced six cents was made
by Carbide and Carbon Chemi
cals Corp., operator of all Oak
Ridge atomic installations for
the Atomic Energy Commission.
The CIO employes' average
wage is $1.59.
J. A. George, president of the
Union's Local 288, said the strike
resolution was passed in two
union meetings attended by 600
The resolution assorted that
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DON COWBOY DUDS!
Spirit Of Rodeo
Western drcss-un davs will start
in Roseburg Monday, when citi
zens are to don cowboy attire in
Keeping wan tne spirit oi tne
forthcoming Douglas County
Sheriff's Posse Rodeo.
The Paul Bunyans have agreed
to enforce the edict that all citi
zens shall wear some article of
western dress Levi pants, cow
boy boots, tall hats, embroidered
shirts, or colored neckerchiefs
announced Bull-of-Jhe-Woods Jack
Those who fall to observe the
Rodeo dress-up days will "suffer,"
warned Josse. The Paul Bunyans
are to hold three or four unan
nounced courts, where those who
do not conform will "meet the
keeper of the consequences and
feel the mlghly rap of Paul P n
yan." All people in Paul's vast do
main, said Josse, are requested
lo wear western attire during the
days preceding the rodeo June
17, 18 and 19, In order to give the
community a cowboy atmosphere. I
ROSEBURG, OREGON FRIDAY, JUNE
Most Of Lost
Up In Bottle
Missing Eighth Of Ounce
Still Sought; Hanford
Plant Cost Now Probed
WASHINGTON, June 3. UP)
A missing atomic bottle has been
found, but the search goes on
for som'e of the uranium-235
which was in It.
Senator McMahon (D-Conn)
made that announcement yes
terday as his Senate-House Atom
ic Energy Committee adjourned,
ptobably until Monday, its hear
ings into charges of "incredible
mismanagement" made against
David E. Lilienthal by Senator
Lilienthal heads the " Atomic
Energy Commission, whose Ar
gonne National Laboratory in
Chicago missed the bottle of
fissionable material last Febru
ary. It contained an ounce of
U-235, seven-eighths of which has
now been recovered.
McMahon said the Commis
sion's general manager, Carroll
Wilson, had reported to the Com
mittee that the missing bottle
was dug out of a large steel box
of waste material in the Argonne
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Denies Guilt On
TACOMA, June 3.-MP) Lawrence-
J. 'Sharp; 20-year-old' Uni
versity of Washington student,"
pleaded innocent Thursday to a
charge of dynamiting the government-owned
home of his parents
in Vancouver, Wash.
Before entering his plea, Sharp
waived his right to a grand jury
indictment and declined to have
Federal Judge Charles H.
Leavy asked him several times If
he had funds to employ counsel.
Each time Sharp replied "I don't
wish to have an attorney."
Sharp was asked when he
would be ready for trial. He said
"first I'd like to talk to a psychi
atrist." The judge then set June
22 as a tentative trial date.
Sharp was brought here from
Seattle, where he Is being held
in jail in lieu of $5,000 bond.
Sharp was arrested May 17.
The federal charge involving de
struction of government property
was filed because the home of
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Law
rence L. Sharp, was in the Mc-
Loughlin Heights housing proj
ect in Vancouver. The blast de
stroyed the home, damaged 27
other buildings, and Injured the
After the son s arrest the par
ents visited him in the jail at
Seattle. Young Sharp and his
parents both have refused to
discuss the case.
Theft Of Tires Charged
To 2 Men Jailed Here
Wyman Wiser and Richard
Backus, both of Collage Grove,
are in the Douglas County jail,
fo lowing their arrest by slate
police and arraignment in the
Justice Court of Clarence Leon
ard at Drain, reported State Po
lice Sgt. Lyle Harrell.
Wiser, arrested near Drain, ana
Backus, arrested at Cottage
Grove, were bound over to the
Grand Jury on a charge of lar
ceny. They are accused of taking
about $500 worth of tires from
Hugh " Whipple at Drain, on
A. P. Giannini, Founder, Head
Of World's Largest Banking
Institution, Claimed By Death
SAN MATEO, Calif., June 3.(ff) Amadeo Peter Giannini, boy
produce peddler who fought his way up to become the world's big
gest banker, died today of a heart ailment. He was 79, and had
been ill with a, cold for a month.
The veteran of a thousand feuds,
the president of the vast Bank of
America once told interviewers
"shucks, I'm just a roughneck. I
left school and went to work
when I was 12. Why, I was
brought up on the waterfront."
But he fought on the side of
the solid little people of the
expanding West Coast. And by
1946, his Bank of America was
the world's biggest, with assets
topping $5,765,000,000. It had
grown to 500 branches, most of
them in California.
The banking chain was started,
he had explained, because he "got
so damn' mad" at directors of the
little bank in which he first was
active. They didn't favor some
of his go-getter policies, so he
started a bank of his own. It
was the Bank of Italy, establish
ed Oct. 17, 1904. ,
"They used to say I was undig
nified he recalled. "Old fogies!
I say if you want something,
you may as well go afler it."
It was a policy lie had follewed
since he launched his business
career .as a boy peddler in the
produce business with his step
father. The hie. so'.id. heavv-volced son
of Italian immigrants wasn't all
business, however. He always saiu
his "best bargains" was Clorinda
Cuneo. He married her when he
was 22, in 1892. She died in 1941.
Giannini had two sons and a
daughter. One son, Lawrence Ma
rio, became president oi the Bank
of America. The other son, Virgil,
worked In the bank before he
died.' The timighter, Claire, mar
ried Clifford Hoffman. .
Makes Great Comeback
After 20 years In banking he re
tired, turning the bank over to
its employes. That was in iui
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Voices lie' To
Rep. Yan Zandt
WASHINGTON, June 3. (IP)
Air Secretary Symington flatly
denied today reports relayed to
the House by Rep. Van Zandt (R.
Pa.) in criticism of the B-36
bomber buying program. He said
of one phase of the congress
"The report Is a lie."
Last week Van Zandt told on
the House floor of cancellation
of contracts for other types of
planes to provide money for more
of the huge six-engine Consoli
He laid stress on the former
connection of Secretary of De
fense Louis Johnson with Consol
idated. And he said he had heard
"from sources I cannot disre
gard" that Symington will resign
from the cabinet to head a big
aircraft combine to be set up by
Floyd Odium, head of the Atlas
Corporation which controls Con
solidated. Today Chairman Vinson (D.
Ga.) of the House Armed Serv
ices Committee released a letter
from Symington taking up the
Van Zandt speech point by point.
The portion to which Syming
ton applied the word "lie" was
the story about his planning to
quit as air secretary and go Into
an Odium plane combine.
Of the charges in general Sym
"Mr. Van Zandl's basic Innuen
do is that the B-36 plctur Is rid
dled with politics, influence and
disregard of the military security
of the country.
"I oenv this categorically."
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AMADEO P. GIANNINI
Master flnanoler diet.
Auction Held For
In Olalla Area 4 -
An oral auction for the sale of
appioximalely 1,450,000 feet of
limner in tne uiana area is being
conducted this afternoon in the
Roseburg offices of the IJ. S. Bu
reau of Land Management. Total
appraised value oi the sale is
$11,908.50 with the price for Doug
las fir set at $8.55.
. At the May sale of O. and C.
Coos Bay Wagon Road, and pub
lic domain timber held In Port
land by the Bureau of Land Man
agement, Douglas fir brought only
r.i!U per mousanti noara ieec ana
Ponderosa pine $15.57, according
to Daniel L. Goldy, regional ad
ministrator. The May sale at Port
land included timber located in
At an oral auction Tuesday, con
ducted by the Umpqua National
Forest in Roseburg, no bids were
received on a tract of timber
located 20 miles east of Cottage
Grove. The saie Included 15.000,
000 feet of Douglas fir and 1,000,
000 feet of sugar pine with Doug
las fir appraised at $13.50 per
thousand and sugar pine, $19.60,
William Benecke, timber sale
officer for the forest, said the
prices would stand for awhile but
eventually the sale would be re
advertised at lower appraisals.
Another oral auction is sched
uled by the Umpqua National For
est here June 27. Involved will he
36,334,000 feet valued at $258,193.
85 largely Douglas fir, located
in the Zlnce Crek area.
Liquor By Drink Lawful,
Supreme Court Ruling
OI.YMPIA. June 3.-Ul')-Thc
Washington Supreme Court, In an
80 decision today upheld legality
of the state's new liquor by the
drink law. .
It denied a contention oy Caro
line I. Randies, tavern operator,
and a group of tavern owners or
ganized as the Washington Slate
Dispensers, inc., inHi uie ui in
fringed upon their constitutional
The nign conns necisiun hi
firmed a Thurston County Su
perior Court Judgment upholding
The new drink law was passed
as an Initiative by the voters at
last November general election.
Boost In Reforestation
Funds Given First OK
WASHINGTON. June 3. fPI
The House Agriculture Commit
tee has approved a honate mil in
creasing lo $10,000,000 a year by
19r5 the authorized expenditures
for reforestation on national for
The iPBislation. which now
goes to the House, also would In
crease to $3,000,000 In 1955 the
authorization for revegetatlon of
range lands administered by the
Current appropriations are
about $1,300,000 a year for refor
estation and $800,000 a year for
revegetatlon of range lands.
LIQUOR STORE MOVES
The Oregon State Liquor Store
In Rnsehurg has moved to 115 So.
Stephens St., It was announced
today oy ueorge lrnpaus, man
rhe ofrice was formerly at w
w. tnss. ine new onice is locaiea
In what was formerly Dorothy'a
If ' 1 r
To Stay Shut
Incoming Truck Of Meat
Turned Back By Pickets;
Bread Delivery Halted
Roseburg's large markets con.
tinued to operate today, on the
second day of a meatcutters'
strike, which also saw retail gro
cery clerks in a walkout for re
lusuig io serve oenina piCKei
lines. Groceries are using man
agerial help to operate their meat
markets, check stands and vege
H. E. Carlson, secretary of the
Oregon Independent Retail Gro
cers Association, said 'the stores
probably would be closing their
meat counters today. He said a
Swift & Co. meat truck came
here from Portland last night,
but was unable to deliver to mar
kets, because the driver could not
cross the picket lines.
Carlson pointed out that the
markets still had ample stocks
of fresh meat during the first
day of the strike, but will not be
able to continue operations after
today. The Safeway store closed
Groceries were reported to be
unable to receive bread deliv
eries. George Patterson, owner
of a local wholesale bakery, said
he had been threatened with
strike action by the AFL Team
sters union, should he make sales
to grocers at the plant without
delivering through the picket
Despite their limited help, the
stores continued to serve a fair
number of shoppers. Some eight
groceries with meat markets in
connection are affected by the
strike, as well as four other inde
pendent markets. The 12 markets
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In West Va.
MOUNDSVILLE, W.Va., June
3 P - Fourteen prlionere
.awed nd -lugged their way
out of the supposedly "escape
proof" south hall of the state
penitentiary here today.
It was West Virginia's big
gest mass prison break In at
least 35 years.
Six of the escapees were serv
ing life terms, and six of them
were in solitary confinement.
The escaping prisoners left be
hind them a bleeding guard thev
had slugged and tossed Into one
of the vacated cells. He was Iden
tified as Jackie James, promi
nent as a baseball umpire in the
wneenng area. , .
Among them were Otto Neff
and Hollie Stacher, making their
third break from the prison in
two years and described at
"among the most dangerous crim
inals confined in the penitenti
ary." The two were sentenced to life
imprisonment for kidnaping
Wayne Rahl, a Wheeling patrol
man. Meanwhile, Ohio police were
looking for a connection between
the break and the murder of
a farmer. Four hours after the
break, John D. George, 39, and
his wife, Virginia, were fatally
shot by an intruder at their Car
rolllon, O., farm 60 miles north
west of Moundsville.
Granted Week Of Grace
PORTLAND, June 3-UFl The
Portland General Hospital, con
demned as a fire hazard last
month, gained a new lease on life
The City Council agreed to
give the Hospital more time in
an attempt to prepare a plan for
renovation that would bring the
building within the fire code.
The previous order was for the
Hospital to abandon the building
by June 5. The new order grants
a week of grace.
Oregon Green Poster
SALEM, June 3 (JP) Edna
Eiphme, 16, Dayton, and Charles
Velgulh, 11, Portland, are the
winners in the annual Keep Ore
gon Green poster contest.
Miss Eighme, a Dayton High
School student, was named win
ner in the senior division.
Velguth was the Junior division
winner. He is a student at Dunl
KLAMATH FALLS, June 3
(T Elmo Lohert, about 30, Klam
ath Indian, was stabbed fatally
last night near Chlloquln on the
Indian office John Arkell said
he was looking for another In
dian who reportedly was quarrel
ing with Lohert.
Levity Fact Rant
By L. T. Relzensteln
Comrade Hank Wallace has
sent a batch of corn (cry form)
to his bosom friends In Ciecho
Slovakia. His Inexhaustible sup.
ply ef baloney is still rese
jfor American consumption.
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! flv bl0"y U still reserved