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A STUDY OF POPULATION
Writing in the current issue of Oregon Business Review,
monthly publication from the Bureau of Business Research,
University of Oregon, Dr. Elon H. Moore, head of the De
partment of Sociology, and Mr. John F. Staehle, teaching
fellow at the University, calculate that Oregon a population
will grow from the 1948 estimated 1,615,000 to 2,097,000
by 1960. They predict in iheir report, prepared for the
Pacific Coast Board of Intergovernmental Relations, that
100,000 of the 482,000 anticipated increase in population,
will settle in the five counties of Southwestern Oregon,
giving this area a higher rate of growth than any other part
of the state.
For the state as a whole they predict a population gain of
about 30 percent between 1948 and 1960, as compared with
an increase of 48 percent for the period from 1940-1948.
They also predict that the in-migrant population will be
predominantly in the younger adult age group a group
having more freedom to move about the country seeking
opportunity for employment and advancement.
The two writers give no estimates for population gains by
counties in the Southwestern Oregon area, treating the five
counties as a single geographical unit, but we believe it is
obvious that Douglas County may be expected to have the
highest rate of gain of any of the five counties, due to its
Estimates made by the analysts, however, can be greatly
exceeded if, prior to 1960, we succeed in obtaining better
utilization of the resource upon which our Umpqua Basin
economy is based. We can more than double the estimates
if jobs, potentially available through utilization of materials
now being wasted, can be created.
The lumber industry is now going through a period of re
adjustment." Prices are unsettled, the market is weak, orders
are few and the future uncertain. The industry as a whole
is apprehensive and the uncertainty is reflected in local
But while the lumber market wavers, industry is crying
for industrial molasses. Molasses can be made from wood
waste. We have ample mill waste in the Umpqua Basin to
support at least three plants each capable of producing three
tank carloads of molasses per day. If we had those plants
in operation, employment could be shifted from lumber to
molasses production. Loggers, instead of being idle part of
the time, could be salvaging down timber. Truckers, instead
of biting their fingernails because of worry over their heavy
investments and lack of income, could be hauling salvaged
logs to molasses plants. Thus we would be maintaining em
ployment and firm economy without using one stick of saw
mill timber utilizing entirely materials now being burned
or left to rot.
Someday we will have specialized manufacturing plants,
pulp mills, furniture factories, alcohol and molasses plants,
rayon factories and facilities for producing atlhesives, chem
icals and other products from wood, The sad part is that
these higher utilization operations normally do not come
until the resource nears exhaustion. Here in the -Umpqua
Basin we are utilizing less than one-third of the resource
probably not more than one-fourth. Yet more than one-half
the material now being burned or left to rot could be sal
vaged and utilized. If we had plants for utilizatiqn of wood
waste, we would reduce the peaks and depressions in the
forest products Industry, stabilize local economies and pro
duce jobs to support thousands of wage earners and their
If our starry-eyed, wren-brained, plnk-tingcd "do-gooders"
would forget their socialistic nationalization schemes
for a little while and study how the federal government
could promote more jobs through stimulating utilization of
waste products, we could really be achieving something
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Because a Montana cowboy
lost his physical sight, 36 years
ago, countless thousands have
been blessed. You see, that cow
boy was J. Albert Atkinson, pres
ent vice president and managing
director of Braille Institute of
America, Inc., a nonprofit, non
sectarian, nation wide . institute
devoted to the social and eco
nomic welfare of the blind.
Small wonder that this 33 sug
gestions printed in a folder for
distribution as a guide to the
sighted who want to help but
sometimes make blunders, Is in
teresting reading! "Some Don'ts
to do." ,; '
I do wish that you would send
for one! Address Braille Insti
tute, 741 North Vermont Ave.,
Los Angeles, 27, Calif. - It would
be nice to Include a stamped,
self-addressed envelope. I learn
ed so much from the leaflet! But
I was writing about Mr. Atkin
son. At the time the cowboy lost
his sight there was no Institution,
public or private, west of the
Mississippi, where an adult could
turn for help In self-rehabilitation,
getting adjusted to his new
life, learning to be independent
So Mr. Atkinson spent seven
years figuring things out lor him
self. Then he began the Braille
Press which later became the
present Braille Institute (an or
ganization without a branch any
where), which has been blessing
the world lor the past 30 years.
It was founded In 1919; Incorpor
ated in 1929.
Is It strange that help should
be forthcoming to this courage
ous venture? Mr. and Mrs. John
M, Longyear of Brookllne, Mass.,
for years anonymous by their
own request, gave $25,000, the
only 'string' being that Mr. At
kinson should have full responsi
bility ... see to It that the wel
fare for the blind be done with
out discrimination as to race,
creed or color, and that the
Braille Institute be non-sectarian,
and non-profit. This did not mean
it could not accept gifts and en
dowmentsof course It could!
and still asks lor them.
To tell about the work there
would fill a book. If requested, I
think a folder "Braille In Picture
and Prose" would be included
with the other folder.
With social security benefit
rolls approaching the three mil
lion mark in the United States.
the Eugene office of the Social
Security Administration is han
dling a greatly increased work
load, according to its manager,
raui . jonnson.
Claims applications filed dur
ing the first five months of 1949
lumped to 700 for the period.
an increase of nearly 30 percent
over receipts aunng tne same
period, 1948. Applications for So
cial Security account number
cards are approximately the same
mis year as lor the same period
The Old-Age and Survivors In
surance part of the Social Se
curity Act provides payments to
retired workers, their wives, and
unmarried children under 18
years, and to their survivors in
case of death.
A representative of the Eu
gene field office will be at the
Oregon State Employment Serv
ice office in Roseburg on Tues
day, June 7, between the hours
of 8:30 a.m. and noon. Every
one who wishes assistance in
filing a claim for Social Security
Deneins or wno has any ques
tion concerning the Social Se
curity Act, should contact him at
that time, Johnson said.
In the Day's News
(Continued From Page One)
For three years and more we
have kept an industrious people
In idleness. Now, our officials tell
us, an Industrial crisis Is ap
proaching and all they can think
of to head it off is a PWA program.
AR is bad business, any way
you look at It. It Is WORSE
business when vengeance is per-
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The problem of utilization of waste is not confined alone , hiding.
to forests but involves all products of the soil. We could be
creating billions of dollars of new wealth, and clearing slums
by spreading population, if we would but use money now
going into political grants and subsidies in a program of
recovering values from products now being wasted.
Processes for utilization of waste from forests, orchards,
cane, corn and wheat fields, have been well established. They
require only initial pioneering.
We believe it would be far more practical to use $19 billion
to install facilities to utilize waste resources and thus create
many thousands of new jobs, than to use the same amount
of money to clear slums in our big cities and subsidize un
employed, or low-income families to live in government-built
shelters. The slum dwellers could be benefitted far more if
moved out of their tenements into areas where they could
find steady and profitable employment converting waste
products into valuable commercial materials.
Give us that kind of a program and the population esti
mates furnished by the University professors would be
practice of our federal political
In 80-odd years, we"ve never
been able to erase the lines of
bitter cleavage that followed the
Mrs. Smith's Body
Will Be Brought
Here For Burial
The body of Mrs. William Woe
ber (Genevieve Miller) Smith,
who died Wednesday in New
York City, is being brought to
Roseburg for burial. Mrs. Smith,
motner oi Mrs. Charles Crlng,
waving of the bloody shirt for fSSSl.t
many, many years after the Civil
We're seeing NOW In Europe
the harvesting of the bitter fruit
that grows on the tree of venge
hope you'll pardon me for this
outburst of preaching. Every
now and then something gets me
started at It, and I can't seem to
The Good Book has something
worth while to say on that sub
jectas on sa many others. It
"Vengeance is MINE, salth the
That is good advice. We'd bet
ter leave vengeance to the Lord
and take ours out In tolerance,
hard work and sensible planning.
Girl Scouts Plan To
Form County Committee
Representatives of Girl Scout
troops from Sutherlln, Myrtle
Creek and Roseburg met Wednes
day night with Mrs. Marjorie S.
Kafer, community advisor of
Girl Scouts for this area to com-
Slete plans for a Douglas County
Irl Scout committee.
The committee will be made up
of representatives from each com
munity having Girl Scouting and
meet monthly. Mrs. James Joyce
of Roseburg will serve as the
chairman of the committee. Com
pletion of plans for a leadership
training course to be given with
in the near future will be the first
undertaking of this newly formed
Girl Scout membership In
Douglas County has grown In the
past year lo over 250 enrollees
and approximately 50 adult lead
ers and volunteers. This includes
Girl Scout troops In Sutherlln,
Roseburg, Myrtle Creek, Yoncalla.
Nonpareil and Rlee Vallev. New
troops arc being organized In
Glendale and Canyonvllle.
E have in our history a tradi
tion that we ought to study
attentively and follow with
At Appomatox, Lee Is supposed
to have said to Grant:
"General, what shall I tell my
(cavalry) men to do with their
Grant Is supposed to have re
plied: "Tell 'em to take 'em horn and
go to plowing corn and cotton
AYBE this one would be good
to close on:
In Des Moines (Iowa) the other
day a car owner lost his shirt
when a garage owner presented
! him a bill for 51.50 for EXAMIN
ING his gearshift to see what (If
anything) should be done to make
it run better. He blew his top and
deliberately CRASHED HIS CAR
THROUGH THE GARAGE
It cost him $300 to fix the en
IF what Grant said to Lee had
been carried out in practice the
scan of our bloody Civil War
would soon have healed. It wasn't
done. Instead, hate and venge
ance were permitted to rule the
dealings of the victorious North
with the defeated South. As a re
sult we have to this day the
strange political phenomenon
known as the Solid South, which
still upsets the whole theory and
Wife Of Suspended Cop
Kills Herself And Son
SEATTLE. June 3 (.PI The
25year-old wife of a suspended
motorcycle patrolman used her
husband's service pistol to end
her own life and that of her 4-.war-old
son, police reported to
night. Neighbors ald George Robert
Horn was napping on the front
lawn yesterday afternoon when
four shots sounded from the
house. Investigating, Horn and
neighbors found two farewell
notes, neither supplying a motive
for the act, and the bodies of
Mrs. Honz and the boy.
Honz recently received a five
day suspension from the Seattle
police force for speeding.
Honz, 29, said that his wife had
been extremely nervous and that
while he was In military service
In 1S4B he received leave to come
home from Okinawa because of
In the Catholic cemetery beside
the body of her husband, who
died here three years ago.
Mrs. Smith, who was 61 years
of age, was the daughter of the
late Dr. and Mrs. George Miller,
and was born at St. Marvs, Kan.
She was educated In the Con
vent of the Sacred Heart, St.
She was the mother of seven
surviving daughters. Mi's. John
Shlach, Seattle; Motner Margaret
Smith, Convent of the Sacred
Heart, N. Y.; Mrs. Cring, Rose
burg: Miss Jane Patricia Smith,
N. Y.; Mrs. Charles Pingbank,
Stamford, Conn.; Mrs. Arthur
Norman Seymour Jr., Norwalk,
Conn., and Mrs. Seymour, Suth
erlln. She also leaves a sister,
Mrs. Phillip Kreuscher, Milwau
kee, Wis.; a brother, Edward
Miller, Los Angeles, and eight
Funeral services, which are
to be private, will be arranged
by the Roseburg Funeral Home.
U. S. Health Law
EUGENE, June 3. (.TV The
U. S. is going to get health legis
lation whether the doctors want
It or not. Senator Wayne Morse
said here last night.
He told a Eugene audience that
the medical profession is in the
same position that organized
labor was in 1947.
"Labor then thought that no
labor legislation should or could
be passed by Congress. But the
labor leaders were told they were
acting out of the framework of
public opinion. Health legisla
tion is going to be passed in
the V. S. within the next decade"
He continued, "I take the posi
tion that we should not make
doctors employes of the state.
but if organized medicine takes
the position that no legislation
will be passed, and. If thev want
to take on the politicians In a
puuiicai ngnt on tnat assump
tion, they will lose. The people
want health legislation."
Boy In Germany Aids
Band To Attend Rose Fete
BUTTE, Mont., June 4. IIP) A
youngster In Germany has a
hand in sending the Butte High
School band to Portland's Rose
Shaun Murphy, 13, sent $5
from Esshlngen, Germany, to
help pay for the band's trip, and
with it came a letter which said
he had saved the money from
the SI he gets each week for
practicing on the piano one hour
"I'm glad It goes to the town
I still love best in all the world.
Butte, Mont.," he wrote.
The boy lived here for five
years with an uncle and aunt
while his father, Capt. John
Murphy, was in the Air Force.
Since leaving here he has lived
in several European countries
with his parents. His father sti.'
is In the air force, stationed in
ine autte band will take part
In the Rose Festival band lam-
boree which will attract 2.000
high school musicians June 9.
A Douglas County Institution
Home Owned Home Operated
Deposit Insurance Corp.
Douglas County State Bank
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dle, Myrtle Creek, Elkron, Drain, Suth
erlin, and Roseburg. All in Douglas
County. They will serve you.
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Why We Caution:
. . . choose jewelers
before choosing gems!
You see, Just anyone may call himself a "jeweler." There are no fed
eral or state laws requiring examination of his gem-knowledge, honesty or
integrity, such as those governing your doctor, lawyer or investment broker.
This void leaves the door dangerously open to as many kinds of people as
make up the world. Some are pillars of honesty others, unfortunately, are
totally unreliable as to advice and trustworthiness.
For example, just any "jeweler" might describe a gem as "blue-white,"
implying great value. When in reality, that gem could be highly inferior in
its color as well as in other equally important requisites such os clarity and
cutting. There are countless other ways in which the buyer could be con
fused and deceived.
Since it is impossible for the layman to accurately evaluate a gem simply
by looking, he must lean upon his jeweler's honesty, scientific instruments,
and specialized gem-knowledge. But how does one know if his jeweler has
So that the buying public may be protected, may know and be oble to
identify such trusted jewelers, the American Gem Society has banded to
gether certain outstanding firms whose unquestionable honor and highly
specialized gem-knowledge qualify them for membership. No claim is mode
or implied that all the trusted jewelers are members of the American Gem
Socity. It is rfot our place to pass judgment upon others. But, we do know
ond endorse our own screened membership . . . the Registered Jewelers of
the American Gem Society.
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At IN IN WMI
Across from Douglas
' County Stale Bank