j U. Of 0. Library v , Comp. 4 I 4 Governors Of Four I WHO DOES WHAT irgna; I -V , $3 'Xi - li MRS. W. R. MURRAY celebrated her 87th birthday Wednes day at her home at 328 East Douglas street and friends gathered there throughout the afternoon to greet her. Christened Sarah E. Doney, she was born at Bear Creek, near Jacksonville, Oregon, in 1862. In 1880 she married the late W. R. Murray and the couple made their home at Camas Valley, where they lived until 1921, when" they moved to Rose burg. Mrs. Murray has three children living, one of whom is Laura lies, who, with her husband, Story lies, lives at 462 Pitier street. AGES OLD FOES MAY UNITE Czech Profestanfs Favor Union With Catholics To Resist Communist Rule PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia, June 24. CP) Czechoslovakia's Pro . testant . minority is reported preparing to support a -traditional antagonist the Roman Catholic Church in the latter' fight for survival against the Communist government. A western clergyman visiting in Prague, who asked to remain anonymous, quoted Protestants in favor of the move as saying "we are next and we are lost If the' Catholics succumb to state, subjugation." In the Day's News By FRANK JENKINS AS these words are written, something interesting is Tinder way up in Seattle where the American- Association of Univer sity Women Is holding Its 51st biennial convention. A college woman fr om the Old South (Lynchburg, Virginia) is proposing to the AAUW that it change its by-laws to permit ad mission to membership of quali fied Colored women. She says: "Shall we who are now mem bers of this association, not by virtue of birth or social position, but by virtue of a college degree, prove less than willing to work for practical educational ends in the fellowship with other holders of degrees?" NOTE that she isn't ASKING FOR A LAW. She seeks VOL UNTARY action. And don't over look the fact that she comes from that part of our country where the race problem is ever-present (Continued on Page Four) Would-Be Participants in Community Chest Invited To Submit Budget Requests All charitable organizations so desiring will be invited to par ticipate in the Roseburg Community Chest fund-raising campaign and share its receipts. " ' This decision was made in the adoption of an "open door" policy by the Community Chest directors, who met with the Roseburg Chamber of Commerce directors Wednesday. Eighteen persons at tended the noon luncheon meeting in the Rose Hotel. A report was made on the re cent survey of Chamber of Com- merce members, in which appro- imately 87 per cent returns were favorable toward one over-all campaign, thus eliminating the several fund-raising drives of the community. Present were Irle McSherry, executive secretary of the State Community Chest, and Waller Darling, western director of the American Cities Bureau. The general theme of their discussion was the advantage of broadening the scope of the Com munity Chest; thus saving time, and energy of local workers, caljed to conduct the various drives. By consolidation of the agencies, staffs are released from the task of raising money, There are 9,000,000 Catholics in Czechoslovakia and 1,000,000 Protestants. The Protestants-- mostly Cal vlnlst (Presbyterians) also have been under Communist pres sure to submit to state control. Church leaders suspect that once the much stronger Catholic Church is subduded they will have no chance of combatting a government scheme to make all Protestant pastors and parishes completely dependent on the government for financial sup port. Such a bill was before por liament once, but was shelved temporarily. Beran's Arrest Forcast. Catholic sources, meanwhile, reported that Archbishop Josef Beran of Prague was now com pletely isolated from his fol lowers. They said it was doubt ful if the 60-year-old prelate could again smuggle a communi cation, such as Sunday's pastoral letter denouncing the govern ment, from the ever-tightening police surveillance of his palace. The Vatican and other sources have indicated they believe arch bishop Beran, and archbishop Josef Matocha of Olomouc -- his second in command -- may be arrested at any moment. , The report of Protestant sup port for the embattled Catholic faith has much more slgnifiance here than in most lands. This country produced a reli- (Continued on Page Two) L . -, . j , ui ""J ,Pnii fhJrL ,' sptc'ile ,. would be required to submit its budget for scanning well In ad vance of the campaign, and would also be required to sub mit a yearly report on all ex penditures. Darling pointed out that Eu gene, which revived its Com munity Chest in 1941, sets Its budget at $39,000, but raised $75,000. This has been the ex perience in other cities also, he pointed out. The Community Chest group was headed hy Willixm Adair, and the chamber by John Todd, local president. Tht Weather. Mostly overcast today and Saturday. Sunset today 7:5$ p.m. Sunrito tomorrow 4:34 a.m. Established 1873 Injunction Or Seizure Issue In Labor Bill Senate To Vote Tuesday On Method Of Blocking 'Imperilling' Strikes WASHINGTON, June 24. UP) The Senate today agreed to vote Tuesday on the big Issue of whether a new labor law should provide for court orders to block national emergency strikes. With the agreement, leaders called off a Senate session they had figured on holding tomor row. The present Taft-Hartley Labor Law authorizes inlunctions against emergency strikes. Sen ator Taft and other want to keep tt in whatever new law Congress enacts. Administration men want to keep it out. They say they are unified at last and will win the big test. The unifying factor was an unexpected move yesterday bv Senator Lucas of Illinois, the leader of the Senate Democrats. He Introduced a new "plant seizure" proposal which he told reporters President Truman "would obviously approve." Two other proposals for government seizure of plants to delay "na tional emergency" strikes had al ready been voted down by the Senate. Lucas introduced his plan in such a way as to make injunc tions the big issue. He put the proposal In the form of an amend ment to an "in'unction-or-seizure" proposal by Senator Taft. The Lucas amendment would simply remove the Taft injunction au thority and leave In the seizure part. Taft Staves Off Vote Taft was caught by surprise, (Continued on Page Two) Patient At Vets Hospital Drowns h Scathilnpqua Edward Ferm. 49, patient at the Veterans Hospital in Rose burg, was drowned Thursday in the South Umpqua river. He reportedly eluded attend ants while on the Hospital grounds with a recreational party at about 10:30 a.m. Eugene S. Smith, 15, and Don ald Carter, 13, told Sergeant Lyle Harrell of the State Police, the officer reported, that they heard Ferm dive into the river from the north bank opposite the foot of Harrison St. They watched him swim to the middle of the river where he apparently became ex hausted. He cried once for help then disappeared, the boys told the police. The Roseburg Fire ' Depart ment's rescue boat was rushed to the scene and the body was locat ed and recovered about 11:30 a.m. Ferm. a native of Minneapolis, served with the Marine Corps during World War I. He had been a patient in veterans hospi tals since 1927, coming to the Roseburg hospital January 28, 19.W. Dr. John T.. Haskins. manager of the Hospital, reports that term nad no Known relatives. Funeral services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the Veter ans Administration Cemetery. Funeral arrangements are being made by the Long & Orr Mortu ary. Beauty Parlor To Open On Harvard Avenue Eileen H. Schoonover, formerly of Portland and Seattle, has an nounced the opening Saturday of a beauty parlor near the Fair haven Market in West Roseburg. ine oeauty parlor win occupy the former location of the Harv ard Avenue Men's Clothing Store at 1883 Harvard Avenue. It will adjoin- the B. W. McGreggor bar ber shop. All new equipment has been installed in the place, said Mrs. Schoonover. This is the fifth beauty parlor she has owned and operated. She will be assisted here by Fern Craig, formerly of Portland, who specializes in hair styling. Pilot Crashes To Death Before Parents' Eyes BORING, June 24. UP) A youth who was stunting a rented Kiane in front of nls parents ome crashed to his death last night before his horrified par ents' eyes. He was Carl Hubert Pahlka. 24, Boring. He went into a tight spin and crashed into the ground in a field across from his farm. Witnesses said he was fjylng low, and attempted a sharp-turn about 100 feet above the ground. AMBULANCE CALL Ray Peters, Port Angeles, Wash., was rushed to Mercy Hos pital Thursday morning bv the Roseburg Ambulance Co. Peters reportedly collapsed at the Dil lard Steak House. His condition Is reported from tht hospital as good. Northwest States Oppose WSWWW lp - j MARLEN YODER is secretary of tht newly organized Roseburg Y. M. C. A. With his wife and two children he comes to Rose burg from Ashland, where hs has been a teacher in the Ash land Schools. Me received his higher education at University of Oregon. (Picture by Paul Jenkins). Federal Meat Inspection For Portland Asked PORTLAND, June 24. UP) The federal government has been asked to make sure that Port landers who order hamburger are not getting horseburger. In an unprecedented action, City Commissioner Fred L. Peter son asked the U. S. Department of Agriculture to put all plants selling meat in Portland under federal inspection. Ordinarily, on ly plants shipping in interstate commerce are federally inspect ed. Peterson, who led Wednesday's raid on a wholesale horsemeat operation, said Portland's inspec tion "is not as rigid as I would like." It is not only horse meat, but also Immature veal that is the problem, he added. The U.S.D.A., which never re ceived such a request from a city bptop". is considering Jthe matter; Porlianu would have to pay lor the service. Meanwhile the city laboratory continued its horse meat hunt. Samples of hamburger were tak en from 20 retail meat markets to make certain they really were hamburger. Aniline Dyes On Diapers Fatal To Five Babies CHICAGO, June '24. P) A medical Journal today urged special precautions against poi soning babies with aniline dyes used to mark diapers. The Journal of the American Medical Association said 72 cases of poisoning from coal tar deriva tive dyes used on diapers have been reported. In five cases, the poisoned Infants died, it said. "Prevention of such accidents Is simple," the editorial said. "If diapers are boiled after they ate stamped, and thoroughly dried before use, the dye becomes fixed and absorption does not occur." Aniline dyes are used, it said, because non-toxic dyes lack perm anence. Firemen Buried Alive Under Flaming Asphalt PERTH AMBOY, N. J., June 24. UP) Three men died two of them burled alive under flam ing asphalt as a crackling series of explosions destroyed a $300,000 asphalt plant here yes terday. The-shrivelled, tar-covered bodies of two volunteer firemen could not be recovered for sev eral hours after they were blown into a pit of boiling asphalt. A third victim, a workman, died of burns later. Eight others were injured, two critically. TV fi l" i- r i "n r istfc rl fl i i it '' "' 11 - ii -- BLEACHERS INSTALLED The final step making it possible to conduct major swimming maats in Roseburg has bean taken with th erection of bleachers along th south sid of tha municipal pool. M. W. Slankard, city manager, said th blchrs would b compltd this weak. Th Junior Chamber of Commerce's plans for tha big watar festival hr July V and 10 are shaping up wall, and soma outstanding amateur swim mars ar xpetd her for th vnt. (Picture oy Paul Jenkins), ROSEBURG, OREGON FRIDAY, JUNE Crazed Man Is Hunted As Double Killer Two Women Slain, Farm Buildings Set On Fire ' In Dispute Over Road MISSION, B. C. June 24. UP) Soldiers guarded homes In the Mission District today as search continued for a crazed farmer, alleged slayer of two women. The men were volunteers from the Now Westminster Regiment, B Company, stationed at Mission. They were armed with civilian rifles and guns. Rain during the night ham pered searchers who renewed the hunt at dawn through the heavily-wooded district five miles from here In the Silverhill area. Police issued a shoot-to-kill or der as the posse of armed offi cers and civilian volunteers In the hill-surrounded district beat through bushland trails. Sought was Ivar Jonson, 70-year-old pioneer farmer, who put a torch to his farm buildings yes terday, and then is alleged to have shot the women. Dead are Mrs. George Barrett, 66, and Mrs. Maria Llndberg, 68-year-old widow. One police dog was brought to the scene today and trained cou gar dogs, also used In manhunts', were on call. A 50-man posse guarded tree lined highways in the Silverhill district throughout the night. At dawn they came in; replaced by new volunteers and police rein lorcements. Caused By Road Dispute Burning of the farm buildings and the death of the two women was the climax to a road dispute. Jonson, believing a new road- (Continued on Page Two) Negroes, Whites Again Clash Over Swim Pool ST. LOUIS, June 24. (P) Isolated disturbances between Negroes and whites broke out again last, night as aruftermath oi irounir mat uarea in a si. Louis park Tuesday. The violence began when city-owned swim ming pools were temporarily opened to members of both races. One white youth was seriously hurt and several other persons suffered minor injuries in sepa rate incidents in scattered sec tions of the city. Chief of Police Jeremiah O'Connell said extra police and squad cars will patrol the city for an indefinite period In view of the tense situation. He attribut ed all otrthe trouble to teen-agers. Petition For Portland -School Denied; No Funds PORTLAND, June 24. tP) The Portland School Board re fused again last night build two new high schools. The board told a petitioning crowd of 500 people that there was not enough money to build a high school In the growing West Hills district. The 500 had presented petitions bearing 1,700 names and asking that both the new Lincoln High School and a West Hills school be built now. The Board decided, however, It could not afford td build more than Lincoln High. Premier Sophoulis Of Greece Passes Away ATHENS, June 24 UP) Themistokles Sophoulis, 88 pre mier of Greece, died today. The venerable leader of the liberal party had been an lm prtant cog In the Truman doc trine, under which the aid of the United States went to Greece In her civil war and to Turkey, un der the shadow of the Russian bear. , 5 r,. 4 24, 1949 Ten-Day Program Of Horse Racing Will Span Douglas County Fair In Late. August Ten days of thoroughbred and quarter horsi racing, with pari-mutual batting are slated for Roseburg from Aug, 17 through Aug., 27,. embracing th three days of tht Douglas bounty Fair Aug. 25, 26 and 27. Then dates hav bean ap proved by th Stat Racing Commission. Frank A. Diver, general racing manager, who has been making his home in Roseburg since Feb ruary, reported more than 300 horses will be brought here for the big event, the first of major proportions ever attempted in Douglas County. Uiider the direction of the Rac ing Commission Al Bashford, Doc Carter and Lou Andrus and the auspices of the Douglas Coun ty Sheriff's Posse, plans are shap ing up well, said Diver. The operating company, com posed of local business men and horse racing enthusiasts, will be known as the Umpqua Jockey Club, which has been given a three-year contract by the Fair Board. 1 While thoroughbreds will be entered In the meet, the racing will feature primarily quarter horses, said Divers, who was for merly connected with the Port land Meadows and has conducted meets at Gresham and the Ore gon State Fair. Seven Races Nightly There will be seven races night ly, except Sunday, all conducted under the strict supervision and order of the rules of the Thor oughbred Racing Association and the Quarter Horse Racing Asso ciation. Divers said he hopes to have at least 30 Jockeys here for ine events. Charles Evans of Salem has been nominated to act as Oregon State deputy steward, and Harold D, McMillln, Salem real estate man, has consented to serve as clerk of scales. Lights are to be installed on the fairgrounds to make possible the night shows under more favor able conditions. Preliminary work for Installation of the lights Is al ready under way. Astoria 'Slicker' Jailed In Texas ASTORIA, June 2i.-UP The youth who bought a farm with a $7,000 rubber check and then eloped with the farmer's daugh ter in a car bought with another $2,550 rubber check, is in Jail now. But Leroy Allcorn, 20, wasn't jailed for that. It was a new charge: writing other worthless checks at Houston, Texas. The news of Allcorn's arrest in Houston was received here by sheriff's deputy Don Larfleld. An alarm had gone out for Allcorn after he vanished from Astoria with an unpald for car and Mrs. Marguerite Marshall, 27-year-old mother of two. The first news came from Mrs. Marshall, who wired "having wonderful time" to her father, E. M. Butts. It was Butts who got the $7,000 rubber check for nls farm. Houston police said Mrs. Mar shall was still with Allcorn when he was arrested, but wasn't held. They said the car was recovered. Allcorn will be prosecuted in Texas for the charge there. Taxpayers League To Discuss County Budget Annual meeting of the Douglas County Taxpayers League will be held June 28 in connection with the public hearing on the county budget, It was announced today by H. O. pargeter, secretary. League committees have been Investigating the tentative budget preparatory to making recom mendations at the public hearing, which will be held In the circuit courtroom of the Courthouse at 10 a.m. Tuesday. A business meeting of the Lea gue will follow the hearing. 148-49 FRANK A. DIVER Horse racing manager. Postmasters' Removal From Politics Asked WASHINGTON, June 24. UP) President Truman today recom mended legislation completely re moving postmaster appointments from politics. In a special message to Con gress he urged enactment of a law to authorize the postmaster general to appoint all postmasters subject only to provisions of the Civil Service and Classification Acts. This would mean that the time honored custom of the President appointing first, second and third class postmasters of whom there are some 21,000 would be aban doned. Senate confirmation of the presidential choices likewise would no longer be a part of the routine. Postmasters theoretically have been under the Civil Service system for some time. But legis lators frequently have had a hand In picking one of the first three passing the examination and, furthermore, the Senate for years has had final say on confirma tion. Fourth class postmasters are appointed by the postmaster gen eral and do not have to be con firmed. These are for the smaller offices. The new legislation requested hy Mr. Truman is in line with a recommendation of the Govern ment Reorganization Commission headed by former President Hoover. Medford Motorist Dies In Crash; Brother Hurt - MEDFORD, June 24. UP) One man was killed and his brother in jured when their borrowed car tailed to make a turn and rolled end-over-end for 100 feet down a ditch south of here last night. JMdon Li. Stevens, 30, Medford, was the victim. His brother, Ver non L. Stevens, a soldier home on leave from Camp Sloneman. Calif., was seriously injured but is expected to recover. Coroner Carlos Morris said wit nesses told him the car was trav eling at a "terrific" rate of speed, on ine Fnoenlx-laient road. When it missed a turn, it went down a ditch for 100 feet, then rolled another 100 feet and crash ed Into a telephone pole. Vernon, the coroner said, was thrown 136 feet from the car. Douglas County Now At 60 Pet. Of Bond Quota Douglas County had reached 60 per cent of quota In the Op portunity Savings Bond drive as of June 18, County Chairman H. O. Pargeter reported today. Doug las County, according to Infor mation from state headquarters, was lagging behind the state average of 71 per cent of quota. During the week ending June 18, it was announced, Oregon residents bought $fS6,298 worth of E series bonds. Total sales at th end of the first five weeks of the drive amounted to $7,023, 128. Douglas County's purchases for the fifth week amounted to $26,114. Even The Archbishop Guffawed At This One LONDON, June 24. tm? What kind or a Jok gives a preacher a rsal bally laugh? This ona madt olargymen, In cluding tha Archbishop of Can terbury, guffaw for thra full minutes today attar It wt told to tha annual Church of Eng land Assembly of Clergymen and Laymen: A woman bouqht a drinking bowl for her dog. Tha elerk atked If she wanted tha word "dag" painted on it. "Ne thanks." said tha wo man. "My husband doesn't drink water and tha dog can't read." CVS Adverse Stand Of People Is Told Truman Gov. M'Kay, Speaking For Oregon, Wants No 3-Man Autocratic, U. S. Rule WASHINGTON, June 24 - W) Four Northwest governor told President Truman and Congress today they and the people In their states oppose his plan for a Columbia Valley Administration. Governors Arthur B. Langlie of Washington, C. A, Robins of Idaho, Vail Pittman of Nevada and Douglas McKay of Oregon called on Mr. Truman after testi fying before Congressional 'Com mittees. The Senate and House Public Works Committees are considering bills to set up th new agency to develop resource of the Columbia River basin. Speaking for the four, Gover nor Langlie told White House re porters that they feel . CVA would encroach upon state and local rights. He said President Truman told the governors some changes In the proposed legislation "might be warranted" after the Congres sional hearings end. He did not elaborate on this point. . - Langlie said the governors recognize the federal government has a vital Interest in the area development, but emphasized that state and local bodies also must retain a say to preserve th age old practice of checks and balances. No Checks Provided He said it is not a public-private power fight at all, adding: "It is superimposing on a re gion an agency that has all the powers of a private business and none of the checks and balances that go with it." Governor Robins said CVA can not be compared with the Ten nessee Valley Authority. Langlie, Robins and Pittman testified before the House Com mittee: McKay before the Senate iommittee. The two Committees are con sidering President Truman's pro posal mat ine new agency Be set up to develop the Columbia River Area's resources. "As Eovernor of mv state." said Langlie, "I am here . today to voice, with all possible emphasis, my sincere conviction that this CVA proposal is not in the public (Continued on Page Two) - Suit Demands $20,000 For . Traffic Crash Injuries Damages of $20,000 are asked by Lois Holllnger in a suit filed in Circuit Court against Grant V., and,Letha M. March, and Grant E and Naomi March, do ing business as March Logging Co. , The suit is the outgrowth of an accident Nov. 8, 1948, on the South Myrtle Road eight miles cast of Myrtle Creek. According to the complaint, the plaintiff was a passenger In a car driven bv her husband, when the car collided with a road grader be ing operated by the defendants. In addition to general damages. special damages of $108.10 ar asked by the plaintiff, who claim she sustained injuries of a perma nent nature. . , Living Cost Drops Very : Little During Month WASHINGTON, June 24 Ut The cost of living nosed slight ly downward during the month ended May 15. The Bureau of Ijihnr KlotUtln. said today its index declined three-tenths of one per cent for the month. Prirpft nf nil matni flrt-nirM u cept rent were a little lower than intj jiiumii enuea Apru io, in re port said. Fuels declined 1.5 per rent. hnllfU) fllrnt-shintT 1 n.a cent and apparel 0.6 per cent. neiuu iooa prices aecreasea V.J per cent for the month. State Liquor To Be Sold j At Retail Store Prices PORTLAND, June 24.-UP) Wines sold through the Stat Liquor Control Commission will be priced at the same level as in retail stores. So ruled the Commission yes terday, in a measure designed to avoid competition 'with private firms. A liquor agency at Maupln was ordered closed, because th oper ation was "unsatisfied." The Commission took under consideration a proposed salary Increase for the agenta In 111 slate liquor stores. Communist Question Dodger Is Convicted SEATTLE, June 24. UP) Th bitterly argued retrial of Mrs. Florence Bean James ended last night In her conviction on a charge of refusing to tell a stats legislative committee on Un American activities whether she was or ever had beer, a Commun 1st Party member. She Is eo-dl-rector of the Seattle Repertory Playhouse with her husband, Bur ton James. Livfty Ft Riftf By L. T. lUlteMttta Achievements tf the llej Fur ministers' council In NarU may b summed up in cm old observation! "The mountain hot labor ana1 breefht forth mou."