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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.
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
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
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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
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
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-
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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
$75,000. This has been the ex
perience in other cities also, he
pointed out.
The Community Chest group
was headed hy Willixm Adair,
and the chamber by John Todd,
local president.
Tht Weather.
Mostly overcast today and
Sunset today 7:5$ 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
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
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
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
Taft Staves Off Vote
Taft was caught by surprise,
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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
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,
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
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
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.
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
Northwest States Oppose
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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
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
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
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.
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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),
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
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-
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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
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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
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.
Horse racing manager.
Removal From
Politics Asked
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
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
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
The new legislation requested
hy Mr. Truman is in line with a
recommendation of the Govern
ment Reorganization Commission
headed by former President
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
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."
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
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
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
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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
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
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