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WHO DOES WHAT Fps;
:- tiAAW , T? If It:
PACIFICO De hi CRUZ is bell captain at Mr. and Mrs.
Frank Bodin's Rose Hotel on Stephen Street. His fiery costume
is not for everyday use but was donned with pride and a spirit
of emulation during Rodeo week here. Needless to say he was
the envy of all and sundry.
Pacifico was born at Batac llocoo Norte, Philippine Islands.
He was bell captain at the De Anza in Calexico, California,
when the Bodins managed that hotel and later was chef at the
Barbara Worth in El Centre
Roseburg is a fine town, he thinks; but we both agreed it
would be better all around and everything considered if there
were more Filipinos here.
AFL, CIO Drawn Closer Together,
Put Farther From J.L.Lewis By His
Labor Law 'No-Compromise' Stand
WASHINGTON, June 27 UP) The heated Senate labor debate,
; now edging toward a crucial' vote on injunctions, has accomplished
two things never Intended by the senators:
It has brought the CIO and AFL closer together, and it has so
widened their split with John L. Lewis that it is hard to imagine a
reconciliation within many years.
In the Day's News
By FRANK JENKINS
THIS one is from Washington:
"President Truman today
recommended legislation com
pletely removing postmaster ap
pointments from politics."
LET'S put it this way: I
If you had to let the politi
cians pick your employes, your
business would soon be in a mess,
Well, ' that's the way some
21,000 postmasters have been
picked In the past. The wonder is
that the postal service is as good
as It is.
WE get this one from Seattle:
"In the final session of its
51st biennial convention, the
American Association of Univer
sity Women decreed that Its
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Crash Kills Pendleton
Woman; Husband Injured
PENDLETON, June ZI.-UP)
An automobile carried Mrs. Mar
ian Develyn Johnston, 34, Pendle
ton, to her death in a crash off
the Old Oregon Trail Highway
near Echo Junction yesterday.
Her husband, Donald Wesley
Johnston, was hospitalized here
in fair condition.
Cloverdale Addition Of 180
Homes Inspected By Large
Throng At Official Opening
Several hundred persons Sunday afternoon gathered at Clover
dale Park addition north of Roseburg to witness the ribbon cutting
ceremony, marking the official opening of the home site, and to
inspect several of the model homes, which are now completed.
"We have 180 homes here and ,
ty." said Herbert R. Ketell, presi
dent of Roseburg Homes, Inc., in
a brief address to the crowd. Ket
ell, who has had 18 years construc
tion experience, built homes in
Southern California prior to the
war, and since then has erected
huge projects at Vancouver,
Wash., and In Richland, Wash.
Mayor Albert G. Flegel per
formed the ribbon cutting part of
the program. Following a brief
talk on the need for homes in
Roseburg, to which, he said, the I
housing project is a partial' ans-!
swer, Mayor Flegel was handed nis.
a large pair of shears, which he Considerable street and drive,
used to cut the ribbon stretched j way paving has been completed,
across the road in the vicinity of This work will be extended to oth
several completed model homes, ler areas within the coming few
Announcer Del McKay was mas-1 weeks.
The Senate chooses tomorrow
between a 60-day injunction pro
posal for dealing with national
emergency strikes, offered by
Senator Holland ID.-Fla.), and a
government seizure plan offered
by Democratic Leader Lucas
The result Is so uncertain that
the issue may be decided by a
margin of only two or three
Conversations with a number
of union leaders make one thing
clear: If the labor-hated injunc
tion remains law, AFL and CIO
leaders will put a large share of
the blame on Lewis, who heads
the United Mine Workers.
They say his stand against
what they consider unavoidable
compromises in the labor bill has
hurt efforts to get the Taft-Hartley
Lewis has scornfully denounced
other labor leaders, as well as
senators, who advocate labor bill
compromises. He also has blast
ed Senator Taft, who wants to
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Kills Himself; Cancer
PORTLAND, June 27 UP)
Donald M. Drake, 54, Portland
contractor, killed himself by fir
ing a rifle bullet into his head
His family said he had been
incurably ill of cancer and had
Drake's firm had constructed
many Portland buildings. It also
built military installations in the
Aleutians in the war.
The widow and four children
f ceremonies. Also speaking
briefly were Bud Fies and Allen
Klute, real estate brokers, who
are exclusive agents for Clover
dale Park sales. They are main
taining an office at Cloverdale
Park in one of the completed
While only a ' portion of the
housing project is now completed,
several homes were ready for in
spection. Most of the 14 different
plans were available for inspec
tion, and three of them were com-
pMely furnished by local merch
Coal Operators Mull Lewis' Proposal
Fair today, tonight, and Tues
day. Sunset today 7:57 p.m.
Sunrise tomorrow 4:35 a.m.
Rain Eases Few Spots;
Downpour Floods City
Of Logansporr, Indiana
By The Associated Press)
Most of the nation east of the
Rocky Mountains sweltered in
humid stickiness today, and
there was little relief in siehtv
The U. S. Weather Bureau in
Chicago said that except for a
few spots, no rain had fallen
over a hot, humid weekend and
none was predicted before Tues
day. Even then light, scattered
thundershowers won't give much
relief, the Bureau forecast.
West of. the Rockies it was
generally cooler. A line of thun
derstorms was reported moving
from Kansas up to Minnesota, al
though the showers were to dis
sipate by the time they reached
But there were a few rainy
spots in the country. Northern
Maine, which hadn't any rain
for weeks, was bathed in a steady
downpour over the weekend.
That freshened wilting crops and
decreased the hazard of forest
fires in the area. Most of the
rest of New England was fair
and hot. Burlington, Vt., got .22
of an inch of rain last night.
Indiana City Flooded
A deluge swamped Logans
port, Ind., early yesterday. One
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Pay $180 In Fines
Although E. 2nd Ave. S. has
been wiaened and paved it was
not meant to be a speedway
as four motorists learner in Mu
nicipal Court Friday night, when
they paid lines on speeding tick
Municipal Judge Ira B. Rid
dle rcDorted "the following .fines
fen alleged speeding violations
on E. 2nd Ave. S.:
C. E. Vance, 814 Templin St.,
55 miles per hour in 25-mile
zone, $30; Don Hubbard, 617
Short St., 50 miles in a 25-mile
zone, $20; Ike Oren Jones, 724
E. 2nd Ave. S., 40 miles in a
25-mile zone, $15; Dick Cady,
Idleyld Rt., 35 miles in a 26
mile zone, $15.
Other cases in the .Friday nlgnt
traffic court included a $15 line
for Donald E. Kalal, butherlin,
for allegedly speeding 40 miles
per hour in a 25-mile zone on
Winchester St.; $5 fine lor Ar
chie C. Currier, Rt. 1, Rose
buig, for allegedly allowing his
son to drive without a license, and
$7 for Jack Gates, Lookingglass
Rt., for allegedly failing to stop
at a stop sign and driving with
out an operator's licence, the
judge also reported.
George Dewey Rathbun, Rose
burg, paid a fine of $100 on a
reckless driving charge In Mu
nicipal Court Saturday, Judge
Riddle reported. Rathbun had
earlier pleaded innocent, but
changed his plea to guilty on his
appearance before the judge Sat
urday, Riddle said.
Salem Couple Injured
When Plane Crashes
TILLAMOOK, June 27.-4P)
A Salem couple recovered here
today from a narrow brush with
death in a plane crash near
The light plane of George Oli
ver King, 40, and his wife, Sarah
Gladys Kirfg, 35, was cruising over
Netarts Bay when the engine fail
ed. The plane plummeted toward
earth, and King .tried to fight it
into a glide.
It sideslipped onto the mu'i
flats, rkldded and bounced 300
feet, throwing off parts as it went.
They were hospitalized: King
with a nose fracture, a sprained
hip and cuts; Mrs. King with a
skull fracture, back injuries and
Korean Political Leader
Assassinated In Home
SEOUL, June 27 UP) Korean
President Syngman Rhee today
promised the "full story" of
rightist leader Kim Koo's assassi
nation would be told when an in
vestigation is completed. Mystery
shrouded the case.
Kim, 73-year-old chief of the
Korean Independence Party, was
slain in the bedroom of his
henvilv truarrleH hnmp vrtprHnv.
Police identified the killer as an
army lieutenant and member of
Koo j party.
Grants Past Youth -Gun
GRANTS PASS, June 27. UP)
A .32 caliber pistol killed Patrick
Burgwin, 19, as he tinkered with
it here yesterday.
Coroner Virgil Hull said Burg
win apparently believed the weap
on unloaded. Hull quoted Burg
win's wife as saying Burgwin was
working the ejector when the gun
fell and fired. The bullet struck
him In the chest nad he died with-1
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HAD 'TAKING' WAY A 50-
year career of fleecing gullible
widows and maiden ladies from
coast to coast has finally land
ed 73-year-old Sigmund Z. En
gel, above, in a Chicago jail
"Yes, I took women for millions
of dollars," Engel, one-time
vaudeville impersonator, told
authorities, "but they tried to
take men, too." He said he
couldn't understand why he was
Of Women, Held
CHICAGO, June 27 UP! Dap
per Sigmund Engel, whose ways
with women wealthy widows
especially netted him millions,
was held to the grand jury today
on a charge of operating a con
The felony courtroom was fill
ed with curious women as the
73-year-old international con man
was arraigned before Judge
Matthew D. Hartigan. The court
set bond at $50,000 and continued
to July 14 hearing on a fugitive
warrant from Los Angeles.
This warrant was taken out by
Mrs. Corrine Perry, 64, who
charged Engel with grand lar
ceny of $2,000.
Engel admits swindling women
the : world ayen out,of millions.
wuh his smooth talk (' wonderful
tunes can be played on an old
violin") and bouquets of, roses.
A glib talker when within
reach of a widow's bank book,
Engel was noticeably silent in
court. He did not utter a word
before Judge Hartigan. He swal
lowed hard several times as the
charge against him was defined
Hiss Again Denies Guilt
As Cross-Exam Starrs
NEW ' YORK, June 27. UP)
The government opened its cross
examination of Alger Hiss today
after the former State Depart
ment official concluded defense
questioning with the statement:
"I am not guilty."
The prosecution began Inter
rogating Hiss shortly after he
returned to the stand for the
the third day. Throughout the
questioning by his defense coun
sel, Hiss staunchly maintained
Item by Item, he branded as
lies government testimony link
ing him with a pre-war Red spy
Hiss Is accused of perjury. He
was indicted by a federal grand
jury last December which charg
ed that he lied when he denied
passing secret State Department
papers to Whittaker Chambers
for transfer to the Red under
ground. Chambers Is an avowed
ex-courler for the Russian spy
PLANNERS TO MEET
Meeting of the City Planning
Commission Is scheduled at 7:30
tonight in the Council Chambers
at the City Hall.
OFF FOR CORVALLIS These art the boys who left her Saturday for the annual Beaver Boys
State at Oregon Stale College. ..The boys will study American government and politics by
setting up a model state and electing governor, legislators, and other state and county
officials. Beaver Boys State is sponsored by the American Legion, Thest boys represent Ump
qua Post No. 16 of Roseburg. (Picture by Paul Jenkins).
ROSEBURG, OREGON MONDAY, JUNE
Old Guard Of
G, 0. P. Given
Younger Element At
National Meet Demands
Ousters, New Policies
' By JACK BELL
WASHINGTON, June 27-OP)
Demanding full partnership In
party affairs, Young Republicans
today pushed their own "elder
statesmen" fellows over 36
to the forefront of office-seekers.
The obstreperous youngsters,
who closed a national convention
in Salt Lake City last weekend
by electing John Tope, Detroit,
Mich., as their new chairman,
have their political knives out for
tne uuf "old guard."
The convention couldn't agree
too well on some things, but the
delegates seemed almost unani
mous in the view that the partv
which Gov. Thomas E. Dewey o'f
New York led to defeat in No
vember, 1948, needs a thorough
Opposition to present party
leaders apparentlv extends from
GOP National Chairman Hugh D.
Scott Jr. on down the line.
In fact, the convention thought
so little of what it called the
"financially wasteful, essentially
uncooperative and generally use
less" policies of Ben Whitehurst,
National Speakers Bureau direc
tor, that it howled overwhelm
ing approval of a formal resolu
tion demanding his ouster.
Scott himself told reporters
that rival candidates for the
Young Republican chairmanship
were trying to "put the kiss of
death" on opponents by accusing
each other of being Scott's favor
ites. Many Individual delegates said
as each issue arose that if the
Republican national committee
was for it, they were against it.
Scott's Favorites Lose
Scott didn't fare well In the
matter of the new. chairman's
Tope, a darkhorse, was touted
as an "independent" candidate.
He wW 'lv ii small -margin "over
Laughlln E. Waters, California
legislator, who certainly was ac-
ceptaDie to Scott.
The convention then elected
Louise Replogle of Montana as
co-chairman. Miss Replogle
then snowed under Miss Arlen
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Neuner Listed As
SALEM, June 27. CP) A new
Supreme Court justice probably
will be appointed tomorrow, and
he probably will be a resident of
the Willamette Valley outside of
Governor McKay said he hopes
to make the appointment tomor
row, and sources close to the gov
ernor said they exnect the new
judge to be from the same gen
eral area as the late Justice Percy
it. Keny or Amany.
If the governor promotes a cir
cuit judge to the high court, he
might appoint Judges Arlle G.
Walker of McMinnville or E. M.
Page of Salem. Two other names
prominently mentioned are Attor
ney General George Neuner and
Assistant Attorney General Rex
The governor also will have to
name a new insurance commis
sioner to succeed Seth Thompson,
Portland, who said he would not
accept reappointment when his
term expires June 30,
Thompson announced yester
day he would resign his post to
become agency vice president of
the West Coast Life Insurance
Company of San Francisco.
HEADS KIWANIS J. Hugh Jackson (right) of Palo Alto, Calif.,
dean of graduate business school at Stanford University, was
elected president of Kiwanis International at Atlantic City, N.
J., and receives the presidential gavel from J. Belmont Mosser
I left I outgoing president. Jackson defeated John Corsuch,
Denver, Colo., attorney for the top job. (AP Wirephotol.
Administrative Offices Of Church
Seized, Priests Arrested By Czech
Red Government, Catholics Charge
PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia, June 27 UP) Roman Catholic
sources charged today Communists have seized virtually all church
administrative offices In Czechoslovakia and arrested priests who
PALO ALTO, Calif., June 27.
UP) Dr. Ray Lyman Wilbur, who
earned emlnlnce as an educator,
in government service, in medi
cine an' das a humanitarian, died
yesterday of heart disease. He
He was president of Stanford
University 27 years and its chan
cellor since 1943.
As Secretary of the Interior In
the cabinet of Herbert Hoover, a
lifelong friend, he battled for con
servation, for better housing and
belter care for Indians.
As a medical man, he fought
medical costs, illiteracy, syphilis,
quackery and inferior medical
He founded the California phy
sicians' service the model for
prepaid voluntary health plans In
He served as president both of
the American Academy of Medi
cine and the Americal Medical As
sociation. London Cop Sentenced
For Burning Jews' Homes
LONDON, June 27. (P) A 23-
year-old London policeman who
admitted setting eight fires In
London's East End because he
hated Jews was sentenced today
to five years In prison.
The young Bobby, Clifford
Alexander Weallans, testified he
set the fires because he served In
British forces in Palestine during
the days of Jewish "terrorism"
and "I hated the Jews."
AH the nlacea set afire were
owned by Jews.
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The Informants: said reports
fjtim various part Qf4he -country
s n o w e a repressive measures
against the Church are Increas
ing. Some priests reported' police
charged them with "Inciting un
rest" after they had read from
the pulpit yesterday the Catholic
hierarchy's accusations of deceit,
fraud, kidnaping and robbery
against the Communist govern
ment. The denunciation, In the form
of a pastoral letter, was a virtual
white book catalogue of alleged
anti-church actions by the gov
ernment, which it accused of aim
ing at the "extermination of the
Church of Christ." The letter told
Catholic communicants their
"hour of trial" may be at hand.
Prague priests said they be
lieved the pastoral letter, signed
by Archbishop Josef Beran of
Prague, Achbishop Josef Matocha
of Olomnuc and the country's
other Catholic Bishops, had re
ceived wide circulation despite
police atttmpts to prevent the let-
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F. D. R. Jr. Tops N. Y.
Straw Poll For Mayor
NEW YORK, June 27. OF)
Rep. Franklin D. Roosevelt Jr.,
who says he has no Interest In
running for mayor of New York,
has won an overwhelming victory
in a mayorallly preference straw
poll conducted by the New York
'I'he newspaper said today that
Roosevelt received 3,011 of the 7,
500 votes cast, giving him 40.1 per
cent of the total.
Roosevelt's nearest contender,
Brooklyn Borough President John
Cashmore, a Democrat, received
11.5 per cent of the total.
Fortv-eight potential candidates.
Including write-ins, were named
in the poll.
Democratic Mayor William
O'Dwyer has announced he will
not run for a second term in the
Roy Gardner's Captor,
Officer Sonney, Dies
PORTLAND, Ore., June 27 UP)
Louis S. Sonney, 61, the former
Centralla policeman who captur
ed the notorious Roy Gardner,
bank robber, died here Saturday.
A Ixis Angeles motion picture
distributor in recent years, Son
ney collapsed In a hotel while en
route home from a business trip
to Spokane. A cerebral hem
orrhage was blamed.
Sonney was a rookie policeman
when he captured the long-hunted
Gardner In a Centralla hotel in
1920. He gave half the $.)0(I0 re
ward to Gardner's wife, and later
helped the former desperado to go
Russians Release 2,000
Japanese War Prisoners
MAIZURU, Japan, June 27.
(IP) Two thousand cheering Japa
nese returned today after nearly
four years as Russian war pris
oners. They were the first to ar
rive since the Soviet suspended
repatriation last winter.
Cieneral MaeArthur has been
pressing Russia to resume the re
turn of the Japanese. He said
408,000 were held. The Russians
reported they had 95,000. ,
Go To Union's
Strike July A or 3-Day
Job Week While Parley
Lasts Are Alternatives
PITTSBURGH, June 27-JV-A
big bloc of Northern and West
ern coal operators met behind
closed doors today to debate John
L. Lewis' new share-the-work
Their answer which may be
given the United Mine Workers
president tomorrow when con
tract sessions resume at White
Sulphur Springs, W. Va., may
determine whether the nation'!
400,000 soft coal diggers stop
work again July 6.
An operators spokesman said
any reaction to the Lewis pro
posal would probably be kept a
close secret until the operators'
negotiators gather around the
conference table with Lewis.
Lewis has put this proposal be
He will change the "no con
tract, no work'r policy of the
United Mine Workers and keep
the miners in the pits after the
present contract expires, orovid-
The Industry goes on a uniform
three-day work week during
negotiations for a new pact. . ,
Alternative Is Shutdown
The alternative is a shutdown
of all bituminous mines. The
UMW leader made that proposal
to Northern and Western opera
tors at White Sulphur Springs,
W. Va., where he and the man
agemcnt officials have been talk
ing contract terms.
The meeting was recessed so
that the operators could sound
out sentiment at home. Several
conterences were arranged. The
big one was called here by
George H. Love, youthful presi
dent of the Pittsburgh Consolida
tion Coal Company, the world's
largest commercial soft coal pro.
Lewis presumably wants his
answer when the talks resume
Sources close to the industry
Indicate that the key decision
probably will be made at. Love's
The soft coal contract explrei
Thursday at midnight. However,
the miners are on a 10-day vaca
tion that does not expire until
Britain, .Argentina. 5ign w
Trade Pact; U. 5. Ignored
BUENOS AIRES, June 27. UP)
i-Britain and Argentina signed a
five-year trade agreement todav,
thus Ignoring United States ob
jections to the pact.
American businessmen believe
the two-way pact will cut off one
of their important South Ameri
can markets. The United States
claims the pact violates the spirit
of fi'ee competitive International
trade. : Arnerican officials fear It
might keep United States oil and
farm machinery off the argen
Under the agreement, Britain
will supply the bulk of Argen
tina's imports. These would
range from much needed oil and
coal to automobiles and whisky.
In return, Britain would get from
Argentina an estimated 300,000
tons of meat plus cereals and
Logging Trucks Collide, '
Neither Driver Injured
Millard Northcraft. 29. 519
Woodward St., narrowly escaped
aeain wnen nis loaaea lumber
truck overturned as he was go
ing into a curve south of Wil
bur this morning. He crawled
out of the cab apparently with
out a scratch.
Northcraft, going south re
portedly collided with a log
truck driven by Dan H. Dan
iels. 30, Sulherlin. The latter
was uninjured but his trailer
axle was sprung, tne entire
front assembly of the lumber
truck was Jerked clear of th
frame and the whole truck waj
Three Motorists Fact
Drunken Driving Charges
Three alleged drunken drlveri
topped the list of weekend ar
rests by slate police, Sgt. Lyl
Harrell reported this morning.'
The three were to be arraigned
in Justice Court today.
Set. Harrell said Leroy Win-
ship of Winston was arrested at
11:10 p. m. Saturday on tne fa
clflc Highway, five miles south
of Roseburg. He was charged
with driving while Intoxicated.
His brother, Isaac Wlnshlp, who
allegedly was trying to wrest the
driver's wheel from Leroy while
the car was speeding down the
highway, was charged with drun
kenness on a public highway.
The other arrests, said Sgt.
Harrell, were those of Elmo Vern
Galleton, 20, of Drain, at 11 p. m.
Saturday, 37 miles north of Rose
burg, and Earl James Christo
pher, 33, Roseburg, at 6 p. m.
Sundav, one mile north of here.
Ltvity Fact Rant
By U T. ReleeMteln
The new $20 bill shows four
chimneys en the Whit House,
which is to be remodeled at a
cost of $4,500,000. Several
million forgotten American!
would b content with a house,
"be It ever to humble," with
only one chlmnoy.