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THE HORSES ARE COMING
By CHARLES V. STANTON
Roseburg is to have a race meet in August the longest
race season in Oregon outside Multnomah County.
Racing will be staged nightly for 10-days at Roseburg.
Portland Meadows operates 44 days, Gresham 6 days, the
State Fair 6 days. Pendleton, Tillamook and Lebanon each
have 3-day meets.
Whether the 10-day meet will be continued as an annual
event will depend upon results from the first experiment.
Some persons familiar with racing problems contend that
'. a 10-day season is too long for a community the size of Rose
burg. Others believe, however, that the area can support the
longer season and that a large number of visitors will be
' attracted from all Southwestern Oregon. A heavy advertis
ing campaign is planned in neighboring cities.
One reason for the 10-day show is concerned with educat
ing the public. Comparatively few persons are familiar with
the complicated rules and regulations governing thorough
bred and quarter horse racing in the State of Oregon. It is
the plan of the local management to accompany all races with
detailed explanations of procedure.
To sponsor the show several Roseburg business men have
formed a private corporation to be known as the Umpqua
Jockey Club, subscribing sufficient capital to underwrite
expenses. Fifty percent of the net profit, if the event shows
a profit, will go to the corporation. Otherwise members will
take a loss.
It is believed, the show can be financed from admissions,
Excellent cooperation is promised by horse owners who will
bring their stock here with lower guarantees and purses than
normally required, thus assisting to get horse racing estab
lished on a permanent basis in Oregon's fastest growing and
most promising community.
While pari-mutuel betting will be set up as a part of the
race program, under strict control and supervision by the
State of Oregon, sponsors are not counting on betting reve
nue to finance the show. Income from that source is too
uncertain. . ' ' '
Personally we welcome horse racing to Roseburg. Readers
of this column know that we have long held the theory that
1 if Roseburg desires to be the trade center for the area it has
the responsibility of being the amusement and recreation
center as well. We have made excellent progress in the enter-
, tainment field in the past few years, but we still have a long
way to go. Racing will be a big help.
We hope the sponsors will not overlook possibilities for
building up local competition. We have some excellent horse
flesh in Douglas County. We also have some good riding
It is our hope that we can develop amateur saddle races
with rivalry between communities.
An opportunity exists, we believe, to conduct elimination
contests during the annual rodeo. Semi-finals and finals then
could be postponed until the annual race meet during the
County Fair. As a result we could develop much competition
between communities, improve our stock and, at the same
time, sustain interest between the two major shows of the
spring and summer season.
Naturally, professionals look askance upon mixing in
amateur events, but we believe the rivalry created by proper
ly managed eliminations would prove an important factor in
boosting attendance and providing entertainment.
Soon Will Open In
REEDSPORT (Special to the
News Review.) Schupetpelz
Park may soon be created In West
ern Douglas County.
Land exchanges now In process
ot negotiation will upon comple
tion result in opening a 90-acre
tract of timber just south of the
Lakeside railroad underpass on
Highway 101 ns a public park.
The name Is proposed to honor
Paul Schupetpelz, a service sta
tion owner, who has been active
In establishment of public recre
ational centers In Western Doug
las County. Hp was Instrumental
In establishing Eel Lake Park and
campgrounds and the Lighthouse
Announcement of plans for the
new park was made bv Fred
Furst, supervisor of the Sluslaw
National rorest, who Is conduct
ing negotiations for the land.
Schupetpelz at present is occu-
flying unddr lease from the Slus
aw National Forest a tract of
land on which he has established
a service station, small store and
residence at Lakeside Junction.
An agreement to trade a 63-acre
tract of privately owned forest
land for the site he now occupies
has been reached between Schu
petpelz and the forest supervisor,
sublect to ratification from the
U. S. Forest Service.
Mr. Furst states that If and
when the deal is completed, the
acquired forest tract will be im
proved with campsite and picnic
facilities and will be opened for
public use. Adjoining forest land
will be Included In the park area
to bring the total size to approxi
mately 90 acres.
open with a parade at 10 a. m
The show at the rodeo grounds
will start at 1 p. m. and will in
Boys' calf scramble, saddle
bronc riding, calf roping, ladles'
barrel race, steer riding, calf rop
ing, bareback bronc riding, break
away roping, saddle bronc riding,
cow horse contest, bareback bronc
riding, breakaway roping, wild
cow milking and stake race.
Death In Sudden
Wall Of Water
Fifteen Events Listed
For Yoncalla Rodeo
Fifteen events are planned for
Yoncalla's third annual 4th of
July rodeo. The rodeo Is being
sponsored by the Yoncalla Rid
The celebration at Yoncalla will
STOCKTON, Calif., June 27.
t.n A six-foot wah of water.
rushing down the Calaveras River
at midnight Thursday night, bare
ly missed drowning 25 or JU camp
ers In the normally dry stream
Almost certain disaster was
averted by prompt action of the
sheriff's office, which was warn
ed In time and spread the word
with scant minutes to spare.
It was a freakish accident
which caused the hazardous sit
uation. At Hogan Dam, a few
miles upstream, part of a huge
wooden bulkhead had been re
moved from a "release hole" to
allow a limited amount of water
to flow down to Stockton.
'Then, unexpectedly, the rest of
the bulkhead gave way and a
huee torrent of water poured
downstream. Harold Davis, living
about five miles north of Stock
ton, saw the wall of water coming
and phoned the sheriffs office.
Deputies, without a moment's
hesitation, raced down the stream
bed warning the i-ampere to get
out of danger. Some of them
barely made It before the torrent
rushed over their camp sites."
Most of the campers were Itiner
ants. There were numerous chil
dren among them.
Hogan Dam Is a diversionary
reservoir hullt in 1!29 to control
flood waters. The river below It
is used as a ranal now to supply
water to agricultural areas around
$t By Viahnett S. Martin y-
I haven't been deep-sea fishing
In ages. .Nothing was further
from my thought until last
evening. Now It looks as If, be
fore too long, we shall be off
shore in Oregon. But before I
ever go aboard at Newport I
know the trip will be really
something If It beats the one I
To be sure very few fish were
caught and none by me. There
was a Bmall boy whom I shall
call Tim, because I forgot his real
name, who shared my delight.
The rest of the passengers . . .
hadn't come for the ride!
Tim and I took our places In
the sharp angle of the bow, along
toward dawn. It looked to us as
If we were going to smack right
Into the lee side of Catallna, but
no, the engine shut off, and the
anchor went down, Just In time.
The fishermen were baited up
and ready. Down went the lines,
clear to the bottom. A few big
bass began to come up reluct
antly If you have ever hauled
a big bass up from 300 feet you'll
know what I mean. Then over
the ship telephone came the
exciting news: "Albacore break
ing." We up-anchored, and away
Tim and I took our stand In
the bow to enjoy the bounces.
That channel can be as choppy
as the English one if It has a
mind to be, but that day It had
only half a mind. But the
"bounces" as Tim called them,
were very nice. And. oh, how
beautiful was the Inky-blue trans
We swung in a wide circle, and
chummed . . . over went the
lines . . . but no luck. Away we
went again. We repeated the
performance over and over and
over ... for thirteen instead of
the usual eight or nine hours.
The skipper earnestly wanted his
passengers to get their money's
worth; only two were doing that!
Towards day's end a few yel-
lowtall came over the side, tuna,
and at last, a, few albacore. A
32-pounder was, I recall, the
largest one gaffed. .
Once there was a great hubbub
off the stern. The engine was
shut off, and tht skipper and
helmsman bounded out of the
wheclhouse. Tim and I hustled
along too. Man overboard? No,
the first strike! Then a let
down. You guessed it kelp! We
Tim and I 'caught' the best
fish of the day. We stared down
through the-blue at a motionless
swordflsh! It seemed so close!
The skipper was pleased. We
were, perhaps, the one bright
spot In his day?
In the Day's News
(Continued From Page One)
From The Oregon Press
Why Can't They Spell?
Oregon City Enterprise
Kim Calvin. 13. of Canton, O.
"whose mother had coached him
for 15 months," won the national
snelllng bee championship. He
won out by spelling correctly the
word "onerous" after his nearest
rival, James Shea of Brooklyn,
had flunked out by putting an
in "dulcimer." The third
place boy had missed by starting
encveucal wun an a.
All honor to Kim Calvin, and
to his mother though the per
haps ungenerous thought arises
that those concluding and pre
sumably "hardest" words were
not too difficult nor tricky, con
sidering that this contest, held in
Washington, D. C, was the final
elimination after a lot of excel
lent spoilers had lost out in home
districts. A couple of generations
ago the national finalists, we feel
confident, would have been
tussling with such words as
"hieroglyphic" and "Pharmaco
poeia" after wading right
through "mellifluous" and "potas
Hut the real issue Is and we
hate to bring It up right now
when the high school seniors are
getting their diplomas along with
laudatory words Intimating that
they are. at last, somewhat edu
catedwhy can't today's young
That they can't. Is rather gen
erally admitted, by themselves
and by educators. 'Offhand, the
reason Is not deeply hidden. Re
search In preparation for this
discussion has not Ixvn so exten
sive as to carry authority, but
some of these young people say
they never have studied spelling
an hour In their lives.
Spelling can by no switch of
alliteration be listed among the
"three Rs" on which the older
generation dotes, but It does have
some kinship to readln' and
" 'ritln'." One might susuect that
youth would, In gaining passable
mastery of those arts, be some
what exposed to the Intricacies
of spelling. Apparently, even
these subjects modernly are
taught in such fashion that spell
ing doesn't "take."
Imaginably there will come a
time when elder generations are
gune and nobody will be able to
spell and then It won't matter.
Meanwhile for the sake of those
readers who still are sensitive on
the subject, the people who pub
lish books, pamphlets, even news
papers, try to employ a few per
sons who, at least with the aid
of an unabridged dictionary, can
ferret out errors In spelling.
Finding young persons who can
do even that, is becoming in
Kim Calvin's mother coached
him for 15 months. There's a
hint, maybe, in that.
Child Aid Must Be Cut
To Allow $50 Pensions
PORTLAND, June 27. OP
The State Public Welfare Com
mission today had officially esta
lished the $50 minimum for old
age pensions but it had to cut
cliilcl assistance to do It.
The $50 minimum will go Into
effect July 1.
But the commission, which met
here Friday, said it would have
to reduce aid to dependent chil
dren by $13 a case. There are not.
commissioners said, enough funds
to do otherwise.
The budget for the 1949-51 bl-
ennlum was set at $49.897,984
well above the $42,188,000 allocat
ed for the current two-year period.
The commission reported a
sharp drop In general relief last
IIV'lllll .lull! fAi,UI. Ill t10.40l.
The decrease was attributed to
the rule removing able-bodied
jingle men from relief rolls.
Old age pension payments re
mained about level with the pre
branches must accept to member
ship ALL QUALIFIED APPLI
CANTS (including colored
women) or be expelled from the
association . . . Action on the con
troversial by-laws revision was
by an announced majority of 2168
for and 65 against."
THAT is a significant develop
ment in VOLUNTARY, NON
LEGAL tolerance. Personally, I
can't get away from the feeling
that we'll get farther in the di
rection of tolerance by this
method than by passing laws.
ONE more thought along that
line before we leave the sub
ject: Why did AAUW do what it has
This is the answer:
It yielded to enlightened public
opinion. Enlightened public opin
ion can be AND IS a tremendous
force for progress.
IN Portland there hat been a big
scandal over horse meat which
is cheaper than beef and for that
reason appears to have been sub
stituted for beef in a lot of cases
WITHOUT THE CUSTOMER
KNOWING IT. '
As a sequel to the ruckus, City
Commissioner Peterson asks the
U. S. Department of Agriculture
to put all plants selling meat In
Portland under federal inspec
MORE federal regimentation?
Believe it or not,, horse meat is
good meat. In Europe, where it
has been a standard article of
diet for a long time, there are
many people who prefer it to
You're entitled to know whether
or not you're getting horse meat
when you make a purchase. The
purpose of federal Inspection, as
asked in Portland, Is to compel
horse meat to be sold as horse
Establishment and enforcement
of standards (so that buyers may
depend on getting what they are
paying for) is a legitimate func
tion of government.
In Farm Labor
McMlnnvllle with a call for 250
additional cherry pickers was the
only local office in the state re
porting a shortage of farm labor,
the Oregon State Employment ;
Service announced today. j
In other areas, particularly I
through Northwestern Oregon,
the demand for seasonal agricul- j
tural workers promises to con
tinue active for some time, but :
all present calls are being filled, ,
according to employment offi-;
Last month 10,848 farm place
ments were made, a gain of 40
per cent over a year ago, 'while
this month totals will be much
higher. Strawberry picking and
other harvests were using 28,000
workers early in June and the
number was increasing.
Caneberry picking already has
started around Portland and in
the upper Willamette Valley, but
so far the labor supply has been
adequate. Except in the hills,
strawberry picking is completed,
while most of the ample cherry
crop also has been gathered.
Wheat harvests will be under
way in Eastern Oregon after the
Fourth of July, while bean pick-;
ing will get under wav in West-!
em Oregon later in the month.
Belore moving to other areas. :
prospective farm workers should
secure latest information from
local and seasonal emDlovment
offices also at farm information
stations at Biggs and ' Goshen.
Most camps are filled, but many
cabins and other facilities are
available on farms in some sec
A Douglas County Institution
Home Owned Home Operated
Deposit Insurance Corp.
Douglas County State Bank
Low Bidder On School
Contract fnr iha ffref- umI- f
thf new RIHrtlp ptpmnntarv enHnnl
has hppn aunrripri tha Qapoagnt
Construction Co. of C.ranto Pace
The company bid $42,685 and also
iTOeiveu me electrical contract on
the additional bid of $3,380.
The plumbing contract, the
Mvrtle Crepk Mail rpnnrtpH ureni
to Harris Plumbing Co. for $6,-
4io aiiu iteming contract lo ine
Rnpup Rivpr ttarHwara fni 7 .
4T1. Contracts total Q79 PnK.
ert A. Miller is architect.
The annual meeting of the League will be held at
10:00 A. M., Tuesday, June 28th, Circuit Court Room,
Court House, Roseburg, Oregon, for the consideration of
the 1 950 Budget, the election of officers and such other
business as shall properly come before the meeting.
You are vitally interested in the tax picture of Doug
las County and it is only by your attendance at the Bud
get Meeting of the county that the county officials can
know your attitude on tax matters. Make it a point to at
tend this meeting.
DOUGLAS COUNTY TAXPAYERS' LEAGUE
(Signed) R. R. CLARK, President
Drivers License Examiner
Dated June 30, July 1
Drivers license examinations
will be given in Roseburg next
Thursday and Friday, June 30 and
July 1, at the City Hall between
the hours of 9 a. m. and 5 p. m.
Persons wishing licenses or per
mits to drive, are asked to get in
touch with the examiner well
ahead of the scheduled closing
hour in order to assure comple
tion of their applications with a
minimum of delay.
ROM Astoria comes this terse
"The youth who bought a farm
with a $7,000 rubber check and
then eloped with the farmer's
daughter In a car bought with an
other $2250 rubber check is In
AT this point, let's try to do a
little Straight thinking:
If you read the story, you must
have come to the conclusion that
In many ways he was a bright
boy. He had undoubted talent as
a salesman, for he was able to
win the confidence ot the bus
inessmen who took his checks.
Ability to win the customer's con
fidence is a big asset.
The pity of it Is that he wasn't
honest. So he goes to Jail Instead
of going on to the success In bus
iness that to often accompanies
outstanding ability as a salesman.
If you do not receive
your News-Review by
6:15 P.M. oall Harold
Mobley before T P.M.
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