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WHO DOES WHAT F";
JACK NEWBY, Senior High
tured conducting a tireworks booth on Harvard Avenue, profits
from which will go to the Junior High athletic fund. Shown with
him are a couple of youthful customers: Haldyn Wellcer, at the
center, son of Mr. and Mrs. S. H. Welker of 1151 Harvard Ave
nue, and Johnny Webb, son of Mr. and Mrs. L. M. Webb of
Jack has in stock practically every type of fireworks at
present available, but is expecting a shipment today of new
gadgets, especially those for night display, which are both new
and extremely hard to get.
Along with the fireworks, Jack dispenses some timely and
appropriate advice to his clients as to how most safely to use
Race Issue May Be Raised To
Block Final Action By House
On Truman Housing Measure
WASHINGTON, June 28. OP) The House raced today toward
final action on a vast housing bill, with only one snag apparent in
the path of hard-driving administration leaders.
While Speaker Rayburn predicted passage of the measure by a
"substantial margin," Rep. Spence (D-Ky), leading the administra
tion forces on the floor, saw signs of trouble ahead In the an
nounced plans of one lawmaker to raise the race Issue in the hous
ing fight. ' - "
In the Days News
By FRANK JENKINS
ONE learns from the dispatches
that a new $20 bill is in circu
lation. It carries a picture of the
White House as it. is today with
four chimneys. The old bill had
only two chimneys.
The secret service is getting
lot of excited inquiries from peo
ple who think the new one is a
counterfeit. Even bankers have
inquired about it.
kID you know that $20 bills car
ried a picture of the White
House? I'm ashamed to admit that
I didn't. I didn't even know our
newly remodeled White House
will have four chimneys. For
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Hit-Run Speedboat Cuts
Off Swimmer's Feet
RENO, Nev., June 28 UP)
A hit-run speedboat pilot ampu
tated' a 13-year-old. girl swim
mer's feet yesterday.
Imogene Wittsche and Janet
Lutz, each 13 and from Roseville,
Calif., were swimming in Lake
Tahoe. Then, said Deputy Sheriff
F. W. Branzel:
The speedboat roared close to
' the beach and shot between the
girls. Janet barely got out of
One of Imogene's feet was cut
off presumably by the propel
ler. The other foot was left
dangling by a bit of flesh. It
was amputated later at a hospi
tal. The pilot did not stop. Brenzel
said an arrest would be made
Cancer Research Fund
Given Oregon University
BETHESDA, Md., June 28 -4m
The University of Oregon
medical school was among
schools getting grants yesterday
from the national cancer institute
for laboratory and clinical re
search. The Oregon grant was $11,023
for use by Dr. Edwin E. Osgood.
The institute made 99 grants,
Coal Operators Will Reject
Lewis1 Offer To Forego Strike
in Return For 3-Day Job Week
WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, W. Va., June 28. UP) Coal
operators of the North and West were reported ready to reject today
John L. Lewis' offer to forego a strike next month in return for a
three-day work week.
The operators took a vote on the question yesterday in a private
huddle in Pittsburgh. ...
Th3ie was little doubt of their ;
answer that they coum noi
agree because of the legal risks.
Thev fear that if they join the
union in limiting the work week,
they would run the chance of
government action under . the
anti-trust laws, on the ground it
would restrain trade.
But many operators here and
elsewhere seemed to like the idea.
Thev uld nrivatelv that they
might go for It if it could he
aernmnllsheri without leeal risk.
or without committing them toojsort o; a counter proposal would
much to giving Lew is control over ' be offered the union leader.
the Industry' output. I Meanwhile, hope for avoiding a
On the other hand, a pokes- strike In mines of the Southern
man for the Central Pennsylvania Coal Producers Association fadd
Coai Association said h"; group
whs against the proposal because (Continued on Page Two)
School basketball coach, ii pic
Rep. Marcantonio (AL-NY) said
he was ready to present an
amendment barring segregation
in publicly-owned housing proj
ects. Spence, chairman of the House
Banking Committee, declared:
"If somebody wants to scuttle
the bill, that is the way to do it.
If it gets into the bill it would
have the effect of beating it. A
friend of the bill would not offer
such an amendment. Let them
bring this issue up in separate
would ban discrimination in the
construction, sale, rent or tenan
cy of public housing because of
raee, color, creed or-national ori
The Senate, before It passed
the housing bill April 21, beat
back a somewhat similar amend
ment after a long wrangle with
leaders of Mr. Truman's civil
rights program sparking the
fight against it.
Apart from the race issue, the
Housing measure apparently had
smooth sailing ahead in the
Coalition Move Beaten
Administration forces grabbed
complete control yesterday,
smothering a Republican-Southern
Democrat coalition, and beat
back all efforts to substitute or
amend the administration bill.
These were major provisions of
the bill as it stood after yester
1. The federal government
would contribute up to $308,000,
000 a year for 40 years toward
construction by local authorities
of 810,000 publicly-owned dwell
ing units. Federal contributors
would meet the difference be
tween the low rents and the
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New Oregon Insurance
SALEM, June 28 LP Rob
ert B. Taylor, Portland insurance
agent, will become state insur
ance commissioner July 1.
He was appointed yesterday by
Governor McKay to succeed Seln
B. Thompson, who will leave of
fice to become agency vice-presi
dent for the West Coast Life In
surance Company of San Fran
cisco. Thompson has served
Taylor, whose-appointment Is
for four years, Is president of the
Oregon Fire Underwriters Asso
ciation. It was "too costly." He said mines
would have to be kept in shape
for full production, although ac
tually operating only at about 50
percent capacity. ,
Publicly, the operators and
Lewis wouldn't even discuss the
, plan. The operators planned to
hand their formal answer to
15 uii gaining con-
I" resumes here toda,.
There were reports that some
Cloudy with soma Intermit
tent light rain today. Clearing
to fair tonight and Wednesday.
Sunset today 7:57 p. m.
Sunrise tomorrow 4:35 a. m.
Anti-Strike Injunction Loses In Senate Test
Labor Bill Is
Measure Facing New
Hurdle In Provision
For Seizure Of Plants
WASHINGTON, June 28. UP)
The Senate today rejected a
straight out proposal to keep
Taft-Hartley law injunctions
against national emergency
strikes. The vote was 54-37.
It was a big preliminary vic
tory for the Truman administra
tion in the Senate scrap over a
new labor law.
But it came in a parliamentary
situation leaving a chance that
Senators wanting to keep this
provision of the T.-H. law might
yet finally win.
wnne tne nrst round went to
the administration group, at least
one and possibly two more hur
The first vote was on an
amendment sponsored by Senator
Holland (D-Fla) and others. It
simply proposed to keep the pro
vision ot the present law wnicn
lets the government get court or
ders to block strikes imperiling
the national health or safety.
Senator Taft has pending a pro
posal to keep the court orders but
also provide for government
seizure of plants in some circum
stances. But before this Taft proposal
could come to a vote, the admin
istration planned an effort to
strike out the injunction provi
sion from it, leaving only the
Senator Lucas or Illinois, tne
Democratic leader, had offered
an amendment to change the
Absentees Hasten In
Both sides went to extraordin
ary efforts to get every vote they
could tor tne Dig lest, oemun
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Federal Timber '
Again Fails To
Draw Any Bids
Once more the Forest Service
failed to receive bids in a sched
uled oral timber auction here
Monday. The one intending appli
cant for purchase of the timber
decided not to enter bids at this
time, due to "general economic
conditions and the outlook of the
lumber market," said M. M. Nel
son, supervisor of the Umpqua
Tht Forest Service offered 39,
000,000 feet of timber In the Zinc
Creek area. Total appraised price
was approximately $258,193.85
with Douglas fir at $4.75 per thou
sand; ceder and hemlock, $1.15;
sugar pine, $23.75, and Pon
derosa pine, $9.75.
Nelson said these appraisals
were made 30 days prior to the
sale and were considered to be in
line with current lumber prices.
Harbor Plywood Co., the only in
tending applicant, felt, however,
that it could not afford to pur
chase the timber at the present
Four other companies were rep
resented at the auction, but none
This was the second scheduled
auction conducted by the Umpqua
National Forest recently, at which
no bids were received. A similar
auction was slated approximately
a month ago. The appraisals In
that sale were generally higher,
however, than those in Monday's
Negroes Stoned For
Using Swimming Pool
YOUNGSTOWN, O., June 28.
P) Two Negroes were stoned
late yesterday after they entered
a swimming pool used by whites.
Police said a group ot a wnite
swimmers left South Side Pool
when the Negroes refused to leave
and went to a hillside outside the
pool. From there they began
hurling rocks down on the Ne
une or tne two was strucK oe
hind the ear by a rock, but was
not injured seriously.
City officials Immediately
closed the pool and there was no
further trouble. The two Negroes
left the pool shortly after a
truck and three cars containing
25 Negroes drove up. The Negroes
did not leave the vehicles.
Dies In Traffic Crash
KLAMATH FALLS, June 28
lP) Robert Henry Anderson, 74,
Klamath County farmer and busi
nessman, was killed Instantly last
night in an automnbllp collision
three miles north of Merrill.
State police said an automobile
driven by Richard Shuck of LI
it-errlto, Calif., left the road on a
j curve, hit a post and bounced
I Dack ' collide with Anderson's
I rBr- Shu. who formerly lived In
1 Merrill, was not hurt seriously.
Anderson had been prominent
In grange and lodge activities.
i , I mm n ,
LOUIS ST. LAURENT
Victor in Landslide
For Future Sale
Eight forestry students com
prise , a timber cruising party
which has established a camp
near upper Little River, to begin
surveying national forest timber
in an area to be opened for sale
in the spring of 1950.
M. M. Nelson, supervisor of
the Umpqua National Forest, said
the group is led by Dave Kolb,
senior forestry , student at the
University of West iVIrglnla.
Others in the party are juniors
and seniors at Oregon State Col
working with the timber
cruising party is Walter Hol
brook, of the Umpqua National
Forest staff, and two logging en
gineering students of Oregon
State College, who are staking
out access roads.
The sale, to be offered on bids
next far, includes about lfO.000
feet of timber. It
out in cutting units of from 20
to 40 acres in size, to noia aown
erosion, to make possible the
n tural seding of young trees,
and to lessen the fire danger.
About the middle of July, the
cruising party will move to the
Diamond Lake District, and later
in the summer to the South Ump
qua District. ,
Accord Assures End
Of Long Bendix Strike
WASHINGTON, June 28 P
Secretary of Air Symington
announced an agreement today
for settlement of the strike that
has closed the Bendix Aviation
Corp. plant at South Bend, Ind.,
for 70 days.
Terms agreed to by the com
pany and United Auto Workers"
officials were kept secret pending
study and a vole by the workers.
Symington summoned the
union and management spokes
men here for conferences. He
did so because of the effect of
the stoppage on production of
Svmlneton told reporters "we
were in trouble all over the world
on these airplane parts." He said
that he had used "no coercion
whatsoever" in bringing labor
nd management . officials to
Berry Growers, Packers
Deadlocked Over Price
SALEM, June 28 -lP) Bern-
growers and fruit packers were
deadlocked today over the price
of loganberries, youngberries and
bovsennerries In tnis area.
The growers rejected last night
a packers otter ot o cenis a
pound, asserting they could not
harvest and deliver the fruit for
The rejection came from the
Oregon Cane Fruits Control
Board, representing Wlllamet'e
Valley cane fruit growers. The
Board previously had set a mini
mum price of 8 cents a pound.
Youths Fined For Illegal
Throwing Of Firecrackers
Two 20 -year -old Richmond
Calif., youths were arrested by
City Police Monday night on
charges of violation of the fire
Judge Ira B. Riddle gave their
names as Gerald Arthur Freder
Ickson and George Richmond
Brusle. each of whom were fined
$10 upon arraignment in Muni
cipal Court today. They were ac
cused of throwning lighted fire
crackers from a car. A further
charge of violation of the basic
rule is being filed against Brusir,
said the judge.
RECKLESS DRIVER FINED
Doldon O'Dell Taylor. 27, Mel
rose Route, was fined $100 upon
arraignment in Municipal Court
on a charge of reckless driving,
reported Judge Ira B. Riddle,
RENT CONTROL STANDS
SALEM. June 28 -.T By a
tie vote the Salem city council
last night rejected a proposal
from landlords that rent control
be lifted from the Salem area.
ROSEBURG, OREGON TUESDAY, JUNE 28, 1949
Premier Wins All But
One Province; Aims To
Extend Social Security
' TORONTO, June 28. UPi The
Liberal Party of Prime Minister
Louis St. Laurent has won a
smashing political victory remi
niscent of the 1936 landslide of
the Roosevelt New Deal.
Returns today from the nation
al election showed the Liberals
Canada's nearest equivalent to
the Democrats had won 193 of
the 262 seats In a new House
of Commons. They led In all pro
vinces but Alberta. It was the
greatest party triumph In Canad
The Progressive Conservatives,
the main opposition party, took
42 'seats. The other Commons
members will come from minor
The Canadian party dominat
ing the Hpuse of Commons
names the government. The Lib
erals now have a mandate until
1954. That will run their In
cumbency to 19 years they took
over from the conservatives in
It was a personal triumph for
si. iaurent, wno has been in
politics only eight years. The soft
spoken French-Canadian, 67 years
old, assumed the prime ministry
last November when W. L. Mac
Kenzie King bowed out because
of ill health. King personally sel-
ectea St. Laurent to lead the Lib-
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Return Of King
BRUSSELS, Belgium, June 28
fP) King Leopold's chances of
returning to the Belgian throne
Wei' hlnstpri hv Sunrinv'a Aim.
Final parliamentary election
returns, Issued yesterday, showed
that the Social Christian (Catho
lic) party, supporting Leopold,
failed to get the absolute major
ity they needed to force a refer
endum to bring back the king.
They strengthened their posi
tion as Belgium's biggest party,
though, winning 104 of the 212
seats in the Chamber of Deputies.
This represented a gain of 12
over the 1946 elections.
The Socialists, who have ruled
the country in a coalition cabinet
with the Social Christians, con
tinued in second place. They won
66 seats, a lossVf three seats.
The liberals a conservative
group almost doubled their
strength emerging with 30 seats.
They had 17.
This swing to the right, which
observers have noted in most re
cent European elections, was
emphasized by the Communist
loss of 11 seats. They now have
Lawrence Sharp Victim
Of Over-Study, Opinion
TACOMA, June 28 (JP) The
parents of a college man who is
accused of dynamiting I heir home
said yesterday they believe their
son cracked up irom too mucn
college activity and too much
Twenty-year-old Lawrence Jean
Sharp, University of Washington
sophomore, was arraigned in
Federal court yesieraay, dui was
granted a continuance until July
11 while psychiatrists Investigate
his menial condition further.
His falher. Lawrence Sharp,
said after the hearing that one
of three Tacoma psychiatrists
who have examined the youth has
said he is 'ncapable of adequate
ly preparing for trial.
The Sharps' home In a Van
couver, Wasn., nousing project
was blasted April 1, but Its occu
pants escaped serious Injury.
SUPREME COURT POST FILLED
Judge E. M. Page Of Salem
Named By Gov. McKay To
Succeed Late Percy Kelly
SALEM, June 28. (API Circuit Judge E. M. Page of
Salem, 56, wei elevated today to the seven. member State Su
preme Court. He succeeds the late Justice Percy R. Kelly, who
died two weelci ago.
Oovernor Douelas McKay, in
announcing the appointment, said
he hasn't decided yet who would
be Page's successor on the
Marion County Circuit Court.
Paee was aomilnted to the Cir
cuit Court In 1941 by former Gov.
Charles A. Sprague. He was
elected In 1942 and re-elected In
The new Justice, whose full
name Is Everil Max Page, was
horn In Salem, April 28, 1893, on
the donation land claim of his
grandfather. He attended Salem
schools and was graduated from
Willamette Law School In 1913,
CHOSEN YOUNC REPUBLICAN LEADERS John Tope, 36,
Michigan businessman, was elected chairman and Miss Louise
Replogle of Lewistown, Mont., co-chairman of the Young Repub
lican Federation at the annual convention in Salt Lake City,
Tope, of Detroit, won after hot floor fight that required two
ballots to determine. Miss Replogle is serving her second term
as county attorney of Fergus County, Montane. (AP wirephoto.l
REPUBLICAN HARMONY' UPSET
Strategy Aide Resigns
Because Chairman Scott
Too Slow In Activities
" WASHINGTON, June 28.
Coleman quit the Republican Strategy Committee today with a blast
at GOP National Chairman Hugh D. Scott Jr., for failure to keep
the group moving along." .
Coleman, Wisconsin Republican
that he no longer can "spend the
a committee that is not moving
Dye On Diapers
Of Babies' Deaths
LAKE WALES, Fla., June 28.
lP) A strange Illness that turn
ed newborn babies a bllush tinge
at times, caused the death of a
fourth Infant today.
One other baby is still under
Miss Bree Kelly, superintend
ent of Lake Wale hospital, said
doctors believe the attacks were
caused by poisoning from a laun
dry dye used In marfclng diapers.
"We're not sure." she added,
"we've made a research of every
thing." Results of an autopsy are
The five Infants became 111
June 21 a few hours after the
first hatch of diapers marked
with a new dye containing analln
oil was used, Miss Kelly said.
Only last Friday, the Ameri
can Medical Association journm
urged special precautions against
poisoning babies with analine
dyes, used to mark diapers. The
Journal said 72 cases of poisoning
from coal tar derivative flyes naa
been reported and that live in
fants had died.
Prevention of such accidents
Is simple," the editorial said. "If
the diapers are boiled after they
are stamped, and thoroughly
dried before use, the dye becomes
fixed and absorbtlon does not
after which he was admitted to
He practiced In the law firm of
the late Judge John H. McNary
and the late Sen. Charles L. Mc
Nary, Kcyes and Page.
From 1920 to 1945, Judge Page
also was an Instructor In the Wil
lamette Law School.
He has served as state presi
dent of the Elks Lodge, president
of the Salem Rolary Club, and as
commander of the Salem Post of
the American Legion.
He has been In ill health for
the past year.
UP) Vice-chairman Thomas' E?
finance chairman, wrote Scott
time or. take the responsibility for
'The responsibility must be
yours, the vice chairman said.
Coleman's step was a blow to
party "harmony" that Scott has
been publicly stressing since he
won a 54-to-50 vote of confidence
and kept his job at a January
meeting of the GOP National
Committee in Omaha.
The 23-member strategy com
mittee, which Scott heads, was
formed at Omaha. It grew out of
agreement that the Jiarty needed
new machinery to put over its
Scott had called, the group Into
session here today for the first
time since Its organization April
Coleman said in his letter to
Scott that he believes the strate
gy 'group "has merit because It
combines Republican men and
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Be Two Oregon
FOREST GROVE, June 28.
Prowlers In an Isolated area
north of Banks kept police on the
alert today, but . Sheriff R. B.
Busch discounted earlier theories
I he Memorial Day state prison es
capees might be Involved.
For the past week residents of
the berry-growing area at Green
Mountain nave reported nigntiy
Incidents thefts, wlndow-)eep-j
ers, and two rot.gh-appearlng
men In the vicinity.
George Howell had the latest
report a man looking Into tne
window of his ranch home.
Howell said when he returned
with a gun, fhe man was gone.
Earlier Howell had reported theft
of clothing, canned goods and
clgarets. Later H. W. Carter and
Thomas Butterfleld reported
The .sheriff said that although
general descriptions of men seen
in brush near the Howell ranch
suggested John O. Plnson and
William Benson, who went over
the state prison wall Memorial
Day, he doubled the escapees
would be In that area.
Pension Act Referendum
Has 10,000 Signatures
PORTLAND, June 28 UP)
The sponsors of referendum peti
tions against the old age pension
act of the 1949 Legislature said
today they have half the signa
tures they want.
Joe E. Dunne, Portland, one of
the sponsors, said the petitions
have 10.000 signatures. About
IB 000 are needed to keep the act
from going Inlo effect July 16.
The measure then would go on
(he ballot In November. 1950.
Dunne said they hoped to get
Wage Hike For
Markets Closed For
Almost Month Will ,
The Roseburg meatcutters'
strike Is over. All local meat
markets will be open for business
with full stocks of meat Wednes
H. E. Carlson, secretary of the
Independent Meat Dealers Asso
ciation, in a telephone call to
the News-Review today from
Portland, said negotiations were
completed late Monday In a
meeting in which he and E. R.
Johnson, Safeway labor represen
tative, for the Association, and
S. W. Barker, representing the
Meatcutters local union, partici
pated. Settlement, said Carlson, was
made on a basis of $75 for a 48
hour week. The strike had been
in effect one day less than four
The union had held out for $75
on a 40-hour week basis. The
dealers had offered $72.50 for 48
hours. They maintained that the
40-hour week would have cost
them $97.50 for the present
scheduled setup of 6-days, Inas
much as additional help would
have to be employed or overtime
paid for the full week, said Carl
son. Meeting such a demand, he
said, would necessarily have re
quired an increase in meat prices,
which the Association did not
feel was justified at this time.
There are eight meat dealers
In the Association, who stood to
gether during the strike. Five of
these markets Henninger's
Nos. 1 and 2, Nielsen's, Grimm's
and Safeway had, after the
first two or three davs, complete
ly closed their markets during
the strike and were not olcketerT
The other three Deb's. Bover's
(Wally's Market) and Roseburg
Meat Co. had continued operat
ing behind picket lines.
Six In Separate Pact
Six other markets are union
ized but not members of the
Association. They made separate
agreements with the union and
have remained open durintr the
ah mai-Kets which have been
operating during the strike were
opened today. The five which
were closed will reopen Wednes-
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LOOKS, MANNERS WIN
Estate As Wife
In Common Law
NEW YORK, June 28.-fm
Taking note of model Helen
Bent's blonde charms and nice
manners, a judge has ruled she
was no "mere mistress" but if
a common law widow and en
titled to $125,000 of her husband's
Surrogate William T. Collins
yesterday recognized her 1928
common marriage to Arthur C.
Mandel, Wealthy machine com
Mandel, who left her out of hit
will, died in 1946.
Grantlne the model half nt
Mandcl's $250,000 estate, Collins
noiea mat sne is "genteel and
He said In an official opinion:
"She is so singularly attractive
It Is not difficult to understand
that the decedent would want
her for a wife. She does not
appear to possess the character
istics usually attributed to an ad
venturess or a gold-digger."
Witness testified that Mandel
always referred to the model as
Price Of Milk In
SALEM. June 28 (m Thm
price of milk in Portland will be
reduced one cent per ouart he.
ginning Friday morning, State
Agriculture Director E. L. Peter
son ordered today.
feierson said the reduction to
producers, however, will amount
to 1 !i cents a ouart.
He declared . that producers'
costs have dropped since last
year by about the same amount
1 88 me reaucuon, ana mat lor
'he first time In six years, there
' more than enough milk to sup-
, vy uemanu.
Consumer groups had asked
Peterson to reduce the price two
or three cents a quart to make
the prices In line with those of
Seattle and Tacoma.
The reduction applies only In
the Portland area, hut similar
reductions are expected In other
This was Peterson's last order,
because the recent Legislature
provided for a special milk ad
ministrator to handle milk con
trol. -The appointment will be
made by the State Board of Agri
culture, and this law becomes
effective July 18.
The U. S. Supreme Court, in
its profound legal wit-dumb,
yesterday let aside, on purely
technical grounds, the death
penalties given Negro murder
ers In two states. Such action
will hardly tend to discourage
lynching or avert racial clothes.
.vlty Fact Rant
By L. F. ReizeMtehi